MrBunn (2320) - Western, 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 letís 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. Iím starting to miss beers that arenít "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 (413) - 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 (661) - 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. Itís not bad, smooth and malty with hints of caramel and brown sugar. This beer isnít too heavy and went well with my enchiladas.
Caytinator (776) - 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.
RobertDale (2614) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - MAR 1, 2012
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
12 ounce bottle from a trip to Texas. Pours a dark amber/brown with an average tan head. Aroma of malt and grain. Taste is sweet malt, caramel, and grain. Mediocre. Shiner is way better.
Sledutah (3631) - Utah, USA - FEB 27, 2012
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at the Austin airport
Clear amber with a small off-white head. Mild caramel and toasted malts with some herbal flavors
Smooth, not bad
dfinney23 (1258) - Houston, Texas, USA - FEB 19, 2012
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Shows how popular Shiner Bock is in Texas when AB feels compelled to attempt a clone. Iíll take it over Bud any day but itís still no Shiner.
dchmela (2482) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JAN 31, 2012
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
On tap at some random bar at DFW. Pours a reddish amber in an icy mug. Taste is fairly big malt with a touch of caramel and not much in the way of hops. When it warms, just a light malt aroma. Not much going on here.
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - NOV 18, 2011
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Classic airport tick at DFW. Man, does this place need better food and beer options. At any rate, this stuff was more or less a clone of something like Michelob Amber or something along those lines. Sweet syrupy nose, moderate carbonation, with moderate bitterness in the finish.