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Shiner Bock - Spoetzl Brewery

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Shiner BockShiner Bock

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3,456 Ratings

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Ratings: 3,456
Reviews: 1,033
rAvg: 3.16
pDev: 19.62%
Wants: 43
Gots: 576 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Spoetzl Brewery visit their website
Texas, United States

Style | ABV
Bock |  4.40% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 10-03-1999

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Ratings: 3,456 | Reviews: 1,033
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3.19/5  rDev +0.9%
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.

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look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

Served from a glass mug, should have just sipped from the bottle.

A- Medium dark brown. Clear, with red highlights when viewed in front of a light source. Pitiful half-finger head even with an aggresive pour. Dies down to absolutely nothing in seconds. I've seen cokes with more robust heads than this, even worse than a BMC in the head department. Zero lacing. Well carbonated as well. Looks like 4 parts coke, one part water.

S- intitial light candyish sweetness. Faint hops and floral notes. Slightly stale and very weak nose. Not distinguishing at all, though not particularly offensive.

T- Like a Budweiser with a bit of Newcastle Brown Ale dribbled in. Weak malts, very light caramel, not much hops. No floral taste like on the nose. Somewhat stale and bitter, not the good kind of bitter either. Not very tasty. At least Budweiser doesn't try to pretend it's somethint it isn't if ya catch my drift.

M- Painfully watery. Moderate carbonation. Not as drinkable as many BMC beers even.

O- Completely forgetable. Nice packaging, but poor product. Something about this beer is off putting. I just don't like it and will never look for it again. Made the mistake of getting two six packs of this stuff.

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Shiner Bock from Spoetzl Brewery
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