Beer Review: Shiner Bock
Shiner Bock is, shockingly, a bock. Bocks are members of the dark lager family. Traditionally, they were brewed for special occasions and holidays. Monks used to brew and drink bocks during Lent when they had to fast because of their high nutrient content. Shiner Bock has a dark, brownish-red color. The head is off-white and usually dissipates pretty fast. The aroma is fairly light. The dominant smell is roasted malts. The flavors are also dominated by the malts. However, it finishes fairly clean. As you work your way through the glass, the flavor coats your mouth little by little. By the end, you're left with a lingering malty taste. Shiner Bock is not very thick and has a surprisingly light mouthfeel. That may be my personal bias talking though. My definition of a thick beer is often very different than others. Overall, Shiner Bock is a decent bock. It's not incredibly groundbreaking or outstanding but worth a try.