Shiner Bock | Spoetzl Brewery / Shiner

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Spoetzl Brewery / Shiner
Texas, United States

Style: Bock

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.40%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 10-03-1999

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look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

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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2.75/5  rDev -13.5%

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2.76/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

The pour was a dark mahogany/copper red with a one finger head that quickly dissapated and left a thin white lace on top of the beer.

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.

Nothing really great here, but nothing terrible. This is not a bad beer, but it's a quite expensive mediocre one.

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2.76/5  rDev -13.2%

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look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

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look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

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2.77/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

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look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This is the beer that got me started on trying other beers and off of extreme crap such as coors light, keystone light, bud light....etc. BUT for me it has been nothing more for me but a gateway beer to better beer. it is really NOT that great. trying it now it seems to have a funny aftertaste and nothing impressive, and perhaps a poor representative of a bock. it gets a low score because of that.

NOTE: i should also add that shiner offers other brews that are much better than other words don't totally throw out the brewery itself.

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look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Smells of malt, caramel mostly with perhaps a tiny hint of hops. Pours a dark brown, clearish color with a bit of head. Carbonated well, with a fairly subdued taste at first, then a sweet, smooth malt finish. Fairly light bodied overall, easy to drink.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Shiner Bock from Spoetzl Brewery / Shiner
Beer rating: 3.18 out of 5 with 4,127 ratings