Posted by Matt on Tue, 07/26/2005 - 7:02pm.
Really? I can't staaaand Shiner. Maybe it's because they've autolyzed (killed) all the yeast and dead beer doesn't travel well, or something. But even cold, it still has a taste halfway between Acme Brown (a very good beer) and Budweiser.

Or more like a bad Pete's Wicked Ale.

I have a big problem with dead beer (which includes a lot of German and British stuff), because the second it dies, it starts to decay (big surprise) and the waste product of dead yeast is ammonia. Which, while we're on the subject, is why people put limes in Corona. The beer has so much ammonia in it, it's almost undrinkable. The citric acid neutralizes a lot of the ammonia and brings the pH back down.

I've learned there is a wide variety of tastes out there (I eschew IPAs, for one), but on quality I will not budge.

Okay, okay, I swear I'm done geeking out about beer.
Until the next time I feel provoked, anyway.
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