crzybob77 (530) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - AUG 2, 2004
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
This is an OK beer and I don’t mind drinking it, but it is just a step above the cheap american lagers out there. I would say this barely crosses the gap between a beer you drink to get drunk and a beer you drink to enjoy.
drewdogg (62) - USA - JUL 31, 2004
3.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Lacks aroma, but decent body and nice caramel malted flavor. While this would be far from my first choice in beer, I really like Shiner Bock and drink it semi-regularly.
thegreenrooster (4030) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - JUL 30, 2004
2.1 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Pours a copper with a nice red hue to it. The head is small and fizzy. No real aroma and the flavor is a carmel malt. Nothing really to go out and find.
frankR (144) - Davis, California, USA - JUL 24, 2004
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Thin, light caramel malts and some earhy tones. Nothing spectacular. Not bad compared to macros.
MAP (1133) - Lakewood, Ohio, USA - JUL 20, 2004
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Good red amber color with a thin head on it. The aroma is a caramel malt smell with something earthy in there as well. The flavor is rather smooth and creamy, not overly sweet, but there is a good caramel taste. The palate is mostly smooth until the ending bite, which isn’t that substantial. Not the best beer, but a well balanced bock.
jgentgesdo (692) - Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA - JUL 10, 2004
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours dark amber, slightly cloudy with a thin tan head that laces well. Wheat and mild yeastiness predominates in the nose. Mild hops character. Taste is very clean with some flavorful hops at the end, along with a caramel flavor, but overall a little thin. Sweet finish and pleasant, slightly oily mouthfeel. One of my favorite inexpensive beers.
IslandHaole (1228) - Mililani, Hawaii, USA - JUL 9, 2004
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
A clear deep Amber with a foamy, off-white head. Very mild sweet scent. Feels like a macro lager & tastes slightly better than one. Not what I had hopes for.
dp (608) - uniontown, Ohio, USA - JUL 4, 2004
2.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Ended an evening in Arlington with two of these last week. A distinct taste, will buy again in Texas, doubt that I would purchase if available at home.
Mads Langtved (2244) - Copenhagen K, DENMARK - JUN 21, 2004
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Nothing spectacular. This bock is nothing compared the the German BIGbrothers. Not very fulbodied.
wilkie (1208) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - JUN 16, 2004
2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
From Keg. Dark brown, see through, with rapidly dispersing white head. Has an aroma of sacharin sweetness and a complete lack of maltiness in the nose. Can’t even smell caramel at all. Taste is similar to budweiser with a flavored darkness that reminds me of kool-aid. Low on alcohol, and flavor is just bad.