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RATINGS: 326   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.45/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
A full-bodied, smooth beer with an exceptionally clean finish.
American Style Bock Beer that is ONLY available in Texas!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
RaginCajun (320) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAY 1, 2003
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...

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 3/20
666seth (229) - California, USA - APR 3, 2003
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!

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 4/20
MrRomero (1976) - Nolanville, USA - MAR 28, 2003
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.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
omhper (22759) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - MAR 24, 2003
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.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Braudog (6197) - Yorktown, Virginia, USA - MAR 3, 2003
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Billyaustin (28) - Austin, Texas, USA - FEB 14, 2003
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.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
WISEGUY572 (1377) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 1, 2003
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 ...

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
hennes (934) - Fountain, Michigan, USA - JAN 25, 2003
Fizzy amber lager, not much bockish about it, similar in damp, light malty effect to the Shiner it emulates.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
drinkitup (13) - Spring, Texas, USA - JAN 24, 2003
a quality texas brew. i had already polished off about a 12 pack of shiner when we got to the ol' zb, so i'm not sure what it tasted like, but its made in texas, so it has to be good

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
3fourths (8984) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JAN 15, 2003
UPDATED: FEB 8, 2003 Picked this up while doing a quick liquor run in Dallas. Seems to be more of the same: a decent amber color, but feels like water, has no kick to it at all, and flavor is completely one-dimensional.

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