grant (842) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - JAN 17, 2003
1.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
It"s ok. Seems a lot like your standard North American lager with a little color and sweetness added. I"d much prefer this over BMC.
RDeschain (10) - Rowlett, Texas, USA - JAN 13, 2003
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Okay, so itís not a true bock. Okay, so the flavor doesnít inspire poetry. The fact remains that this is a decent tasting beer that is extremely drinkable and doesnít offend the taste buds like most domestic lagers. The color is a gorgeous amber. If youíre in for a long night of drinking with friends, this is a good choice since it goes down smooth and is not too filling. The labels are easy to peal off without tearing. Besides, Shiner Bock is the quintessential Texas beer, and that alone is worth a decent rating!
Indra (2593) - Overland Park, Kansas, USA - JAN 12, 2003
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Doesn"t shine, nor is it a Bock. Poorly named and a poor excuse for a decent beer.
delacerveza (157) - Florida, USA - JAN 12, 2003
2.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
bock, what bock? thin mouthfeel, averagely lager-ish flavor. itís like a dark michelob.
Wiseblood (700) - Clarksville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 12, 2003
2.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Nice amber color with weak aroma. Small amount of hop flavor with a thin body. This tastes like a light version of a typical German beer. Nothing great, though.
3fourths (7874) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JAN 12, 2003
2.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Rating the one draft I had last night. Called a bock but its just another American standard beer. Has a better taste than Bud/Coors/Miller (not saying much) and works well if youíre at a bad bar with freinds and theres nothing else.
jskendzel (602) - Washington DC, USA - JAN 11, 2003
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
I"ve heard a lot about this beer from Texans and it doesn"t even come close to being that good. Plain, bland, and a bock? I don"t think so.
jgb9348 (4650) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - JAN 10, 2003
1.5 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 7/20
Golden brown in colour, completely absent in smell...very little flavour!
VTIrishman99 (64) - Virginia, USA - JAN 8, 2003
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Not a terrible dark beer... not great either. I guess itís pretty cool that it comes from Texas, but Texans always brag about everything there being so much bigger??? So I guess I shouldnt be shocked by this being a BIG disappointment huh? Had to zing there -- but on the whole, not bad. Not great. Just another dark beer.
JMerritt (1769) - Macomb, Illinois, USA - JAN 8, 2003
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Dark copper in color, small head with little retention. Weak malt aroma. Bland flavor with only a hint of bitterness. Medium-to-low carbonation. Finish is somewhat sour but mostly non-existant. Only slightly better than the macros, which is very disappointing.