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Shiner Bock - Spoetzl Brewery

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BA SCORE
72
okay

2,960 Ratings
THE BROS
64
poor

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Ratings: 2,960
Reviews: 954
rAvg: 3.14
pDev: 19.43%
Wants: 24
Gots: 246 | 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.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 10-03-1999)
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blbarnett3

Virginia

2.5/5  rDev -20.4%

10-12-2013 00:22:00 | More by blbarnett3
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GDPete

Texas

4/5  rDev +27.4%

10-11-2013 20:21:00 | More by GDPete
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PCBrewski

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev +11.5%

10-11-2013 15:25:43 | More by PCBrewski
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BMMillsy

Florida

3.33/5  rDev +6.1%

Had straight from bottle so just giving a mid level appearance here. Easy drinking beer with plenty of flavor for a cheap price. Dark malts, some sweet molasses, and a slight adjunct lager aftertaste. Easy drinking and a good alternative to the macros at a BBQ. Certainly worth drinking with plenty of dark malt flavor to feed the taste buds. Not bad.

10-11-2013 01:26:12 | More by BMMillsy
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TxMdScotty298

Maryland

3.25/5  rDev +3.5%

10-11-2013 00:36:57 | More by TxMdScotty298
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csfcmitchell

Texas

3.25/5  rDev +3.5%

10-10-2013 16:56:50 | More by csfcmitchell
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weaverd33

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev +19.4%

10-10-2013 16:02:37 | More by weaverd33
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Kopfschuss

Oregon

2.75/5  rDev -12.4%

10-10-2013 00:49:53 | More by Kopfschuss
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lauries444

New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev +3.5%

10-10-2013 00:40:03 | More by lauries444
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Lare453

Florida

2/5  rDev -36.3%

10-09-2013 22:32:32 | More by Lare453
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JSuperman

California

2.15/5  rDev -31.5%

As someone who really enjoys German style bocks I was disappointed. It was light, nutty (more like a brown beer), a bit watery and lacked defining flavours. It is an
easy drinking American beer that tastes like it is from a big brewery. It will work with a burger but don't bring it out to impress friends.

10-09-2013 04:20:55 | More by JSuperman
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ColdWaffles

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev +3.5%

10-09-2013 01:31:06 | More by ColdWaffles
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NiceTaps

New Jersey

2.7/5  rDev -14%

12oz bottle in a standard pint glass.

A- See-thru brown color, some amber. Off-white head is minimal yet leaves lots of sticky blotches of lacing ( I'll learn that it's from the sugars). Lots of bubbles.

S- Sweet malts, minerals.

T- Brown sugar and malts. Mineral or metallic.

M- Light and syrupy. Mucho carbonation.

O- I want to like it, but it is just too sugary sweet for me.

10-08-2013 22:49:08 | More by NiceTaps
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Boone757

Maryland

3.25/5  rDev +3.5%

10-08-2013 22:31:54 | More by Boone757
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SJtheFox

Colorado

3.75/5  rDev +19.4%

10-08-2013 00:07:53 | More by SJtheFox
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wejohnsn

Texas

3/5  rDev -4.5%

10-06-2013 22:45:59 | More by wejohnsn
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otterbearfla

Florida

3.25/5  rDev +3.5%

10-05-2013 20:29:47 | More by otterbearfla
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Maillard

California

3.25/5  rDev +3.5%

10-05-2013 08:36:51 | More by Maillard
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martinproulx15

Maryland

2.5/5  rDev -20.4%

10-04-2013 02:55:44 | More by martinproulx15
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branham1989

Texas

3.75/5  rDev +19.4%

10-03-2013 22:23:28 | More by branham1989
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KeralaTigers

Texas

2.5/5  rDev -20.4%

10-02-2013 22:52:02 | More by KeralaTigers
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lancecenter

Texas

3.1/5  rDev -1.3%

A - Somewhere between amber and brown. No head retention and no lacing.

S - Bready malts, and brown sugar, and grass.

T - Very metallic. I don't remember it being this metallic. The bready bock taste is there with a little bit of sweetness. But then the metal comes back.

M - The feel is very crisp and carbonated.

O - There is nothing offensive about this beer, but it's not all that great either. As uninspired as it is, it's super drinkable, even as it warms. This was definitely one of the "gateway" beers for me. Growing up in Texas, I thought Shiner was the end-all, be-all for beer. Maybe it's gotten worse, or maybe my taste buds have matured. Either way, it's not something I would seek out anymore. Still, it holds a special place in my heart and is definitely a step or two above the macros.

10-02-2013 22:01:19 | More by lancecenter
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wjschini

California

3.25/5  rDev +3.5%

10-02-2013 18:53:56 | More by wjschini
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xk6m6m5x

New Jersey

3/5  rDev -4.5%

10-02-2013 14:29:57 | More by xk6m6m5x
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dedbeer

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev +3.5%

09-30-2013 23:56:55 | More by dedbeer
Shiner Bock from Spoetzl Brewery
72 out of 100 based on 2,960 ratings.