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Shiner Bock | Spoetzl Brewery / Shiner

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Brewed by:
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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Photo of JLaw55
4/5  rDev +25.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A really delicious, sessionable beer dominated by toasted malts and a rounded, smooth flavor profile. Not quite as good as Yuengling Traditional Lager, but fairly close. Nothing offensive here, so its a win in my book.

Would Drink Again: Yes
Would Purchase Again: Yes

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Photo of kingmaker
3.25/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of BRYeleJR
3.25/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of swgwilt
3/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of BeerSamurai34
3.5/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This is one of the only basic widely distributed beers I can actually drink. It's a watery mess like the others, but this one actually has some flavor and character.

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Photo of abex44
3/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of morrowd3
3.25/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of RKing44
3.25/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of KStark
2/5  rDev -37.1%

Photo of Tuck_leepulin
3.43/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

12oz Brown bottle with twist-off cap. Poured into a mason jar glass

Appearance: Pours a clear, deep amber with a finger of head that quickly dissipates

Smell: Caramel malts and faint hop aroma

Taste: Similar to the aroma with cracker malt up front, slight hop bitterness, and a clean, sweet finish

Mouthfeel: very watery compared to a traditional bock

Overall: Judging this beer as a bock will give it very low scores, but this beer is a great lager for warm days, tailgates, and hanging with friends. Its easy drinking and quite enjoyable. If this is priced the same as macro beers than this is great, but I really don't like Shiner trying to market itself for more than what it really is. I always pass it up if its more than $8-9/six pack or more than $13/12pack.

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Photo of match1112
2.98/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

a thin tan head settles quickly on top of a reddish brown body leaving no lacing. smell and taste are both very caramel forward, not much else. once again shiner produces a thin watery over carbonated beer. overall not excited as some with this beer. goes down quick and smooth, just doesnt offer much for flavor other than being a malt bomb. once again i would like to see some hops to cut thru the sweetness of this beer.

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

pours a clear copper with a medium size light beige head, and some lacing.

smell is faint, caramel, malt, and a touch of roasted nuts.

taste is creamy, malt, a touch of cocoa, nuts, and toffee, ends a little dry, becomes watery as it warms.

overall pleasant.

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Photo of ExaltedNecrosis
3.75/5  rDev +17.9%

Photo of Botulizard
3/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of carrollmel7
2.25/5  rDev -29.2%

Photo of TrilliumFan
2.94/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of SonOfKyuss
2.87/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of gwiedman1
4.5/5  rDev +41.5%

Photo of AMCPhD
3/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of Dreynolds1808
3.16/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Photo of kimcgolf
2.46/5  rDev -22.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

This beer was totally non-impressive. Poured very thin, to a pale amber color, with little head or lacing. I could not detect any aroma, and the taste, whatever was there, was not evident due to the watery texture and stale finish. I’d heard this was a good beer...obviously I was listening to the wrong people.

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Photo of roadhouse
2.35/5  rDev -26.1%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a pint glass. Not sure why I got this really other than the fact that it was $1.

Appears a medium brown color, with a light tan head that is like a fizzy yellow lager, only it's not yellow. The head goes away, never to be seen again. Actually it looks a lot like a cola.

Aroma is attempting to put forth some caramel maltiness but it really fails big time. I think there might be a touch of some earthy hops, but who knows really.

Taste is not as piss poor as the first two luckily. There's actually a bit of caramel maltiness that shows up, but it's very watered down almost. In the finish a slight hop presence seems to make itself know, but quickly fades into tasteless oblivion.

Mouthfeel is medium-light bodied, with a rather harsh carbonation and weird slick feel.

A pitiful excuse for a Bock. I suppose it might be a good one for the BMC crowd as it has pretty much no flavor but is ghastly dark in color...

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Photo of Dave2234
3.06/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of daledeee
3.3/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Nice coppery color with medium head. Good carbonation and the lace stayed around. Smell was fresh and malty. Taste was very drinkable. Malty and a hop presence. A little dry mouth feel. This is a very drinkable beer that is becoming more available here in Iowa.

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Photo of JandJMD
3.25/5  rDev +2.2%

Shiner Bock from Spoetzl Brewery / Shiner
Beer rating: 3.18 out of 5 with 4,091 ratings
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