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Shiner Bock - Spoetzl Brewery

Shiner BockShiner Bock

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BA SCORE
72
okay

2,530 Ratings
THE BROS
63
poor

(view ratings)
Ratings: 2530
Reviews: 924
rAvg: 3.12
pDev: 19.55%


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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AKBelgianBeast

Alaska

3.68/5  rDev +17.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a dark amber, clear, with a white head that lingers well and leaves good lacing.

Nose is alot of vegetal caramel notes and some crisp lagery grain.

Taste is pretty good, a nice amber lager without being too sweet, as the nose indicated, in fact it could use a little more malt presence. Hops are pretty muted, but its ok.

Mouthfeel is good crisp lager. Nice and thin.

Drinkability is solid, could easily put away a sixer.

Overall, an ok macroish "bock" Really more like an all malt lager with some food coloring, but certainly a step up from drinking macro junk. Good for what it is.

Serving type: bottle

12-31-2009 02:26:45 | More by AKBelgianBeast
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As a Texan I have a special affinity for Shiner and the Spoetzl brewery. Shiner Bock is what turned me onto dark beers and it has always been one of my favorites. So good and popular that Anheuser-Busch had to copy it with their Ziegen Bock. It is in my opinion the Beer of Texas.

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First, it only has a 4.4% ABV. I seek beers at <=5.0% ABV, so this one fits that bill.

Second, it's often on sale here in Arizona at $4.99 a sixer. When I can get decent beer for <$1 a bottle, that helps with the actual bill.

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Shiner Bock from Spoetzl Brewery
72 out of 100 based on 2,530 ratings.