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ZiegenBock Amber - Anheuser-Busch

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ZiegenBock AmberZiegenBock Amber

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BA SCORE
66
poor

329 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 329
Reviews: 124
rAvg: 2.8
pDev: 22.5%
Wants: 4
Gots: 16 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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Missouri, United States

Style | ABV
American Amber / Red Lager |  4.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Brewed in Houston, ZiegenBock is a beer of the South. Only available in Texas, this American-style amber lager, offers notes of roasted grains in the aroma and a sweet, smooth taste with a hop finish. The select imported hops and specialty malts create a taste worthy of a 2006 Great American Beer Festival Bronze Medal.

(Beer added by: kbub6f on 04-24-2002)
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BeerIsGood88

Texas

5/5  rDev +78.6%

01-29-2012 18:37:06 | More by BeerIsGood88
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jakehembree

Georgia

5/5  rDev +78.6%

09-05-2012 01:34:59 | More by jakehembree
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dsal14


4.8/5  rDev +71.4%

08-22-2014 05:26:22 | More by dsal14
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MinniePromo

Texas

4.75/5  rDev +69.6%

06-28-2014 18:47:45 | More by MinniePromo
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locotonyf

Texas

4.55/5  rDev +62.5%

For me, this is one of the most drinkable and enjoyable beers I have ever had. It is not over-carbonated like most common American beers. I like the mouthfeel of ZiegenBock. To me, over-carbonated beers all have bite that I do not like. ZiegenBock does not have this bite but is quite pleasurable on the palate. It is also lightly sweet, not bitter.

I call ZiegenBock my favorite "dinner beer" or "table beer", which is mostly the only way I drink beer. I have one almost every night with my dinner for 2+ years now. I don't understand all the low rating reviews it gets on BA. I love it, it is my first choice preferred beer. My local convenience store carries it just for me.

It is owned by AB but is brewed here in the Houston area.

03-04-2011 15:03:13 | More by locotonyf
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Wservati

Oklahoma

4.5/5  rDev +60.7%

07-29-2014 23:52:29 | More by Wservati
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PatrickNunez

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +51.8%

05-30-2014 04:38:21 | More by PatrickNunez
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skylab

Louisiana

4.13/5  rDev +47.5%

Drinking it at a Chili's in Houston International. I find it very good with the boneless wings. I could pound a few of these down with no problem. Surprised to read that it is an A Busch product. Must have been an aquisition because this is too good to be their recipe.

09-26-2009 17:06:36 | More by skylab
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oscodapat

Michigan

4/5  rDev +42.9%

12-30-2011 07:03:44 | More by oscodapat
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mobrockman

Florida

4/5  rDev +42.9%

12-08-2012 03:45:22 | More by mobrockman
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RandyKemka

New York

4/5  rDev +42.9%

12-13-2011 16:23:58 | More by RandyKemka
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cmbeddoe7997

Texas

4/5  rDev +42.9%

06-04-2014 17:57:44 | More by cmbeddoe7997
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Musicjunkieha

Texas

4/5  rDev +42.9%

06-18-2013 02:30:29 | More by Musicjunkieha
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Nick-K

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev +42.9%

04-07-2014 15:49:48 | More by Nick-K
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NeroFiddled

Pennsylvania

3.9/5  rDev +39.3%

As I understand it, ZiegenBock Amber is only sold in Texas; and is probably intended to compete with Shiner Bock. Neither beer is particularly exciting (nor a bock), and to be honest I didn't see alot of either one during my recent trip to Austin (of course, Austin's weird!) but...

ZiegenBock is a dark, crimson-accented copper in the glass. The head is just slightly darker than bone-white, and holds well. It even leaves some nice lacing behind.

The aroma is lightly malty with a touch of sweet dark caramel and a hint of chocolate in the background. The limited hops can barely make their way through, but they're seeming grassy and floral.

The flavor is similar to the aroma, but fuller. The malt is softly sweet with a supple dark caramel character that's just enough to keep you coming back for more, and the spicy and floral hops balance it nicely. A firm bitterness keeps it centered from the start, and ushers in a refreshing, dry finish the lingers gently with a sweetish drop of darkened sugar.

Nicely done! Very drinkable in flavor, balance, and body. You could easily have quite a few of these during a night out with the boys if you were just interested in throwin' 'em back.

05-20-2007 20:58:23 | More by NeroFiddled
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crownrl28

Georgia

3.75/5  rDev +33.9%

11-18-2012 19:35:57 | More by crownrl28
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SpongeKA

Texas

3.75/5  rDev +33.9%

03-23-2014 02:37:33 | More by SpongeKA
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Skiboat


3.75/5  rDev +33.9%

07-11-2014 21:46:19 | More by Skiboat
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3.75/5  rDev +33.9%

11-04-2012 22:07:30 | More by Steven21805
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brett606

Texas

3.75/5  rDev +33.9%

07-04-2013 06:47:38 | More by brett606
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EOC

Mexico

3.75/5  rDev +33.9%

06-20-2013 22:57:10 | More by EOC
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Twpsyn

Texas

3.75/5  rDev +33.9%

04-10-2014 23:29:43 | More by Twpsyn
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3.75/5  rDev +33.9%

03-15-2012 16:46:07 | More by jeffs713
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Texas

3.75/5  rDev +33.9%

08-01-2014 14:29:17 | More by firefightn24
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3.75/5  rDev +33.9%

08-09-2012 20:07:36 | More by Fender943
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ZiegenBock Amber from Anheuser-Busch
66 out of 100 based on 329 ratings.