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

Notes / Commercial Description:
Tip back a bock. Brewed with rich roasted barley malt and German specialty hops, this lightly hopped American-styled dark lager always goes down easy. Originally a seasonal beer, fans have demanded it year-round since 1973.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 10-03-1999

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#45,814
Reviews:
1,114
Ratings:
4,161
pDev:
19.44%
Bros Score:
2.73
 
 
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Ratings: 4,161 |  Reviews: 1,114
Photo of Wg1041
2.7/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.75

Damn...if I hadn’t grown up in Shiner, Texas I would have rated it lower. Fuck you who doubt the Shiner Bock and God Bless Texas! Fuck yes! It’s a good bock beer for being mass produced. Light side, dark color. Very light hops and body. Bad, if I hadn’t have tasted others enroute to other less savory places in the world...but fuck you it’s my home town! Shiner all the way! Merrica’!!!

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Photo of IckyT2012
3.25/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of EddieB80
4.24/5  rDev +32.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Stevend719
4.4/5  rDev +37.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 2 | overall: 4.25

Great mix of a light American lager and barvarian dunkel.

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Photo of OompaMentor
3/5  rDev -6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of 1971bernat
2.5/5  rDev -21.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Colton89
3.1/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of annp1022
3.18/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of jcarlosv
2/5  rDev -37.3%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of Jim67
3.06/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of arr3388
3.35/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Gsquared12
3.52/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BAHartman
3.5/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ryan_sprayberry
3.5/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of TexasBackbone
3.69/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of timothy_eckels
3.74/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.25

Photo of beerguy04
2.25/5  rDev -29.5%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Pours an amber color with a small white head. Smell and taste is of very faint grain and carmel. Mouthfeel is light bodied and easy to drink. Overall to watered down for my taste.

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Photo of Davit
1.25/5  rDev -60.8%
look: 1.25 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1.25

Photo of TheCrowsEye
2.48/5  rDev -22.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of DarthVorador
3.86/5  rDev +21%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of basaywhat
3.1/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12 oz bottle. Pours a clear, dark amber color with a thin white head. Weak aroma of malt and caramel. Sweet flavor of roasted malt and caramel with a slightly bitter finish.

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Photo of Red_Zeke
3.56/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of tigertwins
3.73/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

This beer stood out because I could find no fault with it. An easy-drinking beer on its own or with food, I could see myself buying it by the case for everyday, and I have recommended it to my beer group.

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Photo of Premo88
4.11/5  rDev +28.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

12 oz. bottle poured into wide-mouthed stick (called "pub glass" in one of the Libbey sets)
(Sept. 5, 2017 born-on date printed on bottom of bottle)

L: mahogany ... dark brown-bronze and dark copper with amber the brown being dominant; smallish head of beige foam, 1/2-inch tall tops, dissipates rapidly, keeps think collar, no stick/lace; the color is unique color from my experience ... never seen this much dark brown in a beer — up to a light the amber takes over, but just sitting on the table it looks like a dull dark bronze

S: lightly toasted wood, grain, corn, toasted corn; as it warms, it gets a hint fruity ... plums, sugar plums ... maybe even a little fruitcake

T: lightly toasted grain, wood ... toasted tortilla chip ... has a lightly earthy-woody aftertaste; as it warms and you get into the glass, a hint of toffee shows up, but it's faint and not very sweet ... like some toffee with a lot of the sugar pulled out of it

F: light and fluffy from all the carbonation, really fills up the mouth quickly

O: I've downed cases of this beer over the years but never reviewed it; the overall effect is like a lightly toasted American adjunct lager, which for this AAL lover means fantastic; fans of the deep dark bock won't find that here, but you can see why so many macro drinkers (myself included) fell in love with this brew back in the 1980s ... it's about the best AAL you'll ever find and at 4.4% ABV it gets even more points from me

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Photo of Logiebear
3.79/5  rDev +18.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a transparent Amber to bronze color. Short white head that dissipates quickly. Notes of caramel, with bready character. Light mouth feel, a lot like a stereotypical light macro brew, but still has substance. Overall, a good beer if you'd like to drink a few and not weigh you down.

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Shiner Bock from Spoetzl Brewery / Shiner
Beer rating: 3.19 out of 5 with 4,161 ratings