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Shiner Bock - Spoetzl Brewery

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BA SCORE
73
okay

3,424 Ratings
THE BROS
64
poor

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Ratings: 3,424
Reviews: 1,022
rAvg: 3.16
pDev: 19.62%
Wants: 41
Gots: 537 | 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 JoelG21
2.97/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Photo of DashIpa
5/5  rDev +58.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

On a hot Texas nothing is finer than a cold Shiner......

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

Photo of DrewsBrews450
2.91/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Texas Yuengling.. But not as good.. Very bland and flat.. Just a slighty flavorful Amber lager.

Photo of predikit
3.26/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Poured a slightly reddish brown, left a fizzy off white head that receded immediately. Leaves no lacing on the glass.

Smells very plain, basic beer scent. Yeast, malted barely, maybe some corn syrup.

Tastes similar to Yuengling Traditional Lager, most minor caramel notes from the malt, some brown bread.

Light bodied, fairly high carbonation, crisp and clean and refreshing, but maybe a bit too bubbly.

Fairly middle of the road, no off flavors, not too watery, but nothing spectacular either.

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

Photo of DerykG
3.74/5  rDev +18.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 4

Photo of mbratt93
3.03/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of KirkBuchanan
3.68/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

While I prefer heavier ales, if I'm going to have a bock, this is the one.

Photo of TheHip-HopMobBarley
2.91/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of InkedinRi
3.78/5  rDev +19.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Not bad. Not great.. Very light and watery I do like most beer from shiner

Photo of hotpauko
3.4/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

I generally have liked the Shiner beers, they are all decent for each style. Bock is no different. I liked it but I am not the best critic of of this style. I can see how some rate this really low and some like it a lot. Flavors are good but not strong. It's worth a try and you will probably get more if you like this style.

Photo of dpgoblejr
3.87/5  rDev +22.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Tastes like it should and pretty solid at that.

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

Shiner Bock from Spoetzl Brewery
73 out of 100 based on 3,424 ratings.