Shiner Bock | Spoetzl Brewery / Shiner

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71
okay
4,037 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:
4,037
Reviews:
1,091
Avg:
3.05
pDev:
20.66%
 
 
Wants:
75
Gots:
1,109
For Trade:
2
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Photo of FreshYeti
2.97/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Beautiful, clear, highly filtered look. Deep amber - just shy of brown. Thin, quickly-disappating beige head.

Strong nose hits before lifting the glass. Young, grainy malt smell. Hard water, copper, wet slate, rain. I’m excited to taste.

The taste is thinner than the nose had suggested. Heavily carbonated, not much on the tongue, but a perceptible malt character on the aftertaste. Light molasses and brown sugar, balanced more by carbonation than hops. Halfway into the glass, the overwhelming sensation is carbonation rather than flavor.

My impression is that they’ve selected malts which did a great job of creating a beautifully colored darkish beer, but if I closed my eyes I would not think this is a bock. American Amber Lager, perhaps. I worry that it would be syrupy and unpleasant if left to warm and flatten - like the carbonation and refrigeration are masking a fundamentally unbalanced brew.

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Photo of KenHeadley
3.61/5  rDev +18.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

This is always my fall back Bock when others are not available. Not the best but very drinkable and a good beer to introduce newbies to bocks

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

Photo of ATVIowa
4.21/5  rDev +38%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of Gtg642
3/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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

Photo of Beemer
4.94/5  rDev +62%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This is my all time favorite beer. Spent some time in San Antonio in the army and the bars got day old kegs from the brewery. Just amazing! I like that it's a a dark flavorful beer that isn't too heavy, I can drink it all night and not get too full.
Also this is my first review and I'm a casual beer drinker not sure how else to discribe the beer.

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Photo of jasadewi
2.93/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

A: Translucent dark caramel color, with a thin soapy head.
S: Faintly sweet aroma.
T: Lightly toasted malt, no bitterness. Very crisp, grainy alcohol taste more than anything else.
M: Light bodied.
O: I can't say I like it. Of course, it's the macro, popular take on a bock and I haven't had much to compare it to. That being said, I simply didn't enjoy this one's taste.

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Photo of prototypic
3.27/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Jjmj51
3.14/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of beagleyx2
3.5/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jserpette95
3.37/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of von_kaiser
2/5  rDev -34.4%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of sparx1100
3.49/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of smithj4
3.08/5  rDev +1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of B_B
3.13/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of lupercmda
3.24/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of raylpendleton
4.01/5  rDev +31.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of DesertFox24
3.44/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of dsreeves
3.02/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Benjolovesbeer
4.27/5  rDev +40%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of redsoxjim
3.56/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of GratefulBeerGuy
3.69/5  rDev +21%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

A deep, clear amber color with dark shadowy brown hues and an off-white fizzy head, caps out pretty quick. A flat look after the foam rolls away. Lacy.

A deep amber malt aroma, mild chocolate, spicy and herbal hop in the back. Deep dark fruity thing, caramel malt.

The malt flavor is very effective, with mildly sweet, rootbeer-esque amber qualities, classic Bock style malt here, maybe a bit light, but also very pleasant. The feel is light and very crisp with a gentle, long malt finish. The hops come across very herbal, providing a very good balance. This is a crushable, easy drinking Bock that I personally keep coming back to time after time. I'm also a sucker for Retro style brands. The malt is amber, brown sugar, cinnemon, and maple-leathery....pretty nice.

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

Shiner Bock from Spoetzl Brewery / Shiner
3.05 out of 5 based on 4,037 ratings.
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