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Shiner Bock - Spoetzl Brewery

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BA SCORE
73
okay

3,081 Ratings
THE BROS
64
poor

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Ratings: 3,081
Reviews: 965
rAvg: 3.15
pDev: 19.37%
Wants: 32
Gots: 295 | 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.

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3/5  rDev -4.8%

maviola, Nov 25, 2013
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skelton00, Nov 22, 2013
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3/5  rDev -4.8%

AZYescas, Nov 22, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +19%

zatchv, Nov 21, 2013
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1.5/5  rDev -52.4%

wpqx, Nov 20, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -20.6%

dgeebs07, Nov 20, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +42.9%

Beermazter310, Nov 20, 2013
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3.48/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Appearance - a clear dark brown, with no head at all.

Smell - a nice roasted malt smell.

Taste - like the smell, roasted malts.

Mouthfeel - a bit weak, and a bit over carbonated.

Overall - Its an easy beer to drink, not to much depth to the flavor though.

Captain_Komamura, Nov 19, 2013
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3/5  rDev -4.8%

MJSawyer, Nov 19, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +11.1%

wsickler, Nov 19, 2013
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3/5  rDev -4.8%

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2.75/5  rDev -12.7%

Druss157, Nov 18, 2013
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4/5  rDev +27%

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2.75/5  rDev -12.7%

nhirsch04, Nov 18, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev +3.2%

oceanrue, Nov 17, 2013
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3.04/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Clear dark amber with a small tan head that became the tiniest ring ever. No lacing.
Smell is clean dark malts a kiss of floral hops.
Taste is mild dark malt with very little bitterness. Not overly sweet just not enough hop presence to satisfy a craft beer palate.
Mouthfeel is watery and a bit over carbonated. There is a very mild bitterness that lingers.
Overall a pretty good beer if it was an "American Light Bock" . Not sure how old this beer might be but it is the first time found in my area of the country so I must assume it is fresh.

Spikester, Nov 17, 2013
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2/5  rDev -36.5%

wattoclone, Nov 16, 2013
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V3XX069, Nov 16, 2013
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3.08/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

I drank quite a few of these back in the early 90's when I was in Houston so nostalgia played a part in me making an effort to secure a sixer of this brew all these years later.
Pours a deep copper color with a huge fluffy off white head that persists forever. Aromas of light sweet pilsner malt, caramel and a hint of sulfur. Light earthy hop aroma. The flavor is more dark macro than bock honestly. Light sweet maltiness with a heavy overtone of caramel and faint earthy hop bitterness. Little to no hop flavor. Medium to light body with a moderate level of carbonation and a sweet slick mouthfeel. Easy enough to drink and really nothing flawed here. It's a bit sweet and could use some melanoids. Well at least this helped to get me thinking beyond cookie cutter macros all those years ago.

johnnnniee, Nov 15, 2013
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3/5  rDev -4.8%

dreichus, Nov 13, 2013
Shiner Bock from Spoetzl Brewery
73 out of 100 based on 3,081 ratings.