Beers of the World – Shiner Bock

Today’s Beer of the World comes from the Spoetzl Brewery in Shiner, Texas.  Shiner Bock is served at the ESPN Club at Disney’s Boardwalk Resort.

The website for the Spoetzl Brewery has a fun, kind of retro, look to it and includes information on the history of the brewery and their beers, the town of Shiner, events, downloads and a swag shop.

Here’s what they have to say about the Shiner Bock:

Bock reflects the tradition of genuine Bavarian beers as a brew only a craftsman like Kosmos Spoetzl, trained in the “Old Country,” could bring to life.  With its deep amber color, distinctive rich flavor and full body, Shiner Bock demonstrates the care of a handcrafted brewing process to bring forth a mellow taste free of the bitter aftertaste found in many micro, specialty and imported beers.  Just think of it as Shiner smooth.

This beer has an average ABV of 4.4%.  The folks at Beer Advocate didn’t care for it, giving it a score of “63” and a rating of “poor.”  It fares a little better with their readers, who give it an aggregate score of “70” which qualifies it for an “average” rating.  While I have not personally tried this beer, with so many better reviewed beers (and beers I have tried and enjoyed) available at the ESPN Club, I’d pass.

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