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Shiner Bock - Spoetzl Brewery

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Shiner BockShiner Bock

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3,429 Ratings

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Ratings: 3,429
Reviews: 1,026
rAvg: 3.16
pDev: 19.62%
Wants: 41
Gots: 549 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Spoetzl Brewery 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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3.08/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from 12oz can into pint glass.

Appearance: pours a 1" off white head that drops quickly with no lacing. Color is a clear rich amber with mild streaming carbonation.

Aroma: very mild aroma, pick up a bit of toasted malt and caramel sweetness.

Mouthfeel: light and frothy with a somewhat dry finish.

Flavor: caramel is the dominate flavor along with some toasted bread crust and a bit of lemon hops.

Overall: a pleasant, easy drinking bock.

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3.03/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

An OK beer. It's a deep orange color, almost cherry when held up to the light. It doesn't smell like much (typical "beery" aroma), with hints of something sweet.

It felt a bit slippery in my mouth, slightly oily. Mild carbonation. The taste was pretty decent, with caramel and something that reminded me of vanilla coke.

With it's low ABV and relatively thin flavor, it's certainly not a true Bock. It leaves a slight bitter, chemically aftertaste.

I was a bit disappointed by this beer, but I enjoyed it at least.

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4.52/5  rDev +43%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This beer is a dark beer. But it is not too dark it go`s down smooth. It has a some what heavy taste but not too heavy. If you like dark beer this is a good beer to buy. The smell is really good as well. The smell is not too strong or too weak. This beer is a good beer for just sitting back and relaxing around the house. It is also a good beer for out at a bar with friends, or at dinner. I would recomend it to anyone who likes dark beer, or to someone who likes to try new beers. It is one of my favorite beers and I know that I will have this beer again with no problem. So I would recommend that anyone who likes dark beer shpuld go out and have a Shiner Bock. I do not believe that you could go wrong with this beer.

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look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Sampled earlier this evening and had this once before a couple of years ago. Bottle chilled down to 36 degrees F in my beer cooler and poured in to a tulip glass.

Pours a dark amber in color with about a 1/2-finger off white head that leaves some spotty lacing as well. The aroma is a faint sweetness with malt. Carbonation is a bit under average. Taste is of a light sweet caramel malts unlike many other bocks. Goes down pretty easy with no harsh or bitter aftertaste. Actually wasn't that bad and would have one again.

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Shiner Bock from Spoetzl Brewery
73 out of 100 based on 3,429 ratings.