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:
#46,160
Reviews:
1,116
Ratings:
4,172
pDev:
19.44%
Bros Score:
2.73
 
 
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Photo of dramer
3.71/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of tekstr1der
3.59/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours light brown with large-bubbled head which disappears completely. Aroma is malty, bready and pleasant. No bad flavors; more malt, caramel and bread. Very light, not complex, but really not bad. I could drink this all night and not complain.

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Photo of barnzy78
2.94/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

04 17 15 etched on neck of 12oz bottle. Thanks to my brother-in-law and father-in-law for the "Family Reunion" mixed 12 pack for my birthday.
A - thinner tan head fades to a foam atop a copper colored body
S - earthy hops, sweet malt, caramel
T - sweet toasted grain, caramel, brown sugar, earthy & spicy hops
M - lighter side of medium for body, moderate carbonation, clean finish
O - decent bock, but nothing great. It's not as good as some proclaim; maybe not as bad as some might say. I haven't had this in at least 4 years & I'd be fine waiting that long again.

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Photo of warpig372
3.62/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mwmcam37
3.5/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of AustinEric
3.37/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

You can't be from Austin and not allow for Shiner.

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Photo of mothmanscott
2.69/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a clear brown producing 1+ finger of foamy, khaki, short-lived head that leaves only little streaks & motes of lace. Aroma is weak & thin being toasted & biscuit malt with caramel & hints of roasted nuts, toffee, floral hops & very faint vanilla. Taste is slightly more robust being of toasty dark malts, caramel, biscuit, roasted nuts, earthy & floral hops that provide a slightly lopsided balance. Peppery spice & more caramel in the finish. Roast & a little bitterness in the dry aftertaste. Mouthfeel is low side of medium body with moderate carbonation, smooth with a slight prickle, juicy & wet with a dry aftertaste. The most redeeming quality of this brew is its drinkability. What it lacks in aroma and flavor it somewhat makes up for by going down easy.

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Photo of CIBoy10
2.64/5  rDev -17.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

Look - dark brown with rapidly disappearing head and minimal lacing.

Smell - grainy and very much like a adjunct lager.

Taste - grainy, malty, metallic, skunky.

Feel - very light and very refreshing, but also very thin.

Overall - reminded me of Miller High Life minus the heavy carbonation honestly. I'd rather have an Old Milwaukee, PBR, etc.

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Photo of delta490
3.04/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Pours a deep clear brown (thinking mahogany) but with almost no head by the time I get it at the table. Not even a hint. The aroma is barely there, with nothing distinct. The taste is a little better, with a caramel malt flavor. But it's not very robust. The body does has have a decent weight and feel to it but it lacks carbonation. Not sure what all the raves for this beer in Texas are about.

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Photo of speakdf0
3.15/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Goodspeed83
3.21/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of PaulSlazinger
2.79/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of JerryIL
3.73/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BIA_BrewMasta
3.16/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 1 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of almostjay
3.35/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of brewqueno
2.75/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

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

Photo of Wevs24
2.47/5  rDev -22.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

Looks good, pours fair, smells fair and tastes watered down with little to no carbonation. Not something I would seek out.

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Photo of JRM13
5/5  rDev +56.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

A great example of what a BOCK is supposed to look and taste like. It is a dark Amber color. The smell is full and the taste is outstanding just the right amount of caramel left to linger.*****

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

Photo of JustinPStewart
4.39/5  rDev +37.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Hits you like a ton of bliss

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Photo of Beer-Revelry
2.89/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

A - Pours a dark brown / amber. Gives off a quickly dissipating half finger of head.
S - Meaty in aroma. Notes of smoke.
T - A nice dark bock, has notes of smoke taste, some deeper sweet notes such as dates and a little maltiness. Certainly not the most complex of depths, but it has it's own range.
O - A good dark session beer. Dark enough to have flavor, but still remains easily sessionable.
V - Medium value, it's certainly not the cheapest beer, but it's not ridiculous either, right in the middle.

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Photo of joe12pk
3.43/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Nysteve15
2.12/5  rDev -33.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

Beer has very little character. Little caramel in the after taste, but Not altogether pleasing.

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Shiner Bock from Spoetzl Brewery / Shiner
Beer rating: 3.19 out of 5 with 4,172 ratings