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 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.

Photo of dpgoblejr
3.87/5  rDev +22.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Tastes like it should and pretty solid at that.

Photo of ksedgwick
1.09/5  rDev -65.5%
look: 1 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1

horrible is the first word that comes to mind.

Photo of dukeandduke
3.39/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

2/7 - (Home) Bottle. I liked the taste and feel of this beer. Liked the hops and this beer had some kick, and was pleasant.

Photo of hophugger
2.87/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

dark gold-brown color, crystal clear with a decent head that disappates quickly. Minimal lacing. Aroma is full of bread and malt. Flavor is malt forward, obviously, with very light hop, as this style should. Mouthfeel is good, cool with great balanced carbonation..

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

Ok overall, but nothing exciting

Photo of loubar
3.88/5  rDev +22.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz. bottle from Cost Plus. Clear dark brown with a head that thins out quickly. Mild malt aroma.Taste of bready malt up front with a crisp middle leaving a mild sweetness after its gone. Not much in the way of hop bitterness or complexity. I found this to be a light, refreshing, drinkable lager beer. Love the low ABV.

Photo of Chuck6860
2.34/5  rDev -25.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

Very average beer at best

Photo of Jeffreysan
3.74/5  rDev +18.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

12 oz bottle, poured into a goblet

Appearance: Pours a beautiful, deep, dark, mahogany color with an eighth of a finger of white-colored head that quickly dissolved away into no head what-so-ever.

Aroma: Pretty nice, but muted, aromas of toasted malt, imparting some notes of freshly baked pretzels or biscuits, followed by some brown sugar, caramel and black pepper.

Taste: Delicious! Massive malt bomb! Strong flavors of bready, toasted malt up front, followed by lots of caramel and brown sugar-like sweetness, followed by more, bready toasted malt!

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied and very smooth as there is no carbonation what-so-ever. With an ABV of 4.4%, there is no alcohol on the palate.

Overall: This beer is not world class, excellent, or even great, it’s just a damn solid, damn good beer, and I love it! It’s one of my favorite session beers, and a bottle or two are always in my fridge.

Photo of Taybeh
3.17/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

single bottle into a pint glass (in the midst of moving and painting)

some toasted grain, and a little caramel and toffee on the nose, then the taste follows. nothing too exciting or subtle, but it drinks okay, and in the midst of a winter move, it's refreshing and tasty enough.

Photo of dikebrewery
3.6/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A good solid beer. Nothing fancy but I try to keep a few stocked up in the beer fridge

Photo of WestmontStorm
2.1/5  rDev -33.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 1.75

If you don't like the taste of beer or you like the taste of water, this is your brew. It's not terrible. It's drinkable, but so is diet coke.
This beer will fool you. It has a nice looking amber color. From a distance, very appealing. Just no flavor.

Photo of Rbhgncmp
4.21/5  rDev +33.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25

One of my favorites. Good solid non-macro beer.

Photo of tekstr1der
3.59/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours light brown with large-bubbled head which disappears completely. Aroma is malty, bready and pleasant. No bad flavors; more malt, caramel and bread. Very light, not complex, but really not bad. I could drink this all night and not complain.

Photo of barnzy78
2.94/5  rDev -7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

04 17 15 etched on neck of 12oz bottle. Thanks to my brother-in-law and father-in-law for the "Family Reunion" mixed 12 pack for my birthday.
A - thinner tan head fades to a foam atop a copper colored body
S - earthy hops, sweet malt, caramel
T - sweet toasted grain, caramel, brown sugar, earthy & spicy hops
M - lighter side of medium for body, moderate carbonation, clean finish
O - decent bock, but nothing great. It's not as good as some proclaim; maybe not as bad as some might say. I haven't had this in at least 4 years & I'd be fine waiting that long again.

Photo of AustinEric
3.37/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

You can't be from Austin and not allow for Shiner.

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