Shiner Bock - Spoetzl Brewery
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Reviews by Caj1:
3.34/5 rDev +6.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25
This is a beer I went from liking to hating to liking again. Probably because I feel that it is overrated by the other Texans around me, I used to resent how ubiquitous it is in this state and how there are better beers, and better Texan beers, than this flagship. However, it serves a purpose and there are many worse beers to drink.
It pours a deep brown, almost like weakly brewed coffee, and creates a quick to dissipate bubbly head that leaves unremarkable lacing. The nose isn't much - a little bit of toast and diacetyl butterscotch and slight earthy hop notes. The flavor is sweet and malty but a little bit lacking; there's only a small hint of hops and truthfully it tastes like a middling dark lager. After swallowing the beer the flavor sweetens on the tongue and a satisfying bitterness takes hold. Mouthfeel is thin but quenching, and the foam preserves some body.
Overall this is a very average beer, but as far as average beers go, you could do a lot worse. In other words, Shiner isn't a bad choice for BYOB.
To good health and good beer.
Serving type: bottle
07-02-2013 23:22:59 | More by Caj1
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3.58/5 rDev +14.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Brand new beer tonight. Picked up from Wally World. $7.28/6-pack. Lets see if this Bock rocks.
Appearance - in 12 oz glass bottle.
Smell - caramel rolls, a juicy bloody steak (yep?), buttered vegetables. It could be a full course meal plus dessert. Oh and the usual light floral hoppiness. Oh! And its got that Rolling Rock thing going on... the sour ale smell. There's a lot to talk about here.
Taste - refreshing with character and the right balance of hops and bitters. Tasty. Metallic finish. Tastes almost nothing like it smells though.
Mouthfeel - crisp and refreshing. Flows like a river. Reminds me of Coors' mouthfeel, just a little more full-bodied. I could go without the metallic aftertaste though. Does melt pleasantly syrupy after the wash is gone.
Overall - it's got a good thing going. I don't know if I would pay the $7.28 for a sixer again unless I really got a craving for it. This beer is pleasant to drink however and is definitely worth a try.
Serving type: bottle
07-25-2014 04:03:18 | More by The-Adjunct-Hippie
Shiner Bock from Spoetzl Brewery
72 out of 100 based on 2,864 ratings.