Shiner Bock - Spoetzl Brewery
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Reviews by ThePaintedGrey:
2.79/5 rDev -10.9%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3
12oz. bottle poured into a pint glass.
A: Pours a lackluster shade of mahogany that's reminiscent to a glass of birch beer. A thumb-width, bubbly, off-white head sits on top of brew for about 15 - 20 seconds before it completely disappears. There's no cap on top, and no lacing to be found. Keep this away from children because now it honestly just looks like a refreshing glass of birch beer.
S: The aroma is completely clean and even after damn-near dipping the tip of my nose into it, I can't pick up anything. Very faint grains at the most. I'd rate it lower, but I feel those scores are reserved for offensive aromas. And since there's NO aroma at all, I can't really call it offensive.
T: The flavors are clean and refreshing, like you'd expect from a fountain soda. Very light roasted grain flavors with an extremely weak malty backbone. The finish reveals the faintest presence of hop bitterness. Little to no aftertaste.
M: I'm a little surprised in this department, given the fact that there's no aroma and the flavor profile is weak. Shiner Bock offers a medium-light body with a crisp carbonation that isn't too fizzy, allowing for the brew to sport an ever-so-slightly sleek and creamy texture. Honestly a few steps above what I was expecting, and definitely leagues above the mouthfeel of the "big guys."
O: Despite scoring weakly in most categories, Shiner Bock IS, in fact, an okay brew. It's very disappointing considering it sports the "bock" name, but I guess it could hold its own against some American dark lagers. It's definitely light years ahead of most of the BMC offerings. It's not something I'd drink for the pleasure of its consumption, but I wouldn't object to mindlessly pounding down a few pints on Gameday with some friends.
Serving type: bottle
02-17-2014 00:51:18 | More by ThePaintedGrey
More User Reviews:
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.