Shiner Bock | Spoetzl Brewery / Shiner

BA SCORE
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:
1,102
For Trade:
2
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look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Appearance: Poured a clear brown color, with hints of red. Half finger head to start with, reduces to nothing immediately. Minimal visible carbonation. Lacing?

Smell: A malty nose with some subtle sweetness. Caramel and adjunct malts. Grainy. No hops at all.

Taste: Bitter bite to start, with a sour malty flavor. Like a darker adjunct lager. Again, no hops at all.

Mouthfeel: Thin bodied and fills you up quickly.

Drinkability: Nothing really like a real bock beer, more like a dark American lager. Easy to drink, but not appealing enough to want to drink more than one. Tastes the same in the bottle and the glass.

Buy again? Maybe with others, but not for myself.

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The pour was a dark mahogany/copper red with a one finger head that quickly dissapated and left a thin white lace on top of the beer.

The smell was more like a pilsner skunk than a bock to me. The front was a malt sweetness mixed with a pilsner skunk. The back was more of the same. Don't get me wrong, there really is nothing wrong with that pilsner skunk, I just don't want it in a bock.

The drink started with a flat kick of watery nothing. The middle was a slight malt sweetness. The finish was hoppy and malty.

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Shiner Bock from Spoetzl Brewery / Shiner
3.05 out of 5 based on 4,023 ratings.
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