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Shiner Bock - Spoetzl Brewery

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3,166 Ratings

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Ratings: 3,166
Reviews: 970
rAvg: 3.15
pDev: 19.68%
Wants: 31
Gots: 331 | 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 StAnthony
4.68/5  rDev +48.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Shiner! In my opinion, the best thing to come out of Texas (my wife aside, of course). And we can't get it here in Illinois, so it makes visiting the inlaws a whole lot sweeter.

If not for the name though, I would never associate this 20SRM-ish brew with bock. It lacks the characteristic smoothness and rich body of most bocks that I know. In fact, this is among the lightest beers on my "favorites" list. I always thought of it more as a light brown ale.

Bottles are good but properly served pints are awesome! Catch one at the Dallas airport and you won't be sorry.

StAnthony, Jan 20, 2006
Photo of WestHam973
1/5  rDev -68.3%

not craft beer in any way shape or form

WestHam973, Today at 03:57 AM
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5/5  rDev +58.7%

38speedy, Today at 02:54 AM
Photo of beergoot
3.48/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Rich, copper hued body with a thin yet lasting white head. Mild, roasted malt aroma; hazelnuts. Warm, nutty, caramel flavors; brown sugar. Smooth, medium bodied mouthfeel.

A decent enough beer though it comes across rather weak in all areas for a bock beer. It's especially odd to have such a relatively low ABV for a bock styled beer. This would make a pretty respectable amber lager or Vienna lager, but lacks the oomph and appeal of a classic bock beer. It's roasted grain and nutty flavors are a plus and makes the beer enjoyable enough for what it offers.

beergoot, Yesterday at 10:38 PM
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3.75/5  rDev +19%

kidzord, Monday at 10:48 PM
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3/5  rDev -4.8%

Xandrion, Monday at 05:22 PM
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3.25/5  rDev +3.2%

buzzedup, Monday at 03:02 PM
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2.5/5  rDev -20.6%

zwalls44, Monday at 02:58 PM
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2.75/5  rDev -12.7%

moshea, Monday at 02:58 PM
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1/5  rDev -68.3%

GoMUPack, Monday at 01:30 AM
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2.5/5  rDev -20.6%

BGsWo22, Monday at 01:29 AM
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2.64/5  rDev -16.2%

Nszuch8, Sunday at 10:55 AM
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3/5  rDev -4.8%

Tarps68, Sunday at 03:40 AM
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2.5/5  rDev -20.6%

Svendozen, Saturday at 08:36 PM
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3.76/5  rDev +19.4%

smgeck, Saturday at 12:28 AM
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5/5  rDev +58.7%

dhq65, Saturday at 12:06 AM
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2.5/5  rDev -20.6%

permian-boozer, Friday at 03:29 PM
Photo of oldirtycaffrey
3.25/5  rDev +3.2%

Pours a dark copper with not much of a head to speak of, and predictably no lacing left along the glass. Smell is malty, sweet, and slightly grainy/astringent. Taste is also malty. Nothing to write home about, but it does have a toasted lager feel to it. A step up from a traditional, basic american lager, but I can't see myself reaching for more than two of these in a session -- just not much noteworthy about it.

oldirtycaffrey, Friday at 03:08 PM
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3/5  rDev -4.8%

Josh012012, Friday at 06:16 AM
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2.5/5  rDev -20.6%

booga73, Oct 16, 2014
Photo of ThomasMetal75
3.25/5  rDev +3.2%

A- Dark copper with thick head that dies fast.

S- Brown Bread, syrupy sweetness. Some undistinguishable grains. Light nuttiness.

T- Flavors are all very light, Brown bread crust, sweetness. Toasty malts. Light grains. slight spicy quality from the hops.

M- Kind of flat. It is clean and refreshing. Body is light. Not all that dry. It finishes semi sweet and grainy.

it's a slightly above average. It's pretty watery, but it's got a tad more flavor than an American lager.

ThomasMetal75, Oct 16, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +42.9%

themorninglark, Oct 15, 2014
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2/5  rDev -36.5%

ktenneydenver, Oct 15, 2014
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4.52/5  rDev +43.5%

jcunning, Oct 14, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev +3.2%

TheMaineBeerGuy, Oct 13, 2014
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Shiner Bock from Spoetzl Brewery
73 out of 100 based on 3,166 ratings.