seymour (1323) - 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 (1278) - 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 (950) - 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 (961) - Missouri, 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 (728) - 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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MrBunn (2391) - The Wet Side of a Dry Town, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 31, 2012
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
On tap. Described by the barkeep as a dark "Texas beer." When in Texas, I guess... Body is a really dark amber or a fairly light brow. And head is very small. Aromas are sweet and sugary with caramel and toffee, almost like a Werthers or something. Flavor let’s less of the cloying caramel show through than I would have guessed as it is balanced out by a slightly cidery apple presence that seems a little out of place. I’m starting to miss beers that aren’t "Texas beers."
lawman357 (93) - Missouri, USA - MAY 16, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice, bread malty pils brewed in St. Louis, MO, available only in Texas. Clean, cold, yard beer that goes great with burgers, pizza or mowing the lawn.
deusax (431) - Grenoble, FRANCE - APR 8, 2012
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
on tap at Dallas. Good beer, nice color and head, easily drinkable, enjoyable
joebudzjoe (668) - Connecticut, USA - MAR 19, 2012
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Drank a pint at a mexican joint in the Dallas-Fort Worth airport. My waiter told me it is brewed "in the area" but further research shows that this is an Anheuser-Busch creation. It’s not bad, smooth and malty with hints of caramel and brown sugar. This beer isn’t too heavy and went well with my enchiladas.
Caytinator (813) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - MAR 16, 2012
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottle is mediocre, tap is actually ok. It tastes a bit sour, actually. The Budweiser clone of shiner bock, not as good though.