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Shiner Bock - Spoetzl Brewery

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3,390 Ratings

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Ratings: 3,390
Reviews: 1,008
rAvg: 3.16
pDev: 19.62%
Wants: 39
Gots: 493 | 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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4.4/5  rDev +39.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

As a Texan I have a special affinity for Shiner and the Spoetzl brewery. Shiner Bock is what turned me onto dark beers and it has always been one of my favorites. So good and popular that Anheuser-Busch had to copy it with their Ziegen Bock. It is in my opinion the Beer of Texas.

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3/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Yep, Shiner Bock is an "okay" beer; I gave it 3s across the board. But it has two things going for it.

First, it only has a 4.4% ABV. I seek beers at <=5.0% ABV, so this one fits that bill.

Second, it's often on sale here in Arizona at $4.99 a sixer. When I can get decent beer for <$1 a bottle, that helps with the actual bill.

Combine the above with the beer having some decent taste (sweet with no real hops), then it's a beer I'll buy again, when $4.99 a sixer.

Final notes: It could do with some better carbonation. After a decent pour, it went flat in only a few minutes, no bubbles even from an etched glass. It's sweetness and low hops might make it a good braising beer; I'll have to give it a go.

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look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

I have developed a taste for Texas beers and the Spoetzl brewery does make some outstanding beers. It pours clean with a dark amber color, with white laces that lead up to a fluffy head that dissipates pretty fast. it has a malt taste, blended with hops, and has traces of metal, corn, sweet, and wheat tastes. It is smooth with malt after taste and is somewhat filling. For a better consumption drink it cool not cold....

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Shiner Bock from Spoetzl Brewery
73 out of 100 based on 3,390 ratings.