Shiner Bock - Spoetzl Brewery
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Reviews by the Alström Bros:
3.38/5 rDev +8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5
Presentation: 12 oz twist off brown long neck bottle with no freshness date to be found.
Appearance: Crystal clear with a tawny amber that is on the verge of brown, big rocky off white head settles to a two fingered lace that leave a few sticky patches here and there down the glass.
Smell: Clean aroma with hints of husk and dextrin malt, little on the plate of alcohol or hop.
Taste: Medium body with a moderate carbonation, clean and smooth mouth feel with a thin maltiness on the palate. Flavours of toasted malt and caramel run slim with a strained malt sweetness. Hops seem faded and used up with a struggling bitterness. Alcohol warms a bit with a perfume or rose ghost like taste, finish is lean and clean with not much to show for other than remnants of toasted grain.
Notes: Not a bad brew but it leaves the taste buds short on flavour for what a bock should be, for an American Dark Lager it hold up well and is a step above the big guys.
Serving type: bottle
01-21-2002 00:00:01 | More by Jason
2.05/5 rDev -34.5%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2
Presentation: 12oz can
Appearance: Copper/amber with a thin head that shows little sign of carbonation.
Smell: Clean smelling with no apparent aromas -- probably due to its being canned.
Taste: Crisp and refreshing like a seltzer water. Grain and husk-like flavours turn this brew dry, while a semi-astringent hop presence joins the steeliness of the can to provide a cheap beer flavour. The brew finishes with a metallic twang and an echo of real hop flavour.
Notes: Not impressed at all. Purchased and consumed on Northwest Airlines (Detroit to Boston).
Serving type: can
10-03-1999 00:00:01 | More by Todd
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Shiner Bock from Spoetzl Brewery
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