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Shiner Bock - Spoetzl Brewery

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BA SCORE
72
okay

2,852 Ratings
THE BROS
64
poor

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Ratings: 2,852
Reviews: 947
rAvg: 3.13
pDev: 19.49%
Wants: 20
Gots: 196 | 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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Siriusfisherman

Montana

3.25/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Appearance: Dark brown, no haze at all. Very thin head that leaves very little in the way of lacing. Very interesting looking, and comes in a pretty badass bottle.

Smell: Very light aroma, a little malty and no real detectable traces of hops. Very light smell for such a dark beer.

Taste: Also very light, slight maltiness is detectable and maybe some hops, very hard to tell what is in this beer. It is a very blended flavor, but flavor none the less. Nothing obtuse about this beer, it is very friendly, and the flavor is nice.

Mouthfeel: Good carbonation, does not bring anything out in the flavor though, if anything it just masques the flavor even more, which is why I like to take it of the cooler, open it, and let it sit out for a while when I am at parties.

Overall: There is nothing great about this beer, but there is nothing bad either, its pretty good. It is the beer that Texas kids drink when they want to act like they are having a less mainstream style beer without actually having to put up with anything to strong. Hey, thats their choice, and I would be lying if I wasn't thankful that people bring beers like this instead of just bud light to parties.

Serving type: bottle

11-30-2011 15:09:57 | More by Siriusfisherman
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Appearance - in 12 oz glass bottle.

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Shiner Bock from Spoetzl Brewery
72 out of 100 based on 2,852 ratings.