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Shiner Bock - Spoetzl Brewery

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BA SCORE
72
okay

2,785 Ratings
THE BROS
64
poor

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Ratings: 2,785
Reviews: 943
rAvg: 3.13
pDev: 19.49%
Wants: 18
Gots: 166 | FT: 2
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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brett606

Texas

3.75/5  rDev +19.8%

07-04-2013 06:51:39 | More by brett606
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Caj1

Texas

3.34/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

This is a beer I went from liking to hating to liking again. Probably because I feel that it is overrated by the other Texans around me, I used to resent how ubiquitous it is in this state and how there are better beers, and better Texan beers, than this flagship. However, it serves a purpose and there are many worse beers to drink.

It pours a deep brown, almost like weakly brewed coffee, and creates a quick to dissipate bubbly head that leaves unremarkable lacing. The nose isn't much - a little bit of toast and diacetyl butterscotch and slight earthy hop notes. The flavor is sweet and malty but a little bit lacking; there's only a small hint of hops and truthfully it tastes like a middling dark lager. After swallowing the beer the flavor sweetens on the tongue and a satisfying bitterness takes hold. Mouthfeel is thin but quenching, and the foam preserves some body.

Overall this is a very average beer, but as far as average beers go, you could do a lot worse. In other words, Shiner isn't a bad choice for BYOB.

To good health and good beer.

Serving type: bottle

07-02-2013 23:22:59 | More by Caj1
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Bill_Murray

Louisiana

3.75/5  rDev +19.8%

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California

3/5  rDev -4.2%

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3.75/5  rDev +19.8%

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randeezy74

Texas

2.5/5  rDev -20.1%

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brandon911

Texas

3.25/5  rDev +3.8%

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Florida

3.5/5  rDev +11.8%

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Illinois

3/5  rDev -4.2%

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2.75/5  rDev -12.1%

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3.75/5  rDev +19.8%

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Florida

2/5  rDev -36.1%

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New Jersey

2.5/5  rDev -20.1%

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Illinois

3.25/5  rDev +3.8%

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Virginia

2.5/5  rDev -20.1%

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Connecticut

3/5  rDev -4.2%

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Illinois

4/5  rDev +27.8%

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Maine

3/5  rDev -4.2%

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Tennessee

3/5  rDev -4.2%

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kaelahann

Texas

3.75/5  rDev +19.8%

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ElijahRivera

New York

3.25/5  rDev +3.8%

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mikejseal

Virginia

2/5  rDev -36.1%

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Texas

2.75/5  rDev -12.1%

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Wisconsin

2.5/5  rDev -20.1%

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Shiner Bock from Spoetzl Brewery
72 out of 100 based on 2,785 ratings.