Shiner Bock - Spoetzl Brewery
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Reviews by Larrytown:
3.38/5 rDev +8.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
I gave this one a vigorous pour and it seemed to have a nice head. I turned around to grab something off another shelf, turned back and it was gone. No head, no lace. It was the damndest thing. Anyhow, we've got a dark brown, cola color with, as mentioned, no head to speak of. The nose is pretty unremarkable; I'm getting a bit of caramel and that's about it.
It's pretty sweet off the bat. A bit too sweet perhaps. It's a fairly interesting flavor, though, albeit with no depth. The taste vanishes after about 3 seconds.
Overall, it's nothing worth seeking out, which surprised me a bit after hearing so much from the Texans I know. Ultimately, I think it comes down to this simple fact: every place in the country has a beloved local beer that is widely available, along with the basic macros. This is how people in my neck of the woods have come to love Premium. Neither of those beers measure up to the best of their kind (This is a bock? Seriously?) but it's available everywhere and it beats the hell out of Bud Light.
So no, up here in the midwest, I probably won't have this again. But if I'm visiting Houston and the only other taps are Miller Lite and some Bud, hell yes, I'll take a couple pints of Shiner.
Serving type: bottle
06-22-2008 23:09:19 | More by Larrytown
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
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