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Shiner Bock - Spoetzl Brewery

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BA SCORE
73
okay

3,426 Ratings
THE BROS
64
poor

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Ratings: 3,426
Reviews: 1,023
rAvg: 3.16
pDev: 19.62%
Wants: 41
Gots: 541 | 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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Photo of PostRockandCats
2.58/5  rDev -18.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

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

Photo of ksedgwick
1.09/5  rDev -65.5%
look: 1 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1

horrible is the first word that comes to mind.

Photo of dukeandduke
3.39/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

2/7 - (Home) Bottle. I liked the taste and feel of this beer. Liked the hops and this beer had some kick, and was pleasant.

Photo of hophugger
2.87/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

dark gold-brown color, crystal clear with a decent head that disappates quickly. Minimal lacing. Aroma is full of bread and malt. Flavor is malt forward, obviously, with very light hop, as this style should. Mouthfeel is good, cool with great balanced carbonation..

Photo of IchLiebeBier
3.06/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Ok overall, but nothing exciting

Photo of utopiajane
3.58/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of bocephus63
2.99/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of loubar
4.3/5  rDev +36.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12 oz. bottle from Cost Plus. Clear dark brown color with a head that thins out quick. Mild malt aroma. Taste is of sweet, bready malt up front with a crisp lager taste in the middle leaving a lingering sweetness after its gone. Not much in the way of hop bitterness or explosive flavor, but it’s not supposed to. I found this to be an excellent, drinkable basic lager beer. Love the 4.4% ABV.

Photo of Spaceman_Jer
3.31/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Photo of DrDominator
3.75/5  rDev +18.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Chuck6860
2.34/5  rDev -25.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

Very average beer at best

Photo of RaguFestivale
3.04/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Jeffreysan
3.74/5  rDev +18.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

12 oz bottle, poured into a goblet

Appearance: Pours a beautiful, deep, dark, mahogany color with an eighth of a finger of white-colored head that quickly dissolved away into no head what-so-ever.

Aroma: Pretty nice, but muted, aromas of toasted malt, imparting some notes of freshly baked pretzels or biscuits, followed by some brown sugar, caramel and black pepper.

Taste: Delicious! Massive malt bomb! Strong flavors of bready, toasted malt up front, followed by lots of caramel and brown sugar-like sweetness, followed by more, bready toasted malt!

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied and very smooth as there is no carbonation what-so-ever. With an ABV of 4.4%, there is no alcohol on the palate.

Overall: This beer is not world class, excellent, or even great, it’s just a damn solid, damn good beer, and I love it! It’s one of my favorite session beers, and a bottle or two are always in my fridge.

Photo of Taybeh
3.17/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

single bottle into a pint glass (in the midst of moving and painting)

some toasted grain, and a little caramel and toffee on the nose, then the taste follows. nothing too exciting or subtle, but it drinks okay, and in the midst of a winter move, it's refreshing and tasty enough.

Photo of dikebrewery
3.6/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A good solid beer. Nothing fancy but I try to keep a few stocked up in the beer fridge

Photo of weazle1334
3.67/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Paulieblaze
3.25/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of WestmontStorm
2.1/5  rDev -33.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 1.75

If you don't like the taste of beer or you like the taste of water, this is your brew. It's not terrible. It's drinkable, but so is diet coke.
This beer will fool you. It has a nice looking amber color. From a distance, very appealing. Just no flavor.

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

Photo of Rbhgncmp
4.21/5  rDev +33.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25

One of my favorites. Good solid non-macro beer.

Photo of dramer
3.71/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of tekstr1der
3.59/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours light brown with large-bubbled head which disappears completely. Aroma is malty, bready and pleasant. No bad flavors; more malt, caramel and bread. Very light, not complex, but really not bad. I could drink this all night and not complain.

Photo of barnzy78
2.94/5  rDev -7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

04 17 15 etched on neck of 12oz bottle. Thanks to my brother-in-law and father-in-law for the "Family Reunion" mixed 12 pack for my birthday.
A - thinner tan head fades to a foam atop a copper colored body
S - earthy hops, sweet malt, caramel
T - sweet toasted grain, caramel, brown sugar, earthy & spicy hops
M - lighter side of medium for body, moderate carbonation, clean finish
O - decent bock, but nothing great. It's not as good as some proclaim; maybe not as bad as some might say. I haven't had this in at least 4 years & I'd be fine waiting that long again.

Photo of warpig372
3.62/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Shiner Bock from Spoetzl Brewery
73 out of 100 based on 3,426 ratings.