Shiner Bock - Spoetzl Brewery / Shiner

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BA SCORE
73
okay

3,558 Ratings
THE BROS
64
poor

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Ratings: 3,558
Reviews: 1,078
rAvg: 3.16
pDev: 19.62%
Wants: 50
Gots: 697 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Spoetzl Brewery / Shiner visit their website
Texas, United States

Style | ABV
Bock |  4.40% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 10-03-1999

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Ratings: 3,558 | Reviews: 1,078
Photo of Greywulfken
3.5/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Random bottle in a relative's refrigerator was better than I expected, and I seemed to like it better than most. May have been my mood or the food I was eating. Decent malt flavors and aroma. Medium-light body. Easy drinking.

Photo of matty
3.35/5  rDev +6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

The lightest Bock I ever had...but I enjoyed it

Photo of rc148m
1.55/5  rDev -50.9%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.5

A suitable bock, nothing special

Photo of Plower
5/5  rDev +58.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

The way beer should be. You guys can keep your overrated fancy beers, just keep "The Bock" flowing for me. Shiner Bock is basically Texas personified into a beverage.

Photo of Dj-XAlent22
3.81/5  rDev +20.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.25

Good Beer. If you haven't tried it yet then do so..

Photo of foghornleghorn22
3.8/5  rDev +20.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

This is a really tasty beer.

Photo of carlospratt
5/5  rDev +58.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Great beer, the best to me.

Photo of Capt_Pete
3.36/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

12oz. bottle poured in a pint glass. A rather light Bock beer with a dark amber translucent body and small-medium head. Smells of a balance of malts and grain with a hint of hops and alcohol. Taste mostly to the sweet malts side tending afterward to a slightly bitter bite of hops. Mouthfeel is mostly smooth, clean and refreshing, with medium crispness and carbonation. Overall a drinkable brew for an everyday beer but nothing special.

Photo of 1MA
4.08/5  rDev +29.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Shiner has always been one of my favorites.

Photo of Doonzman
3.51/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Decent beer. Better than your bud lights and keystone. But nothing great

Photo of dodge408
2.59/5  rDev -18%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.75

This is not a bock. It's more of a flavored water. It reminds me of a waterd down abbey. No flavors stick out and what flavor there is, is stale and weak. If you like something like this then enjoy. If you're a bock fan, skip this

Photo of MNishCT77
2.85/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

12 oz. bottle drank as part of a BJCP tasting group (Category 5: Bock) on 01/14/2015, poured into a snifter glass and drank over 15-30 minutes

Photo of JamesB63
4/5  rDev +26.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Really nice chocolate flavor.not ooverpowering. Very good beer.

Photo of TopherBreski
3.82/5  rDev +20.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Excellent BBQ beer with a great feel. Don't think I would drink it any other time, though.

Photo of Markwb1966
3.64/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Nice !!! Good all around bock.

Photo of Andalee
2.72/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75

VERY understated. Almost watery. It would be exceptional with sushi or spicy food, to clear the palate. I don't prefer it for sipping on its own.

Photo of DrunkEnTraining
3.09/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Mediocre beer. Pouring it into a glass and letting it sit for a little bit improves on the flavor and smell but not by enough to where I'd call it good stuff. Spend your money elsewhere.

Photo of Telcocoffeedad
1.85/5  rDev -41.5%
look: 3 | smell: 1 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 3

This one didn't do it for me. Flat flavor. Slight sour taste. Stale finish. A little pepper on there tongue

Photo of DoctorZombies
3.06/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Auburn pour with thin white head. Not much aroma. Semi sweet malt body. Lite mouthfeel. Overall, a lite easy to drink beer.

Photo of DashIpa
5/5  rDev +58.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

On a hot Texas nothing is finer than a cold Shiner......

Photo of DrewsBrews450
2.91/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Texas Yuengling.. But not as good.. Very bland and flat.. Just a slighty flavorful Amber lager.

Photo of predikit
3.26/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Poured a slightly reddish brown, left a fizzy off white head that receded immediately. Leaves no lacing on the glass.

Smells very plain, basic beer scent. Yeast, malted barely, maybe some corn syrup.

Tastes similar to Yuengling Traditional Lager, most minor caramel notes from the malt, some brown bread.

Light bodied, fairly high carbonation, crisp and clean and refreshing, but maybe a bit too bubbly.

Fairly middle of the road, no off flavors, not too watery, but nothing spectacular either.

Photo of KirkBuchanan
3.68/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

While I prefer heavier ales, if I'm going to have a bock, this is the one.

Photo of InkedinRi
3.78/5  rDev +19.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Not bad. Not great.. Very light and watery I do like most beer from shiner

Photo of hotpauko
3.4/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

I generally have liked the Shiner beers, they are all decent for each style. Bock is no different. I liked it but I am not the best critic of of this style. I can see how some rate this really low and some like it a lot. Flavors are good but not strong. It's worth a try and you will probably get more if you like this style.

Shiner Bock from Spoetzl Brewery / Shiner
73 out of 100 based on 3,558 ratings.