Shanebrews (299) - Virginia, USA - MAY 22, 2014
This was developed specifically to compete with Shiner Bock and Sam Adam’s Boston Lager. It is not the equal of either of those beers. Ziegen Bock is thin in the nose and the palate, remarkably thin for an amber beer. The taste is not unpleasant but all malt. It also has no head retention. Jesterdeal (1986) - Marlton, New Jersey, USA - MAY 16, 2014
On tap at DFW. Aroma is typical dark fruits and malt. A hint of skunky hop but overall pretty malty. Pours brown with a nice frothy head. Taste is figs/dates and heavy malt. Warm and fuzzy in the mouth with a little bit of a cloying finish. Overall a comforting Lager. CopterScott (254) - Kansas, USA - MAY 15, 2014
amber color with a small off white head. aroma is grain malt, flavor is the same. medium carbonation. TXBadger (2811) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAY 15, 2014
Pours a darker amber color with off-white head. Some caramel malt and fruit notes on the nose; follows onto the palate. drjay44 (3893) - Salida, Colorado, USA - MAY 14, 2014
12 oz. bottle. Pours a thin, short lived, ivory head, over a clear fizzy dark amber (SRM 16) body.....nose is cereal, light toasted malts, no esters, no hops....taste is light toasted malts, with the barest hint of biscuit, toast, no sweetness, minimal complexity, no esters, hints of hops on the finish....mouth feel, light body, fizzy, burpy carbonation with light acid. This is not an Vienna Lager as it lacks the appropriate malt aromas, flavors, complexity. the malt bill needs a complete re-work. It needs Vienna malts, some caramel/crystal and more. It is almost a dark Pale Lager. BJCP 4/2/9/3/5
JCS0629 (26) - Oklahoma, USA - MAY 11, 2014
A beautiful coffee color and a smooth mouth feel. It has a nice amount of fiz and is a pleasure to drink. ZacM612 (870) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - MAY 4, 2014
On tap at Spurs game. Amber color, thin off head. Not great, but better body and flavor than the light alternatives.
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4/16/2014. Bottle. Amber color with a thin white head. Light grain and malt aromas. Caramel flavors, thin and watery. Meh.. Hiero (171) - Dallas, Texas, USA - FEB 8, 2014
Made to compete with Shiner Bock. They copied the look and the taste. It’s not bad for cheap beer, but it lacks any kind of depth to its taste or body. Watery brown stuff. brandon1989 (712) - Lewisville, Texas, USA - JAN 7, 2014
pours a amber with a medium sized head. the aroma sweet malts, caramel, and grain. the taste is very similar, not much hops.