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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: 167 | 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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rudolphjacksonm

Virginia

2.23/5  rDev -28.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

A - Small head that is really effervescent and dissipates within seconds. Not what I expected. Really light-bodied with an amber-brown hue. Steady carbonation bubbling up from the bottom. 2.5

S - Malty, hoppy smell with an almost overpowering grainy, bready undercurrent. Also a soapy smell somewhere in there that reminds me of some adjunct lagers...which is weird. 2.5

T - Hrmm. Not quite what I remembered Shiner Bock tasting like. I thought it was a good beer a long time ago but after having it again now...I'm not very impressed. Strongly carbonated, sour flavor followed by the teensiest hint of malt on the middle of the tongue, followed by a metallic hop aftertaste. It goes down easy and is sort of enjoyable, but really not flavorful enough and has an odd aftertaste. 2.0

M - Very carbonated and light-bodied. Easily drinkable. Not sure if this is part of the style but it isn't a bad thing. 3.0

O - Shiner Bock seems to me like a decent session beer (though I still think Full Sail's Session series is a far better choice), but I would leave the compliments at that. I suppose the only reason I'm so harsh on Shiner is that I remembered this beer tasting good once, and now I'm left with this sort of Bock-adjunct hybrid that makes my tongue shrivel. I hope this is just a bad batch and that the next time I try this beer it performs a little better. 2.0

Serving type: bottle

04-08-2012 22:45:48 | More by rudolphjacksonm
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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

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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.

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