Shiner Bock | Spoetzl Brewery / Shiner

BA SCORE
71
okay
4,011 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:
4,011
Reviews:
1,085
Avg:
3.05
pDev:
20.66%
 
 
Wants:
74
Gots:
1,095
For Trade:
2
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Ratings: 4,011 |  Reviews: 1,085
Photo of njbusa
3.25/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of tourdot
3.46/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Jaker07
3.57/5  rDev +17%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Dave2234
3.06/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of anthony-s
4.17/5  rDev +36.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of joeasalasg
3.03/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Coolguy_chris
3.8/5  rDev +24.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Perfect beer for a fish fry.

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Photo of LMSMITH
2.4/5  rDev -21.3%
look: 3 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Keep this in stock. An easy go to.

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Photo of Urk1127
2.66/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Photo of warrendietrich2001
3/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of LisaAnnLynch
3.95/5  rDev +29.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of VoxRationis
2.8/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Tyeckstein
4.28/5  rDev +40.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

I really like this beer. I picked up a 12 pack for $14 at the liquor store. You get what you pay for though. You definitely want to drink this beer ice cold. The warm it gets it starts to lose its appeal.

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Photo of Hackattack
3.75/5  rDev +23%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

I would not call this poor by any means in my opinion. It's smooth and goes down easily. Not a very good but not a poor as I see in some ratings. Okay/pretty good is my score.

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

Photo of rbarrett86
3.97/5  rDev +30.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of S-Taylor
3.5/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Photo of SpaceBeagle
3.66/5  rDev +20%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Ashmothma
3.34/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of singletary
3.4/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BrewSTL
3.31/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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

Photo of Shmallory0
4.73/5  rDev +55.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

One of my personal favorites! Easy to drink, but complex enough to have multiples in one night.

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Photo of logicalparadox
3.89/5  rDev +27.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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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Shiner Bock from Spoetzl Brewery / Shiner
3.05 out of 5 based on 4,011 ratings.
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