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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:
#43,945
Reviews:
1,102
Ratings:
4,079
pDev:
19.5%
Bros Score:
2.73
 
 
Wants:
78
Gots:
1,146
Trade:
1
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Ratings: 4,079 |  Reviews: 1,102
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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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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3.25/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of mavdaddy96
3.88/5  rDev +22%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I actually toured the Shiner brewery when I was much younger and the Shiner people have a lot of pride in their beer. I really enjoy these darker/bock and octoberfest sort of beers. I do like this beer a lot, its got a good taste, nice mouth feel, and almost no aftertaste. Not anything super special but is still a nice beer. I would recommend this beer if you're into the darker lagers and bock beers.

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Photo of MKV
2.83/5  rDev -11%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Nice saturated color.

Full, dark nose.

Highly carbonated, very noticeably so. This is most prominent after the bottle is opened. It decreases after you let it sit for a bit.

Good finish, but the actual body of the beer isn't that fantastic. The flavors are best brought out at room temperature.

The carbonation overwhelms whatever underlying taste may exist for the first 30 minutes out of the fridge. Not pleasant to drink after refrigeration, but is OK after you let it sit. Or, don't refrigerate. Rating is for the beer after it's been let to sit.

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3.1/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Photo of mjgpy3
5/5  rDev +57.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of HabaJohn
3.82/5  rDev +20.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of polaris500
3.16/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of DanielEgusquiza
3.47/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Wookieboy1
2.67/5  rDev -16%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of AngusOg
3.3/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Papakeef
3.61/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of thampel09
2.91/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of RikMack
3.43/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

from a 12 ounce bottle to a mug, amber color, light white head that left quickly, for a beer it's pretty good, for a Bock, a little to light, not a bad beer, just not exceptional either

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Shiner Bock from Spoetzl Brewery / Shiner
Beer rating: 3.18 out of 5 with 4,079 ratings
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