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Shiner Bock - Spoetzl Brewery

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Shiner BockShiner Bock

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3,073 Ratings

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Ratings: 3,073
Reviews: 964
rAvg: 3.15
pDev: 19.37%
Wants: 29
Gots: 294 | 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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Photo of Natural510
3.18/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a medium amber-brown color with good amount of fizzy head. Leaves a light ring of lacing at the side of the glass.
Nose is somewhat faint; heavy on the cereal malt with hints of molasses.
Initial smack of cola-like malt, follows with a sweet element resembling black licorice, then dissipates into almost nothing.
Body is thin, which is the main drawback of this beer. It is quenching, and leaves a faint hint of hops in the mouth, but could be muchfuller while maintaining its refreshing quality.
While it won't blow your socks off, Shiner Bock does get respect for being a viable option all those years before the craft movement took hold of the American brew scene. I will leave it at that.

Natural510, Feb 22, 2010
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3.5/5  rDev +11.1%

maxcoinage, May 15, 2013
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4/5  rDev +27%

tubeyes, Sep 24, 2012
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2.5/5  rDev -20.6%

EigenBeer, Sep 05, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev +3.2%

DbbC, Jun 09, 2013
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2.25/5  rDev -28.6%

xJMFCx, Jun 03, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -12.7%

little_star, Feb 27, 2014
Photo of Hopfenpeter
2.9/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Had this beer on tab, while waiting for the train in Washington,DC. It was served in a pint glass and produced a clear brown amber color. There was almost no head and no lacing.
The smell was boring molasses, little else.
The taste was very similar, almost as boring as a cheap mass production lager. But it was ice cold and I was thirsty.
Would not buy it again.

Hopfenpeter, Oct 03, 2011
Photo of siradmiralnelson
3.03/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from 12oz bottle into SABL perfect pint.

A. Pours 2 finger head. Decent retention. Moderate lacing. Color is an amber brown.

S. Moderate caramel and bready malt aroma. Has a bit of hop bitterness.

T. Has a bit of peaty malt flavor. Pretty bland to be honest. Has a slightly sweet malt flavor with a bit of hop bitterness. Strangely has a bit of citrus fruit flavor?

M. Light body. Medium/low carbonation.

O. Pretty light bodied, little aroma, and little flavor. Overall average beer at best. Definitely want more flavor than shiner bock delivers.

siradmiralnelson, Jan 28, 2012
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2.75/5  rDev -12.7%

pottergator, Feb 16, 2014
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4/5  rDev +27%

TrojanWheels, Jan 19, 2012
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3/5  rDev -4.8%

Punisher, Feb 23, 2013
Photo of Higravity
3/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

I lot of people hate on this beer and as a bock it is a fraud, however as a beer it sometimes fills the void. Out of the bottle or on tap the beer is pretty much the same. Nice amber color with a white head that doesn't lace but has some staying power. This smells of mostly clean lager yeast with a hinting of malts and hops but nothing too much. The flavor is crisp amber lager beer with maybe a bend to the sweeter ock style. This beer could just use more to push it into the next step-up. Overall an easy drinker, but it holds back to gain mass appeal. Beer is buisnesss.

Higravity, Jun 26, 2006
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3/5  rDev -4.8%

Peyton5410, Mar 28, 2012
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3/5  rDev -4.8%

Can_has_beer, Jun 14, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +19%

emwild12, Aug 11, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -12.7%

MrBoh, Nov 11, 2012
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3/5  rDev -4.8%

ahommell, Jul 09, 2013
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4/5  rDev +27%

robertjskelton, Apr 08, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev +3.2%

jryanj927, Aug 25, 2013
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3/5  rDev -4.8%

brauseboof, May 07, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +42.9%

Beermazter310, Nov 20, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +19%

Bobhoya, May 08, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev +3.2%

n00blar, Aug 18, 2012
Shiner Bock from Spoetzl Brewery
73 out of 100 based on 3,073 ratings.