Duke (117) - New York, USA - MAY 24, 2004
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Small head. Faint sweet aroma. Fizzy and a little fruity. No hops, some nutty flavors.
howie (549) - DeForest, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 11, 2004
2.1 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Metallic, slightly nutty, slightly toasty. Pretty much a Shiner Bock twin.
UNCCTF (517) - Cary, North Carolina, USA - MAR 7, 2004
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Found this at some hole-in-the-wall grocery store in Fort Worth. It's kind of like Shiner Bock, but a lot more bland and adjunct-ish. Better than most A-B efforts.
dannyboydwp (48) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - FEB 21, 2004
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Possibly the best beer that Anheuser-Busch makes. A dark color. It is smooth, but it has very little head, even from the tap. A slight taste of hops.
Terminus (3541) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - FEB 16, 2004
1.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
hmm, AB trying to make a "micro" brew here. Smelled and tasted like stale cardboard made into malt! I still had to try it since i was in Texas this weekend.
labattblueleaf (225) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JAN 30, 2004
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Half-decent, but nothing mind-blowing. Virtually no head, much like my married life. Very smooth finish with a hint of caramel. Really, it tastes like a darker version of the mass-produced American Standards. Cool bottle though.
pjk33 (390) - Sligo - Curllsville Heights, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 24, 2003
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Nothing incredibly special about this beer. Nice deep amber color, not much head or lacing. A little hoppy but very little body in this beer. Not much to it. This beer has nothing on Shiner. Too thin and watery.
Dogbrick (10889) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - NOV 23, 2003
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
800 beers and no end in sight. This beer is a light amber color with a medium thin off-white head that disappeared quickly. Thin and quick lacing. The aroma is faint sweet malt. Kind of thin with a light hops and honey-nutty flavor. The finish is lightly sweet with a hint of hops bitterness. This isn't a terrible beer, it just doesn't pack much punch.
captspastic (20) - Austin, Texas, USA - NOV 17, 2003
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Easily the best beer that AB brews hands down. Not quite as pronouced as the Shiner Bock counterpart it competes with, but the overall taste and body of this beer makes for a very tasty brew.
Evster64 (107) - Kempner, Texas, USA - NOV 12, 2003
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: DEC 31, 2004 People see the Anheuser-Busch label and immediately, their ability to rate objectively evaporates. This bock, which is actually Busch’s answer to another Texas bock "Shiner", is in my opinion, superior to its local counterpart. "Zeeg" has a lightly sweet aroma, light head, deep amber appearance, with a lightly hoppy start and a wonderfully smooth finish. You can’t get this beer anywhere but in Texas, and it isn’t a Chimay by any stretch. However, it has been, at least thus far, very underrated here.