JMerritt (1921) - Macomb, Illinois, USA - JAN 9, 2003
2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 8/20
Malty aroma. Amber color, very bubbly, small white head with no retention or lacing. Flavor is of herbs and malt. Finish is earthy and a tad skunky. Far too carbonated for my taste, which is distracting.
Crash (532) - Macomb, Illinois, USA - DEC 27, 2002
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
jazz88 (2645) - San Francisco, California, USA - DEC 26, 2002
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle. Dark amber. Slick malty body but a watery aftertaste. A little musty and also has some caramel sweetness.
Crit (3718) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 12, 2002
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Light brown, huge lasting off white head.Stale beery light malt nose.Light malt taste with slightly dry malt finish. Gassy and fizzy. No body
Nastrass (58) - Texas, USA - NOV 8, 2002
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
First I must second the suggestion to visit the Big Texan for steaks. You won’t be disappointed. Not much I can add, definitely a Shiner copycat. A beer to drink if moneys short and your not feeling adventuresome.
hoorayforbeer (105) - Denton, Texas, USA - OCT 25, 2002
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Indistinguishable from Shiner. Both characterized by the same lack of taste and general averageness. A decent beer if money’s short though.
uhorpheus (215) - houston, Texas, USA - OCT 8, 2002
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 17/20
Better than Shiner, and a little cheaper too. Great for everyday drinking when you don’t want the unique, expensive stuff.
rlhubley99 (36) - Austin, Texas, USA - SEP 18, 2002
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
I prefer this one to Shiner Bock. This is my Budweiser, by that I mean that when I am too broke to explore or buy better beers, this one still does the trick. Always easy to find on special when forced to go to 6th st.
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - SEP 4, 2002
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
For something made by Anheuser-Busch, this isn’t that bad. Deep copper color, but has the same pale white artificially carbonated head that every other macrobrew has. Has a very faint hint of sweetness, but can’t compare to most bocks.
foduck (330) - Denton, Texas, USA - JUL 26, 2002
0.6 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 2/20
Michelob Amber Bock with a different label to make Texans think they’re buying something exclusive to Texas. no better than Shiner. I gave this a low score for two reasons: it sucks AND it pisses me off. Hardly a bock, watery. This is nothing but deception.