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Shiner Bock - Spoetzl Brewery

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3,168 Ratings

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Ratings: 3,168
Reviews: 970
rAvg: 3.15
pDev: 19.68%
Wants: 31
Gots: 333 | 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
Photo of woggydoggy
3.25/5  rDev +3.2%

woggydoggy, Today at 01:38 AM
Photo of WestHam973
1/5  rDev -68.3%

not craft beer in any way shape or form

WestHam973, Yesterday at 03:57 AM
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5/5  rDev +58.7%

38speedy, Yesterday at 02:54 AM
Photo of beergoot
3.48/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Rich, copper hued body with a thin yet lasting white head. Mild, roasted malt aroma; hazelnuts. Warm, nutty, caramel flavors; brown sugar. Smooth, medium bodied mouthfeel.

A decent enough beer though it comes across rather weak in all areas for a bock beer. It's especially odd to have such a relatively low ABV for a bock styled beer. This would make a pretty respectable amber lager or Vienna lager, but lacks the oomph and appeal of a classic bock beer. It's roasted grain and nutty flavors are a plus and makes the beer enjoyable enough for what it offers.

beergoot, Tuesday at 10:38 PM
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3.75/5  rDev +19%

kidzord, Monday at 10:48 PM
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3/5  rDev -4.8%

Xandrion, Monday at 05:22 PM
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3.25/5  rDev +3.2%

buzzedup, Monday at 03:02 PM
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2.5/5  rDev -20.6%

zwalls44, Monday at 02:58 PM
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2.75/5  rDev -12.7%

moshea, Monday at 02:58 PM
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1/5  rDev -68.3%

GoMUPack, Monday at 01:30 AM
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2.5/5  rDev -20.6%

BGsWo22, Monday at 01:29 AM
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2.64/5  rDev -16.2%

Nszuch8, Sunday at 10:55 AM
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3/5  rDev -4.8%

Tarps68, Sunday at 03:40 AM
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2.5/5  rDev -20.6%

Svendozen, Saturday at 08:36 PM
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3.76/5  rDev +19.4%

smgeck, Saturday at 12:28 AM
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5/5  rDev +58.7%

dhq65, Saturday at 12:06 AM
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2.5/5  rDev -20.6%

permian-boozer, Oct 17, 2014
Photo of oldirtycaffrey
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.

oldirtycaffrey, Oct 17, 2014
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3/5  rDev -4.8%

Josh012012, Oct 17, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -20.6%

booga73, Oct 16, 2014
Photo of ThomasMetal75
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, Oct 16, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +42.9%

themorninglark, Oct 15, 2014
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2/5  rDev -36.5%

ktenneydenver, Oct 15, 2014
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Shiner Bock from Spoetzl Brewery
73 out of 100 based on 3,168 ratings.