RaginCajun (319) - Houston, Texas, USA - SEP 18, 2002
3.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 20/20
UPDATED: MAR 25, 2006 This is my staple brew. Whenever I don’t know what to get, I always pick up a 12 pack of this. Living in Texas requires you to drink this on a regular basis as well. Nothing special here, but definitely head and shoulders above most beers in the supermarket beer cooler.
Re-Rate 23-Mar-2006: This is one of my favorite "lower-tier" beers when on tap. This beer has the perfect balance of sweetnes and bitterness and *taste* for easy drinking. Since most restaurants don’t carry anything "good", I usually get this beer. Keep in mind I think this beer is much better on tap than from the bottle. This is definitely my top beer if you measure by volume consumed. For that, I will give it +8 points on the overall total.
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 (there’s caramel food coloring in there) Texans are so proud of it, and its not that good. It’s 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 it’s just not that good guys. Not bad, and worth a try if you’re in Texas, but not on the top of my ’bock’ list.
jaseonem99 (19) - USA - SEP 29, 2002
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
OK, OK. Maybe it is thin for a bock, but I do enjoy the taste.
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.
TheBeerCollector (633) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - OCT 4, 2002
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft- A great mild flavored beer for when you want something thirst quenching but still flavorful. This would be a great transition beer for those MillBudCoors drinkers out there who want to discover what real beer tastes like.
HerrBier (14) - Richardson, Texas, USA - SEP 20, 2002
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
This is a great lite-bock. Perfect for summertime guzzling. The serious bock drinker will find this brew watery and bland, but for those new to bocks or the lite beer crowd (whose opinions do not matter), this is the bock for them. Also, this is a great beer with hambergers which most bocks are not.
uhorpheus (215) - houston, Texas, USA - OCT 2, 2002
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JAN 13, 2003 Great not cheap but not expensive beer. Nice to drink when I don"t feel like forking out for the great stuff.