Shiner Bock - Spoetzl Brewery
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Reviews by Larrytown:
3.38/5 rDev +8%
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
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3.13/5 rDev 0%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3
Purchased from one of the local grocery stores.
A: A nice amber coloration. Unfortunately, the head is moderate at best and the retention is very poor.
S: Plain. The malt prevent in comparison to the hop, but still weak. That said, it is no way offensive.
T: Malty and sweet.
M: Quite crisp and refreshing. Heavy on the carbonation and thin.
O: A decent brew, but disappointing overall. I expected more.
Serving type: bottle
07-12-2014 04:33:41 | More by PvtSnowball
Shiner Bock from Spoetzl Brewery
72 out of 100 based on 2,783 ratings.