Beer Lover (23) - Washington DC, USA - JAN 18, 2002
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
The legendary ’Texas’ Bock beer. Many beer geeks don’t get too excited over Shiner Bock, they find it bland, and over rated. I disagee, this beer is a classic, and I respect the fact the this beer existed in a time when micros were few and far between. Based on a traditional bock beer recipe, Shiner over the years has evolved into a unique, unoffical substyle of bock beer often called ’Texas’ bock or Texas style bock. Shiner was the first example of this, but other Texas breweries such as Lone Star Bock(no longer brewed) and Pearl Bock have styled their bocks after Shiner. A-B the largest brewer in the world, even markets a Texas bock called Zeigenbock, only available in Texas. Texas bock is brewed with corn grits(some examples are all malt) as an adjunct, is lighter in body, alcohol, and sweet malt flavor than traditional bock bier. Shiner Bock pours to a tawny brown/deep amber color with a white head that fades and a vibrant carbonation. The nose is slightly sweet with aromas of sweet malt, and sweet corn. The palate is lean with more sweet malt and pleasing sweet corn flavors. Shiner finishes with a touch more malt up front, then ends with a fizzy sting of carbonation. This is a good drinking beer, and a great beer to match with Texas BBQ brisket.
plummdumb99 (34) - USA - JAN 17, 2002
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 17/20
One of the best things about texas. There’s Steers, Queers, and these Beers
dray317699 (3) - USA - JAN 8, 2002 does not count
4.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Best thing to come out of Texas. Outstanding beer and fairly easy to find.
MOboy (505) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - JAN 5, 2002
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Beautiful color is about the best thing I can about this brew. I used to love this stuff a year or so ago but then I found out what a bock is supposed to taste like.
texasanarchist99 (15) - Huntsville, Texas, USA - JAN 4, 2002
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A worthy beer despite its undue popularity.
EvilAdamWest99 (3) - Canyon, Texas, USA - DEC 28, 2001 does not count
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
The respected resident of my fridge. Perfect everyday beer. Not a bock, just a darker lager. Not much head, some lace. Not any outstanding maltiness or hop, but good taste and not too heavy. A little too carbonated. Still one of the best domestics you can find, and lets the locals feel like they’re striking out into the brave new world of microbrews.
unixweb (237) - Sherman, Texas, USA - DEC 27, 2001
3.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A good introduction into Bocks. I’ve had Shiner for years and know a lot of people who drink it. It’s good, full-bodied, with a lingering taste. Too heavy to drink with food, in my opinion, but it’s cheap and better than most domestics.
kingstratego (82) - Grävenwiesbach, GERMANY - DEC 15, 2001
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
A nice full-bodied taste. A little bit too malty for my taste but the palate is nice.
CaboWabo99 (24) - USA - DEC 12, 2001
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 20/20
My favorite beer on the planet. Being a Texan I am spoiled by having this at every bar. I feel for the rest of the country that has to do without.
schniffy (42) - Houston, Texas, USA - DEC 9, 2001
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Allright Bock but this gave me a terrible hangover.