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Bock | Spoetzl Brewery / Shiner

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Spoetzl Brewery / Shiner
Texas, United States
shiner.com

Style: German Bock

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.40%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Tip back a bock. Brewed with rich roasted barley malt and German specialty hops, this lightly hopped American-styled dark lager always goes down easy. Originally a seasonal beer, fans have demanded it year-round since 1973.

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#45,251
Reviews:
1,140
Ratings:
4,280
pDev:
19.44%
 
 
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Ratings: 4,280 |  Reviews: 1,140
Photo of kight84
4.59/5  rDev +43.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Nice full bodied amber beer. Pleasant nutty and light hop flavor. Priced very well for suck a tasty beer.

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Photo of Chasecrandell
3.19/5  rDev 0%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of snaotheus
3.38/5  rDev +6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

2019-04-17
12oz bottle served in a snifter. 215 17 B2N P 2247 is on the bottom.

Pours a ruby brown color, mostly clear, small to medium head, moderate carbonation. Smell is caramel, roasted malts and toffee, maybe a whiff of dates or raisins.

Taste is watery and sweet with the toffee coming across lightly and the dates / raisins coming across more strongly.

Mouthfeel is thin and watery. Overall...it's OK.

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Photo of Bito24
3.18/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.25

There’s a reason that Texas doesn’t come to mind when you think about Bock Beer. I only bought the six because they advertise on the radio broadcasts of my favorite baseball team. Pretty average overall. There are plenty of better beers for the money. But this is just one man’s opinion. So I’d go to your nearest six pack store and give it a try and hopefully you’ll love the beer and give me a scathing review!

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Photo of Jorge817
3.82/5  rDev +19.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Valkyrie23
3.76/5  rDev +17.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of beerfam205
3.79/5  rDev +18.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of DaleDixon
4.38/5  rDev +37.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25

My first beer rating. Shiner is a beer that you can pour down your throat in a hot August afternoon or sit and sip with friends. This beer is just easy to drink. Not as hoppy as your IPA, but more flavorful than your domestic lagers. I couldn’t find it while living in WA state and I did miss it on occasion.

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Photo of Aegelis
3.89/5  rDev +21.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Rich dark caramel colour almost like the bottle. Small froth but appetizing appearance. Not much scent, but the taste and feel of a lager with depth is there. For those who like Samuel Adams original, this one is a kin.

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Photo of MrNIko
4.71/5  rDev +47.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of schopenhauerale
3/5  rDev -6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of ProNR
3.25/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of imposterzilla
3.25/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of bncolin83
3.09/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of CodyBasden
3.33/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Nice and dark gets a little lighter when the light hits it at an angle nice one inch head that leaves a little lacing, pleasant roasted smell, good roasted taste to it with a slight bit of bittersweet

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Photo of stanale
3.27/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of BeenTired
3.19/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of BishopJ
3.72/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mngermanshepherd
2.92/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of CisPiece88
2.72/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of DerekMiller
3.63/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

Look: The beer itself is an amber brown color. The bottle and packaging is very nice to look at. Less of an eyesore when 6 of them end up on your desk than, day, a bottle of bud light does.

Smell: A malty, somewhat nutty wheat aroma.

Taste: Reminds me of a decent brand of store-bought wheat bread. Like if you turned wheat Wonderbread into a beverage. No fancy flavors here; a bit of nuttiness is to be found, but I associate that nuttiness more with the bready wheat flavor than an actual nut.

Feel: Clean, crisp, just enough carbonation.

Overall: This is my go-to beer. If I want a beer for just about any occasion, it's this one.

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Photo of locoformavs
3.46/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

Photo of teromous
3.64/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

From the bottom of the can: "0324190K+ 02:58:45"

Appearance: It has a brown body with very good clarity. There is a medium-sized fluffy light tan head that has good retention and lacing.

Aroma: The beer has hints of what smells like noble hops with just a bit of a spicy grassy note. There is a light nutty aroma to the beer and just a hint of caramel.

Taste: There is a slightly nutty flavor to the beer up front and it joins a lightly toasted bread flavor. There is just a touch of toffee sweetness to the beer. There is also a bit of a metallic flavor to the beer but it isn't strong.

Mouthfeel: It is a very clean and easy to drink beer. It is smooth in the middle and crisp at the end.

Overall: The beer is very enjoyable to drink but it tends to miss some of the robustness that competing beers have. The lighter presence of aroma and flavor don't make it less enjoyable to drink though. I would recommend it to people looking for a malty lager for an event or a get-together. i would drink it again.

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Photo of Rangerjak
3.25/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of IsAlexFunny
3.44/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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Bock from Spoetzl Brewery / Shiner
Beer rating: 3.19 out of 5 with 4,280 ratings