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Shiner Bock - Spoetzl Brewery

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BA SCORE
72
okay

2,860 Ratings
THE BROS
64
poor

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Ratings: 2,860
Reviews: 947
rAvg: 3.13
pDev: 19.49%
Wants: 20
Gots: 200 | 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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sawilliams204


3.5/5  rDev +11.8%

03-10-2012 02:53:05 | More by sawilliams204
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tbeer40

New Jersey

2.75/5  rDev -12.1%

03-10-2012 00:08:21 | More by tbeer40
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htc

Missouri

2.5/5  rDev -20.1%

03-09-2012 02:59:07 | More by htc
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ttwhite

Illinois

2.75/5  rDev -12.1%

03-08-2012 02:05:42 | More by ttwhite
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pjeezus


3/5  rDev -4.2%

03-07-2012 06:53:56 | More by pjeezus
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TheSixthRing

California

3.23/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Appearance - Pours a fairly clear, dark amber brown with reddish tinge. The off-white head is about a finger thick, and dies fairy quickly, leaving behins a sparse lace.

Smell - Mostly sweet caramel and honey-like malt in the aroma... a bit of dry hop as well. The smell is light and pleasant.

Taste - Tastes like it smells. Sweet caramel and honey malt to start, then quickly switches over to a dry hop finish. A very faint sawdust flavor in the aftertaste? The finish happens very fast.

Mouthfeel - Light, and very little carbonation. It goes down smooth, but in a watered down sort of way.

Overall - Nothing offensive about this beer, but nothing too interesting either. To call this a 'safe beer' seems an appropriate term.

Serving type: bottle

03-07-2012 06:24:20 | More by TheSixthRing
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Saltee

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev +11.8%

03-06-2012 02:36:47 | More by Saltee
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Stalgondo

Georgia

4/5  rDev +27.8%

03-04-2012 16:34:31 | More by Stalgondo
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RDW

Nebraska

3.5/5  rDev +11.8%

03-04-2012 05:37:06 | More by RDW
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tomgossert

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev +11.8%

03-04-2012 04:08:33 | More by tomgossert
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EddieJoe

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev +3.8%

03-03-2012 19:33:44 | More by EddieJoe
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KTCamm

New Jersey

2.95/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Poured from bottle into pint glass.

Pours a medium dark brown with no foam. Light malty smell - kind of a sweeter caramel smell. Light sweet malt taste - a little bland and with no carbonation. Mild and uneventful. Some cola flavor in there. Just enough bubbles to let you know its not the wort. But just Ok at best.

Serving type: bottle

03-03-2012 00:33:03 | More by KTCamm
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AJP

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev +11.8%

03-02-2012 17:59:57 | More by AJP
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bkrbdan

Texas

3/5  rDev -4.2%

03-01-2012 18:48:51 | More by bkrbdan
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Looneybiz

Ohio

2.8/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Overall it was ok, but the mouthfeel kinda ruined it for me.

The appearence was dark but hardly any head or lacing. Probally due to the flatness of the beer itself. The bottle had some interesting little tid bits and I enjoy that kind of stuff.

Taste was fine for the style, nothing amazing, but average and drinkable. Highly malty with a small hint of hops.

Very watery mouthfeel, with too low of carbonation.

Serving type: bottle

03-01-2012 08:44:27 | More by Looneybiz
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whahappened27

Washington

2.5/5  rDev -20.1%

03-01-2012 06:48:53 | More by whahappened27
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beerwithoutpants

California

3/5  rDev -4.2%

03-01-2012 06:25:40 | More by beerwithoutpants
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Tumble

Florida

4/5  rDev +27.8%

02-28-2012 20:16:48 | More by Tumble
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ADemshar


3/5  rDev -4.2%

02-28-2012 09:10:46 | More by ADemshar
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amshepard


4.5/5  rDev +43.8%

02-28-2012 01:19:08 | More by amshepard
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mercatonero

Oregon

2.5/5  rDev -20.1%

02-28-2012 00:34:57 | More by mercatonero
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KingRascal


3/5  rDev -4.2%

02-28-2012 00:01:42 | More by KingRascal
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4/5  rDev +27.8%

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Reaper16

Alabama

2.1/5  rDev -32.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

12oz. bottle served into a pint glass

Pours a nutty, caramel-brown color. It's very clear, with plenty of visible carbonation rising to the top of the glass. There it becomes a head that gets to about one finger before diminishing to a thin ring. It's pretty dark for a lager; it's basically in Marzen territory. Maybe darker.

Shiner Bock smells of sweet grain husks and commercial honey, like from a bear-shaped plastic bottle. Some grass-clippings hops are here too, but they are distant. It's mostly like a slightly-more-amber-malt smelling version of Miller High Life.

This beer is not good. It tastes very cheap: chalky yet sweet grain flavors, some vaguely metallic hops. It's crisp, sure, but finishes like I licked a traffic sign.

The mouthfeel is fine, I guess. It's got a fine body to it. The beer has a sweet mouthfeel but the hop character clashes with it. Overall, this beer is a pretty pathetic bock. It's not tasty at all. I feel like Padma Lakshmi when she was tentatively drinking Shiner Bock on season 9 of Top Chef. I feel you, Padma. I feel you.

Serving type: bottle

02-27-2012 04:05:28 | More by Reaper16
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Danobold

Texas

3/5  rDev -4.2%

02-26-2012 22:51:55 | More by Danobold
Shiner Bock from Spoetzl Brewery
72 out of 100 based on 2,860 ratings.