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Shiner Bock - Spoetzl Brewery

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BA SCORE
72
okay

2,867 Ratings
THE BROS
64
poor

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Ratings: 2,867
Reviews: 947
rAvg: 3.13
pDev: 19.49%
Wants: 20
Gots: 205 | 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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OKShylock

Oklahoma

1/5  rDev -68.1%

07-22-2014 17:30:38 | More by OKShylock
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thetinymite


1/5  rDev -68.1%

08-19-2012 16:00:28 | More by thetinymite
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MattEyre


1/5  rDev -68.1%

06-16-2012 00:10:08 | More by MattEyre
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Beerdrinker21190

Ohio

1/5  rDev -68.1%

01-25-2012 15:48:00 | More by Beerdrinker21190
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mabernico


1/5  rDev -68.1%

07-08-2012 02:34:45 | More by mabernico
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MacdaddyDI

Colorado

1.05/5  rDev -66.5%
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.

Serving type: bottle

07-05-2014 04:35:13 | More by MacdaddyDI
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tfp4268

Kentucky

1.13/5  rDev -63.9%
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.

Serving type: bottle

07-27-2012 02:05:05 | More by tfp4268
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jneiswender

Massachusetts

1.18/5  rDev -62.3%
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

Serving type: on-tap

03-18-2013 18:27:59 | More by jneiswender
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apasternak

District of Columbia

1.25/5  rDev -60.1%

07-12-2013 22:29:19 | More by apasternak
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jenlovesbeer

Texas

1.25/5  rDev -60.1%

11-28-2012 01:55:32 | More by jenlovesbeer
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Roland45s

Virginia

1.25/5  rDev -60.1%

10-18-2012 23:33:00 | More by Roland45s
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jtierney89

New Jersey

1.3/5  rDev -58.5%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

09-07-2011 23:25:52 | More by jtierney89
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AtrumAnimus

Texas

1.3/5  rDev -58.5%
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. : - (

Serving type: bottle

01-07-2003 07:46:59 | More by AtrumAnimus
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tjsmith910

Florida

1.4/5  rDev -55.3%
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.

Serving type: bottle

06-22-2012 00:01:03 | More by tjsmith910
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chugalug06

Colorado

1.43/5  rDev -54.3%
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.

Serving type: bottle

02-03-2012 02:05:18 | More by chugalug06
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ManekiNeko

Virginia

1.48/5  rDev -52.7%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

11-20-2003 01:59:33 | More by ManekiNeko
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Damian74Shensky

South Carolina

1.5/5  rDev -52.1%

12-07-2012 23:54:59 | More by Damian74Shensky
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cwd

Kentucky

1.5/5  rDev -52.1%

07-27-2012 19:58:53 | More by cwd
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jwmarcum

Missouri

1.5/5  rDev -52.1%

02-15-2012 21:30:07 | More by jwmarcum
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CEDAMA

California

1.5/5  rDev -52.1%

05-14-2012 19:21:01 | More by CEDAMA
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chrispoint

Connecticut

1.5/5  rDev -52.1%

06-06-2012 05:48:24 | More by chrispoint
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wpqx

Illinois

1.5/5  rDev -52.1%

11-20-2013 22:44:38 | More by wpqx
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HarmonMW

Missouri

1.5/5  rDev -52.1%

02-15-2012 01:18:11 | More by HarmonMW
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Baxterbl

Alabama

1.5/5  rDev -52.1%

02-07-2014 02:51:29 | More by Baxterbl
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inbierveritas

Minnesota

1.5/5  rDev -52.1%

12-27-2011 04:33:09 | More by inbierveritas
Shiner Bock from Spoetzl Brewery
72 out of 100 based on 2,867 ratings.