Shiner Bock | Spoetzl Brewery / Shiner

Shiner BockShiner Bock
BA SCORE
3.18/5
4,063 Ratings
Shiner BockShiner Bock
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:
No notes at this time.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 10-03-1999

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#43,402
Reviews:
1,097
Ratings:
4,063
pDev:
19.5%
Bros Score:
2.73
 
 
Wants:
76
Gots:
1,130
Trade:
1
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Ratings: 4,063 |  Reviews: 1,097
Photo of dansmcd
3.32/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Bocifius
4.1/5  rDev +28.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Dark lager that is my go to beer. I really like his beer, it is simple and has good quality for a mass production beer. It is not really a Bock beer but is a quality American dark lager. From the bottle poured into a tulip glass nice tall head that dissapates after a few minutes. A little lacing on the glass. Nose is nothing remarkable but nothing offensive. Taste is smooth, light hops, a little sweetness. Overall I would say that this is a beer between macro and craft.

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Photo of fjdelvalle
2.83/5  rDev -11%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of Greasy
3.52/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of 1Don_Daniel1
5/5  rDev +57.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Lelampp
2.69/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of q33jeff
3.18/5  rDev 0%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

**
01/15/2013
AROMA: Beer
LOOK: light brown color
TASTE: Crisp taste with a bit of creaminess. Corn, Sweet vegetables, wheat. Actually very refreshing.
On Tap at Texas Road House.

**
08/12/17
Bottle to pint glass, Texas Roadhouse.

**

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Photo of Jordanheartsbeer
2.71/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Poors a nice dark color. Smells ok. Not getting much nuttiness or notes of anything really. Have had much better.

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Photo of EMH73
3.12/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Pours a deep amber with an inch and a half off white head that left little lacing. Smells of molasses and lightly roasted malts. Flavor is on the sweet side with notes of caramel, molasses, lightly roasted malts, nuttiness and a very minimal hop presence. Light bodied, thin mouth feel, light carbonation. Rather simplistic bock.

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Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.51/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a lager glass, the appearance was a semi-glossy dark burnt red almost brown color with a light transparency along the edges. Just a finger's worth of white foamy head that slid off at a moderate pace to leave some messy lace.
The aroma had some sweet dark bready qualities, dried caramel malts, brisk sweet to roasty nuts and a touch of dried yeastiness. Super light grassy hops shine through some earthiness.
The flavor leaned towards the sweet side initially and then developed decently through all of the previously mentioned aromas sweet to bready to light grassiness and a moderate earthiness. Aftertaste blended all of those flavors together and added in a hint of metallic qualities.
The mouthfeel was almost medium bodied, seeming to sit just a touch under to give way to a pretty good sessionability about it. Carbonation felt a bit under, but didn't bother me. Cloying qualities didn't show as I thought they would. Pretty smooth along my tongue.
Overall, as a bock, I'd say it did the trick for the most part except for that metallic aftertaste, oh nuts, and this could be a great one if Shiner got that out.

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Photo of Jstarr2517
2.72/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of lemmy187
3.33/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Atg1095
3.6/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of MJSFS
3.47/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of breardon1776
3.79/5  rDev +19.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

Like flavor...give me more ABV

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Photo of AGoodStout
3.03/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of The_Kriek_Freak
3.67/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

This is not the most fancy of beer nor is it particularly complex, but it's an easily drinkable bock and a nice accompaniment to food. Fairly malty, with perhaps not a great deal of bitterness but other wise an OK drink.

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Photo of Jcarriglio
3.18/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Trtodd75
4.34/5  rDev +36.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DMyers
3.69/5  rDev +16%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Nace4
2.89/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of Sexmortus
3.3/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of IsaacCraft
3.51/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

This isn't the greatest bock I've ever had, but it is nostalgic and I love it. I used to seem to always have a six pack of Shiner in my fridge when I lived stateside.

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Photo of shreead
3.7/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Rufus1
2.54/5  rDev -20.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

Pours an amber/dark brown into a fifteen ounce glass mug the same temperature as the beer. Two finger off white head that settles to a steady rime. Some spotty lacing which I find surprising.

The nose is sweet lightly toasted malt. No hops discernible. Brown sugar. Molasses.

Taste follows the nose with a brown sugar (caramel) flavor with a heavy dose of molasses. No hop bitterness at all. Buttery. Slight carbonation bite.

Medium mouthfeel with lots of carbonation.

A poor stab at the bock style. Entirely too sweet and throughly unbalanced. No second try on this one.

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Shiner Bock from Spoetzl Brewery / Shiner
Beer rating: 3.18 out of 5 with 4,063 ratings
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