CaptainCougar (7129) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - SEP 15, 2002
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Malty aroma with a strange hop bouquet. Decent body, but sort of bland. Not a bad beer, but nothing to write home about.
loweredsixth (946) - Clovis, California, USA - SEP 5, 2002
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Nice clear amber color with a full head. The aroma was bready and malty, but the flavor was pretty bland. In all, this was uninspiring.
supermikeyb (43) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - SEP 1, 2002
1.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Number one, its not a true bock anymore. Number two, its not a real dark beer (thereís caramel food coloring in there) Texans are so proud of it, and its not that good. Itís pathetic...
scottyg (79) - Gainesville, Florida, USA - AUG 27, 2002
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
This is a beer to make Texans feel good about themselves. When I lived in Austin, all everyone talked about was Shiner, and itís just not that good guys. Not bad, and worth a try if youíre in Texas, but not on the top of my íbockí list.
trappist12 (200) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - AUG 26, 2002
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Not a bad beer. Just not what I would deem a bock beer.
JB99 (27) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 24, 2002
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Iím from Texas and I and itís sp bad I canít even be bias everything except the taste and aftertaste is good. YUK!!!
bigal9699 (152) - Orange County, California, USA - AUG 19, 2002
2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
A bock for the masses because it is very light and lacking flavors. Sure there is some seet malt and roasty flavors - but its very light and the crisp carbonation of the beer really cuts into all tastes.
daalamar (405) - new albany, Indiana, USA - AUG 18, 2002
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Absolutly not what I was expecting. Pours a deep amber color with a medium head, the aroma is very mild but hints at fresh grains (very inviting) The taste is not what I had expected thinking along the bock lines it was smooth and malty with very little hop leaving you with your thirst quenched but wanting another. A great beer for the money, REALLY a great beer all around.
ddipaolo (26) - USA - AUG 17, 2002
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Fairly heavy, but still decently smooth. Readily available in Texas, always a decent choice.
Braudog (5462) - Hampton, Virginia, USA - AUG 17, 2002
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
The caramel color is a yellow-orange when hold it up to the light. Easy-going malt flavor that is a smooth drink ... flavor lingers nicely. Not for the hops lovers, but a good every-day beer.