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Shiner Bock - Spoetzl Brewery

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BA SCORE
72
okay

2,785 Ratings
THE BROS
64
poor

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Ratings: 2,785
Reviews: 943
rAvg: 3.13
pDev: 19.49%
Wants: 18
Gots: 166 | 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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Reviews by Weston19:
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Weston19

Illinois

3.01/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Poured into a Sam Adams glass

A: Dark amber color, clear, very little carbonation, initial head is quickly reduced into an extremely thin lacing.

S: Caramel, some malt, and a unique smell that I can't get my nose on. Almost like stale mango; kind of hard to describe.

T: Initial taste has some sweetness to it and it disappears rather fast. There is a subtle taste of biscuit once you begin to swallow but you really have to look for it. There is no real aftertaste and once you finish taking a drink the flavors are non existent.

MF: Very smooth beer. Leaves no bitterness behind and no taste of alcohol. The finish is a little dry. Overall very watery.

O: I think this is a good beer to have when you want to have a session beer and don't want to settle for a BMC. It definitely has more flavor than the macro beers but they aren't very memorable. I suppose it's a good beer to give to a friend or relative who is looking into craft beers but is not ready for something like Stone, Laguanitas, or Sam Adams. For what it is, it's an okay beer.

Serving type: bottle

08-13-2013 07:18:17 | More by Weston19
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mirth23

Texas

2.85/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I'll admit that I'm not a huge fan of bocks in general, but this one's just sweet without much else going for it. It gets too sweet too fast if it doesn't stay extra cold.

A: A nice transparent amber. Poor head.

S: Slightly sweet, fairly plain.

T: Extremely sweet without any hops to counterbalance.

M: Very crisp and bubbly, great for a hot day. Somewhat watery.

O: Not terribly exciting as far as bocks go.

Serving type: bottle

07-13-2014 01:47:18 | More by mirth23
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JandJMD

Maryland

3.25/5  rDev +3.8%

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PvtSnowball

Florida

3.13/5  rDev 0%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Purchased from one of the local grocery stores.

A: A nice amber coloration. Unfortunately, the head is moderate at best and the retention is very poor.

S: Plain. The malt prevent in comparison to the hop, but still weak. That said, it is no way offensive.

T: Malty and sweet.

M: Quite crisp and refreshing. Heavy on the carbonation and thin.

O: A decent brew, but disappointing overall. I expected more.

Serving type: bottle

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Shiner Bock from Spoetzl Brewery
72 out of 100 based on 2,785 ratings.