Gut Rumbles
 

October 09, 2004

I have more in the fridge

I tasted my first bottle of Shiner Blonde about 10 minutes ago. In fact, I'm not even through drinking it yet. That is one pretty beer in a glass.

It looks like the healthiest urine specimen I ever saw. Golden and clear, that beer is bubbly and very good. Again, Shiner does something in the brewing process that gives the beer a taste that makes you wonder what the hell they threw into the mix to make that flavor. The hops are noticable, but not overpowering. But the taste really lingers on the tongue. Very intriguing.

I'm kinda torn here, because for my personal tastes, I like the Shiner Bock better, but I prefer full-bodied beers. That's just me. Home-brew for a while and you develop that kind of palate. The Shiner Blonde is VERY GOOD if that's the kind of beer you like. I'm trying to be impartial here, and I believe that most people like that kind of beer, and this damn surely beats the shit out of Budweiser.

I give the Blonde Five Stars.

Comments

Well..I'm in Germany right now..about 6 to 7 hrs ahead of you..and I've already had a few Hefeweizens..but that Shiner is some good stuff..had some at a micro brewery in Colorado...Cheers Big Ears...I'm out.

Posted by: sandy on October 9, 2004 04:07 PM

". . . this damn surely beats the shit out of Budweiser."
EVERYTHING beats the shit outa Bud.

Posted by: Dan Pursel on October 9, 2004 04:15 PM

Shiner Bock is my favorite beer to bake bread with. Blonde is just pisswater.

Posted by: Laurence Simon on October 9, 2004 05:52 PM

After a six pack, they all taste the same to me.

Posted by: rightisright on October 9, 2004 06:40 PM

RightIsRight,

Ah... you figured out the formula for a successful party among beer-drinkers.

Shiner (all types) and Jaegermeister, a couple of others, so that everybody gets two or three of the good stuff. Followed by several cases of Old Milwaukee, which isn't terrible and has the advantage of being cheap.

By the time everybody gets to singing and exchanging underwear their taste buds are so depressed that it doesn't matter what they're drinking anyway. This tactic gets you a reputation for being generous when throwing wingdings without breaking the budget.

Regards,
Ric Locke

Posted by: Ric Locke on October 9, 2004 07:02 PM

Shiner Summer Stock was on special at the pub last night. good stuff.

Posted by: girl on October 9, 2004 07:20 PM

They sell Shiner Bock in Cedar Rapids, that's what I drink when my crappy job sends me there. At home I drink Yuengling Lager and Porter, I always pick up a couple of cases when I'm visiting my family in Philadelphia. Otherwise, I drink whatever's cheapest. What with gas so freaking exspensive and having to drive so far to get it. Piece of shit dry county.

Posted by: Terry on October 9, 2004 07:53 PM

I just came back to Texas today for a visit. Because you mentioned Shiner, I had to have 1, no make that two, bigguns. Shiner Bock draft is superior. Plus, if you are using them to wash down a Ribeye steak from Saltgrass steakhouse, it don't get much better, bubba.

Posted by: Wall on October 9, 2004 08:43 PM

Rob, you misspelled 'Buttwiper'.

Posted by: Terry on October 9, 2004 08:53 PM

I drink Shiner Blonde during the hot months and Shiner Bok during the cool months.

If any of y'all get to Austin, try the Live Oak beers on draft at some of the bars and restaurants. It's micro-brewed and tops any of the the micro-brewed beers I've tasted.

Posted by: Sue Bob on October 9, 2004 10:57 PM

mmm. Live Oak Hefeweizen is good stuff. as long as it has a lemon in it. I can't drink unfiltered beer without a lemon.

Posted by: girl on October 10, 2004 01:52 AM

i visited live oak at the gabf (great american beer festival) in denver recently. right now in my fridge i have some in heat wheat, doggie style pale ale and rebel beer from czech. also a bottle of schneider eisbock with an abv of 12 %!!

Posted by: beerchick on October 10, 2004 12:12 PM

....beerchick?......viagrabeer@hotmail.com? interesting combo....

Posted by: Marcus on October 11, 2004 10:47 AM
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