Day #109 – Shiner Spring Ale DortmunderApril 20, 2011
Another new style today and yes….another Shiner. I promise I’ll be nice!
Shiner Spring Ale Dortmunder
This is the new spring seasonal from Shiner. It is classified as a Dortmunder which is in the pale lager family. This style happens to be slightly stronger than a regular pale lager, (this one is 5.5%. First beer above 5 I’ve reviewed from Shiner) and should be fairly malty. This beer is also a relabel. Shiner first released this beer about 2 years ago under the name Shiner Frost. They relabeled it and made it their spring seasonal so I guess it did fairly well. Here’s an old picture I took of the Frost bottle:
This beer pours a very clear golden hue with a nice white head. The head dissipates fairly quickly into the beer, but I snapped the picture at just the right time! And yes, that is a Texas flag in the background.
The aroma is fairly fresh and crisp. Lots of malts and pilsener grains on the nose with maybe a hint of corn. Not too bad.
Flavor is grainy and bready. Smooth tasting with a bit of bitterness on the finish. Drink it fast though as warmth does not do this beer any favors. This is fairly refreshing and would go down well if I was parched. That’ll do Shiner….that’ll do.