Shiner Bock

Shiner Bock CapShiner Bock is the most famous of the beers in the Shiner family. The beers are named for the town in Texas in which they are brewed. The K. Spoetzl Brewery has been brewing beers in Shiner, Texas since 1909. It’s amazing that such a small town can house such a large brewery.

I’m sad to say that a bit of a disaster hit the last two beers from my Shiner Family Reunion pack – the Shiner Bock and the Shiner 101. I looked in the fridge this evening to find them (as well as every other beer that was in there) missing. I charged the culprit to pick up replacements. It’s for this reason that the beer pictured is 24 oz. Unfortunately, the 101 could not be replaced in this way, and I don’t believe I will be able to review it. This is very disappointing, since by my rules, the cap from the Shiner 101 can’t be added to my table because I did not personally drink the beer.

Shiner Bock Bottle

The first sip I had of this beer went down the wrong tube and caused me a great amount of pain, so instead, I’ll talk about the second. Honestly, there wasn’t much to it. Like the other beers I’ve had from this brewery, Shiner Bock seemed quite thin. What flavor there is seems pleasant. The beer goes down smooth, and after 24 oz, packs a little kick. Shiner Bock isn’t bad, but it’s not a beer that deserves to be the center of your attention.

Would I buy Shiner Bock again? Probably. It’s a beer that’s easy to find, and it’s a nice alternative if you want something a little darker than a Budweiser or a MGD. However, I’d put it on about the same level as those beers. Should you buy Shiner Bock? Well, you probably already have. Shiner Bock is a fairly well-known beer. If you haven’t had it yet, you should if only to know whether you’d personally want it again.

I give this beer 3/5 caps.

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2 thoughts on “Shiner Bock

  1. This was a college favorite of mine. When I started drinking good beer, my estimation of it dropped off a lot, but “on the level of Bud or MGD”? Harsh.

    I’d still take a Shiner Bock out of a cooler at a BBQ.

    • On the new scale of ten caps, I would rate Shiner Bock slightly higher than Bud. I haven’t done MGD yet.

      Don’t get me wrong. If a friend was having a BBQ, I’d drink pretty much anything. I like what I like, but I also like beer. Any beer’s score goes up when you’ve got a friend to share it with.

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