Andrew196 (1091) - Katy, Texas, USA - JUL 15, 2002
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
This is what all the local fratboys here at UT drink when they want to ígo all outí on the keg. Anheuser is obviously trying to corral all of the Texans who strayed from their other crappy beers to drink Shiner. Pretty mild for an amber, little hoppiness. If I wasnt so bitter that Anheuser made it, I would like it more, but not that bad of a beer.
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 (3636) - 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!!