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Which one did I get?

Shiner Bock
Newcastle Brown Ale

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Without a second thought
« on: August 26, 2011, 10:11:51 PM »
Wanted Shiner. There was a 12-pack of cans for $13 on the shelf. Turned around and spied a cold 12-pack of Newcastle Brown Ale for $14 in the cooler.
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Re: Without a second thought
« Reply #1 on: August 27, 2011, 05:12:51 AM »
Support the local brewery.
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Re: Without a second thought
« Reply #2 on: August 27, 2011, 08:35:30 AM »
I happen to love newcastle, and so does my wife, its our go-to beer for "lets have a beer with dinner" when flying fish farmhouse ale isnt available, which is our new favorite.
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Re: Without a second thought
« Reply #3 on: August 27, 2011, 09:04:22 AM »
Nothing is finer than a nice cold Shiner.  I love the bock and the blond ale.

Nothing against Newcastle, but I think it is a bit overpriced, considering the alternatives available at the same price (at least at my local market).
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Re: Without a second thought
« Reply #4 on: August 27, 2011, 09:33:07 AM »
Both are mediocre beers.
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Re: Without a second thought
« Reply #5 on: August 27, 2011, 10:02:05 AM »
Both are mediocre beers.

At best. I voted neither...
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Re: Without a second thought
« Reply #6 on: August 27, 2011, 10:10:19 AM »
I would have drove to the next store but in Texas....that could mean travelling to a different county!! :)
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Re: Without a second thought
« Reply #7 on: August 27, 2011, 10:53:46 AM »
What about your own beer?  We are hombrewers for crying out loud. ;)
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Re: Without a second thought
« Reply #8 on: August 27, 2011, 11:05:14 AM »
I like New Castle Brown and tried Shiner once but it wasn't memorable. I am a fan of supporting your local brewery so I would probably give Shiner another shot.  :)
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Re: Without a second thought
« Reply #9 on: August 27, 2011, 12:07:50 PM »
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Re: Without a second thought
« Reply #10 on: August 27, 2011, 01:44:24 PM »
Both are mediocre beers.

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For the longest time it was BMC only in Texas and Shiner was basically the only departure from the pale lagers. This made it quite popular in Central Texas. Shiner is the favorite of my friend with the super-sophisticated and sensitive palate. He admits this is partially due to nostalgia. When he is flush with cash it's Shiner. Otherwise it's Lonestar on the menu.

I'm surprised to hear the dissing of Newcastle. Not a particularly complex beer but smooth and easy drinking.
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Re: Without a second thought
« Reply #11 on: August 27, 2011, 02:05:43 PM »
Both are mediocre beers.

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I'm surprised to hear the dissing of Newcastle. Not a particularly complex beer but smooth and easy drinking.

Not disrespect for Newcastle, just not much enthusiasm either.  It invokes a beer-neutral response from me.
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Re: Without a second thought
« Reply #12 on: August 27, 2011, 02:54:00 PM »
I like Newcastle well enough, it just isn't anything special IMO. I love Bock and Doppelbock so the fact that Shiner calls that beer a "Bock" really irks me. Neither of them are terrible beers, and I have carried Newcastle in the can back packing a few times. But out of those two beer, if they were the only two beer available, I'd pick SNPA.  ;)
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Re: Without a second thought
« Reply #13 on: August 28, 2011, 12:25:29 AM »
I'm not a fan of Shiner Bock.  I might be able to learn to like it, but Newki Brown would have to be my choice there.  Neither one comes anywhere near my top 500 beers though :-\
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Re: Without a second thought
« Reply #14 on: August 28, 2011, 10:48:25 AM »
Well guess the suspense should be dealt with: I went with the Newcastle- it was only a dollar more. :D The next day bought some Shiner to compare. Brown color and low BU's are about the same. Shiner in the can carries some of the old-world grain flavor that I just don't get from the bottle. Newcastle has light roasty caramel tones with a faintly sweet finish and I think it just plain drinks better.

Lately, when visiting the beer-aisle I'm starting to see the imports come down in price while the domestic craft beers have shot way up and are often more expensive. Kirin Ichiban is $6. The cheapest beer on the shelf.
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