MMM...Beer (385) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JUN 1, 2002
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Your basic amber lager. Reminded me a lot of a Killians. Enjoyed this one while eating one of the best steaks Iíve ever eatin, at the tackiest restaurant Iíve ever been to. If you ever get a chance to go to the Big Texan in Amarillo Texas, I encourage you to go. Itís good for a few laughs and the steaks are awesome.
austinpowers (2826) - New York, New York, USA - MAY 28, 2002
2.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
This beer is indeed Anheuserís answer to Shiner Bock and tastes pretty much like Shiner, except the Ziegen is considerably fizzier, which is a bad thing to me. Decent and Iím surprised A-B was able to pull this off.
Nate (3531) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 30, 2002
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Darker beer, like a Penn Pils, but this was very dissapointing for a bock beer. Enjoyed it at the GermanFest in Muenster, TX last weekend. Glad I tried it but donít recommend to bock fans.
vacek (67) - College Station, Texas, USA - APR 18, 2002
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tastes like Shiner, but copying is better than sucking.
AustinGuitar (14) - Austin, Texas, USA - APR 5, 2002
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very good. Lager-smooth with the flavor of a bock. I would not call this beer full-bodied or írich,í look for a darker beer for that. This beer delivers what you would expect of an amber beer.
budguy2142 (24) - USA - JAN 31, 2002
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nearly impossible to get unless you are in TX or work for AB. I was able to score a case of this and I was not at all disappointed.
GiddyBoy (117) - USA - JAN 27, 2002
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
(bottle) I think this is a TX only beer from what I have heard. It was OK, with a slight bite. To me it was almost a twin of Shiner, to which I am not fond of. Every once in awhile though, it was a touch better than Shiner.
Heat99 (56) - Austin, Texas, USA - NOV 25, 2001
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Iím a die-hard Shiner fan, but this is a pretty good beer. I little milder than I had expected. Goes down smooth. Nice dark amber color with good head and mild lacing. I still prefer Shiner.
BockMan99 (20) - lawrence, Kansas, USA - NOV 21, 2001
2.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Best beer Anheuser makes hands down!!
AceOfHearts (1374) - Mountain View, California, USA - NOV 18, 2001
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Yep, what everyone else said. Obviously trying to take from the Shiner market, theyíve even got lots of radio ads that are pretty directly slamming Shiner and calling it weak. I think SHiner is a little better, but this is quite drinkable too.