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Shiner Bock - Spoetzl Brewery

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3,066 Ratings

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Ratings: 3,066
Reviews: 964
rAvg: 3.14
pDev: 19.43%
Wants: 28
Gots: 291 | 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.

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2.25/5  rDev -28.3%

Miz77, Aug 07, 2012
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3/5  rDev -4.5%

craigmj7, Aug 07, 2012
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2.33/5  rDev -25.8%

Easily one of the most overrated beers in Texas. Maybe because it's made here. Maybe it's because Texans greatly prefer light beers to anything else (it's hot here, guys!). I don't know, but Shiner has a panache somewhat the same as Rainier used to have up in Seattle. Nevertheless, Shiner Bock is not much of a bock beer. It's sort of like a lager on a dash of steroids. Plain, almost flat lager-type flavor, this beer reminds me of what we served at my fraternity house the morning after a party. Kinda non-descript vehicle for delivering alcohol to the system. Not as smooth as Bud. Not as flavorful as any other bock beer I've had (I've had a couple.)Past that, I kind of worry about folks who really think this is great stuff.

OregonDuckinTexas, Aug 06, 2012
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4/5  rDev +27.4%

batt6343, Aug 05, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev +3.5%

bbcd, Aug 04, 2012
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4/5  rDev +27.4%

ktanner99, Aug 04, 2012
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2.25/5  rDev -28.3%

Jfowler05, Aug 03, 2012
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2/5  rDev -36.3%

Mark5252, Aug 02, 2012
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2.5/5  rDev -20.4%

TheBigBoy, Aug 02, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +43.3%

gata, Aug 02, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +19.4%

WDJersey, Aug 01, 2012
Photo of Mdog
3.1/5  rDev -1.3%

Appearance: Brown-amber, ok head but fades out quickly.

Smell: Toast, a bit of fruit.

Taste: Slightly sweet bread, a bit of fruit.

I used to have this occasionally in Missouri, it is not too common up here in Minnesota. A decent lawnmower beer if you want something different tasting than a pale lager. Not too strong, so you can have a few of them in a sitting. Nothing too special here.

Mdog, Aug 01, 2012
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2.75/5  rDev -12.4%

Vanhecht, Jul 31, 2012
Photo of Tiperrachi
4.38/5  rDev +39.5%

Shiner Bock is a great going-out beer. In a pool-hall with the buds, or a strip club....whatever the setting. It's a great beer to grill with, both to marinade and to drink while you cook. Shiner is the beer of Texas, and not without good reason. Grab a 6er and try it out next time you throw a grill on, and see what I mean.

Tiperrachi, Jul 31, 2012
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3/5  rDev -4.5%

LarryMyers, Jul 29, 2012
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3/5  rDev -4.5%

closisinthehouse, Jul 29, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev +3.5%

OBMM1, Jul 28, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev +3.5%

SvenHayden, Jul 27, 2012
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1.5/5  rDev -52.2%

cwd, Jul 27, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +11.5%

dustyonbass, Jul 27, 2012
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1.13/5  rDev -64%

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.

tfp4268, Jul 27, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev +3.5%

rolltide8425, Jul 26, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +11.5%

mikeisale, Jul 25, 2012
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3/5  rDev -4.5%

TheResidentialOP, Jul 25, 2012
Shiner Bock from Spoetzl Brewery
72 out of 100 based on 3,066 ratings.