Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Shiner Bock

I have a buddy who's from Texas. Well, that's not entirely accurate. He was born in England. moved to Texas, then Maine. I think he lived in New York for a time and now he lives in Connecticut. You should hear his accent! It's like pip-pip-cheerio-ayup-y'all. Funny as hell.

Anyhoo . . .

He often travels back to the Lone Star state for both business and pleasure. So, of course, I bug him to bring me back beer. Specifically, something uniquely Texan. I asked for Lone Star beer but he out-and-out refused.

What I got was Shiner Bock. Ironically, about a week or two after he brought me the Shiner Bock it became available in Connecticut. Go figure.

Thanks Robert! Ride'm cowboy!

Shiner Bock (4.40% ABV%) is brewed by Spoetzl Brewery in Shiner, Texas.

It pours a clear brown with a small head with minimal retention and no lacing.

The aroma is clean and malty.

The taste is malty with a bit of sugary sweetness. Clean tasting, nary a hoppy bite, and nothing really outstanding. The finish is sweet and mildly metallic.

The mouth feel is light and bubbly. Much like most of my conversations with my buddy Robert.

Shiner Bock is an easy drinking beer. It's nothing special but I could kick back and drink a fair share when I'm looking for a light, uncomplicated brew.

Overall: good.

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