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Shiner Bock - Spoetzl Brewery

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BA SCORE
73
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3,390 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 3,390
Reviews: 1,007
rAvg: 3.16
pDev: 19.62%
Wants: 38
Gots: 493 | 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 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

Photo of JerryIL
3.73/5  rDev +18%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BIA_BrewMasta
3.16/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 1 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of almostjay
3.35/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of brewqueno
2.75/5  rDev -13%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

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

Photo of Wevs24
2.47/5  rDev -21.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

Looks good, pours fair, smells fair and tastes watered down with little to no carbonation. Not something I would seek out.

Photo of JRM13
5/5  rDev +58.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

A great example of what a BOCK is supposed to look and taste like. It is a dark Amber color. The smell is full and the taste is outstanding just the right amount of caramel left to linger.*****

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

Photo of JustinPStewart
4.39/5  rDev +38.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Hits you like a ton of bliss

Photo of Beer-Revelry
2.89/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

A - Pours a dark brown / amber. Gives off a quickly dissipating half finger of head.
S - Meaty in aroma. Notes of smoke.
T - A nice dark bock, has notes of smoke taste, some deeper sweet notes such as dates and a little maltiness. Certainly not the most complex of depths, but it has it's own range.
O - A good dark session beer. Dark enough to have flavor, but still remains easily sessionable.
V - Medium value, it's certainly not the cheapest beer, but it's not ridiculous either, right in the middle.

Photo of joe12pk
3.43/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Nysteve15
2.12/5  rDev -32.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

Beer has very little character. Little caramel in the after taste, but Not altogether pleasing.

Photo of SDWNDR
4.99/5  rDev +57.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Shiner Bock has been and likely will remain my favorite beer for most activities. It's strong yet slightly sweet an very drinkable nature make it the perfect companion for most outdoor activities, but it feels most at home paired with tailgating and a good ribeye. The Spoetzl Brewery's most famous offering is the best example of an American-style bock; it doesn't have the strength of its German counterparts but is a very easy beer to drink and enjoy throughout the day. Overall, it's hard to knock Shiner Bock.

Photo of CodyMiller
3.77/5  rDev +19.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Fernans
1.09/5  rDev -65.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Can't believe that this cold be a flagship beer for a sizable brewer. This stinks. Typically I will fight through a bad beer to give it s chance but it never improved. Drain pour.

Photo of Golden32
3.09/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of Jimjacobs
4.25/5  rDev +34.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Very good. One of my go to beers.

Photo of infinitebruner
3.54/5  rDev +12%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

December 30, 2014

12 oz bottle, weizen glass

A – Light brown with high clarity. About a half-finger of off-white foam, with somewhat low retention.

S – Golden biscuit aroma with a bit of caramel, some sweet, grainy notes in the background. Hops are slightly herbal, mostly just a bitter aroma.

T – Similar to aroma, golden flaky biscuit, with just a bit of sweet caramel. Not getting much from the hops, it’s mostly some mild bitterness. Beer is a bit thin, so none of the flavors are particularly strong, but they are well-balanced.

M – Moderately carbonated and only mildly bitter, the touch of sweetness and the caramel last throughout. Thin body, fairly juicy to the finish.

O – Shiner Bock was (I believe) the first beer I had that wasn’t mass-produced American lager, so it holds a special place in my heart. It is very basic, but not at all a bad beer. It’s been “dumbed down” a bit from a traditional bock, and is a bit thin, but still a solid brew.

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

Photo of B-Land
3.1/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of shadwow13
3.28/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of cvengeance
3.18/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Shiner Bock from Spoetzl Brewery
73 out of 100 based on 3,390 ratings.