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Shiner Bock - Spoetzl Brewery

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BA SCORE
72
okay

2,873 Ratings
THE BROS
64
poor

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Ratings: 2,873
Reviews: 947
rAvg: 3.13
pDev: 19.49%
Wants: 20
Gots: 206 | 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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NedShakeshaft

Ontario (Canada)

2.76/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 2 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

I first enjoyed this beer over a decade ago in South Texas alongside some raw oysters. Now that it's in my area, I'm anxious to try it again for the first time.

Pours a mahogany brown body that's surprisingly translucent. Whitish head is gone before I can come up with a better adjective, leaving no trace.

Not much going on with the nose. Faint corn aroma, caramel and raisin.

The taste is only slightly less understated. Not as corny as your average macrobrew, it's fresh, has some caramel malt character, and is effortlessly balanced by its hop presence. Pretty clean, but there is a slightly off-putting metallic finish.

This beer thin. In the words of the immortal Bilbo Baggins, "like butter, scraped over too much bread."

Quaffable yet underwhelming, it has some bock characteristic but doesn't pack enough punch to suit the palate of the craft beer generation.

Serving type: bottle

12-03-2013 05:18:01 | More by NedShakeshaft
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Shiner Bock from Spoetzl Brewery
72 out of 100 based on 2,873 ratings.