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Shiner Bock - Spoetzl Brewery

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BA SCORE
72
okay

2,968 Ratings
THE BROS
64
poor

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Ratings: 2,968
Reviews: 954
rAvg: 3.14
pDev: 19.43%
Wants: 24
Gots: 248 | 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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PatronWizard

California

2.98/5  rDev -5.1%

One of my birthday beers this year. 12 oz into a glass...

A perfect clear amber. Nice color, but the head was up and down in less than 15 seconds. Zero lacing. Tiny bubbles.

Light aroma. A new smell to me. Not bad, not good, but closer to good than bad.

Taste just like tea. Only with carbonation. This is what tea-soda would taste like. With a splash of alcohol.

I like the body, but the carbonation is edging toward the rude side.

So it's not disgusting but not grand either.

Overall: tried it.

09-06-2008 05:32:21 | More by PatronWizard
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artoolemomo

Oregon

2.99/5  rDev -4.8%

Appearance- Pours up some head but has pretty poor retention. The body is quite effervescent and alive with bubbles. The head is an off-white with slight brown notes (almost beige) while the body is a dark amber with hints of maroon and garnet which appears as a medium dark amber with orange hues when held up to the light. No lacing has been left behind as of yet.

Nose- From the glass and from the bottle are very different. I get a weak breadiness with some metal notes from the glass but the bottle (especially before the pour) gives off a lot of malt- sweet and sour bread (think rye and pumpernickel) with a small hint of raisins. Swirling shows off more of the sour notes that suggested rye and pumpernickel.

Taste- A slight sweetness mixed with a bit of water starts off the flavor profile as notes of raisin arise and move into bigger notes of cereal and grain, even cornflakes. Lots of cornflakes and really none of the bready or malty qualities that the nose seemed to promise. Ends with a slight sweetness suggestive of these breads but it really doesn't have enough presence to define anything in particular. Some caramel but it's very light. Very minor metallic notes as well. Some wood (primarily oak) mixes with the light finish of bread and caramel. Lacks presence but has some balance and integration. Basically average but better than I expected it to be. Definitely a notch or two above BMC. I have no real experience with bocks but this seems to be a weak version of one. I will certainly have to try more.

Mouthfeel- A little more than light bodied with an ample amount of carbonation. Almost crosses the line into “too much carbonation”.

Drinkability- Fairly easygoing. A little too much cornflake taste for me but if I were in Texas 15 years, I imagine would have drank a whole bunch of this. 9 bucks a six pack is way too much though.

Overall- Just average (maybe slightly below). Worth a try if you don't have any expectations (I didn't). Will not repurchase.

10-12-2013 02:49:26 | More by artoolemomo
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3/5  rDev -4.5%

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3/5  rDev -4.5%

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Shiner Bock from Spoetzl Brewery
72 out of 100 based on 2,968 ratings.