Shiner Bock | Spoetzl Brewery / Shiner

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71
okay
4,037 Ratings
THE BROS
64
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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:
No notes at this time.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 10-03-1999

BEER STATS
Ratings:
4,037
Reviews:
1,091
Avg:
3.05
pDev:
20.66%
 
 
Wants:
75
Gots:
1,109
For Trade:
2
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Ratings: 4,037 |  Reviews: 1,091
Photo of DMyers
3.69/5  rDev +21%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Nace4
2.89/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of Beerwithoutallthehops
3.45/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Very good tasting beer and consistently good as well.

I was impressed by the nice yellow label, awesome!!

The cap was circular. wow. You just dont see that in beers.

The glass bottle was brown, a good start, given all the worthless green bottles being used today.

Thanks Shiner, you make Texas, Austria and your ancestors very proud.

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Photo of Sexmortus
3.3/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of IsaacCraft
3.51/5  rDev +15.1%
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 +21.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Rufus1
2.54/5  rDev -16.7%
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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Photo of Stignacious
3.33/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of DarrellK
3.59/5  rDev +17.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of HoppingMadMonk
3.19/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Deep red amber color,medium carbonation. I really don't know what to say,it's not awful but has a bland cheap beer taste. I have had some really awful beer and I don't feel comfortable putting this in that league but my suspicion is this won't impress most craft beer enthusiasts.

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Photo of MAUEX_MFA
3/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of RyanKininger
3.62/5  rDev +18.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Rihup
3.99/5  rDev +30.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of FrostyStephen15
3.4/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I've had more Shiner than I care to admit, and it's not bad at all. It's fairly cheap, not too strongly flavored, and a hell of a lot better than some other beer you're gonna get at a dive bar. For what it is, it's awesome. Just don't go into it expecting a complex, flavorful craft beer.

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Photo of apartin
3.58/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mwvman
3.25/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of JPadilla
2.75/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of badgerbeer1
3.76/5  rDev +23.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Great and underrated beer. Dark and rich but light tasting. I love this beer, great for grill time and overindulging

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Photo of azentay174
3.62/5  rDev +18.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of brewnme
3.11/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of andrewh995
3.04/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

A clear brownish gold. Smells of malt and sweetness. Tastes slightly sweet, with malt, and wheat. Taste follows the nose. Medium body with medium carbonation.

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Photo of JBudraux
3.21/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of SteveJeremy
2.46/5  rDev -19.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Photo of kkarimi
3.53/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of DrewSnyc667
3.59/5  rDev +17.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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Shiner Bock from Spoetzl Brewery / Shiner
3.05 out of 5 based on 4,037 ratings.
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