Monday, May 26, 2014

Shiner Bock

Shiner beers come from the Spoetzel Brewery in Shiner, Texas (pop. 2,070).

The famous Shiner Bock.  The beer pours chestnut brown in color, with a bit of dark copper gleam, crystal clear despite its darker color. There is a short head of off-white to very light tan head that bubbles away quickly. The beer is quite bubbly. The aroma is malty, nutty, with a fruit and mineral tang. The taste follows the aromas directly, a light roasted and toasted caramel maltiness with light nuttiness, with a pleasant mineral finish. It drinks dry, smooth, and refreshingly carbonated. There is not a thing wrong with this beer, in fact, I used to love it before and when I was first getting into “craft” beer. Alas, it now has very little flavor for me (although what there is happens to be entirely pleasant). If you like Newcastle Brown Ale, you will also really like this beer I think.

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