Shiner Bock - Spoetzl Brewery
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Reviews by dacrza1:
3.95/5 rDev +27%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4
Situation: a typical Thursday garding and laughing (at TV)... Glassware: Celebrator doppelbock.... Appearance: mellow brown with a thinning head--not much to look at at first glance.... Aroma: light and malty, with low hops and an easy-drinking introduction... Palate: smooth, medium-bodied--clearly a presence, a bock headbutt.... Taste: the malitness is like a ramped-up, amped down version of our beloved Yuengling Lager--a reverential comparison from a Northeastern Pennsylvanian... Overall: an odd review, paradoxical in its "what you see/smell is NOT what you get!" variety--and that’s quite alright--when a bock is NOT judged by its cover, or as a bock! When it’s limited by the state of Texas in its alcohol content--clearly a win for us all...
Serving type: bottle
11-19-2011 03:43:59 | More by dacrza1
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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
2.76/5 rDev -11.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75
I guess sometimes a micro brew just isn't all that it's cracked up to be - Shiner Bock is one of those.
Although it has a very nice and appealing dark amber color, there's no head and of course staying power to mention. The beer was either skunky (didn't taste like it though) or it was just not up to par. Mouthfeel would have been better if it weren't so carbonated - it just detracted not only from the mouthfeel but the taste as well. About the taste - it wasn't all that bad, it was pretty good, once you got past the high carbonation.
Overall, not an okay beer, but not the worst I've had.
Serving type: bottle
03-01-2014 00:24:43 | More by jjamadorphd
Shiner Bock from Spoetzl Brewery
72 out of 100 based on 2,439 ratings.