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Shiner Bock - Spoetzl Brewery

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BA SCORE
72
okay

2,833 Ratings
THE BROS
64
poor

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Ratings: 2,833
Reviews: 945
rAvg: 3.13
pDev: 19.49%
Wants: 18
Gots: 186 | FT: 2
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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MadCat

New Jersey

3.13/5  rDev 0%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Saw a mixed six of Shiner brews, so I figured I might as well pick it up. A good way to see if the Bock is how I remember.

Appearance: Very brown, clear, small white head that dissipates as fast as it came, leaves almost no lacing

Smell: Very sweet malt nose with some wet dog in there

Taste: Fortunately the taste is better than the smell. Toasty malt, clean, some caramel, relatively sweet.

Mouthfeel: Light body, crisp carbonation

Overall: Pretty much how I remember it. Decent, especially when I was in Texas and it was this or BMC, but not something I would go out of my way for. Also very overpriced here in NJ, I would put it on par with Yuengling, but its price is more in line with Sierra Nevada.

Serving type: bottle

05-08-2011 04:07:20 | More by MadCat
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Shiner Bock from Spoetzl Brewery
72 out of 100 based on 2,833 ratings.