Shiner Bock | Spoetzl Brewery / Shiner

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BEER INFO

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

Style: 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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#46,128
Reviews:
1,116
Ratings:
4,170
pDev:
19.44%
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2.73
 
 
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Appearance: Poured a clear brown color, with hints of red. Half finger head to start with, reduces to nothing immediately. Minimal visible carbonation. Lacing?

Smell: A malty nose with some subtle sweetness. Caramel and adjunct malts. Grainy. No hops at all.

Taste: Bitter bite to start, with a sour malty flavor. Like a darker adjunct lager. Again, no hops at all.

Mouthfeel: Thin bodied and fills you up quickly.

Drinkability: Nothing really like a real bock beer, more like a dark American lager. Easy to drink, but not appealing enough to want to drink more than one. Tastes the same in the bottle and the glass.

Buy again? Maybe with others, but not for myself.

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The smell was more like a pilsner skunk than a bock to me. The front was a malt sweetness mixed with a pilsner skunk. The back was more of the same. Don't get me wrong, there really is nothing wrong with that pilsner skunk, I just don't want it in a bock.

The drink started with a flat kick of watery nothing. The middle was a slight malt sweetness. The finish was hoppy and malty.

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Shiner Bock from Spoetzl Brewery / Shiner
Beer rating: 3.19 out of 5 with 4,170 ratings