pjk33 (389) - Sligo - Curllsville Heights, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 24, 2003
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
This is an enjoyable beer that the ADP boys always have cold and ready for us when we visit Dallas/Fort Worth. Good deep color and aroma and a little sweet (just a tiny bit) on the finish. This is a beer that you can enjoy 5 or 6 of, and then its flavor dies. Not a bad bock beer and it has become a bit of a tradition.
thedm (4935) - Fort Wayne, USA - DEC 20, 2003
2.3 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
TheDM and Hotstuff vacation brew 129. This draft brew was sampled at the Ale House resturant in Fort Myers Florida. This brew poured a large head of foamy small sized white colored bubbles that left behind a poor lace and a transparent light yellow orange colored body. It had a very mild malt aroma and a tingly bubbly smooth mouthfeel with a mold hop bit in the finish. The flavor contained notes of mild malts hops and a bit of orange in the finsh with an overall very mild bock flavor.
worldleadr (56) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - DEC 12, 2003
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Fine copper color. It's slightly malty, but kind of bland overall. Accordingly, it's smooth, especially since there's little carbonation. It's also pretty cheap in Austin, Texas.
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - DEC 10, 2003
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Dark ruby color with average looking head. The aroma has a light cherry note with a caramel malt end. Flavor is about the same, nothing overly complex here, but a straight forward bock. Sweet end and lightly sticky. I couldn't ask from more with a mass-produced bock.
Yankovitch333 (612) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - DEC 9, 2003
2.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Pours a nice copper color with no head. Very little carbonation. Aroma is very faint, but hints of nuts and caramel can be detected. Unless my taste buds are shot, this beer doesn't have much of a flavor. It has a slight bitter finish, but it's only slight. Not a bad beer, but it's nothing spectacular.
jzzbassman (1511) - New Albany, Mississippi, USA - DEC 9, 2003
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Doesn't have the bittering hop that I would expect from the style. Lots of carbonation, and has more flavor than the usual macro brews. I'm probably biased towards this, because I can always get this in any dive than normally just sells BMC product, and it is better than that.
dobb1392 (36) - Norman, Oklahoma, USA - NOV 27, 2003
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice drinking beer. Enjoyed with a big Thanksgiving meal. Pours a dark amber color with no head. Taste and smell hint of honey. Simple but enjoyable.
ElGaucho (2201) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - NOV 27, 2003
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Faint malt aroma with some off notes and some cookie. Slow carbonation. Small, off-white head that is mostly disapating. Ok lace. Tastes like an unassuming Dunkel. Has the signature cookie flavor that many of the German dunkels have. Some carbonation zing without hops. East drinking. Nothing special.
slang (654) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - NOV 17, 2003
2.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Simple amber bock, though better than the beer of that name. Quick dispersing, short head. Left no lacing. Deep amber. It is smooth, I get a palate similar to dark rum (Cheap/thin kind though). Honestly its sorta like a coke the ice melted in. After that horrible description, I now have to say that this is the only decent beer at the closest (country) gas station near my house in Flo. So I enjoy this beer when needed.
IDogg (72) - Houston, Texas, USA - NOV 17, 2003
3.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
As my first beer rated, I have to give Shiner Bock a positive review, thought not stellar b/c it is a good beer. From casual drinking to heavy drinking, Shiner is a good all around beer that beats the hell out of cheap beer and stands out among other American brewers enough to give it praise.