Shiner Bock | Spoetzl Brewery / Shiner

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71
okay
4,023 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:
4,023
Reviews:
1,086
Avg:
3.05
pDev:
20.66%
 
 
Wants:
73
Gots:
1,103
For Trade:
2
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Ratings: 4,023 |  Reviews: 1,086
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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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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Shiner Bock from Spoetzl Brewery / Shiner
3.05 out of 5 based on 4,023 ratings.
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