ericnixon (742) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 26, 2004
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice deep caramel color with an equally nice malty aroma. Darn those two senses...they inflated my hopes for this beer. The taste was very lackingly muted, but with a slight nutty characteristic to it.
Duke (117) - New York, USA - MAY 24, 2004
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Not bad. Dark amber color. Some malt in the nose. Very little bitter finish. Nothing Iíd go out of my way for.
skaughty (652) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - MAY 23, 2004
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
The grains all have a presence, and adding their parts, making this a very drinkable (albeit thin) bock.
brewshthereen (316) - Oregon, USA - MAY 18, 2004
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
This seemed to fizzy and unbalanced. Weak flavor. Not very interesting. Overall, forgettable.
mutant (854) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - MAY 15, 2004
2.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Sampled AIBA 2004. A little bit sweet in both aroma and flavour. Surely this is just an amber coloured lager, it has almost no bock qualities.
ShaneStump (2) - Bryan, Texas, USA - MAY 11, 2004 does not count
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Really a good beer with BBQ or if the only other beers served begin with a Bud___!
MrKevvie (29) - Texas, USA - MAY 9, 2004
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Good beer if you just want something you can find easily and want a decent beer. Has a lovely colour and a good aroma. Flavour can be a bit metallic at times, but i find that this varies. One of my favorite every day beers.
GEOBRAU (188) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - MAY 9, 2004
2 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 6/20
UPDATED: FEB 27, 2005 Tap: poured a rich creamy head. Tan in color. Not anything to write home about. Reminds me of Amber -Bock with just a tad bit of sourness(not unpleasent) in the finish.
Horrid cooked corn swill
grat (432) - ST. Louis, Missouri, USA - MAY 8, 2004
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 20/20
Iím from Texas. Thus my DNA spells Shiner Bock. I love this brew. Another example of something much better out of the bottle than on draught. Iíve drunk more of this than water in my lifetime. Beer looks like a good solid dark amber bock; nice white head and nicely carbonated. Smells like a big Germans wet jock. Dry and fetid smelling. Something admirable in a brew. Tastes interestingly yeasty and cheesy, I love that about this brew. Itís cheap but it smells like a belgian. (to me you purists will probably cut my sack off for that). Aftertaste is dry and bittering. Spritzy and watered down on the palate. Another thing youíll find in most Texas brews. Unbelievable drinkability. In austin we drink this like it were the fountain of youth. My liver has Shiner Bock tatooed on it.
mockerboy (52) - Kansas, USA - MAY 5, 2004
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours dark wiht an off white head. Taste is of light malt, very mild but crisp. Smooth with a nice aftertaste. Maybe a little weak for a bock but very good nonetheless.