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Shiner Bock - Spoetzl Brewery

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BA SCORE
72
okay

2,844 Ratings
THE BROS
64
poor

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Ratings: 2,844
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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nightcrawler

Illinois

3.65/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

I find myself coming back to Shiner Bock again and again. If I find it on sale, I have no problem picking up a 6 or 12 pack. Sure, it isn't the best example of the style. But it is a mellow, malty beer that is smooth. It gives a small, tan head when poured correctly but there really isn't any smell I can detect. It goes down clean and, if well chilled, refreshes all the way down the throat.

You won't find "complex flavorings from exotic malts and yeasts" with this beer. Don't expect them.

Serving type: bottle

07-11-2009 22:55:04 | More by nightcrawler
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The-Adjunct-Hippie

South Dakota

3.58/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

Taste - refreshing with character and the right balance of hops and bitters. Tasty. Metallic finish. Tastes almost nothing like it smells though.

Mouthfeel - crisp and refreshing. Flows like a river. Reminds me of Coors' mouthfeel, just a little more full-bodied. I could go without the metallic aftertaste though. Does melt pleasantly syrupy after the wash is gone.

Overall - it's got a good thing going. I don't know if I would pay the $7.28 for a sixer again unless I really got a craving for it. This beer is pleasant to drink however and is definitely worth a try.

Serving type: bottle

07-25-2014 04:03:18 | More by The-Adjunct-Hippie
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ryan1788a5

Massachusetts

3.19/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12oz beer poured into a shaker pint.

A: Deep amber color with shades of brown. Great clarity. Fine bubbled off white head retains for a bit before falling. No real lacing.

S: Lots of malty sweetness and dextrins. Malt syrup, somewhat bready. Grassy and herbal hops. clean.

T: Much the same in taste. Loads of malty sweetness. Treacle syrup. Pinch of cocoa. Sweet bready flavors. Clean. Hops bite in with a lot of herbal spic on the back ends it's much needed to balance the tide of sweetness. Sweet malt and clamping spicy hops in the finish.

M: Sturdy medium body. Somewhat syrupy and coating feel. Fine scrubbing carbonation lifts it just enough to keep the syrupy texture from becoming off-putting.

O: Quite a bit darker and more hefty than I thought. The hops and the carbonation really have to fight to keep it from becoming cloying and syrupy. A decent beer at best. At its price point I don't think it will compete well here in MA. Interesting decision to enter such a saturated market, especially riding right on the coattails of Yuengling.

Serving type: bottle

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Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -4.2%

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Tennessee

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Texas

3/5  rDev -4.2%

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Tennessee

3.75/5  rDev +19.8%

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Ohio

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New York

3.75/5  rDev +19.8%

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Texas

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Texas

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Shiner Bock from Spoetzl Brewery
72 out of 100 based on 2,844 ratings.