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Shiner Bock - Spoetzl Brewery

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BA SCORE
72
okay

3,000 Ratings
THE BROS
64
poor

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Ratings: 3,000
Reviews: 958
rAvg: 3.14
pDev: 19.43%
Wants: 25
Gots: 261 | 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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EddieJoe

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev +3.5%

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

New Jersey

2.95/5  rDev -6.1%

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.

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

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev +11.5%

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

Texas

3/5  rDev -4.5%

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

Ohio

2.8/5  rDev -10.8%

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.

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

Washington

2.5/5  rDev -20.4%

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

California

3/5  rDev -4.5%

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

Florida

4/5  rDev +27.4%

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


3/5  rDev -4.5%

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

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +43.3%

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

Oregon

2.5/5  rDev -20.4%

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


3/5  rDev -4.5%

02-28-2012 00:01:42 | More by KingRascal
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4/5  rDev +27.4%

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Reaper16

Alabama

2.1/5  rDev -33.1%

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.

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

Texas

3/5  rDev -4.5%

02-26-2012 22:51:55 | More by Danobold
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HxC90


2/5  rDev -36.3%

02-26-2012 15:58:25 | More by HxC90
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TallNerdGuy


4/5  rDev +27.4%

02-26-2012 05:38:14 | More by TallNerdGuy
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DexterP236


3/5  rDev -4.5%

02-25-2012 22:52:51 | More by DexterP236
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JBCavazos

Texas

3/5  rDev -4.5%

02-25-2012 19:16:50 | More by JBCavazos
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jeffrydon


3.18/5  rDev +1.3%

Shiner Bock is my favorite daily beer. With that in mind I will try to be fair on this review. I have had it countless times on tap and in bottle but for this review I am using a bottle poured into a pint glass.

A- Light brown with a short 1 finger head that dissipates extremely fast with hardly any lacing at all.

S- Heavy on a breadiness smell. It also has some sweet caramel malt.

T- Sweet, but not as strong of a flavor as you may expect. It is actually very light tasting.

M- Again, very light, not much for mouth feel.

O- Overall this is an easy to drink beer that I enjoy quite a bit. Nothing earth shattering by any means but it's something that makes me smile and I find myself drinking it more than any other brew.

02-25-2012 04:54:12 | More by jeffrydon
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IrishGermanAmerican

Texas

3.25/5  rDev +3.5%

02-24-2012 22:52:36 | More by IrishGermanAmerican
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corrrance

Louisiana

3/5  rDev -4.5%

02-22-2012 07:21:01 | More by corrrance
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alien319

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +27.4%

02-22-2012 03:54:28 | More by alien319
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SHCC

Massachusetts

2.5/5  rDev -20.4%

02-22-2012 02:55:23 | More by SHCC
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mechanicalprints

Arkansas

3/5  rDev -4.5%

02-21-2012 23:24:19 | More by mechanicalprints
Shiner Bock from Spoetzl Brewery
72 out of 100 based on 3,000 ratings.