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

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 10-03-1999

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#45,520
Reviews:
1,112
Ratings:
4,148
pDev:
19.44%
Bros Score:
2.73
 
 
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84
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1,187
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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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Photo of SDWNDR
4.99/5  rDev +56.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Shiner Bock has been and likely will remain my favorite beer for most activities. It's strong yet slightly sweet an very drinkable nature make it the perfect companion for most outdoor activities, but it feels most at home paired with tailgating and a good ribeye. The Spoetzl Brewery's most famous offering is the best example of an American-style bock; it doesn't have the strength of its German counterparts but is a very easy beer to drink and enjoy throughout the day. Overall, it's hard to knock Shiner Bock.

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Photo of CodyMiller
3.77/5  rDev +18.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Fernans
1.09/5  rDev -65.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Can't believe that this cold be a flagship beer for a sizable brewer. This stinks. Typically I will fight through a bad beer to give it s chance but it never improved. Drain pour.

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Photo of Golden32
3.09/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of Jimjacobs
4.25/5  rDev +33.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Very good. One of my go to beers.

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Photo of infinitebruner
3.54/5  rDev +11%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

December 30, 2014

12 oz bottle, weizen glass

A – Light brown with high clarity. About a half-finger of off-white foam, with somewhat low retention.

S – Golden biscuit aroma with a bit of caramel, some sweet, grainy notes in the background. Hops are slightly herbal, mostly just a bitter aroma.

T – Similar to aroma, golden flaky biscuit, with just a bit of sweet caramel. Not getting much from the hops, it’s mostly some mild bitterness. Beer is a bit thin, so none of the flavors are particularly strong, but they are well-balanced.

M – Moderately carbonated and only mildly bitter, the touch of sweetness and the caramel last throughout. Thin body, fairly juicy to the finish.

O – Shiner Bock was (I believe) the first beer I had that wasn’t mass-produced American lager, so it holds a special place in my heart. It is very basic, but not at all a bad beer. It’s been “dumbed down” a bit from a traditional bock, and is a bit thin, but still a solid brew.

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

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

Photo of shadwow13
3.28/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

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

Photo of mamaraza
3.14/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of rlovitt
3.32/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of fishstick_pete
3.5/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Kraty1
3.01/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of ColeDamnBrown
3.41/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 2.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Life-Love-Beer
3.21/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Dale0513
3.55/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of pearljam118
3.5/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of JodyPowers
2.76/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of frinknasty
3.43/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of knucky
4.06/5  rDev +27.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer goes well with pizza

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Photo of BigTrubble
3.3/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of JNForsyth
2.84/5  rDev -11%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Shiner Bock from Spoetzl Brewery / Shiner
Beer rating: 3.19 out of 5 with 4,148 ratings