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Shiner Bock - Spoetzl Brewery

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BA SCORE
73
okay

3,112 Ratings
THE BROS
64
poor

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Ratings: 3,112
Reviews: 966
rAvg: 3.15
pDev: 19.68%
Wants: 32
Gots: 307 | 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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3/5  rDev -4.8%

GaryMarkle84, Aug 26, 2012
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2.75/5  rDev -12.7%

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pooogy, Aug 25, 2012
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3.18/5  rDev +1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A: Light tawny amber, bright & clear with legions of rising bubbles, but medium size off white head that vanishes pretty quick. Sounds like soda fizzing away. No lace.

S: Bread crust malts & toasty grain. Light sweetness with just a hint of caramel. Whisper of background generic hops. Reasonable scent, but a bit thin & could be stronger.

T: Fair bit of bread crust & melanoidans layered on a base of toasty grain with a touch of sweetness & a hint of caramel. Leafy sort of tea-like hops with rather mild bittering.

M: Just under medium body with CO2 over-matched. Wet & fizzy with just a bit of texture. Hint of drying way late in the finish.

D: Doesn't really achieve the richness & robustness of a true bock. More a still easy to quaff brew with a decent bit of bock-esque flavor.

SickGnar, Aug 24, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev +3.2%

Goat-City, Aug 24, 2012
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4/5  rDev +27%

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3/5  rDev -4.8%

Dat, Aug 23, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev +3.2%

Ceballonegro, Aug 22, 2012
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2.75/5  rDev -12.7%

scm2787, Aug 22, 2012
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CoreyW, Aug 22, 2012
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Huntingtonbasser, Aug 21, 2012
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3/5  rDev -4.8%

ryko, Aug 21, 2012
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2.5/5  rDev -20.6%

CowboyRob, Aug 21, 2012
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2.75/5  rDev -12.7%

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5/5  rDev +58.7%

lauran24, Aug 20, 2012
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3.1/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A: Crisp and clear, an inch or so of head.

S: Really clean, slight alcohol, slight caramel malt.

T: Caramel malt dominates. Somewhat lacking in taste for a bock. Crisp and refreshing, easy drinker.

M: Goes down smooth, medium bodied.

O: Decent brew, not sure if I'd call it a bock.

bundy462, Aug 20, 2012
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1/5  rDev -68.3%

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2.5/5  rDev -20.6%

NateMac13, Aug 17, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +11.1%

Optifron, Aug 17, 2012
Shiner Bock from Spoetzl Brewery
73 out of 100 based on 3,112 ratings.