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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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joshlindquist

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev +11.5%

12-31-2011 05:47:29 | More by joshlindquist
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DrDemento456

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev +3.5%

Surprised I haven't reviewed this yet. Picked this up in the "Family reunion" variety pack.

A - Little to no head and a slightly dark colored clear amber.

S - Smells of lager yeast, sweet malts, and slight caramel.

T - Not terrible but not great either. Tastes more of a bock lager than a typical bock, since it's not very creamy and it tastes pretty light. Lager like yeasts clash with some sweet malts and little to no hops in the finish. Kind of eh.

M - Light bodied for sure and it's pretty easy to drink.

Overall I can detect no off flavors or smells so this is crafted rather well but not as tasty as class offerings of the style. Not as bad to drain pour though so I can finish the other 3 rather easy.

12-31-2011 03:48:48 | More by DrDemento456
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jpd7374

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -4.5%

12-30-2011 21:16:19 | More by jpd7374
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cdwil

Texas

3/5  rDev -4.5%

12-30-2011 20:42:29 | More by cdwil
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NoBeerLeftBehind

Iowa

2.5/5  rDev -20.4%

12-30-2011 15:13:21 | More by NoBeerLeftBehind
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jjkatter

Australia

2.5/5  rDev -20.4%

12-30-2011 11:37:36 | More by jjkatter
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Jamstone714

Florida

2.5/5  rDev -20.4%

12-30-2011 03:25:23 | More by Jamstone714
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caedmon2

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev +11.5%

12-29-2011 22:17:50 | More by caedmon2
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VonLuck23

Maine

4/5  rDev +27.4%

12-29-2011 20:17:16 | More by VonLuck23
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jak

North Carolina

3/5  rDev -4.5%

12-29-2011 16:07:50 | More by jak
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Lantern


3/5  rDev -4.5%

12-28-2011 12:29:26 | More by Lantern
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Grebdioz

Texas

3/5  rDev -4.5%

12-28-2011 01:45:04 | More by Grebdioz
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justinm4bama

Alabama

3.5/5  rDev +11.5%

12-28-2011 01:13:45 | More by justinm4bama
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inbierveritas

Minnesota

1.5/5  rDev -52.2%

12-27-2011 04:33:09 | More by inbierveritas
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debuscher22

Montana

3/5  rDev -4.5%

12-26-2011 14:57:43 | More by debuscher22
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ShwarzAl3r

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev +11.5%

12-26-2011 07:42:31 | More by ShwarzAl3r
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Theitos

Louisiana

3/5  rDev -4.5%

12-25-2011 19:26:52 | More by Theitos
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y2jrock60

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev +3.5%

A- Dark amber almost brown. The head fades quickly and fails to leave behind any lace.

S- Hints of sweetness along with a crisp finish. There's still something in the aroma that reminds me of a BMC.

T- Sweet up front with a slight tartness that gives way to a hint of roasted malt. There is a faint earthy hop bitterness that lingers at the end.

M- Light-medium bodied with moderate carbonation.

D- Drinkable, nothing offensive, but not much going on.

This beer isn't bad, but it's not great either. I like the color of the beer, but it's virtually headless.

12-25-2011 05:27:06 | More by y2jrock60
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ramseye4

Virginia

2.98/5  rDev -5.1%

A=pours a dark copper color with a one finger head that dissipated before I was able to take a sip or smell.
S=Big on the caramel malt with a very faint hop aroma in the background
T=caramel malt, not too much else going on a faint hop bitterness in the finish
M=light body with very high carbonation levels make the beef pleasant on the tongue
O= Average in every sense of the word, a forgettable beer but it's widely available in areas In my state that traditionally only sell BMC

12-25-2011 02:14:59 | More by ramseye4
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DakotaJim

South Dakota

3.5/5  rDev +11.5%

12-25-2011 02:12:54 | More by DakotaJim
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zbooks

Texas

4/5  rDev +27.4%

12-24-2011 20:46:03 | More by zbooks
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beerguy36

Tennessee

3/5  rDev -4.5%

12-24-2011 18:30:21 | More by beerguy36
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blakelive784

Colorado

2.3/5  rDev -26.8%

12 fl oz bottle served in a pint glass, reviewed live:

A - Pours a transparent amber/copper color. The head of 1.5 fingers seems creamy enough, but dissipates very quickly. Disappointing.

S - Caramel, clean barley, and not a whole lot else going on. Incredibly mild.

T - Follows the nose closely. Unimpressive caramel malt, a strange mineral taste, and a little bitterness near the finish. I miss the assertive malt character of a normal bock. Boring, even.

M - Way too crisp, and way too light for a bock. Doesn't work at all.

D - It's certainly drinkable, but I'd pass on this boring beer.

12-24-2011 03:44:06 | More by blakelive784
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Fakexican

Texas

3/5  rDev -4.5%

12-24-2011 02:15:16 | More by Fakexican
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melodicnoise

Texas

3.5/5  rDev +11.5%

12-23-2011 02:47:20 | More by melodicnoise
Shiner Bock from Spoetzl Brewery
72 out of 100 based on 2,952 ratings.