Kevin (2192) - New Mexico, USA - OCT 4, 2004
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
bottle. pours a red tinted brown with a fat white head tha does not stay around to say"Hi", to company. aroma is muted, slight malt smell that is a bit sour. a touch of honey to this one, overall taste is bland, I don’t know how much corn was used, but it is apparenty in the flavor. I can appreciate a few adjuncts here and there, but this is not a good use. finish leaves a hollow flavor that allowed me to realize the hop presence of this brew. but it is still just an inoffensive weak brew.
TheFnTexan (14) - Texas, USA - OCT 4, 2004
3.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
A wonderful bock that I am glad I have access to. It’s particularly good served in the coldest mug you can find. Goes down smoothly with the faintest hint of malt. Very pleased with this beer.
Imbockinsxtx (82) - Big Bend (Benavides, TX), Texas, USA - AUG 25, 2004
2.4 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours a reddish brownish dark colour with a nice white/yellowish head which starts to dissipate quickly. The Aroma is just fizzy with some rice mash and maybe a little malt. The Flavour has some hints of Roasty Malts, Cinnamon, and candy but just minimally. The mouthfeel is still kinda watery but retains some flavour as compared to other Macros. Overall not a bad pickup when nothing else is available.
Walt (2449) - Austin, Texas, USA - AUG 5, 2004
1.6 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Pours dark amber...smells chemical and malty...much nuttier and sweeter than Shiner...aweful beer...
wilkie (1208) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - JUL 10, 2004
1.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 4/20
Draught. Ohmygod. A-B has sunk as low as you can go. The ONLY reason to reproduce a truly sucky taste such as Shiner bock is that you want to cut in on their market. The odd thing is that it is such a good clone that it is hard to tell which is worse. Pours a fizzy white head, and dark brown see through appearance. Aroma is cheap flavored roastiness with no real quality. Flavor is thin, watery, and in addition to not being bock like, is downright bad. Finish is hopless and bad.
DocLock (9857) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 9, 2004
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Thanks to my neighbor for this one. Definitely a Shiner bock clone, and while Shiner bock didn;t knock me out, this one comes close.
REDDOGICE (243) - nantucket, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 7, 2004
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
I went to texas to get some of this....... and this is what i got: 1 ’thirter’ 1 ’twenty-fourther’,and 1 sixer. I like it
LagerLove (65) - Clinton, Missouri, USA - JUN 28, 2004
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
I really actually enjoyed this beer, i wasnt sure what to expect, but not to bad
KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - JUN 9, 2004
1.9 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
One has to wonder why a mass producer like A/B wanted to pollute the burgeoining micro-brew market. Oh wait. MONEY. Shame on them. Thankfully, this one is only available in Texas, so all of you out there who are dissappointed you can’t get this one, don’t worry. Get a Shiner Bock instead; it will be more satisfying both in taste and in the way your conscience will feel after supporting a small brewer that really cares and not some mega-coporation more concerned with catchy ads and rising profits than a quality product.
dberger624 (1028) - Voorhees, New Jersey, USA - JUN 8, 2004
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Thanks to my future sister-in-law for this one. This wasn’t bad for a Busch product. A Shiner Bock wonnabe. Had a very slight malt taste to it. Besides taht tasted like a beer.