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Shiner Bock - Spoetzl Brewery

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BA SCORE
73
okay

3,082 Ratings
THE BROS
64
poor

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Ratings: 3,082
Reviews: 965
rAvg: 3.15
pDev: 19.37%
Wants: 33
Gots: 296 | 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.

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ALLISON01, Dec 09, 2011
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3.35/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Shiner Bock is the flagship brew from a Texas institution—certainly they qualify as a craft brew but for some reason, not entirely unjustifiable, they don’t get a lot of love from the craft beer drinking community.

This pours an auburn color. There’s a muted maltiness to it, turned down but present. There’s a pleasing biscuit maltiness to this. When it’s served cold I don’t get a lot of the syrupiness that comes through when it warms.

I don’t think of Shiner Bock as a bock—in the technical, beer-style sense. It’s lighter in color, lighter in flavor, and lightered bodied than a Salvator or any other beer faithful to the style. But that doesn’t mean it’s bad. Or good. Point is, Shiner Bock is one of those beers that I have a love/hate relationship with. Sometimes it hits the spot—and I’ll take a Shiner over BMC anytime—but sometimes I just plain don’t care for it. So there.

elNopalero, Dec 09, 2011
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3/5  rDev -4.8%

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2.42/5  rDev -23.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Pours an unusual burnt orange colour, quite metallic with palour at the edge. HEad is off-white and largely whispy, with a thin ring of lace left. I enjoy the colour but otherwise a bit meh.

Smell is English hoppy. Bit of chewy grain aroma but largely grassy and herbal. Touch of cherry medicine and some cooked grain. Bit lacklustre and not hugely appealing, sadly.

Taste is a big pile of nothing. Slight ale ester upfront that descends down into grainy mid-palate with bitty sense of grain bread, then finishes with a mild, almost negligible hop finish which is just a tepid spice note, again quite English with a touch of black tea and some copper. Very bland, and has a kind of boiled sense to it, like all the flavours have been completely soaked out of it. Meh.

Fairly watery, yeah goes down like a 70-year-old virgin.

Could quaff this, but would rather, you know, drink something good?

laituegonflable, Dec 08, 2011
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Shiner Bock from Spoetzl Brewery
73 out of 100 based on 3,082 ratings.