Originally Posted by brian74
It's ok to me at best. Everyone around here thinks they like "dark beer" because of Shiner.
Originally Posted by ReverseApacheMaster
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!