Shiner Bock - Spoetzl Brewery
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2.78/5 rDev -11.5%
A - Dark caramel translucent color with a 1 finger head which hangs out for a little while.
S - Smells like malt, a bit sweet + lager yeast
T - Tastes like an amber lager. Not very bocky at all unless you strain to pick up slightly sweet caramel. Tastes like an amber lager and not a bock.
M - light, smooth, nice carbonation. Not a good bock, but a very drinkable beer.
Overall - I'd rather buy Yuengling or Red Oak Amber Lager to achieve this taste. I would not purchase it again.
01-14-2012 02:44:49 | More by ABVerageJoe
2.15/5 rDev -31.5%
Want to try a beer that makes Budweiser taste like a craft beer? Look no further. Shiner Bock, despite it's loyal fanbase, has to be one of the blandest and most watered down beers I've ever tried.
A- Nothing too wrong with the look of the beer. The bottle is appealing and the brew pours a golden straw with a fluffy white head.
S- Not much to be said for this category... Malt, cereal grains and straw. No hops whatsoever
T- This beer tastes like Pabst Blue Ribbon mixed with sparkling water and just a hint of rust. Not altogether awful, but not what I'd classify as good beer in any way shape or form.
O- No hate to the brewers or to the fans, but I advise fans of quality brews to stay far away from this... beer?
01-11-2012 17:20:49 | More by WithinTheGlass
2.03/5 rDev -35.4%
Continuing with the variety six pack. This one is probably Spoetzl's best-known offering around my neck of the woods.
Very light...almost not even amber anymore in color with a tiny head and low carbonation. Tiny head that fizzles out in about one minute, smells of cooked vegetables and faint wheat-like malts...remind me why is this called a Bock again? Tastes similar to a poorly-done BMC lager, whisper-thin hopping and strange metallic off-tastes, thin watery body and all. If you are going to have this one, have it on tap where it will be at least tolerable. I would even hazard a guess that this is one of "those" beers that degrade rapidly in the bottle at the store.
(Seriously, I've had this one on tap before and it tasted and smelled much better than the bottled version.)
01-10-2012 22:07:21 | More by WastingFreetime
2.9/5 rDev -7.6%
This was served in a very tall glass stein, so cold that there are ice chunks throughout the glass. Oh bother...
Appearance- The head is slightly foamy and creamy, an off-white, brown tinge to it. The body is a dark brown-auburn color and transparent.
Smell- There is a slight hint of a sweet and wheaty malt. It has a toasty character as well.
Taste- That nutty toastiness is the first thing to hit the tongue. Unfortunately, it is all down hill after that. There is a wheaty and grassy adjunct hop flavor that takes over. This lasts well into the finish. There may be some sweet malt in the finish as well, but by this point, I am already very disappointed by the flavors.
Mouth feel- This one is watery and just a little bit caustic. Not only because of the carbonation and the thin body, but the adjunct finish as well.
Overall- This is best described as a malty american adjunct that disappoints especially on the palate, with the feel not far behind. I really hope that this is not anyone's introduction to the bock style.
01-08-2012 17:18:07 | More by Pintofbrown
Shiner Bock from Spoetzl Brewery
72 out of 100 based on 2,952 ratings.