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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.

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3/5  rDev -4.8%

dowen44, Dec 21, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +42.9%

AJN136, Dec 20, 2011
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4/5  rDev +27%

TheChrisBallard, Dec 20, 2011
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2.98/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

a thin tan head settles quickly on top of a reddish brown body leaving no lacing. smell and taste are both very caramel forward, not much else. once again shiner produces a thin watery over carbonated beer. overall not excited as some with this beer. goes down quick and smooth, just doesnt offer much for flavor other than being a malt bomb. once again i would like to see some hops to cut thru the sweetness of this beer.

match1112, Dec 20, 2011
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4/5  rDev +27%

cheapswiller, Dec 20, 2011
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3/5  rDev -4.8%

mhaugo, Dec 18, 2011
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3/5  rDev -4.8%

duff247, Dec 18, 2011
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4/5  rDev +27%

smartens, Dec 18, 2011
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3/5  rDev -4.8%

pfrdaly, Dec 17, 2011
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3/5  rDev -4.8%

thenasty, Dec 17, 2011
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4/5  rDev +27%

trojankeg, Dec 17, 2011
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4/5  rDev +27%

jhenson1, Dec 17, 2011
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5/5  rDev +58.7%

jsisko01, Dec 16, 2011
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1.93/5  rDev -38.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

I am absolutely NOT a fan of this beer. The price point at $1.99 was fine, so I could swallow that, but I couldn't really swallow the rest.

Was it BAD? No. Was it GOOD? God, no. I can only regard this beer as...well...bland. To be fair, it pours a very nice clear darker colour so I was excited by that, but the taste had...well..nothing really, beyond carbonation and a very weak light lager sort of taste. I was honestly unsure as to whether there was actually any alcohol in it - and for a beer, that is somewhat important to me.

Sadly there was no wow factor that made me want this beer, it was just far too week for my tastes. If you want something rather cheap, go for it. Otherwise, I wouldn't really recommend this to suit your needs.

timtwoface, Dec 15, 2011
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3/5  rDev -4.8%

jheezee, Dec 15, 2011
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4/5  rDev +27%

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4/5  rDev +27%

vtownAL, Dec 14, 2011
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4/5  rDev +27%

phattman073, Dec 14, 2011
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3/5  rDev -4.8%

Texasfan549, Dec 14, 2011
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4/5  rDev +27%

DonDirkA, Dec 14, 2011
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3/5  rDev -4.8%

Anew, Dec 13, 2011
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3/5  rDev -4.8%

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3/5  rDev -4.8%

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3/5  rDev -4.8%

Ghohn, Dec 12, 2011
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3.5/5  rDev +11.1%

beerhorn12, Dec 12, 2011
Shiner Bock from Spoetzl Brewery
73 out of 100 based on 3,173 ratings.