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Shiner Bock - Spoetzl Brewery

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BA SCORE
73
okay

3,392 Ratings
THE BROS
64
poor

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Ratings: 3,392
Reviews: 1,008
rAvg: 3.16
pDev: 19.62%
Wants: 39
Gots: 495 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Spoetzl Brewery visit their website
Texas, United States

Style | ABV
Bock |  4.40% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 10-03-1999

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Photo of Spaceman_Jer
2.98/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Photo of DrDominator
3.75/5  rDev +18.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Chuck6860
2.34/5  rDev -25.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

Very average beer at best

Photo of RaguFestivale
3.04/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Jeffreysan
3.74/5  rDev +18.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

12 oz bottle, poured into a goblet

Appearance: Pours a beautiful, deep, dark, mahogany color with an eighth of a finger of white-colored head that quickly dissolved away into no head what-so-ever.

Aroma: Pretty nice, but muted, aromas of toasted malt, imparting some notes of freshly baked pretzels or biscuits, followed by some brown sugar, caramel and black pepper.

Taste: Delicious! Massive malt bomb! Strong flavors of bready, toasted malt up front, followed by lots of caramel and brown sugar-like sweetness, followed by more, bready toasted malt!

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied and very smooth as there is no carbonation what-so-ever. With an ABV of 4.4%, there is no alcohol on the palate.

Overall: This beer is not world class, excellent, or even great, it’s just a damn solid, damn good beer, and I love it! It’s one of my favorite session beers, and a bottle or two are always in my fridge.

Photo of Taybeh
3.17/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of dikebrewery
3.6/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A good solid beer. Nothing fancy but I try to keep a few stocked up in the beer fridge

Photo of weazle1334
3.67/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Paulieblaze
3.25/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of WestmontStorm
2.1/5  rDev -33.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 1.75

If you don't like the taste of beer or you like the taste of water, this is your brew. It's not terrible. It's drinkable, but so is diet coke.
This beer will fool you. It has a nice looking amber color. From a distance, very appealing. Just no flavor.

Photo of Lifit
3/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Rbhgncmp
4.21/5  rDev +33.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25

One of my favorites. Good solid non-macro beer.

Photo of dramer
3.71/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of tekstr1der
3.59/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours light brown with large-bubbled head which disappears completely. Aroma is malty, bready and pleasant. No bad flavors; more malt, caramel and bread. Very light, not complex, but really not bad. I could drink this all night and not complain.

Photo of barnzy78
2.94/5  rDev -7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

04 17 15 etched on neck of 12oz bottle. Thanks to my brother-in-law and father-in-law for the "Family Reunion" mixed 12 pack for my birthday.
A - thinner tan head fades to a foam atop a copper colored body
S - earthy hops, sweet malt, caramel
T - sweet toasted grain, caramel, brown sugar, earthy & spicy hops
M - lighter side of medium for body, moderate carbonation, clean finish
O - decent bock, but nothing great. It's not as good as some proclaim; maybe not as bad as some might say. I haven't had this in at least 4 years & I'd be fine waiting that long again.

Photo of warpig372
3.62/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mwmcam37
3.5/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of AustinEric
3.37/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

You can't be from Austin and not allow for Shiner.

Photo of mothmanscott
2.69/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a clear brown producing 1+ finger of foamy, khaki, short-lived head that leaves only little streaks & motes of lace. Aroma is weak & thin being toasted & biscuit malt with caramel & hints of roasted nuts, toffee, floral hops & very faint vanilla. Taste is slightly more robust being of toasty dark malts, caramel, biscuit, roasted nuts, earthy & floral hops that provide a slightly lopsided balance. Peppery spice & more caramel in the finish. Roast & a little bitterness in the dry aftertaste. Mouthfeel is low side of medium body with moderate carbonation, smooth with a slight prickle, juicy & wet with a dry aftertaste. The most redeeming quality of this brew is its drinkability. What it lacks in aroma and flavor it somewhat makes up for by going down easy.

Photo of CIBoy10
2.64/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

Look - dark brown with rapidly disappearing head and minimal lacing.

Smell - grainy and very much like a adjunct lager.

Taste - grainy, malty, metallic, skunky.

Feel - very light and very refreshing, but also very thin.

Overall - reminded me of Miller High Life minus the heavy carbonation honestly. I'd rather have an Old Milwaukee, PBR, etc.

Photo of delta490
3.04/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Pours a deep clear brown (thinking mahogany) but with almost no head by the time I get it at the table. Not even a hint. The aroma is barely there, with nothing distinct. The taste is a little better, with a caramel malt flavor. But it's not very robust. The body does has have a decent weight and feel to it but it lacks carbonation. Not sure what all the raves for this beer in Texas are about.

Photo of speakdf0
3.15/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Goodspeed83
3.21/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of PaulSlazinger
2.79/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of nathanmiller
3.79/5  rDev +19.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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Shiner Bock from Spoetzl Brewery
73 out of 100 based on 3,392 ratings.