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.