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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Ranking:
#43,346
Reviews:
1,126
Ratings:
4,224
pDev:
19.44%
 
 
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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

Photo of Brianf29
4/5  rDev +25.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of scottyshades
3.35/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of yaksurf
2.68/5  rDev -16%
look: 2 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.25

Photo of Vidblain
3.5/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of jane36330
1.12/5  rDev -64.9%
look: 3 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Wow! That's one of the worst beers I had that even had a German name attached.
It;s without body and flavour, ridiculous alcohol content.
How did this junk end up in my gas station in Alabama?
That is their pride? They must have never had a real German beer.
Ended up dumping the last half of the bottle down the drain. ?Stuck with 5 more bottles of this UGH!
Should have researched it first.

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Photo of NeoClassicist
3.39/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Photo of darkfalz
2.99/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured out into a frosty stone mug. Looked great, a nice darker color, with a creamy head.

The smell was a bit off putting. It was a bit like something had just gone past its expiration date, a little almost sour milk. Not terrible but I noticed it.

Taste was great. Nice and smooth with that great malt. Really a very good tasting beer.

The feel was very carbonated which made it a very sharp taste when taking a sip. The carbonation quickly faded and the maltiness took over.

Overall, very enjoyable. Will gladly pick up a sixer of this from time to time.

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4.47/5  rDev +40.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of tb77
2.42/5  rDev -24.1%
look: 2.25 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

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

Photo of DJtheTireGuy
2.33/5  rDev -27%
look: 2.75 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.25

Presented in a classic pint glass.

Look: Nice amber color, with a thin and white head that quickly dissipates. Rising carbonation is faint and tapers off even more.

Smell: Little to no smell. Incredibly lukewarm appeal.

Taste: A faint hoppy taste at the very beginning, which tapers into a small malty feeling. The beer is unimpressive and tastes of a cheap lager, which agreeably it markets itself as.

Feel: This is possibly the best aspect of the beer. It has a sharp bite which falls into a warmth once it hits the belly. Overall a slightly redeeming characteristic to this beer.

Overall: Obviously a cheap lager. Nothing really stands out about this beer even though I paid the same price for this as I did for Sam Adams. The smell was by far the least impressive aspect but the feel somewhat redeemed its lack of performance.

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

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3.88/5  rDev +21.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of fermentedbarley
3.71/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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

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

Photo of GuitarIPA
3.1/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Not bad for a macro.

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4.32/5  rDev +35.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of SmokySignals
2.16/5  rDev -32.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

Was expecting a high quality brew, but wow, what a disappointment. Basically a slightly better version of the current watery Newcastle.

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Photo of Abe_Froman
3.02/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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2.75/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of vainosuomi
3.12/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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Shiner Bock from Spoetzl Brewery / Shiner
Beer rating: 3.19 out of 5 with 4,224 ratings