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Shiner Bock - Spoetzl Brewery

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BA SCORE
72
okay

2,850 Ratings
THE BROS
64
poor

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Ratings: 2,850
Reviews: 947
rAvg: 3.13
pDev: 19.49%
Wants: 19
Gots: 195 | 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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Cooldill

Illinois

1.98/5  rDev -36.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

Served from a glass mug, should have just sipped from the bottle.

A- Medium dark brown. Clear, with red highlights when viewed in front of a light source. Pitiful half-finger head even with an aggresive pour. Dies down to absolutely nothing in seconds. I've seen cokes with more robust heads than this, even worse than a BMC in the head department. Zero lacing. Well carbonated as well. Looks like 4 parts coke, one part water.

S- intitial light candyish sweetness. Faint hops and floral notes. Slightly stale and very weak nose. Not distinguishing at all, though not particularly offensive.

T- Like a Budweiser with a bit of Newcastle Brown Ale dribbled in. Weak malts, very light caramel, not much hops. No floral taste like on the nose. Somewhat stale and bitter, not the good kind of bitter either. Not very tasty. At least Budweiser doesn't try to pretend it's somethint it isn't if ya catch my drift.

M- Painfully watery. Moderate carbonation. Not as drinkable as many BMC beers even.

O- Completely forgetable. Nice packaging, but poor product. Something about this beer is off putting. I just don't like it and will never look for it again. Made the mistake of getting two six packs of this stuff.

Serving type: bottle

08-16-2012 19:41:04 | More by Cooldill
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Shiner Bock from Spoetzl Brewery
72 out of 100 based on 2,850 ratings.