Shiner Bock - Spoetzl Brewery
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Reviews by ThisWangsChung:
2.54/5 rDev -18.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25
12 oz bottle into a pint glass - because why not?
A: Pours a crystal-clear chestnut color. The head is barely off-white, and about one fingers high. Retention isn't great, nor does it leave much lacing on the glass. But it is a good-looking lager.
S: Uh oh. This smells like little more than an adjunct lager with a touch of caramel malt. There's way too much corn prevalent on the nose for this to be a good bock.
T: This is better...ish. Corn adjuncts aren't the dominant note here, though I still think they're a bit overpowering. Rather, they're melded together with decent caramel maltiness. On one hand, it's pretty far from great; on the other hand, it exceeded my expectations.
M: Clean and crisp. I think it's a touch too sweet to be superbly drinkable, though. However, I can foresee this being a good lawnmower beer.
O: Eh, I'd put it on par with Yuengling. The problem here, though, is that it's a craft beer that tastes like a macro, which is never good. Additional points taken off for giving me a bit of a headache.
Serving type: bottle
06-02-2013 21:26:28 | More by ThisWangsChung
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 2,446 ratings.