Drew (2411) - Kent, Ohio, USA - JUN 9, 2003
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
I wonder HOW and WHY this beer is shipped from TX to Kitty Hawk, NC? Tasty malts - caramel, but leans towards the syrupy side. Very slight hops at the end. Easy drinkin' with no thinkin'.
adrenalin112 (57) - Lake Forest, California, USA - MAY 24, 2003
1 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 4/20
This is what u pick when the other choices are Bud & Miller. Nothing at all like a bock, but it does somewhat resemble beer.
muzzlehatch (4422) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - MAY 16, 2003
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
This is about as good an imitation of a bock as "Texan" GWB is an imitation of a president. Thin, corn-syrupy-sugary, zero hops, drinkable and better than Lone Star but extremely boring.
presario (4817) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 13, 2003
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: JAN 20, 2009 On tap at the Houston airport. Sweet, no head, dark and reminicent of Big Rock Trad. A nice session beer. Had a bottle in a world of beer pack. I still not a bad beer.
Silphium (3188) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - MAY 5, 2003
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
If I was expecting an American Standard, then Shiner Bock would have been an agreeable experience. Instead, the label makes the audacious Bockian claim, and the brew fails in this regard. Shiner has your typical straw-colored "light beer" body, and little aroma. There isn't much to say about the flavor; while it is tastier than the Budweiser clan, there is little detectable malt sweetness that I typically associate with a bock. Drinks more like an American lager, unfortunately.
k2 (146) - USA - MAY 2, 2003
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A good regional brew. Been around for awhile. It is not great but it is not the worse in the world.
npdempse (934) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - MAY 1, 2003
0.7 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 1/20
Usually I can be fairly forgiving with a crappy American lager beer. Usually these pale yellow jobbies are fairly innocuous, semi-sweet, watery, boring, but not actively bad. Shiner bock is actively bad. Retch-inducing. Seriously--something in there seemed rancid. I have no place in my heart for such a thing.
I.C.suds (189) - Da U.P. eh?, Michigan, USA - APR 19, 2003
1.2 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 5/20
I know what this really is: MGD with a little Coke a Cola added for color and sweetness. Typical for Texas though. Really watery.
EricTheRed (82) - Plainfield, Illinois, USA - APR 2, 2003
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
thin, watery and tastes terrible unless it's really really cold. drank this in the Dallas airport
Jedsbrew (465) - Rhineland, Missouri, USA - MAR 28, 2003
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: SEP 30, 2004 Kind of skinny for a bock, not much aroma, slightly toasty malt flavor and dry in the finish. Still, a pretty good drink, although it was better when it was a "cheap" beer.