Shiner Bock - Spoetzl Brewery
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3.25/5 rDev +3.5%
Surprised I haven't reviewed this yet. Picked this up in the "Family reunion" variety pack.
A - Little to no head and a slightly dark colored clear amber.
S - Smells of lager yeast, sweet malts, and slight caramel.
T - Not terrible but not great either. Tastes more of a bock lager than a typical bock, since it's not very creamy and it tastes pretty light. Lager like yeasts clash with some sweet malts and little to no hops in the finish. Kind of eh.
M - Light bodied for sure and it's pretty easy to drink.
Overall I can detect no off flavors or smells so this is crafted rather well but not as tasty as class offerings of the style. Not as bad to drain pour though so I can finish the other 3 rather easy.
12-31-2011 03:48:48 | More by DrDemento456
3.25/5 rDev +3.5%
A- Dark amber almost brown. The head fades quickly and fails to leave behind any lace.
S- Hints of sweetness along with a crisp finish. There's still something in the aroma that reminds me of a BMC.
T- Sweet up front with a slight tartness that gives way to a hint of roasted malt. There is a faint earthy hop bitterness that lingers at the end.
M- Light-medium bodied with moderate carbonation.
D- Drinkable, nothing offensive, but not much going on.
This beer isn't bad, but it's not great either. I like the color of the beer, but it's virtually headless.
12-25-2011 05:27:06 | More by y2jrock60
2.98/5 rDev -5.1%
A=pours a dark copper color with a one finger head that dissipated before I was able to take a sip or smell.
S=Big on the caramel malt with a very faint hop aroma in the background
T=caramel malt, not too much else going on a faint hop bitterness in the finish
M=light body with very high carbonation levels make the beef pleasant on the tongue
O= Average in every sense of the word, a forgettable beer but it's widely available in areas In my state that traditionally only sell BMC
12-25-2011 02:14:59 | More by ramseye4
2.3/5 rDev -26.8%
12 fl oz bottle served in a pint glass, reviewed live:
A - Pours a transparent amber/copper color. The head of 1.5 fingers seems creamy enough, but dissipates very quickly. Disappointing.
S - Caramel, clean barley, and not a whole lot else going on. Incredibly mild.
T - Follows the nose closely. Unimpressive caramel malt, a strange mineral taste, and a little bitterness near the finish. I miss the assertive malt character of a normal bock. Boring, even.
M - Way too crisp, and way too light for a bock. Doesn't work at all.
D - It's certainly drinkable, but I'd pass on this boring beer.
12-24-2011 03:44:06 | More by blakelive784
Shiner Bock from Spoetzl Brewery
72 out of 100 based on 2,952 ratings.