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

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 10-03-1999

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#44,159
Reviews:
1,106
Ratings:
4,091
pDev:
19.5%
Bros Score:
2.73
 
 
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78
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1,151
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Photo of basaywhat
3.1/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12 oz bottle. Pours a clear, dark amber color with a thin white head. Weak aroma of malt and caramel. Sweet flavor of roasted malt and caramel with a slightly bitter finish.

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Photo of Red_Zeke
3.56/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of tigertwins
3.73/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

This beer stood out because I could find no fault with it. An easy-drinking beer on its own or with food, I could see myself buying it by the case for everyday, and I have recommended it to my beer group.

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Photo of Premo88
4.11/5  rDev +29.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

12 oz. bottle poured into wide-mouthed stick (called "pub glass" in one of the Libbey sets)
(Sept. 5, 2017 born-on date printed on bottom of bottle)

L: mahogany ... dark brown-bronze and dark copper with amber the brown being dominant; smallish head of beige foam, 1/2-inch tall tops, dissipates rapidly, keeps think collar, no stick/lace; the color is unique color from my experience ... never seen this much dark brown in a beer — up to a light the amber takes over, but just sitting on the table it looks like a dull dark bronze

S: lightly toasted wood, grain, corn, toasted corn; as it warms, it gets a hint fruity ... plums, sugar plums ... maybe even a little fruitcake

T: lightly toasted grain, wood ... toasted tortilla chip ... has a lightly earthy-woody aftertaste; as it warms and you get into the glass, a hint of toffee shows up, but it's faint and not very sweet ... like some toffee with a lot of the sugar pulled out of it

F: light and fluffy from all the carbonation, really fills up the mouth quickly

O: I've downed cases of this beer over the years but never reviewed it; the overall effect is like a lightly toasted American adjunct lager, which for this AAL lover means fantastic; fans of the deep dark bock won't find that here, but you can see why so many macro drinkers (myself included) fell in love with this brew back in the 1980s ... it's about the best AAL you'll ever find and at 4.4% ABV it gets even more points from me

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

Pours a transparent Amber to bronze color. Short white head that dissipates quickly. Notes of caramel, with bready character. Light mouth feel, a lot like a stereotypical light macro brew, but still has substance. Overall, a good beer if you'd like to drink a few and not weigh you down.

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Photo of KevinL
3.99/5  rDev +25.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of BenHoppy
3.55/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of DoctorRobert1969
3/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Hombo3
3.29/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

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

Photo of unclekeith
2.85/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of jwarsenal9
3.48/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Bartpatton
3.75/5  rDev +17.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Edgar87h
3.93/5  rDev +23.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

My all time favorite

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Photo of TeddyBear1995
3.08/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of arrott
3.54/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of paresis
3.34/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Plumbwader
3.06/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

An old favorite. This is the beer that introduced me to micro brews so it holds a dear place for me. This beer can be heavy so i only drink it on an empty stomach. Pours a very nice dark oak with a quick falling head. It does not lace well and tastes pretty decent for what it is. All in all there are better beers but this ones worth a random sixer or a good option for a bar that only serves macros. Like everything else its better in a pint glass than a bottle.

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Photo of Biggiekrock627
2.79/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Mkrobinson
3.92/5  rDev +23.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Nothing out of the ordinary a good bock but nothing exceptional.

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Photo of Khad
3.9/5  rDev +22.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Take it for what it is. It is a very pleasant incredibly smooth Bock that can be enjoyed straight from the bottle. No impressive lacing or head, but looking past that you get a very enjoyable session beer. I would definitely drink it again. There is an extremely subtle hop taste but you can definitely get the malt and with it very very light caramel. Can go perfect with anything at any time.

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Photo of murpium
4.32/5  rDev +35.8%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of hcproff36
4.12/5  rDev +29.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of flaskman
2.75/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Purchased a draft while out to lunch. Came in a very full 16 ounce glass with minimal head. The color looked like coffee when the filter folds over. I expected a darker beer. The smell was a touch malty sweet but nothing offensive. The taste was not too bad but again a little on the light side. I would best describe it as a watered down brown ale. I am not an expert on bock beers but it felt like a Coors Lite version of a dark beer to me. Not bad but not great either.

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Photo of corneliustoad
3.25/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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Beer rating: 3.18 out of 5 with 4,091 ratings
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