Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Shiner Bock Review

Name: Shiner Bock
Style: Bock
ABV: 4.41%

The Shiner brand is probably the most well known brand of beer to come out of the State of Texas. Brewed by Spoetzl Brewing based out of Shiner, Texas; They are one of the oldest breweries in the North Star State, founded in 1909 according to their website. It is also the most widely available brand of beer from Texas, currently available in 43 states.

Out of all the beers that they make, their Bock beer is their most well known offering which is also the beer in question we are reviewing.

Shiner Bock pours a clear dark red color with a fizzy and a high amount of carbonation. Nothing here in terms of lacing as it finishes quite clean.

The aroma's strongest aspect belongs to the barley, along with some barnyward hay, light caramel, malts and some grassiness.

As for the flavor.....well there's not really much of it here. Aside from some cereal grains, light caramel malts and some minor dry hops. The aftertaste is also very dry. It's an adjunct lager with malt syrup.

The body is light but the carbonation is quite heavy. Given the style and lack of flavor, it does not fit at all.

Calling Shiner Bock a "Bock" beer is like calling this....

....a Porsche: It requires a lot of imagination to convince yourself it really is. There are much better Bock beers out there than this Adjunct Lager/Malta Goya concoction. Avoid this if you can.

Shiner Bock - 3/10

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