1163. Shiner 100 Commemorator

1163. Shiner 100 Commemorator

My mom and grandmother picked me up from the DFW airport on March 24th. We stopped for dinner at Taco Real, an excellent hole in the wall Mexican restaurant, in Ennis and then stopped at a gas station before getting back on the highway. I noticed bottles of Duvel, La Fin du Monde, and Chimay Blue in the cooler so I investigated further. There was a "Texas Beers" shelf, and they still had at least three six-packs of Shiner 100, so I picked one up.

Beer Stats:
Brewery: Spoetzl Brewery
Year: 2009
Alcohol: 6.70%
Serving: Bottle, 12 oz.
Style: Doppelbock, BJCP Style Guide

Appearance: 3.5 | Smell: 4.0 | Taste: 3.5 | Mouthfeel: 3.5 | Drinkability: 4.0

Overall: 3.65

Shiner 100 pours a slightly hazed, amber color, and is topped by a thick, orange-brown head that rapidly fades with a soda-like sound to a thin ring. The aroma is rich and malty. There are notes of caramel, toffee, and sharp fruitiness.

Mildly sweet, bready malts upfront move into a richer center with notes of fruit, caramel, and toffee. The finish is mildly bitter with a slight astringency. This beer is medium-bodied, and has prickly carbonation.

I thought that this beer was pretty drinkable for the style. The malts could have been a bit stronger and the finish could have been beefed-up a bit, but pretty decent overall.