Shiner Bock | Spoetzl Brewery / Shiner

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71
okay
4,052 Ratings
THE BROS
64
poor
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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:
4,052
Reviews:
1,095
Avg:
3.05
pDev:
20.66%
 
 
Wants:
76
Gots:
1,117
For Trade:
2
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3/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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

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3.06/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Keepnitrl
3.29/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

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

Photo of SaisonRichBiere
3.5/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of James_Holdenn
2.55/5  rDev -16.4%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.25

Photo of Nichols33
3.5/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of bshefftz
3.42/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of madakassal
3.48/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of EmeraldMist
3.56/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 2.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Look - Pours a dark amber color, no head or lacing to speak of.

Aroma - Malty, sugar cookies, burnt toast

Taste - Starts out with a nice toasted malt flavor, reminds me of hard pretzels, light caramel, bit of char, though I'm fairly certain they don't use any roasted barley, cola-like sweetness. It has a nice flavor but it's gone in a flash.

Feel - Light bodied, carbonation is where I'd want it for a beer like this,, not too aggressive, finishes slightly dry.

Overall - On the milder side for a bock but still enjoyable. I bet it'd get more love it were 5.5 or 6%.

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3.44/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

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5/5  rDev +63.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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3.03/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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

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3.03/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Photo of TerryMills
3.36/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.5

Not a bad brew, I don't drink bock so I wasn't sure what to expect..

Basically its similar to a mild brown ale with a little of that traditional lager undertones..

Little hint of roasted malts and Carmel sweetness..

Nothing fancy but certainly a easy drinking brew.

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3.44/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.3/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Drank it straight from a bottle. Smell/taste is a little on the sweeter side with some grass and roast notes. Light and dry finish. Overall not a great bock but OK

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Photo of ajm5108
2.4/5  rDev -21.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.25

Overall it is about what you'd expect from a lowest common denominator beer. Nothing is explicitly bad or offensive, just flavorless & bland. Just a smidge of caramel malt & lager yeast, but otherwise there isn't anything there.

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3.15/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

This is a pretty sweet caramel brew. Ruddy brown with off-white bubbly head that settles quickly. Smells of roasted malt and caramel and nutty . Tastes harkens to brown ale almost making this a brown-bock hybrid. Simple flavor profile. Finishes a little slick. Longs for a touch of bitterness.

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3.65/5  rDev +19.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

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2.13/5  rDev -30.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Shiner Bock isn't a Bock....it's a Vienna style lager. I'm rating this beer as a bock.

If you're expecting a traditional Bock beer, Shiner isn't it. Shiner has little to no maltiness, is approx 2% low on ABV and has a thin body. It's more comparable to Negra Modelo, Great Lakes Eliot Ness or Boston Lager (all three are better than Shiner).

This isn't a bad beer. It's not true to the bock style but, it's also not on my "buy again" list.

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Shiner Bock from Spoetzl Brewery / Shiner
3.05 out of 5 based on 4,052 ratings.
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