Shiner Bock - Spoetzl Brewery

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Shiner BockShiner Bock

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3,345 Ratings

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Ratings: 3,345
Reviews: 986
rAvg: 3.16
pDev: 19.62%
Wants: 33
Gots: 437 | 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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3/5  rDev -5.1%

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2/5  rDev -36.7%

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1.9/5  rDev -39.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Purchased at the orders of @LaitueGonflable, who'd never tried a beer from Texas, and knew that this beer existed. So be it.

Pours a pleasant deep amber colour, quite clear, with a small, but fine-bubbled head of white. Very light body, especially for a bock (although, probably not for a bock weighing it below 5% ABV), although it hold carbonation quite firmly, making it seem bigger than it is. Some patchy lacing when it's tilted. Not bad, but not great.

Nose is grainy with adjuncts, giving a cornmeal and unprocessed wholegrain character, with a sweetness that speaks of faux vanilla essence. Slight sharpness on it as well, partially from the carbonation, partially from maybe something else—it lingers, suggesting some kind of volatile from hops or grain.

Taste is exceptionally weak and bland, almost excruciatingly so. Slight corn characters on the back, and another tingle of that vague volatile character, but nothing else whatsoever. It's tasteless—offensively so.

Extremely bland, and extremely pointless. It's barely above the watery nothingness of an American adjunct lager. Bock?? Yeah, just fuck the hell off.

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4/5  rDev +26.6%

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2.75/5  rDev -13%

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4/5  rDev +26.6%

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3/5  rDev -5.1%

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3/5  rDev -5.1%

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3/5  rDev -5.1%

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4/5  rDev +26.6%

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2.65/5  rDev -16.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2.5

Shiner Bock. Well.. I've never had a Bock style beer before so i had in mind that is was going to be quite a dark beer but it was in fact not. I'm not gonna bash this beer just because it wasn't what i expected or what i would normally drink. I can say it was hevily carbonated which i'm not sure i enjoyed, the taste was a slight hoppy flavor with quit a bit of malt to it, a little hint of a roasted almosnd flavor aswell. I had it out of a bottle at a resurant so i couldn't really get any scent from it but with experience from beer that have had that similar taste i would imagine the smell is basicly the same as the taste.

In the end this beer wasn't a shitty beer at all and i'm not saying it was, i'm just not into this style. Give it a try for yourself i know that Shiner is a respectable lable and they put out more then a few great beers.

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3/5  rDev -5.1%

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3.53/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

The color is a light brown color, kinda like iced tea. The foamy head dissipates quickly although refreshing though. Nose is very mild, mostly malt. Has a slight grain smell and little else. Its a nice beer for taking to the lake or camping. Will drink again though.

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2.38/5  rDev -24.7%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2.5

Light brown, highly carbonated beer. Fizzy head dissolves pretty quickly. No lacing on the sides.

Smells faintly of stale coffee and molasses.

Tastes vaguely sweet. No hop presence. Malts, while present, are not robust.

Mouthfeel is carbonated wateriness.

I supposed you could have quite a few of these f you liked them, because the ABV is low and the density is pretty close to water. I don’t hate this beer, but don’t really enjoy it much.

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Shiner Bock from Spoetzl Brewery
73 out of 100 based on 3,345 ratings.