swirl (267) - collingswood, New Jersey, USA - APR 17, 2005
This is an amber color with a good head that dissipates quickly. There is a sweet malt aroma with some slight cinnamin. The taste is quite malty with some faint spiciness. None of the hops come through in either the taste or aroma. All said it isn’t a bad session beer since it’s an easy drinker with a low enough a.b.v. that you can put a few away. kujo9 (1095) - North Ridgeville, Ohio, USA - APR 8, 2005
12 oz bottle purchased in Myrtle Beach: Medium amber w/ a thin, light cream colored head. Lightly toasty, but very mostly grainy malt. Not quite a bock, but neither an alt!! Light caramel does very well, but does not taste like chalk! Hop is light, does not put up a fight! Finish is bland with not much of a leg on which to stand! I wish this were better, I really do! It might go well with beef wellington or rabbit stew! Tis not to be this Shiner bock thee! There’s more hype than substance, from the south you must be!!!!
RichJ7 (1175) - Cullman, Alabama, USA - APR 7, 2005
Hmmm. Not as good as I remebered, but it’s been awhile. Pours a very dark amber with an enormous beige head. Not much aroma to speak of ... maybe a light whiff of malt and a touch of chalk dust. Flavor is malty and semi-sweet with again the light flavor of chalk and a bitter, mildy metallic aftertaste. Mouthfeel is thin. Wasn’t crazy about Shiner Bock at all. mephisto (1301) - TAIWAN - APR 4, 2005
i wouldn’t be so pissed off at this beer if it doesn’t declare it self bock. what kind of bock is this? belleofthebeer (4) - USA - APR 3, 2005 does not count
Much ballyhooed lager from Texas, I found it to be a touch on the overrated side.
JDUB (178) - Venice Beach, California, USA - MAR 24, 2005
commercial description is fairly accurate. It has a very dark amber with a mostly diminishing head. Flavor is very smooth. I’m surprised by the really low average rating. jefcon (1935) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - MAR 22, 2005
Draft. Dark and clear, with no head to speak of. Aromas are light, a little smoky, like bbq. Watery on the palate, however, with a mingling malt/hops combo that is heavy on the malt side. A drink again, but not my preferred bock. MrBunn (2867) - The Wet Side of a Dry Town, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 15, 2005
Not very good. I was expecting something very bock-ish, only to be disappointed with a rather watery imposter. It isn’t disgusting or anything, but it doesn’t go anywhere either. Aroma and appearance are definitely this one’s strong points. ampp (155) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - MAR 14, 2005
Had it on tap in a sports bar. Not the worst beer i’ve had, but not much to make me want to hurry back to try it again. Had a malty flavor with a slightly spicy bite. Did not detect the hops. I enjoyed the dark, rich appearance more than the actual flavor, but it’s still not bad. Was pretty refreshing with the chili I ordred. BeerRules (243) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAR 13, 2005
UPDATED: MAY 17, 2005 Very full mouth feel. Very dark amber color. Flavor is nothing special, but then again I dont find it bad at all. Yet it is boring, however its usually the best thing found on tap in most texas restaurants.