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Shiner Bock - Spoetzl Brewery

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BA SCORE
72
okay

2,844 Ratings
THE BROS
64
poor

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Ratings: 2,844
Reviews: 947
rAvg: 3.13
pDev: 19.49%
Wants: 18
Gots: 192 | 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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JoeyJetFan

New York

3.26/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

I had this beer straight from a 12oz bottle and also from a bottle poured into a beer mug.
The beer is a clear amber color with a beige head that eventually goes away but that's cool.
The aroma doesn't justify the smooth caramel malt taste that has just a touch of bitterness on the finish.
It goes down so smooth and easy and is a good session beer at a fair price.

Serving type: bottle

07-25-2013 21:46:37 | More by JoeyJetFan
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jdcook90

Connecticut

3.33/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

The initial smell made me immediately think back to college and had me worried at first. Taste wise it was no where near as bad as that first sniff made me think it'd be. Reminds me a lot of a few Steam beers that I've had. Its nowhere near the best beer in the world, but its a lot better than drinking anything red white and blue. I could definitely session these. I bought a 6 of it on a business trip to east Texas where I don't actually think craft/micro beer exists (best stuff I've seen is Sam and Goose Island) and figured I'd give a locally brewed Texas beer a try. I'm pleased with it overall and would definitely buy it again.

Serving type: bottle

07-25-2013 21:40:53 | More by jdcook90
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Zone_Fighter

Michigan

3.25/5  rDev +3.8%

07-25-2013 20:40:45 | More by Zone_Fighter
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drherrma

Georgia

3/5  rDev -4.2%

07-25-2013 20:34:55 | More by drherrma
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TwoTrees

Washington

3/5  rDev -4.2%

07-25-2013 20:33:03 | More by TwoTrees
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raffy313

Texas

3.25/5  rDev +3.8%

07-25-2013 02:49:25 | More by raffy313
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prock180

Arizona

3.5/5  rDev +11.8%

07-24-2013 17:32:20 | More by prock180
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GFD400

New York

2.5/5  rDev -20.1%

07-24-2013 00:20:53 | More by GFD400
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AlfaMale

Virginia

3.25/5  rDev +3.8%

07-23-2013 23:58:45 | More by AlfaMale
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Andrew526

Michigan

3/5  rDev -4.2%

07-23-2013 14:24:31 | More by Andrew526
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ebrifan

California

3.5/5  rDev +11.8%

07-23-2013 06:47:08 | More by ebrifan
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TheBigJW

Colorado

3.5/5  rDev +11.8%

07-22-2013 22:45:13 | More by TheBigJW
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powdersoldier

Washington

3.75/5  rDev +19.8%

07-22-2013 13:22:19 | More by powdersoldier
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KidKrafty

New York

3.19/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

12oz can served in a glass beer mug.

L - clear amber color with a white head that bubbled away in a few seconds.

S - light caramel malt aroma.

T - sweet and malty taste with just a hint of bitterness on the back end.

F - light/medium bodied with mild carbonation, it goes down smooth and easy.

O - a tasty American bock to drink while waiting for the release of Genny Bock.

Serving type: can

07-22-2013 00:26:21 | More by KidKrafty
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kds2437

Texas

2.75/5  rDev -12.1%

07-21-2013 02:46:44 | More by kds2437
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NickSMpls

Minnesota

3/5  rDev -4.2%

07-20-2013 04:13:50 | More by NickSMpls
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mdp05

Texas

3/5  rDev -4.2%

07-18-2013 04:16:53 | More by mdp05
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Lucoli

New York

2.75/5  rDev -12.1%

07-18-2013 02:47:42 | More by Lucoli
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Jeysun23

California

3.5/5  rDev +11.8%

07-18-2013 00:12:50 | More by Jeysun23
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gpblackgt

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -4.2%

07-17-2013 20:38:23 | More by gpblackgt
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GreenEggsHam1

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev +11.8%

07-17-2013 03:28:28 | More by GreenEggsHam1
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pastramionrye7

Germany

2.75/5  rDev -12.1%

07-17-2013 01:37:58 | More by pastramionrye7
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GenericWarrior

Texas

4/5  rDev +27.8%

07-17-2013 00:59:12 | More by GenericWarrior
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Smokehole13

West Virginia

4.13/5  rDev +31.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is one of my favorite beers! Need I say more? Oh but I will. I've had Shiner Bock on tap a couple of places and more often than not the tap hasn't been as good as the bottle. Shiner Bock obviously has a little more sugar than most beers and it has a slight sweet taste, but is still very refreshing. I took a backpacking trip into the mountains of West Virginia last weekend and hadn't had a beer in a couple of days. All I could think of on the hike out was the Shiner Bock in my cooler. It tasted like liquid joy, I thought my companion the black dog was going to take it off me and drink it himself. It's a bit darker in appearance than I once thought the perfect beer would be, but now that dark amber is my favorite color. The smell is light and appealing, not too aromatic, but with enough weight to make you anticipate what is to come. The taste, is slightly sweet with a hint of molasses and caramel, without being too sweet. Shiner Bock goes well with wings, ribs, crabs or anything a beer is supposed to go with. The feel in your mouth is light enough to want to drink several, but heavy enough to know you have. Overall, an superb surprise from right here in the USA.
I've got a couple good buddies who feel like I do. So you beer snobs can have your beer that no one can find, spell or stomach, I'll take a Shiner Bock and I'm not even from Texas.

Serving type: bottle

07-16-2013 21:13:11 | More by Smokehole13
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Kahlstrom

Missouri

3/5  rDev -4.2%

07-16-2013 20:05:49 | More by Kahlstrom
Shiner Bock from Spoetzl Brewery
72 out of 100 based on 2,844 ratings.