Shiner Bock

Texas
United States
Shiner Bock
Judges Ratings 
1 Review
78
Aroma:
16 / 24
Flavor:
32 / 40
Appearance:
6 / 6
Mouthfeel:
10 / 10
Overall Impression:
14 / 20
Description 

Tip Back a Bock. Brewed with rich roasted barley malt and German specialty hops, this lighlty hopped American-style dark lager always goes down easy. Originally a seasonal beer, fans have demanded it year-round since 1973.

Profile

ABV: 
4.4%
IBUs: 
13
Judges Review 
Michael Bury's picture
Judges Rating:
78
Aroma:
16 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
32 / 40
Mouthfeel:
10 / 10
Overall Impression:
14 / 20

Shiner Bock pours brilliantly clear and amber in color. Despite ample carbonation, its ivory head is fleeting. The aroma in general is low with faint toasted malt, whispers of caramel, and an apple ester. Hops are completely absent. The bready flavor is where this beer shines, as the balanced caramel malt backbone and delicate floral noble hops are in terrific harmony. With low bitterness, it finishes semi-sweet with caramel notes lingering well into the aftertaste. Although fruitier than a typical lager and a bit too heavy-handed with the caramel malt, Shiner Bock is a fine introductory lager for the general populace.

Popular Reviews

Jim Dykstra's picture

My Score: 
87
Aroma: 
21 / 24
Appearance: 
5 / 6
Flavor: 
35/ 40
Mouthfeel: 
8/ 10
Overall Impression: 
18/ 20
If you don't expect the entire breadth of Earth's flavors on your tongue in one fell sip, you'll likely enjoy Shiner's calling card. Take out the "th" in breadth, and you have the dominating flavor characteristic of Shiner Bock: bread. Do you like bread? What if I told you it was slightly toasty and buttery? A crisp and refreshing dark lager without being overly sweet.