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Shiner Bock - Spoetzl Brewery

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BA SCORE
72
okay

2,861 Ratings
THE BROS
64
poor

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Ratings: 2,861
Reviews: 947
rAvg: 3.13
pDev: 19.49%
Wants: 20
Gots: 201 | 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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angusdegraosta

New York

3.55/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Listen, I think Shiner Bock is an American classic. It tastes just like itself and is very easy on the palate. But it's distinctive despite the easiness. Now it may not look or smell like anything special. It's certainly not a textbook "bock." What it is is a hell of a good session beer. Hop flavor isn't what distinguishes this. It's the grainy malted carbonation. It's got its own zing that isn't bitter or citrusy, just a good medium-bodied lager with modest alcohol content. I'm more than likely going to have this again.

Serving type: bottle

01-16-2012 07:19:45 | More by angusdegraosta
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Shiner Bock from Spoetzl Brewery
72 out of 100 based on 2,861 ratings.