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Shiner Bock - Spoetzl Brewery

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BA SCORE
72
okay

2,857 Ratings
THE BROS
64
poor

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Ratings: 2,857
Reviews: 947
rAvg: 3.13
pDev: 19.49%
Wants: 20
Gots: 199 | 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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Shiner Bock from Spoetzl Brewery
72 out of 100 based on 2,857 ratings.