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:
1,116
For Trade:
2
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3.36/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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3/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of chugalug06
1.41/5  rDev -53.8%
look: 2 | smell: 1 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

A - Brew is very dark with nice clarity. Not too much head. No lacing. Below average.

S - Not too much of a scent... Very bland and bready.

T/M - Over carbonated. How do people drink/enjoy this beer??? There's no flavor other then light malt.

O - This beer is bad. Very bland and disappointing. Highly not recommended.

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Photo of Taybeh
3.17/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

single bottle into a pint glass (in the midst of moving and painting)

some toasted grain, and a little caramel and toffee on the nose, then the taste follows. nothing too exciting or subtle, but it drinks okay, and in the midst of a winter move, it's refreshing and tasty enough.

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Photo of jujubeast6000
2.58/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Reviewed 8/8/2008 (bottle):

Pours a brown-red colored body, pretty clearish looking, with nearly no head, off-white in color. Has a nutty, maybe fruity, or grainy? aroma. Effervescent. Has a pretty weak taste. Some nuttiness, with a watery palate. Not much flavor here.

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Photo of BeerManDan
2.8/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

It looked and poured a medium dark brown with little to no head. The smell was of malts and hops, nothing outstanding. The taste of this bock had a no nothing flavor, blah and boring. I can't understand why some people rave about this beer! They should keep all the six packs in Texas!

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3/5  rDev -1.6%

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2.25/5  rDev -26.2%

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3/5  rDev -1.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +23%

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3.5/5  rDev +14.8%

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3.41/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.25/5  rDev +6.6%

Photo of mattcrill
2.94/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Aroma: Slight DMS aroma up front (cooked corn). Light carmel notes and some grainy malt on the nose. DMS clears as the beer warms up. No hop aroma detectable.

Appearance: Crystal clear copper colored pour with golden edging. Streams of carbonation through the body. A white head that doesn't retain very long.

Flavor: Bready and grainy malt notes. No hop flavor but the bitterness balances out the grainy sweet notes. No off flavors detected. Slight carmel notes as the beer warms up. Finishes clean.

Mouthfeel: Light bodied and lively carbonation. No astringency with a dry finish. No alcohol warmth but the biting carbonation definitely beats down some of the flavor.

Overall impression: A lightly malty, slightly grainy, well balanced beer. No off flavors and seems like a fresh sample. Not sure this is truly a "bock" other than the fact that it's probably a lager yeast strain. Tastes like a macro lager with some carmel flavoring. Still, it's highly sessionable and pretty good once the DMS clears out. Worth a try I suppose.

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3.25/5  rDev +6.6%

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2.95/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Woody brown color with a decent two finger head that fades quickly to a thin layer. Nose is ok. Not real offensive in any way but lacking in awesomeness. Softly malty caramel, and fairly crisp. Taste is not much but good for getting food down the ol' tunnel. A little bit malty and semi sweet. Mouthfeel is thin and finish is quick. Drinkability is alright.

Ok, but not great.

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2.94/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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3/5  rDev -1.6%

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2.87/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

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3/5  rDev -1.6%

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3/5  rDev -1.6%

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2.5/5  rDev -18%

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