PorterPounder (5659) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JUN 23, 2003
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bock? My ass! Just because it has a goat on the label does not make it a bock. I usually cut AB a little bit of slack - but this is really bad and a bad ripoff of Shiner Bock (which isn't very good either). Tinny, musty aroma. Light head sitting on a light amber pour. Flavor is very bland - artificial - no bock sweetness to it all. Reminds me of Busch with artificial color in it. Does not go down smooth - difficult to finish the whole bottle. Do Texans really buy this crap? Lone Star is better than this!
Aurelius (4322) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JUN 11, 2003
1.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 7/20
UPDATED: JUN 13, 2003 The nearest thing to nothing for beer that I've ever had. Slightly stinky malt aroma. The beer has the appearance of a glass of Coke that you let the ice melt in. White head. The label is too Texas ass-kissy. A little sweet, a little peppery, but damn near no flavor. Watery palate, watery finish. This is an unabashed attempt to undercut Shiner Bock, especially from the taps -- which, although no great prize in the beer department, it is a regional brewery which has garnered a following. This is just a bad knock-off.
RaginCajun (320) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAY 1, 2003
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
A wanna be Shiner Bock. An okay copy, but even more watered down than Shiner and less taste. To give it credit, it's one of the better AB products; maybe they should try to emulate halfway good beers more often. When I was first getting into beer, I initially thought that Ziegen Bock was something similar to Shiner, with all of the advertising and all. Once I found out it was made by AB, everything made sense about this beer...
666seth (222) - California, USA - APR 3, 2003
1 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 3/20
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!
MrRomero (1976) - Nolanville, USA - MAR 28, 2003
1 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 4/20
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.
omhper (19808) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - MAR 24, 2003
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
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.
Braudog (5876) - Glenville, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 3, 2003
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
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.
Billyaustin (28) - Austin, Texas, USA - FEB 14, 2003
4.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
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.
WISEGUY572 (1373) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 1, 2003
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
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 ...
hennes (934) - Fountain, Michigan, USA - JAN 25, 2003
2.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Fizzy amber lager, not much bockish about it, similar in damp, light malty effect to the Shiner it emulates.