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Shiner Bock - Spoetzl Brewery

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BA SCORE
72
okay

3,066 Ratings
THE BROS
64
poor

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Ratings: 3,066
Reviews: 964
rAvg: 3.14
pDev: 19.43%
Wants: 28
Gots: 291 | 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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Ratings: 3,066 | Reviews: 964 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by manutd103:
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4/5  rDev +27.4%

manutd103, Nov 15, 2011
More User Reviews:
Photo of oberon
2.95/5  rDev -6.1%

Well this is a standard I drank alot while living in North Carolina because the people I hung out with thought this was a "special beer".Pours a amber/brown with a light off white colored head.The aroma is grainy and lightly sweet and a little earthy.Taste is watery in my opinion with some resdual caramel sweetness but not much,not much of a bock for sure.

oberon, Nov 05, 2003
Photo of davemarc87
2.5/5  rDev -20.4%

davemarc87, Mar 20, 2014
Photo of RoyalT
2.63/5  rDev -16.2%

Appearance – Nice, clear brown bock color with a little head.

Smell – Nice, lightly-toasted bock aroma. There seems to be a scent of cheap grain, though, like a Budweiser or something.

Taste – The traditional bock flavor is there, but some cheap graininess and a watery finish spoil the show.

Mouthfeel – Thin and watery.

Drinkability – This Shiner was indeed a black eye.

RoyalT, Oct 06, 2003
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3.5/5  rDev +11.5%

legalag11, Jun 17, 2014
Photo of Defros
1/5  rDev -68.2%

Defros, Thursday at 01:42 PM
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3.5/5  rDev +11.5%

Turbo, Nov 07, 2012
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2.78/5  rDev -11.5%

The moment that I never drink a Shiner beer again can't come too soon. Fortunately, this is the last of my mixed pack.

It has a generic grainy aroma just like their other beers with maybe a hint of tree bark and maple.

Easy to drink, not much going on. A step above macro lager.

brownbeer, Jan 31, 2010
Photo of Greenmosheen
2.75/5  rDev -12.4%

Greenmosheen, Aug 06, 2014
Photo of wesbrownyeah
2.88/5  rDev -8.3%

Shiner Bock... Bock style beer at 4.4%. I expected more personally. Nice presentation of yellow label with red and black writing and a ram on the front.

A- Pours a dark reddish brown fluid with little head that produces very little trace lacing.

S- Simple metallic scents upfront with lightly breaded malts.

T-M- Taste is a very bland flavor of sweet malts and light hints of decaf coffee and alcohol esters. Mouthfeel is watery and goes as it comes.

D- Very drinkable at a price of a simple beer that is very macro-like.

wesbrownyeah, Feb 04, 2010
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3.25/5  rDev +3.5%

tbryan5, Jan 16, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -20.4%

Shakerman, Jan 08, 2012
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4/5  rDev +27.4%

Parke, Nov 26, 2011
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3/5  rDev -4.5%

GeoBear, Dec 01, 2012
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3.72/5  rDev +18.5%

jdg_0887, Aug 16, 2014
Photo of blackearth
3.85/5  rDev +22.6%

Poured a deep copper body with a thin white head that faded quickly. Aroma of caramel, metallic copper and toffee. Medium bodied with a biscuity light malt flavor and sweet aftertaste that finished clean. Good drinkability, this is nothing to seek out, but a great alternative if you find it at a bar stocked with macros.

blackearth, Jul 13, 2009
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4.75/5  rDev +51.3%

markallmon, Feb 23, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -20.4%

RoninBirdman, Oct 15, 2013
Photo of lordofthewiens
2.78/5  rDev -11.5%

When I visited my daughter and son-in-law in Houston recently, I wanted to try one of the local brews. This is what they told me to order. It was a dark amber color with no head to it. It had a nondescript malty aroma, and a nondescript , vaguely sweet taste. Actually OK for mouthfeel, and drinkable in the sense that it went down easily. Not one of my favorite beers; hope other offerings from the brewery are better.

lordofthewiens, Oct 25, 2006
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2.75/5  rDev -12.4%

BeerDreadz, Jan 20, 2014
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3/5  rDev -4.5%

Brauntasaurus, Jan 05, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev +3.5%

csmartin6, Aug 14, 2013
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2.53/5  rDev -19.4%

Shiner bock
A - Pours a nice amber color but is completely lacking head.

S - Hardly any detected aroma except for a bit of sweet malt

T - A bit of malt with a weird slightly metallic taste and faint touch of hops. Doesn't really taste like a bock, more like a lager.

M - Pretty thin mouthfeel with a low level of carbonation.

D - Poor flavor profile and thin mouthfeel make one more than enough.

warnerry, Aug 15, 2011
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2.05/5  rDev -34.7%

Presentation: 12oz can

Appearance: Copper/amber with a thin head that shows little sign of carbonation.

Smell: Clean smelling with no apparent aromas -- probably due to its being canned.

Taste: Crisp and refreshing like a seltzer water. Grain and husk-like flavours turn this brew dry, while a semi-astringent hop presence joins the steeliness of the can to provide a cheap beer flavour. The brew finishes with a metallic twang and an echo of real hop flavour.

Notes: Not impressed at all. Purchased and consumed on Northwest Airlines (Detroit to Boston).

Todd, Oct 03, 1999
Photo of Beaver13
2.35/5  rDev -25.2%

12 oz bottle. Pours a clear caramel amber with a fizzy off white head that quickly disappears.

The aroma is sweet metallic malts with some DMS.

The flavor is heavily sweet malts - caramel and toffee with a lilttle toastedness. The mouthfeel is medium and watery with a little sharp carbonation.

Overall, it's not bad tasting (much more flavor than I expected), but overbalanced on the sweet side. It's better than the macros.

Beaver13, Feb 21, 2008
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Shiner Bock from Spoetzl Brewery
72 out of 100 based on 3,066 ratings.