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Shiner Bock - Spoetzl Brewery / Shiner

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BA SCORE
73
okay

3,493 Ratings
THE BROS
64
poor

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Ratings: 3,493
Reviews: 1,049
rAvg: 3.16
pDev: 19.62%
Wants: 44
Gots: 618 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Spoetzl Brewery / Shiner visit their website
Texas, United States

Style | ABV
Bock |  4.40% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 10-03-1999

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Ratings: 3,493 | Reviews: 1,049
Photo of drunkenmess
3.14/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.25

Pours amber color with little to no head at all. Smells like a wheat beer. Also tatses like one too. Goes down smooth for me. Not a strong beer for my taste, I like em heavy. Still I can see myself getn a sixer for later. Not bad. But not the best I've had of this kind.

Photo of Pjanny
4.68/5  rDev +48.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Dark, full and smooth. An enjoyable pint.

Photo of RockyGarcia
5/5  rDev +58.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Best bock I've tried in my life.

Photo of ruzzal
2.5/5  rDev -20.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Ive fallen out of love with Shiner bock

Photo of TheBeerMaster1
3.75/5  rDev +18.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A good, sessionable bock brew

Photo of JebBeerFish
2.75/5  rDev -13%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

I am not too familiar with the style. A $3.00 Happy Hour draft special. Pretty forgettable.

Photo of Mike_Aguirre
2.79/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Not bad store bought bock, better than most mexican options but not great either. Kind of flat and odorless. Taste is nice.

Photo of JLaw55
4/5  rDev +26.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A really delicious, sessionable beer dominated by toasted malts and a rounded, smooth flavor profile. Not quite as good as Yuengling Traditional Lager, but fairly close. I don't know what kind of fault you could find with this one unless you were a big brewery snob. If that was your main reason for hating this one, then your opinion is invalid anyways.

Would absolutely purchase and drink again.

Photo of Good_Ale84
3.77/5  rDev +19.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

What can I say? I'm partial to Shiner, it's brewed in my home-state!!! Great beer,very easy to drink for a heavy brew.

Photo of Michelleluw
4/5  rDev +26.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A German beer from Texas. Heavy but drinkable. I really enjoy it. Smooth and balanced.

Photo of matty
3.35/5  rDev +6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

The lightest Bock I ever had...but I enjoyed it

Photo of rc148m
1.55/5  rDev -50.9%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.5

A suitable bock, nothing special

Photo of Plower
5/5  rDev +58.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

The way beer should be. You guys can keep your overrated fancy beers, just keep "The Bock" flowing for me. Shiner Bock is basically Texas personified into a beverage.

Photo of Dj-XAlent22
3.81/5  rDev +20.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.25

Good Beer. If you haven't tried it yet then do so..

Photo of foghornleghorn22
3.8/5  rDev +20.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

This is a really tasty beer.

Photo of carlospratt
5/5  rDev +58.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Great beer, the best to me.

Photo of Capt_Pete
3.36/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

12oz. bottle poured in a pint glass. A rather light Bock beer with a dark amber translucent body and small-medium head. Smells of a balance of malts and grain with a hint of hops and alcohol. Taste mostly to the sweet malts side tending afterward to a slightly bitter bite of hops. Mouthfeel is mostly smooth, clean and refreshing, with medium crispness and carbonation. Overall a drinkable brew for an everyday beer but nothing special.

Photo of 1MA
4.08/5  rDev +29.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Shiner has always been one of my favorites.

Photo of Doonzman
3.51/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Decent beer. Better than your bud lights and keystone. But nothing great

Photo of dodge408
2.59/5  rDev -18%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.75

This is not a bock. It's more of a flavored water. It reminds me of a waterd down abbey. No flavors stick out and what flavor there is, is stale and weak. If you like something like this then enjoy. If you're a bock fan, skip this

Photo of MNishCT77
2.85/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

12 oz. bottle drank as part of a BJCP tasting group (Category 5: Bock) on 01/14/2015, poured into a snifter glass and drank over 15-30 minutes

Photo of JamesB63
4/5  rDev +26.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Really nice chocolate flavor.not ooverpowering. Very good beer.

Photo of TopherBreski
3.82/5  rDev +20.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Excellent BBQ beer with a great feel. Don't think I would drink it any other time, though.

Photo of Markwb1966
3.64/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Nice !!! Good all around bock.

Photo of Andalee
2.72/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75

VERY understated. Almost watery. It would be exceptional with sushi or spicy food, to clear the palate. I don't prefer it for sipping on its own.

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Shiner Bock from Spoetzl Brewery / Shiner
73 out of 100 based on 3,493 ratings.