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Shiner Bock - Spoetzl Brewery

Not Rated.
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BA SCORE
72
okay

2,846 Ratings
THE BROS
64
poor

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Ratings: 2,846
Reviews: 947
rAvg: 3.13
pDev: 19.49%
Wants: 18
Gots: 192 | 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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heath1agnew

Texas

2.75/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This is the beer that got me started on trying other beers and off of extreme crap such as coors light, keystone light, bud light....etc. BUT for me it has been nothing more for me but a gateway beer to better beer. it is really NOT that great. trying it now it seems to have a funny aftertaste and nothing impressive, and perhaps a poor representative of a bock. it gets a low score because of that.

NOTE: i should also add that shiner offers other brews that are much better than this...in other words don't totally throw out the brewery itself.

Serving type: bottle

12-11-2008 17:14:09 | More by heath1agnew
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Brand new beer tonight. Picked up from Wally World. $7.28/6-pack. Lets see if this Bock rocks.

Appearance - in 12 oz glass bottle.

Smell - caramel rolls, a juicy bloody steak (yep?), buttered vegetables. It could be a full course meal plus dessert. Oh and the usual light floral hoppiness. Oh! And its got that Rolling Rock thing going on... the sour ale smell. There's a lot to talk about here.

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Shiner Bock from Spoetzl Brewery
72 out of 100 based on 2,846 ratings.