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RATINGS: 305   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.45   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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A full-bodied, smooth beer with an exceptionally clean finish.
American Style Bock Beer that is ONLY available in Texas!


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   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 3/20
666seth (222) - California, USA - APR 3, 2003
AB fooled me with this one. Saw the signs for this one on my trip in houston. Thought it sounds like a microbrew, bought it and my first impresssion of the taste was: Why does it taste so watery? Checked the label and found the reason --> Anheuser-Busch. These guys really succeed in waerting down every style. Even the ones you thought are impossible!

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   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 4/20
MrRomero (1974) - Nolanville, USA - MAR 28, 2003
Anheuser-Busch pulled a fast one on me. I never saw it coming. They already have Michelob Amber Bock so why did they have to make this? To make Texans feel special? "Only available in Texas" they proudly proclaim. A watery, slightly soapy/flowery tasting, thin, watery (did I say that already?) alcoholic beverage that is not very impressive.

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   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
omhper (19192) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - MAR 24, 2003
Sampled druaght at Omni Hotel, Richardson.
Nut brown. with little head. Soapy, thin and lightly nutty. Just a vague hint of hops in a metallic finish with very low bitterness.

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Braudog (5576) - Hampton, Virginia, USA - MAR 3, 2003
Dark brown with a chocolate/cappucino head. Rather flat tasting with less character than A-B's Michelob Amber Bock. Bare hint of coffee. Bare beer, aimed at the mass markets. I was disappointed, but it's still better than many mass-produced products.

4.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Billyaustin (28) - Austin, Texas, USA - FEB 14, 2003
this beer rocks and when you can get it on tap, do yourself a favor and give it about 2 or 3 before you make up your mind.

1.7
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
WISEGUY572 (1372) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 1, 2003
I was wondering if this was Bock-lite or Bock-by-Bud. It was billed as a local Texas craft beer. It was free. Even free, it was a bad deal ...

2.2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
hennes (934) - Fountain, Michigan, USA - JAN 25, 2003
Fizzy amber lager, not much bockish about it, similar in damp, light malty effect to the Shiner it emulates.

4.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
drinkitup (13) - Spring, Texas, USA - JAN 24, 2003
a quality texas brew. i had already polished off about a 12 pack of shiner when we got to the ol' zb, so i'm not sure what it tasted like, but its made in texas, so it has to be good

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
3fourths (7859) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JAN 15, 2003
UPDATED: FEB 8, 2003 Picked this up while doing a quick liquor run in Dallas. Seems to be more of the same: a decent amber color, but feels like water, has no kick to it at all, and flavor is completely one-dimensional.

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 8/20
JMerritt (1767) - Macomb, Illinois, USA - JAN 9, 2003
Malty aroma. Amber color, very bubbly, small white head with no retention or lacing. Flavor is of herbs and malt. Finish is earthy and a tad skunky. Far too carbonated for my taste, which is distracting.


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