Shiner Bock | Spoetzl Brewery / Shiner

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71
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4,024 Ratings
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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:
4,024
Reviews:
1,087
Avg:
3.05
pDev:
20.66%
 
 
Wants:
73
Gots:
1,102
For Trade:
2
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Photo of OliverTwist
2.13/5  rDev -30.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Shiner Bock isn't a Bock....it's a Vienna style lager. I'm rating this beer as a bock.

If you're expecting a traditional Bock beer, Shiner isn't it. Shiner has little to no maltiness, is approx 2% low on ABV and has a thin body. It's more comparable to Negra Modelo, Great Lakes Eliot Ness or Boston Lager (all three are better than Shiner).

This isn't a bad beer. It's not true to the bock style but, it's also not on my "buy again" list.

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Photo of prettyinpink099
4.79/5  rDev +57%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Photo of Raas
3.19/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

A - Amber/Brown color (looks like strong English tea) , white weak head dissipating v. quickly, no lacing.
S - Light aroma, malty.
T - malty little sweetness, light bitterness not stays to long. I didn't found other tastes.
M - Low carbonation, light body, low level of alcohol in taste.
O - Nice smooth simple beer, clear taste only malt and hoop, little to low carbonation, good example of the style.

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Photo of BeckHardy
3.25/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This is one of the better beers I have had from Texas. I have had it from both the bottle and in a glass. The appearance in the glass is brownish with a white head that fades a little too quickly. There is ample amount of lacing left over. The aroma is of grain husks and corn. There is a fair amount of carbonation that made me belch quite a few times but I feel that is par for the course. The beer tastes good and with a low a.b.v. I can easily drink a couple without feeling sick. The mouth feel, however, was a bit thin and watery. The finish was crisp, refreshing, and easy drinking. It's a good beer over all and I would reach for this over the likes of Lone Star and Alamo Golden. For a mass produced beer it is what it is and I would give it a B+. On a side note I found the beer paired well with pulled pork, steak, and Mexican food.

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Photo of Tristanengine
4.79/5  rDev +57%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Bullyy56
3.12/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

The first beer I ever did try. Probably should have poured from bottle to glass, but still not too bad.
An amber bock style beer is always gonna be different from a pilsner or any other lager, and this one is no different.
The smell isn't so bad, with a bit of breadiness and alcohol being the most present, and not much of anything else.
It's a bit of an acquired taste with the bitterness being up front, and while it is a bit watery, it got easier to drink as the beer warmed up. Not much in the way of hoppiness, but the breadiness in the smell was present in the flavor.
The feel is a bit thick at first but smooths out towards the finish, which is a bit on the bitter side.
Probably should have started off with a light beer for my first, but I'm glad Im glad I chose this one to have with my pops. Not the best beer I've had, but it'll always be known as my first.

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Photo of nick_perry
1.5/5  rDev -50.8%
look: 4 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 3 | overall: 1

Dark brown color. Weak, burnt taste.

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Photo of gbvegeta
4.64/5  rDev +52.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Tasty bock that goes with every cuisine. Rich in flavor, but light and refreshing, goes down very easy.

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

Photo of BuckyNBeer
3.43/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Big_Thirsty
4.26/5  rDev +39.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Thy_Philosopher_King
2.84/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

This was the first Bock that I ever tried. I didn't know what to expect, but it came out quite amazing. I remember on the first sip, there were hints of Budweiser to it. At least that is what it reminded me of, but as I began to just simply drink the beer, and allow it to take over my taste buds...i tasted the differences. It was refreshing, while I wouldn't put it up close to other Bocks I've tried after, it was still refreshing. Nothing too spectacular, but it has good qualities to it that allow it to open you up to other beers.

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Photo of Timtac
2.93/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of bbtkd
3.6/5  rDev +18%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Shiner Bock, 4.4% ABV, 13 IBU. Pours thin and dark brown, with a one finger off-white head, left no lacing. Nose is malt, taste is malty and sweet, no bitterness. A bit overcarbonated, watery, but still smooth. Overall not bad.

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Photo of detgfrsh
3.14/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

12oz bottle with no date. Pours a reddish brown with a lacing of bubbles. Not much smell at all, a hint of straw. Thin feel with heavy carbonation. Taste is malt with a touch of straw and hops. Mixed feelings about this one. In the glass, it looks great but there's not much going on in the smell or flavor. Malt should be more prominent given the style. It's not bad, just underwhelming. Might be something to order if I'm ever in a macro-heavy bar.

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Photo of Dms844
3.54/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Switz160
3.75/5  rDev +23%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jeff_Dubya
4.2/5  rDev +37.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Shiner was my go to beer throughout college. It's an outstanding bock and there's a reason it always gets a gold medal in international beer festivals. At the price point, can't go wrong. Just don't let it get too warm.

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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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Shiner Bock from Spoetzl Brewery / Shiner
3.05 out of 5 based on 4,024 ratings.
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