jimmie65 (317) - Texas, USA - DEC 21, 2012
1.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Barely drinkable. Not that I expected more but it seemed a better choice than Coord, Bud or MGD 64.
phaleslu (5154) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 6, 2012
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Draft at Buffalo Billiards in Austin. Served in a pint glass. Had no clue this was from back home! Pours a clear smoky golden color with a finger of white head that settles into a lasting film. Not much of a smell: corn flakes, leaves, straw and a hint of spice. Flavor of corn flakes again, sweetener, toasted grain, and leaves. Light body, medium carbonation and a mouthfeel that is nothing until a bite at the end. Not terrible but nothing interesting.
Scrapersnbeer (1244) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 14, 2012
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
St. Louis’ representative in the Texas Bock market, brewed at AB’s Houston facility. Aroma is heavy on hay, oats, and grass compared to Shiner Bock. It’s a reddish tan color, with pilsner like carbonation. Mild sugary malt sweetness, hold back on the hops more than it should. Very smooth palate feel, not much bite. It certainly burns AB InBev that Miller now has Lone Star through the Pabst contract. This is the answer.
ration (1839) - Tampere, FINLAND - OCT 28, 2012
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
281012. Bottle at hotel, arlington tx. Pours clear amber with a nice disappearing head. Aroma hay, grass. Thin balate. Easily drinkable.
dnstone (2046) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - OCT 14, 2012
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 12/20
Smells a bit like a bready light lager. Great amber color with decent white head, though it settles off. Not much to this one and a bad finish flvor.
seymour (1254) - Maplewood, Missouri, USA - AUG 20, 2012
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Tasted 12 oz brown bottle (distinctive Anheuser-Busch design similar to AmberBock, Michelob Porter, etc) into nonic pint glass. Poured a nice medium amber color with tall beige foam and lots of sticky lace. Aromas were weak, but some oxidized malt syrup, caramelized brown sugar, almost no hops, no yeast presence. Flavor was sugary, caramelly, with an odd and artificial-tasting candy sweetness. Light-medium body, average carbonation, syrupy aftertaste. Blah, as expected, but not downright awful. Indistinguishable from AmberBock, and almost certainly designed to undercut the superior Shiner Bock on their home turf.
Beerenberger (1101) - Fischer, Texas, USA - AUG 7, 2012
2.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours a pleasing amber with no head or lacing. Aroma is minimal. The taste is slightly malty and crisp. This and Shiner Bock are two of my favorite "session" beers with the boys.
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jhamp9 (874) - Corinth, Texas, USA - AUG 7, 2012
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Clear brown pour with an off white head. Aroma is somewhat nutty with a bit of caramel and bread. Taste is very faint bread and caramel.
gregwilsonstl (857) - USA - AUG 4, 2012
1.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Brown clear no head. Fizzy. Very sweet....like soda. Kind of bland. Pretty poor amber.
monk191 (607) - California, USA - JUL 5, 2012
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Very drinkable. Nice brown color. Not much smell. Taste is sweet, with a creamy hint, and slight vanilla. Smooth and light. Had on tap at the airport.
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