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Shiner Bock - Spoetzl Brewery

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BA SCORE
73
okay

3,163 Ratings
THE BROS
64
poor

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Ratings: 3,163
Reviews: 968
rAvg: 3.15
pDev: 19.68%
Wants: 31
Gots: 329 | FT: 3
Brewed by:
Spoetzl Brewery visit their website
Texas, United States

Style | ABV
Bock |  4.40% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 10-03-1999)
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Photo of StAnthony
4.68/5  rDev +48.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Shiner! In my opinion, the best thing to come out of Texas (my wife aside, of course). And we can't get it here in Illinois, so it makes visiting the inlaws a whole lot sweeter.

If not for the name though, I would never associate this 20SRM-ish brew with bock. It lacks the characteristic smoothness and rich body of most bocks that I know. In fact, this is among the lightest beers on my "favorites" list. I always thought of it more as a light brown ale.

Bottles are good but properly served pints are awesome! Catch one at the Dallas airport and you won't be sorry.

StAnthony, Jan 20, 2006
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3.75/5  rDev +19%

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2.5/5  rDev -20.6%

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3.25/5  rDev +3.2%

Pours a dark copper with not much of a head to speak of, and predictably no lacing left along the glass. Smell is malty, sweet, and slightly grainy/astringent. Taste is also malty. Nothing to write home about, but it does have a toasted lager feel to it. A step up from a traditional, basic american lager, but I can't see myself reaching for more than two of these in a session -- just not much noteworthy about it.

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3/5  rDev -4.8%

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2.5/5  rDev -20.6%

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3.25/5  rDev +3.2%

A- Dark copper with thick head that dies fast.

S- Brown Bread, syrupy sweetness. Some undistinguishable grains. Light nuttiness.

T- Flavors are all very light, Brown bread crust, sweetness. Toasty malts. Light grains. slight spicy quality from the hops.

M- Kind of flat. It is clean and refreshing. Body is light. Not all that dry. It finishes semi sweet and grainy.

it's a slightly above average. It's pretty watery, but it's got a tad more flavor than an American lager.

ThomasMetal75, Thursday at 12:40 AM
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Shiner Bock from Spoetzl Brewery
73 out of 100 based on 3,163 ratings.