maxhits (172) - Pico Rivera, California, USA - APR 8, 2002
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Light, smooth drinking, with a sweet taste and a long-lasting head. This beer has a deep caramel color; freshness dated. Not a bad effort.
quiksilverxtc99 (99) - USA - APR 1, 2002
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 20/20
Very Impressive, easily the besy AB beer, now thats not saying much, but it is a must try. It has a rich oakish taste and toasted nut taste going down with a michelob aftertaste. I’m addicted.
satansspawn99 (24) - USA - MAR 29, 2002
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
not a bad beer, smooth, goes down good
zborgerd (187) - Illinois, USA - MAR 25, 2002
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
UPDATED: MAY 20, 2003 This is an average beer. It has a nice malty taste ad goes down failry smoothly, despite having a hint of a burnt taste. It's better than the rest of the AB products, but is only good when you are on a budget. It's my occasional cheap beer for when I am broke. It's kind a blend between halfway decent brewing and Budweiser. No real Bock taste though. It's kinda light with obvious food color added to it. It's kinda a shame, really. For a little more $$$, AB might be able to make something decent. It's taste varies on tap though. Sometimes it's good (ice cold,) sometimes it tastes like fermented deer urine.
IslandHaole (1201) - Mililani, Hawaii, USA - MAR 25, 2002
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Didn’t have the roasted malty aroma or taste I was seeking. An average Lager with good color or is that too much red dye #2? If this is a bock, then it’s a bologna sandwich in a steakhouse.
jezmez68 (404) - Chesterton, Indiana, USA - MAR 24, 2002
0.9 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
My wife and I were on our honeymoon in Savanah, GA, and we went to the local convenience store to get some beer, and this was about the only thing other than coors light or bud light we thought might be worth a damn. Boy, were we wrong. Should’ve paid for the MGD on that day.
olympian (107) - USA - MAR 23, 2002
3.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Kind of a ’training wheels’ bock beer, but at least they’re trying.
Just a whisker too light and sweet to be a noteworthy bock, but much better than standard Mick, and HUGELY better than most American mainstream products.
Odin (123) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - MAR 23, 2002
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
An excellent brew. The best macro Bock on the market. Probably the only brew I’ve ever had that is better out of the bottle than on tap. Not to say that it isn’t good off the tap, but out of a bottle it can’t be beat.
ultraspank (867) - Alverca, Lisboa, PORTUGAL - MAR 20, 2002
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Had a bottle of this after work tonight. This brew pours a clear pasteurized orange walnut
with a large frothy whitish head that lasts about a minute before it diminishes into a thin
strip that is gone by the end of the glass. Lacing is not evident. The moderate balanced
nose though not overpowering is astonishing considering it comes from an Anheuser-Bush
bottle. Hints of lightly roasted cereal and grains, flowers, perfume, grass, soap, earth, and
alcohol are all present and accounted for. The flavor is balanced if light with a nutty
yeasty average finish. The “safe” palate is medium with a somewhat watery/oily texture
lively carbonation and a moderate astringent/alcoholic feel to the finish. A safe sample for
an ‘American Standard Lager’ connoisseur. Also nice for when the ’poundin ’maniac’ wants a little flavor without having to worry about feeling filled up after 9 of ’em. Not bad, I’d like to see how this would do in
a blind taste test. I would also like to see how much better this would be if wheat was subsituted for the rice.
BigSkyman007 (202) - USA - MAR 18, 2002
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
I have never had bock before this beer, I really don’t have much to judge it against, but I think it is the best of the Anheuser Busch beers. Nice husky flavor, very nice dark amber color, probably the only ’sipping’ beer I’ve had out of the American macrobrewery offerings.