Shiner Bock - Spoetzl Brewery
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Reviews by jpkoch1962:
3.2/5 rDev +1.9%
Poured a dark goldern, almost amber color into lager glass. A tight, sticky compact head formed at the top of the glass leaving a nice lace.
The smell was malty and sweet -a bit grainy, but otherwise what one would expect from a Bock. The tast was likewise malty, smooth, and tad cloying. The malt profile was a bit muted for a Bock, and I think the finish could be a bit drier (perhaps hops underutilized?). However, this was a surprisingly smooth lager; I found very little astringincy.
While this Bock obviously underwhelms it isn't all that bad. I wonder if the brewers used even a single decoction mash. Traidtionally Bocks get thier color, malt profile, and flavor from a triple decoction mash and a very long boil. Shiner's Bock is typical what many brewers today brew. It isn't bad as far as beer goes, but for purists it has a ways to go.
08-04-2008 13:17:19 | More by jpkoch1962
More User Reviews:
4.44/5 rDev +41.4%
This is the beer featured in country songs. Smoothest amber bock beer you can get under $10 a sixxer. Poors a good amber color with a nice foamy head. Mouthfeel is great and smells of hops and grains. Tastes like Texas. You show up at a party drinking this stuff and your guaranteed to get laid. This stuff is great. Shiner premium is also good to try. Anything shiner is good minus the farmhouse ale. Don't drink that crap. Shiner is guaranteed to make you a badass, get you laid, and put hair on your chest.
06-19-2014 07:09:54 | More by DirtyMikeandTheBoys
2.95/5 rDev -6.1%
Well this is a standard I drank alot while living in North Carolina because the people I hung out with thought this was a "special beer".Pours a amber/brown with a light off white colored head.The aroma is grainy and lightly sweet and a little earthy.Taste is watery in my opinion with some resdual caramel sweetness but not much,not much of a bock for sure.
11-05-2003 22:53:58 | More by oberon
2.63/5 rDev -16.2%
Appearance Nice, clear brown bock color with a little head.
Smell Nice, lightly-toasted bock aroma. There seems to be a scent of cheap grain, though, like a Budweiser or something.
Taste The traditional bock flavor is there, but some cheap graininess and a watery finish spoil the show.
Mouthfeel Thin and watery.
Drinkability This Shiner was indeed a black eye.
10-06-2003 20:15:49 | More by RoyalT
2.78/5 rDev -11.5%
The moment that I never drink a Shiner beer again can't come too soon. Fortunately, this is the last of my mixed pack.
It has a generic grainy aroma just like their other beers with maybe a hint of tree bark and maple.
Easy to drink, not much going on. A step above macro lager.
01-31-2010 02:10:24 | More by brownbeer
2.88/5 rDev -8.3%
Shiner Bock... Bock style beer at 4.4%. I expected more personally. Nice presentation of yellow label with red and black writing and a ram on the front.
A- Pours a dark reddish brown fluid with little head that produces very little trace lacing.
S- Simple metallic scents upfront with lightly breaded malts.
T-M- Taste is a very bland flavor of sweet malts and light hints of decaf coffee and alcohol esters. Mouthfeel is watery and goes as it comes.
D- Very drinkable at a price of a simple beer that is very macro-like.
02-04-2010 21:38:20 | More by wesbrownyeah
3.85/5 rDev +22.6%
Poured a deep copper body with a thin white head that faded quickly. Aroma of caramel, metallic copper and toffee. Medium bodied with a biscuity light malt flavor and sweet aftertaste that finished clean. Good drinkability, this is nothing to seek out, but a great alternative if you find it at a bar stocked with macros.
07-13-2009 17:19:35 | More by blackearth
2.78/5 rDev -11.5%
When I visited my daughter and son-in-law in Houston recently, I wanted to try one of the local brews. This is what they told me to order. It was a dark amber color with no head to it. It had a nondescript malty aroma, and a nondescript , vaguely sweet taste. Actually OK for mouthfeel, and drinkable in the sense that it went down easily. Not one of my favorite beers; hope other offerings from the brewery are better.
10-25-2006 21:55:49 | More by lordofthewiens
2.53/5 rDev -19.4%
A - Pours a nice amber color but is completely lacking head.
S - Hardly any detected aroma except for a bit of sweet malt
T - A bit of malt with a weird slightly metallic taste and faint touch of hops. Doesn't really taste like a bock, more like a lager.
M - Pretty thin mouthfeel with a low level of carbonation.
D - Poor flavor profile and thin mouthfeel make one more than enough.
08-15-2011 00:55:17 | More by warnerry
2.05/5 rDev -34.7%
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).
10-03-1999 00:00:01 | More by Todd
2.35/5 rDev -25.2%
12 oz bottle. Pours a clear caramel amber with a fizzy off white head that quickly disappears.
The aroma is sweet metallic malts with some DMS.
The flavor is heavily sweet malts - caramel and toffee with a lilttle toastedness. The mouthfeel is medium and watery with a little sharp carbonation.
Overall, it's not bad tasting (much more flavor than I expected), but overbalanced on the sweet side. It's better than the macros.
02-21-2008 02:39:17 | More by Beaver13
Shiner Bock from Spoetzl Brewery
72 out of 100 based on 2,960 ratings.