Saturday, July 28, 2012

Shiner Blonde




Shiner Blonde

Brewed by:
Spoetzl Brewery
Shiner, Texas, USA

American Pale Lager

4.40% ABV







Commercial Description:
Blonde made its debut as the original recipe Kosmos Spoetzl brought to the "Little Brewery." A golden lager that pays sincere tribute to its Bohemian roots, Shiner Blonde carries a distinctive flavor followed by a satisfying, smooth finish. Although our Blonde owes its heritage to the German homeland, it represents the best of a true American lager. That's our Shiner Blonde – red, white and brewed.
(Shiner.com)

General Pricing:
12 oz bottles: ~$7.00 6 pack

Background:
Kathy’s Uncle Jesse stopped by around Christmas time and gave me a 6 pack of Shiner beers. Most of which I have not had before so I’ve been saving them to review. I am finally getting around to them.

Review:
The beer pours a clear pale straw with yellow hues and a diminishing white head.

There is not much on the nose just a hint of some pilsner malt aromas with a grassy background.

Well, on a hot day and being ice cold that may not have been a bad first sip. However it’s not ice cold and it’s about 9:00 at night. So that first sip was mediocre at best.

Actually a full play by play may even be difficult. There is not much going on with this pale lager.

The taste starts out with a touch a pale malt sweetness up front followed by a cleansing effervescence over the tongue in the middle of the sip. The back end is as easy drinking as you can get with an effortless swallow. There is not much of a finish just a hint of those light pilsner malts. There is also that typical lager harshness on the finish with little to no final aftertaste.

All and all this is not bad for a Pale Lager. After all there is not much to the style.

There is lager harshness but even as it warms it’s not picking up anything offensive.

No Rating | Shiner Blonde is a very easy drinking Pale Lager with light pale malt flavors and a refreshing clean dry finish. There is not much to this lager. If you like pale lager such as Bud this one will certainly please. 


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