Shiner Bock - Spoetzl Brewery

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3,344 Ratings

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Ratings: 3,344
Reviews: 986
rAvg: 3.16
pDev: 19.62%
Wants: 33
Gots: 435 | FT: 2
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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3.25/5  rDev +2.8%

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3.08/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A- The dark color makes me think I am drinking a real beer, slightly cloudy

S- Bready

T- Slightly sweet, here there hops in there?

M- low carbonation. not heavy

O- Not quite the best beer the Shiner puts out, still better than most other readily available beers.

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4.75/5  rDev +50.3%

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3.75/5  rDev +18.7%

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2.25/5  rDev -28.8%

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3.25/5  rDev +2.8%

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3.5/5  rDev +10.8%

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3.25/5  rDev +2.8%

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3.5/5  rDev +10.8%

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2.75/5  rDev -13%

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2.5/5  rDev -20.9%

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2.75/5  rDev -13%

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3/5  rDev -5.1%

Photo of TheSixthRing
3.23/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Appearance - Pours a fairly clear, dark amber brown with reddish tinge. The off-white head is about a finger thick, and dies fairy quickly, leaving behins a sparse lace.

Smell - Mostly sweet caramel and honey-like malt in the aroma... a bit of dry hop as well. The smell is light and pleasant.

Taste - Tastes like it smells. Sweet caramel and honey malt to start, then quickly switches over to a dry hop finish. A very faint sawdust flavor in the aftertaste? The finish happens very fast.

Mouthfeel - Light, and very little carbonation. It goes down smooth, but in a watered down sort of way.

Overall - Nothing offensive about this beer, but nothing too interesting either. To call this a 'safe beer' seems an appropriate term.

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3.5/5  rDev +10.8%

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4/5  rDev +26.6%

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3.5/5  rDev +10.8%

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3.5/5  rDev +10.8%

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3.25/5  rDev +2.8%

Photo of KTCamm
2.95/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Poured from bottle into pint glass.

Pours a medium dark brown with no foam. Light malty smell - kind of a sweeter caramel smell. Light sweet malt taste - a little bland and with no carbonation. Mild and uneventful. Some cola flavor in there. Just enough bubbles to let you know its not the wort. But just Ok at best.

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3.5/5  rDev +10.8%

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3/5  rDev -5.1%

Photo of Looneybiz
2.8/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Overall it was ok, but the mouthfeel kinda ruined it for me.

The appearence was dark but hardly any head or lacing. Probally due to the flatness of the beer itself. The bottle had some interesting little tid bits and I enjoy that kind of stuff.

Taste was fine for the style, nothing amazing, but average and drinkable. Highly malty with a small hint of hops.

Very watery mouthfeel, with too low of carbonation.

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2.5/5  rDev -20.9%

Shiner Bock from Spoetzl Brewery
73 out of 100 based on 3,344 ratings.