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Old 06-13-2009, 09:57 PM   #1
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Default TX HBTrs-Shiner Smokehaus

anyone in TX tried the Shiner Smokehaus smoked summer beer? if so, what's the word? I'm planning on heading up for a visit in august, and I'm going get my fam to grab me a 6-pack or two so I don't miss it



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Old 06-13-2009, 10:28 PM   #2
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According to the website, it's a light lager smoked with mesquite. I haven't seen it in the stores around here. Sounds interesting, I'll keep my eyes open for it.



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Old 06-15-2009, 04:30 PM   #3
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have seen it at heb 6 and 12s

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Old 06-16-2009, 02:14 PM   #4
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and????? the perfect brisquet beer? i can't wait!

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Old 06-16-2009, 08:41 PM   #5
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and????? the perfect brisquet beer? i can't wait!
havent picked it up yet, but i am running to the store tonight so i may pick it up along with some more SN Torpedo
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Old 06-17-2009, 01:01 PM   #6
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I've never been a fan of shiner's specialty offerings. The only thing outside of shiner bock that's any good is their hefe, and even then there are better out there at the heeb to pick up. blonde, commemorator, etc have just been let downs for me. I don't trust them enough to be able to make something as off the wall as a smoked lager when they can't make other stuff decently.

There are quite a few reviews over on beer advocate for this. Only one A-, mostly B range, one C and one D.

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Old 06-17-2009, 01:13 PM   #7
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If it is anything like Shiner Cheer, stay away....far away. Mesquite is a very strong and overwhelming smoke when BBQ'ing and I reserve it to beef only, steaks & brisket. It will ruin pork, poultry,& fish IMHO, and I would add beer to that list.

I'll try it, but only if someone hands me a bottle.

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I guess I'm just a shiner homer-I liked the cheer! and the blonde is not a specialty beer, it's their original beer. i cut my teeth on this stuff, so I'm probably more than a little nostalgic when it comes to shiner, and biased too. guilty.

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Blonde wasn't part of their original line afaik, it was just shiner bock for a very long time before they branched out into blonde and dark.

In any case, to each his/her own. If you like it great for you. Ed, reviews state that people want even more smoke in this beer and that it's almost non-existent in taste, but I agree with you, mesquite is a powerful flavor.

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Old 06-18-2009, 12:43 PM   #10
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not part of the original lineup, THE original lineup. the 1st recipe brewed in 1909. once, at the brewery, they explained to us that they felt they had to change the name(from "original" or just plain "shiner") because it was confusing since everyone assumes the bock is the original.

"Shiner Blonde — Blonde is the direct descendant of Shiner's earliest brew. Although Blonde has carried numerous names, such as Shiner Special and Shiner Texas Special, the recipe has been virtually unchanged since it was first brewed in 1909. For this reason, Blonde carries Brew Kettle No. 1 on its label. "
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"Blonde made its debut as the original recipe Kosmos Spoetzl brought to the "€œLittle Brewery." A golden lager that pays sincere tribute to its Bohemian roots, Shiner Blonde carries a distinctive flavor followed by a satisfying, smooth finish. Although our Blonde owes its heritage to the German homeland, it represents the best of a true American lager. That'€™s our Shiner Blonde – red, white
and brewed."



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