Shiner Bock - Spoetzl Brewery
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Reviews by FosterJM:
3/5 rDev -3.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
1735th Review on BA
Bottle to Pint
@Stonebriar Hotel, Plano, TX
Free from the hotel
App- This poured out a darker brown and almost a red tinge. It was fairly dark around edges but the center was fairly clear and ruby like. The head was only a couple bubbles and no cling or lace.
Smell- A very small bock to say the least. A bit of a off malt aroma with some dark fruits and a lack of balance or fullness on the aroma.
Taste- This just didnt do it for me. A very average attempt at a classic style. A bit of a malt bomb mixed with no real backbone of a classic large ABV bock to sustain flavors of the deep breads and malts.
Mouth- A bit of a thinner medium body and a thinner carbonation. The residual flavors are of pure sugary malts and little else. Didnt finish it.
Drink- Sometimes you only drink something because it was free and you hadn't reviewed it, this was one of those.
Serving type: bottle
02-15-2013 22:28:57 | More by FosterJM
More User Reviews:
3.06/5 rDev -1.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25
12oz : pilsner glass
best by: 04/01/14
Pours a clear, golden brown with a fizzy, short lived off white head.
Lightly grassy floral notes muddled with a bready, caramel malt backing.
Medium body, fizzy carbonation.
A decent beer, nothing particularly exciting, but easy drinking, and pleasant.
Serving type: bottle
03-08-2014 20:59:30 | More by vkv822
3.03/5 rDev -2.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3
On-tap at $4 a pint.
Appearance: Brown. Plenty of clarity. Not much head, and virtually zero lacing. Looks alright, I guess.
Smell: Malty. Slightly roasty. No hop aroma, really. Just has a cheap sort of smell, but it's not off-putting or anything like that. Again, alright.
Taste/feel: For a third time, it's okay. It has a thin feel with a moderate prickly carbonation. Caramel malts and the like with a slight roastiness as well. Sweet, not bitter at all... mediocre, and pretty uninteresting.
Short review for a beer that doesn't require a long one. It's a beer that... just... it is what it is. Affordable, decent, nothing-at-all-special beer. Sweet, quite thin, a good amount of carbonation, not very interest piquing. Probably wouldn't buy it again.
Serving type: on-tap
03-07-2014 22:40:21 | More by Alextricity
Shiner Bock from Spoetzl Brewery
72 out of 100 based on 2,450 ratings.