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Nerds With Beer: Shriner Brock?

by on Sep.21, 2007, under Articles, Nerds With Beer

Shiner Bock

Written by Kat, syndicated Nerds With Beer Writer

It was Friday night, May 19th when I found myself inside a local Austin bar called Emo’s with some form of new tasty beverage in my hand, begging me to consume it. This tasty beverage was entitled “Shiner Bock”. Such a title scared me at first and three things went through my mind as I heard the name:

1) I wonder if it will give me a black eye,
2) It’s a local Texas beer, it probably will give me a black eye, and
3) If I were drunk enough it would almost sound like “Shriner Brock” which lead to me having visions of Brock Samson in a Shriner hat and I felt for sure Brock Samson in a Shriner hat would indeed give me a black eye.

At any rate, I bravely decided to sample the cold wonder in my hand. First response, “Oh wow, this sorta tastes like Yeunling but with more of an aftertaste. A non-offending aftertaste”. For those of us who have had Yeunling we know that it has a fairly mild taste for a slightly darker ale and is not very hoppy at all. It also puts a rather icky taste in your mouth after about three minutes of not drinking any.

Well, the Shriner Bro…SHINER BOCK, has more of a smooth, creamy aftertaste (oh yeah baby) that lingers only for a little while. It seemingly is a bit sweeter, perhaps with a hint of molasses. I enjoyed it but would only really order it again if my other standbys were unavailable. Granted, it would definitely replace my old standby of standbys, Yeunling, for the reasons just mentioned.

I will now briefly mention the other local Texas beer I managed to drink during my short stay in the wonderful city of Austin. That beer was Lone Star and well, by the time I got around to drinking one, I was almost entirely trashed and wouldn’t have been able to tell it’s taste from the taste of the shot of scotch I had had just prior. Thus concluding that Lone Star tastes like scotch and scotch tastes like drunk. Scotch and Lone Star taste like hang-over. Hang-over tastes like wasting way too many hours sleeping until dinner time. Ironically, sleeping too many hours till dinner time the next day tastes like delicious chimichangas. Oh Austin, how I adore you.

1 comment for this entry:
  1. charles

    One of my favorites… good shite.

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