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Shiner Bock - Spoetzl Brewery

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BA SCORE
72
okay

2,828 Ratings
THE BROS
64
poor

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Ratings: 2,828
Reviews: 945
rAvg: 3.13
pDev: 19.49%
Wants: 19
Gots: 184 | 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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KC9LDB

Illinois

5/5  rDev +59.7%

11-21-2011 23:06:55 | More by KC9LDB
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DuffDaddy

Florida

5/5  rDev +59.7%

07-07-2013 11:43:25 | More by DuffDaddy
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Zhum14


5/5  rDev +59.7%

10-09-2012 14:28:15 | More by Zhum14
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jsisko01

Michigan

5/5  rDev +59.7%

12-16-2011 04:20:18 | More by jsisko01
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bpa4bes

Virginia

5/5  rDev +59.7%

05-28-2013 17:54:35 | More by bpa4bes
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aksuited29

Michigan

4.85/5  rDev +55%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Look, I dont break it down for the 5 "groups" ...all I know is its' a darker beer that's full of flavor! It's very crisp, smooth, you can taste the hazelnut & caramel and to me, this is heaven in a mug! ...I was a Sam Adams fan, but this has just took the place of my "GO TO" beer!

Plain and simple, if you haven't tried this, TRY IT!!! ...if you have and don't like it, ...10 bucks says you're a budweiser/miller/heinekein fan and shouldn't be reviewing a beer like this!

A+++ BEER!!!!

Serving type: bottle

04-01-2011 20:47:54 | More by aksuited29
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JamesGrove

Pennsylvania

4.8/5  rDev +53.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

This excellent beer has a deep amber, almost copper, color and has a thin, white head. The smell is not overwhelming, in fact is very subtle. The taste is absolutely sublime. Not overpowering, not too hoppy, not bitter. It is perfectly balanced. The mouthfeel is smooth and silky. This has been my all-time favorite beer for quite some time. It's very hard to beat this beer.

Serving type: bottle

03-29-2014 21:56:41 | More by JamesGrove
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markallmon

Tennessee

4.75/5  rDev +51.8%

02-23-2013 23:06:36 | More by markallmon
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mrjonesezn


4.75/5  rDev +51.8%

02-04-2013 23:57:05 | More by mrjonesezn
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klmcmachen

Texas

4.75/5  rDev +51.8%

01-03-2012 22:49:16 | More by klmcmachen
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Michaeldmanley

Texas

4.75/5  rDev +51.8%

02-06-2013 08:53:56 | More by Michaeldmanley
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kybluemoon

Kentucky

4.75/5  rDev +51.8%

02-15-2014 16:08:52 | More by kybluemoon
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Johnny2stixx


4.75/5  rDev +51.8%

09-10-2012 04:31:23 | More by Johnny2stixx
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Josiah


4.75/5  rDev +51.8%

03-11-2012 01:08:10 | More by Josiah
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Phinner

Michigan

4.75/5  rDev +51.8%

01-08-2013 22:24:12 | More by Phinner
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sgtbash

New York

4.75/5  rDev +51.8%

03-19-2014 23:30:02 | More by sgtbash
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stormgasm7

Arkansas

4.75/5  rDev +51.8%

05-01-2013 04:44:02 | More by stormgasm7
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tang214

Texas

4.72/5  rDev +50.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

This beer is a staple in my diet. It's got a nice dark brown slighty red color. It pours so easily without ever get to thick of a head. The foam is nice, it fades quickly and leaves almost no lace. The smell isn't one of my favorites (don't get me wrong, I like the smell but mostly because it is one of my favorite beers). It has an excellent mouthfeel with with the caramel flavors and all. It's drinkability truely exceptional whether you slowly drink it down or are just chugging away at a party. In my opinion, defeniently one of the best beers ever brewed.

Serving type: bottle

09-09-2002 19:54:01 | More by tang214
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StAnthony

Illinois

4.68/5  rDev +49.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Shiner! In my opinion, the best thing to come out of Texas (my wife aside, of course). And we can't get it here in Illinois, so it makes visiting the inlaws a whole lot sweeter.

If not for the name though, I would never associate this 20SRM-ish brew with bock. It lacks the characteristic smoothness and rich body of most bocks that I know. In fact, this is among the lightest beers on my "favorites" list. I always thought of it more as a light brown ale.

Bottles are good but properly served pints are awesome! Catch one at the Dallas airport and you won't be sorry.

Serving type: on-tap

01-20-2006 19:45:19 | More by StAnthony
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KodyBrannon

Texas

4.65/5  rDev +48.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Upon the first sip of this beer, there is a slight hoppy taste, with a light feel in the mouth. The taste blends in good and leaves you wanting more as you drink it. A great beer for drinking straight from the bottle. Has a nice even pour into a glass though. Definatly a great beer for going to resturaunts with little selection and great for sitting at home and just enjoying beer.

Serving type: bottle

08-23-2007 13:34:45 | More by KodyBrannon
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omar

Texas

4.58/5  rDev +46.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Have had it on tap in many food and drink establishments in the Dallas Ft. Worth area.

Great with steaks, beef fajitas, and brisket.

Clear brown brew, no cloudiness or sediment. Not much head, smooth and refreshing. Slightly nutty.

Very refreshing on a hot day.

Serving type: on-tap

06-10-2006 19:38:44 | More by omar
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RoyTX

Texas

4.56/5  rDev +45.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Now, I have to level set for the rest of the 49 states that get Shiner weeks/months after it was made. I've toured the shiner brewery and can certainly attest to the affects of harsh storing and shipping condition on beer. I have had the flat, bitter, watery shiner bock that has been reviewed and I have also tasted the sweet "Texas tea" that is shiner bock, hours/days after the factory brewed it. Do not blame the brewery or the beer for the failings of time and mishandling of man. Firstly, shiner bock is no where near "hoppy" it is a sweet (as far as beers go) blend of yeast, malt, and hops. We sure do make bread with it down here. The deep caramel color is a clear indicator of taste. It is not intended to be be an overbearing weigh you down, alcoholic bock. It is refined for drinkability and sweet sipping (again think iced tea). It's certainly not a heavy headed brew that and does not pretend to be an exotic concoction of ingredients that blend together to make a disappointing off-putting flavor (Sam Adams Boston lager comes to mind). Take the traditional German respect for bier and an American sensibility for drinkability and crave for refreshing flavors and you have Shiner Bock. I can use apply all the adjectives and similes for the look but taste is he only thing that matters. I'd happily drink a shiner instead of a snobby craft beer placed on a pedestal that tastes like bathroom soap. If you notice the score I didn't say it was perfect due to the varying environments (consistency) I've tasted it in but it is good when it's good.

Serving type: bottle

07-12-2013 22:49:18 | More by RoyTX
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fabiansoliz

New York

4.53/5  rDev +44.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I had this beer on tap at the Tower of Americas Bar in San Antonio. It was a dark beer with a light taste and mild flavor. It didn't have a lot of bite. I live in New York and our community beer store has a lot of imported beers from around the world, but this one I can't find in the city.

Serving type: on-tap

08-21-2011 16:10:21 | More by fabiansoliz
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ahart3


4.5/5  rDev +43.8%

11-11-2012 14:53:47 | More by ahart3
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Pwidget

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +43.8%

04-11-2012 19:23:34 | More by Pwidget
Shiner Bock from Spoetzl Brewery
72 out of 100 based on 2,828 ratings.