Shiner 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.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 10-03-1999

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#44,030
Reviews:
1,131
Ratings:
4,247
pDev:
19.44%
 
 
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Photo of Dardel
4/5  rDev +25.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Ceddd99
3.75/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Rubicj
3.8/5  rDev +19.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Chocolatefreak
4.11/5  rDev +28.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A nice starter bock; not too strong.

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Photo of chitoryu12
3.64/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Look: Light brown and clear, with about a finger of white head that quickly dissipates.

Smell: Biscuity malt, oranges, and a hint of hops.

Taste: Very mild biscuity malt. A little bitterness and almost unnoticeable hop flavor.

Mouthfeel: Thin and highly carbonated. Not quite at the "carbonated water" level of an adjunct lager, but close.

Overall: A pretty good beer, but not really one that should be called a bock. It totally lacks the strength and character.

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Photo of Colt_E_Rathbun
2.76/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12 ounce bottle poured into a 'shaker' pint glass. Shiner is the color of tea. It has a bone white head of foam. The aroma while faint is of biscuit. This beer tastes delicious. The mouth feel is smooth with just a hint of pepper at the back of the throat. Over all clean, crisp. A well crafted beer worth seeking out. Low abv so I was able to down two easily without feeling sick the next morning. Went well with Chinese. A solid A

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Photo of TxAg92
4.8/5  rDev +50.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

This beer is best on draft. Goes downhill out of a can, but not by much. Overall, this is a classic Texas beer that cannot be beat by many.

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Photo of RemyMerlotte
2.76/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12 ounce can into a sturdy plastic mug. Pours straw w/some streaming bubbles. Nice head of foam and decent lacing. Aroma is faint flowers and some bread. Taste is smooth, clean, and crisp. An outstanding beer

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2.87/5  rDev -10%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Matt3043
4/5  rDev +25.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of nicholas2121
4/5  rDev +25.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Shiner Bock brewed by Spoetzl Brewery / Shiner, with an ABV of 4.40% This German Bock pours out of a 12oz glass bottle into a pint beer. The color is a nice light brown color , almost a golden copper like color, with a small white head. The head to this brew goes away fast. There is also some nice spotty lacing to this brew, it sticks to the side of the glass well. The lacing reminds me a soapy bubbles. The smell of this Bock is sweet with lots of grains and malts. A nice amount of mirror hop bitterness in the smell as well. So far this is a nice inviting brew. Now for the taste, it is Bold with flavors. You first pick up a slight roasted sweetness, mixed with grains an malts. The body of the Shiner Bock is a light medium, this is a very easy drinking brew. This brew would go nice with an occasion, lunch, dinner, party. The mouth feel of Shiner Bock is Bold, Rich, Sweet, Smooth, Clean, and Refreshing. Overall I am going to this German Bock a Soild 4 out of 5. I would definitely look this brew up again giving the opportunity to. Spoetzl Brewery / Shiner, did a super nice job with with this Bock brew.

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Photo of lite_daddy
3.88/5  rDev +21.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The go-to Texan beer besides maybe Lonestar.

Great easy drinking beer, good with meals. Will continue to enjoy for many more years!

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Photo of JaimePena67
3.62/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of nmy14
1.14/5  rDev -64.3%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.25

Photo of AllanAllen
4/5  rDev +25.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer is perfectly acceptable when your other options are Budweiser, Miller High Life, Coors Lite, ... You get the idea.

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Photo of Stephfarr
3.23/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Lavatd
3.92/5  rDev +22.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of IBUBrew
2.92/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Caleb7
1.95/5  rDev -38.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 3 | overall: 1

Photo of jesuschrist666
4.3/5  rDev +34.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of KMcGrath
3.21/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of 69IBU
3.97/5  rDev +24.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

I first drank this beer when I visited my Father in Texas and heard this beer was apparently the hot craft beer in Texas. Regardless of how the average ratings consider this beer - I totally fell in love with it. It's got a nice mild roasted taste, but is exceedingly smooth and fantastic on a hot Texas day. Looks great in a glass with a pleasant light brown colour. Too bad my only option for bringing it home is via my checked luggage on a plane.

Bring Shiner to Alberta!

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4.14/5  rDev +29.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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3.28/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of kelvarnsen
2.97/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

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Shiner Bock from Spoetzl Brewery / Shiner
Beer rating: 3.19 out of 5 with 4,247 ratings