TogBean (47) - Belchertown, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 5, 2003
1.5 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Sorry I tried this one. I've had a hate, hate relationship with bananas since I was a child. Something to do with ear infection medication. And Banana was the first thing I smelled with this one. it also had hints of caramel and coffe but I had a real hard time with the few sips that I had. This ones not makin it into my house again.
aobecksy (700) - Middle of no where, Ohio, USA - AUG 4, 2003
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Nice carmel color, with week scent of malt; thin body little taste; left no real impression...
Volgon (2763) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 4, 2003
1.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
UPDATED: JAN 11, 2004 Pours an amber orange with a very small white head. Wet cardboard aroma, nonexistent taste and watery mouthfeel. Perhaps the worst bock that I've ever tasted. Much better than budcoorsmiller.
beermatrix (1497) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - AUG 2, 2003
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Clearish coppery brown with small top of ivory colored foam that doesn't last, lace in minimal spotty fashion. Smell is mostly caramel with a bit of molasses, soft & plain malty nose thats fair but not moderate. Taste is a thinnish caramel malt with a toffee or molasses hinting in some bigger sips, but it really lacks a good flavor punch. Its just enough to take notice but not enough to enjoy really, kinda bland for a bock. Feel is a diluted mess thats a bit watered down and thin for a bock as well. Not much to it.
whaleman (2178) - North Wales, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 15, 2003
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
UPDATED: JUL 17, 2003 A fairly bland beer and therefore not much of a bock. However, it is drinkable in a pinch and superior to the usual macro suspects.
haddon90 (1561) - Costa Mesa, California, USA - JUL 13, 2003
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
I'm very used to Amber Bock. But this isn't too bad. A nice dark pour and a good smooth taste. Not quite a bock but it's still a good beer to drink on a warm sunny day.
matta (1140) - Tampa, Florida, USA - JUL 7, 2003
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
I think that the brewers at Shiner Bock need to slam on the breaks, because this beer has been going down hill for the past several years. I really don’t see how this is a bock beer? This beer has a watery palate, and traces of honey, malt, & caramel, in the aroma and flavor. This is not really a quality beer but it is a decent brew to drink for mass consumption.
adwoan99 (244) - Ft. Worth, Texas, USA - JUL 6, 2003
1.2 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 5/20
Out of all the crappy piss-water beers, I'd have to say this is the best. That isn't saying much though. This beer is thin, watery, has practically no head, and not much aroma. The aroma I do get is not very strong, and seems to be mostly malt - little in the way of hops. You can find something better.
bowen008 (134) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUL 2, 2003
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Not bock. There is practically no flavor here. How do they get away with this? Kick this out of the Lone Star State!
SoylentBlack (123) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - JUN 26, 2003
2.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Faint skunk smell, but no unpleaseant taste. A bit bland. Very nice color, but no real head.