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Shiner Bock - Spoetzl Brewery

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BA SCORE
73
okay

3,173 Ratings
THE BROS
64
poor

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Ratings: 3,173
Reviews: 970
rAvg: 3.15
pDev: 19.68%
Wants: 31
Gots: 337 | 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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2/5  rDev -36.5%

TheBeerologist, Jan 29, 2012
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5/5  rDev +58.7%

BeerIsGood88, Jan 29, 2012
Photo of Merkur
3.25/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Beer pours a brown color with a bit of white head.

Beer smells mainly of malt, but nothing stands out.

Beer tastes slightly roasty and then finishes with a bit of caramel taste.

Moutfeel is very light and a good bit of carbonation.

Not a bad session beer.

Merkur, Jan 29, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +11.1%

jheberle, Jan 29, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +11.1%

6demonbag, Jan 29, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +11.1%

adrew, Jan 29, 2012
Photo of siradmiralnelson
3.03/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from 12oz bottle into SABL perfect pint.

A. Pours 2 finger head. Decent retention. Moderate lacing. Color is an amber brown.

S. Moderate caramel and bready malt aroma. Has a bit of hop bitterness.

T. Has a bit of peaty malt flavor. Pretty bland to be honest. Has a slightly sweet malt flavor with a bit of hop bitterness. Strangely has a bit of citrus fruit flavor?

M. Light body. Medium/low carbonation.

O. Pretty light bodied, little aroma, and little flavor. Overall average beer at best. Definitely want more flavor than shiner bock delivers.

siradmiralnelson, Jan 28, 2012
Photo of buckyp
3/5  rDev -4.8%

buckyp, Jan 28, 2012
Photo of GossageBrewery
2.93/5  rDev -7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Poured this Bock from a 12 oz bottle into a pint glass. This Bock poured a reddish brown color, produced a very thin off white head and it disappeared instantly. Poor Head retention. The aroma consists of some malted grain and not much else- No hops any other scent to speak of. Medium in body, this bock features some toasted grain flavor, just a slight hint of sweet caramel- Not much to get excited about here- i guess i would prefer this to say AB's Amber Bock. Not a bad brew to try once. Prost!

GossageBrewery, Jan 28, 2012
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4/5  rDev +27%

ccbass22, Jan 28, 2012
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3/5  rDev -4.8%

BEERnBUD, Jan 28, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +11.1%

sgttibbs, Jan 26, 2012
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3/5  rDev -4.8%

whalesandmore, Jan 26, 2012
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1/5  rDev -68.3%

Beerdrinker21190, Jan 25, 2012
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3/5  rDev -4.8%

weerezboy, Jan 25, 2012
Photo of wvsabbath
2.15/5  rDev -31.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Serving Type - Bottle

Appearance - Tan/brown, 2 inch fizzy carbinated head that died really quickly, Some decent lacing.

Smell - Hmm, skunky sorta yesty armoa. Some caramel and malts. Not much going on.

Taste - Umm, what is this? Watered down, skunky, this is a american amber with some roasted malt and a few spices added. Has a yeasty flavor moreso then malty. Not impressed.

Mouthfeel - Well, its light, watery and easy to just suck down. Tounge and palette wont be challenged or happy that you just wasted time coating mouth with the skunky flavors. Aftertaste is weak, bittery yeast, and soured.

Overall - A joke, not worth a drink, i seen this beer all the time, just grabbed one bottle to try, thought it was a classic, just a poorly made cheap bock. Not worth the time to drink.

wvsabbath, Jan 25, 2012
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1/5  rDev -68.3%

bmcduff2, Jan 24, 2012
Photo of PittsburghAJ
2.9/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Just an average bock. Amberish color with absolutely no head retention or lacing. Smells.... malty and grainy. Thin bodied and heavily carbonated, very watery. And a generic taste. Not bad, just not great.

Overall, it's good to wash food down. Doesn't leave any terrible tastes in your mouth. Probably would be worth the money if it were a bit cheaper.

PittsburghAJ, Jan 23, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +11.1%

Moose44, Jan 23, 2012
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3/5  rDev -4.8%

abeldiaz, Jan 23, 2012
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4/5  rDev +27%

zest4itall, Jan 23, 2012
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4/5  rDev +27%

hearn006, Jan 22, 2012
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2/5  rDev -36.5%

attometer00, Jan 21, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +11.1%

BeerguyRichmond, Jan 21, 2012
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3/5  rDev -4.8%

MammothTarantula, Jan 21, 2012
Shiner Bock from Spoetzl Brewery
73 out of 100 based on 3,173 ratings.