I like Shiner Boch. I like Shiner Blonde. I figured that I would get Shiner Light a shot.

It sucks. It isn’t bad, but it sure as hell isn’t good. I could have bought a six pack of Old Milwaukee Light in the can and got the same thing. I’m disappointed. I expected better of the Spoetzl Brewery.


  1. Not a surprise. Shiner Light is the functional equivalent of me opening up a nice little dress shop in Highland Park. It’s wrongheaded, and unnecessary.

  2. Phelps says:

    I had hopes, though. I had hopes that maybe they would find that magical formula that would make it taste like a real beer without having all the calories.

    Of course, the main disappointment was that I had convinced myself that Shiner wouldn’t put out a light beer it if was just like all the other light beer. They fooled me.

  3. LabRat says:

    My partner is diabetic, so the house brew stock is always a light despite us being sufficiently beer-snob to have scoffed at such a notion prior to the diagnosis. The best one we’ve found yet, as in “I might consider drinking this even if I didn’t have to care about the carb count” is Sam Adams Light.

    The best American beer period, in my humble opinion, is Arrogant Bastard. But that’s just me.

  4. I’m a light beer drinker by day, as well. Since as you note, they all basically taste the same, I go with Keystone Light. At $15 for 30, it’s kinda hard to pass up. And those big cubes fit nicely in the garage beer fridge.