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Shiner Bock - Spoetzl Brewery

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BA SCORE
72
okay

2,952 Ratings
THE BROS
64
poor

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Ratings: 2,952
Reviews: 953
rAvg: 3.14
pDev: 19.43%
Wants: 24
Gots: 243 | 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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scratch69

Missouri

3/5  rDev -4.5%

01-15-2012 04:09:40 | More by scratch69
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dexterk1

Illinois

3/5  rDev -4.5%

01-14-2012 15:43:59 | More by dexterk1
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JacStance

California

4/5  rDev +27.4%

01-14-2012 10:47:57 | More by JacStance
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ABVerageJoe

North Carolina

2.78/5  rDev -11.5%

A - Dark caramel translucent color with a 1 finger head which hangs out for a little while.

S - Smells like malt, a bit sweet + lager yeast

T - Tastes like an amber lager. Not very bocky at all unless you strain to pick up slightly sweet caramel. Tastes like an amber lager and not a bock.

M - light, smooth, nice carbonation. Not a good bock, but a very drinkable beer.

Overall - I'd rather buy Yuengling or Red Oak Amber Lager to achieve this taste. I would not purchase it again.

01-14-2012 02:44:49 | More by ABVerageJoe
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kspongeworthy

Texas

2.5/5  rDev -20.4%

01-14-2012 01:06:59 | More by kspongeworthy
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MitchellMank92

Texas

4/5  rDev +27.4%

01-13-2012 22:15:44 | More by MitchellMank92
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stuckintraffic2

California

2.5/5  rDev -20.4%

01-12-2012 03:06:40 | More by stuckintraffic2
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WithinTheGlass

Kansas

2.15/5  rDev -31.5%

Want to try a beer that makes Budweiser taste like a craft beer? Look no further. Shiner Bock, despite it's loyal fanbase, has to be one of the blandest and most watered down beers I've ever tried.

A- Nothing too wrong with the look of the beer. The bottle is appealing and the brew pours a golden straw with a fluffy white head.

S- Not much to be said for this category... Malt, cereal grains and straw. No hops whatsoever

T- This beer tastes like Pabst Blue Ribbon mixed with sparkling water and just a hint of rust. Not altogether awful, but not what I'd classify as good beer in any way shape or form.

O- No hate to the brewers or to the fans, but I advise fans of quality brews to stay far away from this... beer?

01-11-2012 17:20:49 | More by WithinTheGlass
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Sarunas7

Kansas

2/5  rDev -36.3%

01-11-2012 07:08:03 | More by Sarunas7
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khargro2

Kentucky

4/5  rDev +27.4%

01-11-2012 04:51:48 | More by khargro2
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zildjian2800

Texas

4/5  rDev +27.4%

01-10-2012 23:46:39 | More by zildjian2800
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WastingFreetime

Wisconsin

2.03/5  rDev -35.4%

Continuing with the variety six pack. This one is probably Spoetzl's best-known offering around my neck of the woods.

Very light...almost not even amber anymore in color with a tiny head and low carbonation. Tiny head that fizzles out in about one minute, smells of cooked vegetables and faint wheat-like malts...remind me why is this called a Bock again? Tastes similar to a poorly-done BMC lager, whisper-thin hopping and strange metallic off-tastes, thin watery body and all. If you are going to have this one, have it on tap where it will be at least tolerable. I would even hazard a guess that this is one of "those" beers that degrade rapidly in the bottle at the store.

(Seriously, I've had this one on tap before and it tasted and smelled much better than the bottled version.)

01-10-2012 22:07:21 | More by WastingFreetime
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TexAggie011

Texas

3/5  rDev -4.5%

01-09-2012 16:05:42 | More by TexAggie011
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mecmd

Georgia

2.25/5  rDev -28.3%

01-09-2012 04:57:17 | More by mecmd
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schoun

Texas

3/5  rDev -4.5%

01-09-2012 00:55:09 | More by schoun
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Sudbuster

Texas

3/5  rDev -4.5%

01-08-2012 23:53:18 | More by Sudbuster
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Rustee

Texas

3/5  rDev -4.5%

01-08-2012 22:20:55 | More by Rustee
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Naamandroid

Alabama

2.5/5  rDev -20.4%

01-08-2012 20:10:34 | More by Naamandroid
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fvoegtlin

Kentucky

3.5/5  rDev +11.5%

01-08-2012 18:52:44 | More by fvoegtlin
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Pintofbrown

Iowa

2.9/5  rDev -7.6%

This was served in a very tall glass stein, so cold that there are ice chunks throughout the glass. Oh bother...

Appearance- The head is slightly foamy and creamy, an off-white, brown tinge to it. The body is a dark brown-auburn color and transparent.

Smell- There is a slight hint of a sweet and wheaty malt. It has a toasty character as well.

Taste- That nutty toastiness is the first thing to hit the tongue. Unfortunately, it is all down hill after that. There is a wheaty and grassy adjunct hop flavor that takes over. This lasts well into the finish. There may be some sweet malt in the finish as well, but by this point, I am already very disappointed by the flavors.

Mouth feel- This one is watery and just a little bit caustic. Not only because of the carbonation and the thin body, but the adjunct finish as well.

Overall- This is best described as a malty american adjunct that disappoints especially on the palate, with the feel not far behind. I really hope that this is not anyone's introduction to the bock style.

01-08-2012 17:18:07 | More by Pintofbrown
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Shakerman

Florida

2.5/5  rDev -20.4%

01-08-2012 16:05:17 | More by Shakerman
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quantumcipher

California

3/5  rDev -4.5%

01-08-2012 06:15:23 | More by quantumcipher
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Otisimaas

Texas

3/5  rDev -4.5%

01-08-2012 02:46:08 | More by Otisimaas
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UnderPressure

South Carolina

2/5  rDev -36.3%

01-07-2012 20:06:58 | More by UnderPressure
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jpotocik

Tennessee

3/5  rDev -4.5%

01-07-2012 15:17:33 | More by jpotocik
Shiner Bock from Spoetzl Brewery
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