evilpsych (34) - USA - SEP 2, 2003
0.5 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 1/20
bleh. another crap attempt (see AmberBock) to cut into Shiner's market. Shiner still has the market on dark lager/'bock light' fellas
BBB63 (6503) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - AUG 12, 2003
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Well I'll give credit for A-B for trying (just not very well) to make a local beer style, yep it's an attempt too cut into Shiner Bocks market (didn't aim very high on this one). Really very bland, nothingness beer. Some maltness charcateristics. Just don't get fooled again beer.
grant (842) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - JUL 7, 2003
1.2 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 5/20
A very "horsey" beer. Horse shit aroma, horsey barnyard flavors, but not in that good Belgian way. This is rated almost as high as Shiner Bock, but Shiner is much better, and actually a quaffable product. This stuff is pretty rancid. Ugh.
PorterPounder (6395) - 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 (4723) - 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 (229) - 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 (21765) - 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 (6041) - Phoenix, Arizona, 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.