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Shiner Bock - Spoetzl Brewery

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3,168 Ratings

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Ratings: 3,168
Reviews: 970
rAvg: 3.15
pDev: 19.68%
Wants: 31
Gots: 333 | 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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1/5  rDev -68.3%

tigrstylz, Jan 20, 2012
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1/5  rDev -68.3%

bmcduff2, Jan 24, 2012
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1/5  rDev -68.3%

not craft beer in any way shape or form

WestHam973, Yesterday at 03:57 AM
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1/5  rDev -68.3%

OKShylock, Jul 22, 2014
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1/5  rDev -68.3%

thetinymite, Aug 19, 2012
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1/5  rDev -68.3%

MattEyre, Jun 16, 2012
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1/5  rDev -68.3%

Beerdrinker21190, Jan 25, 2012
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1/5  rDev -68.3%

mabernico, Jul 08, 2012
Photo of MacdaddyDI
1.05/5  rDev -66.7%
look: 2 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Texans cannot brew beer yuck, yet they act like Shiner is gods gift to the earth. The beer is obviously dyed. Shiner beer doesn't stack up to even your most common domestic beer. Save yourself the trouble don't buy shiner, unless you like beer that tastes like syrup mixed with stale bud light.

MacdaddyDI, Jul 05, 2014
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1.13/5  rDev -64.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Very disappointing beer.

It loks nice, a lovely brown with a finger of tan head. The head goes right away and leaves no lace, tho.

It smells like...absolutely nothing.

It tastes like near nothing. Maybe a little metal. Just bitter. Quite horrible, really.

Feels like water.

I'd alway heard good things about this beer, but I didn't like it at all.

tfp4268, Jul 27, 2012
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1.18/5  rDev -62.5%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.25

Had on tap at bubba a grill in houston. Served in a big mug
Dark mahogany body with no head
Smells stale and skunked even though its on tap
Tastes catty like a beefed up bud
Medium carb
Just not even close style wise. Big disappointment. When I drink a bock I want sweet malt. This just tastes cheap

jneiswender, Mar 18, 2013
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1.25/5  rDev -60.3%

apasternak, Jul 12, 2013
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1.25/5  rDev -60.3%

jenlovesbeer, Nov 28, 2012
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1.25/5  rDev -60.3%

Roland45s, Oct 19, 2012
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1.3/5  rDev -58.7%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

I was very disappointed with this beer. It almost had no flavor. I thought it looked great when the bartender brought me over a tasting glass but was very surprised to taste almost nothing. A lot of carbonation and very light and almost no taste notes that my taste buds could pick up.

jtierney89, Sep 08, 2011
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1.3/5  rDev -58.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

It is a sad day when the Micro's sell out to the big guys - And it has happened again. Shiner Bock - used to be a standard in Texas for quality Bock beer. The taste was rich and had a decent mouthfeel. They mostly had taste.

Now that the Sell out has occurred (Apparently to the Devil Anheuser-Bush) they have watered down this beer. The Color is still good and quite deceptive. The taste is nearly non-existent. Essentially a little more flavor than regular (American) Budweiser. But not much. This is a weak watery beer and a sad disappointment. The head is short lived and the aroma is nearly extinct as well. I would have recommended this onel highly about a year ago. But no way will I sully my wonderful reputation recommending this. Avoid it.

Oh Well - Another one bites the dust. : - (

AtrumAnimus, Jan 07, 2003
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1.4/5  rDev -55.6%
look: 1 | smell: 3 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

boring color of a burnt yellow with a 1 finger off white head and lacing. tad on the taste side of caramel and real malty. was ice cold for all of about 30 seconds. terrible mouth feel and flow. bad after taste. slow to no carbonation depletion. very bad all around.

tjsmith910, Jun 22, 2012
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1.43/5  rDev -54.6%
look: 2 | smell: 1 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

A - Brew is very dark with nice clarity. Not too much head. No lacing. Below average.

S - Not too much of a scent... Very bland and bready.

T/M - Over carbonated. How do people drink/enjoy this beer??? There's no flavor other then light malt.

O - This beer is bad. Very bland and disappointing. Highly not recommended.

chugalug06, Feb 03, 2012
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1.48/5  rDev -53%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

Served on tap at Dr. Dremo's in a pint glass.

Appearance: Clear light copper color with a smallish offwhite head that dissipates to a small ring of foam rather quickly. No lacing whatsoever.

Smell: Anemic aroma of roasted malts, corn, and precious little else.

Taste: Tastes like stale tortilla chops with some light caramel overtones. Light wintergreen aftertaste. Blech!

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied, slightly crisp. Ho-hum.

Drinkability: I think I'd rather not repeat this experience ever again. Not the worst beer I've ever had, but certainly among them.

ManekiNeko, Nov 20, 2003
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1.5/5  rDev -52.4%

Damian74Shensky, Dec 07, 2012
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1.5/5  rDev -52.4%

cwd, Jul 27, 2012
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1.5/5  rDev -52.4%

jwmarcum, Feb 15, 2012
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1.5/5  rDev -52.4%

CEDAMA, May 14, 2012
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1.5/5  rDev -52.4%

DrMindbender, Oct 01, 2014
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1.5/5  rDev -52.4%

Nnetherton, Aug 01, 2014
Shiner Bock from Spoetzl Brewery
73 out of 100 based on 3,168 ratings.