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Old 10-03-2011, 03:30 AM   #1
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You don't see it on tap very often here in the NE... well I had it (have had it before) and I really like it.

If it was labeled 'Smithwicks' instead of 'Bock' I bet it would get a lot more cred.


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Old 10-03-2011, 03:41 AM   #2
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used tp live in tx... i really like shiner and ziegan boch


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Old 10-04-2011, 05:14 AM   #3
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It's ok to me at best. Everyone around here thinks they like "dark beer" because of Shiner.
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My favorite rib joint just recently started selling Shiner. I guess its just hitting us now. I liked it. Nothing spectacular, but definitely a good, solid beer. Went great with my ribs!
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It's no revolutionary beer but it's a good session beer.
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Old 10-04-2011, 01:48 PM   #6
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I just discovered it last year and when though a phase on it. It's a decent fall back beer, the is often showing up in even the most bmc geared liquor store. It was a good gateway for me to start dipping into the traditional bock style.
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It's ok to me at best. Everyone around here thinks they like "dark beer" because of Shiner.
My wife drank it for years from the bottle until she ordered it on tap and found out it was dark beer.
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Old 10-06-2011, 02:17 PM   #8
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Its not a bad beer, but it does not conform to bjcp style guidelines for a bock. I will order it when going out if no craft beers are available. I used to really enjoy all the beers from shiner, but over the years I've found everything they brew is too light on body for my taste.
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See, that's why I say if it wasn't labeled 'Bock' but instead 'Red' or even 'Smithwicks' it's rep would be higher...
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It's ok to me at best. Everyone around here thinks they like "dark beer" because of Shiner.
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It's no revolutionary beer but it's a good session beer.
These two about sum it up. On a hot summer day in Texas a nice cold Shiner Bock can be refreshing. Shiner was my gate-way beer into the craft beer world (and homebrewing at that). I remember having one and then wondering what else is out there.

Shiner has been around for a long while, I am sure most know that. If you have been in Texas it has been available for... well as long as I can remember. But I feel that over the last 5 to 7 years all of their beers have changed in a slightly negative way. It seems as soon as they decided to compete in the beer market out side of the state they started to focus on quantity over quality or something, has anyone else noticed this?

I would still agree though that if nothing else, it is a great fall back. And here in Texas you can find it on draft in just about every bar. Which is a blessing when the only other choices are Bud, Miller or Coors!

It is annoying though, as brian74 points out, how anyone that drinks a Shiner is an immediate expert on what good beer is!


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