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ZiegenBock Amber - Anheuser-Busch

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66
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312 Ratings
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Ratings: 312
Reviews: 124
rAvg: 2.78
pDev: 21.94%
Wants: 4
Gots: 10 | 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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xmorgan

California

1/5  rDev -64%

05-18-2014 17:39:15 | More by xmorgan
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garyford

Texas

1/5  rDev -64%

02-15-2012 22:58:23 | More by garyford
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Pennsylvania

1/5  rDev -64%

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Mortarforker

Texas

1.25/5  rDev -55%

09-08-2012 20:46:52 | More by Mortarforker
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2378GCGTG

Texas

1.5/5  rDev -46%

03-12-2012 16:32:23 | More by 2378GCGTG
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mdp05

Texas

1.5/5  rDev -46%

07-18-2013 04:22:26 | More by mdp05
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Grebdioz

Texas

1.5/5  rDev -46%

12-28-2011 03:42:00 | More by Grebdioz
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1.5/5  rDev -46%

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JHendu

Florida

1.5/5  rDev -46%

01-19-2013 01:30:22 | More by JHendu
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Antonius08

Florida

1.5/5  rDev -46%

02-08-2012 17:46:09 | More by Antonius08
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OldTex29

Texas

1.53/5  rDev -45%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Had two of these while waiting for a flight at the Austin airport.

Appearance- Brownish-red. Looks somewhat like a bock, even if it's not.

Smell - Not a whole lot going on. Malty, but not overwhelmingly so. Mostly just smells like a macro-lager.

Taste - Again, the taste is more akin to a macro-lager like Budweiser than a true bock. A bit maltier than a Bud, though not terribly so. Slight hints of caramel. Hop presence is essentially non-existent.

Mouthfeel - This is where the crapiness of the ZB really shines through. Sickeningly watery.

Drinkability - Terrible mouthfeel + uninteresting taste = not good. At 4% ABV, this beer isn't even good for a quick buzz before a flight.

What the hell would it take to get some Real Ale or Live Oak at ABI? Or any decent Texas beer at the DFW airport?

Serving type: on-tap

11-27-2007 02:37:49 | More by OldTex29
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Bladezone

District of Columbia

1.75/5  rDev -37.1%

03-22-2013 16:47:28 | More by Bladezone
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avisong

Virginia

1.75/5  rDev -37.1%

05-18-2012 02:37:23 | More by avisong
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skm

South Carolina

1.75/5  rDev -37.1%

12-14-2012 01:58:40 | More by skm
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deadliest

Texas

1.75/5  rDev -37.1%

06-16-2013 01:01:27 | More by deadliest
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mothman

United Kingdom (Wales)

1.88/5  rDev -32.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Pours a light off white fizzy head. No retention. Color is an amber brown. Clear.

Aroma: Caramel and bready malts. Very lager like. Grassy hops. Corn and grain.

Taste: More like an adjunct lager than a bock. Some caramel and bready malts with some earthy/grassy hops. Grains and corn again.

Mouthfeel: Crisp and bubbly. Light bodied with a high amount of carbonation. Ends dry and malty.

Overall, this wasn't a very good bock. Maybe it's an amber, but still it isn't too good. More like an adjunct lager. Not for me. Too much carbonation. Not very drinkable at all.

? -2-2-1.5-1.5

Serving type: bottle

11-30-2010 02:36:12 | More by mothman
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Reagan1984

Massachusetts

1.88/5  rDev -32.4%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

O.K., this is listed as an Amber, so I get to rate it vs./ the style. And this is NO American Amber.

I was tricked into buying this on my last trip to Texas. I told the guy in the store I wanted something local... Totally my fault. I take the blame. But I will go into this with an open mind. Please no Shiner Bock, please.

Pours with a tiny off white head that fades immediately. The beer is a dark amber color with mostly brown highlights. Good clarity with lots of visible carbonation.

Aroma was really not that nice. Some malts but almost wet cardboard. Maybe a bit of cinnamon.

Man, I wish I did this blind... I think it's a Bud with food coloring. I don't know if this is all malt, but I doubt it from the flavor, lack of. Really light and slightly sweet. No hop presence and no finish. Joke is on me, it's not Shiner Bock.. It's Budweiser or Busch with a different color.

Watery mouth feel. It's drinkable in the summer, but not at any other times.

Wow, what a big disappointment.

Serving type: bottle

12-29-2008 20:32:02 | More by Reagan1984
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MiguelMandingo

Texas

1.95/5  rDev -29.9%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2.5

Grabbed a bottle from a friend's party and thought I should review it, because there is no way I would ever buy this for my regular beer rotation.

Poured a 12oz. bottle into a pint glass.

Appearance - Transparent caramel brown/amber color. It produced a half finger rocky head that dissipated to nothing in about 30 seconds. There is no halo or crown. There is no lacing.

Smell - Not much going on here. Sweet malt and adjuncts. Maybe corn or grains. And there is a burnt smell as well..

Taste - Tastes like a cheap amber ale. It isn't the worst tasting beer I have ever had, but the flavor profile is extremely bland. I get hints of caramel and dark sugar and perhaps the slightest fruit note, but not all that much is going here. There is pretty much no hop flavor what-so-ever.

Mouthfeel - Thin. There is an okay level of carbonation, but it doesn't do enough to cut through the beer's extremely light body. It feels like it was made to be chugged.

Drinkability - I could see how it would be easy to drink a sixer and not even think about it. It has a low sessionable ABV, and the texture is thin enough to chug it with relative ease. On that level, it is extremely drinkable. On the desirability scale, it has next to none with me. I would never buy this beer, and typically avoid drinking it period. The only time I have it is at parties where the only other option is Miller Lite or Bud Light.

Serving type: bottle

11-29-2007 06:03:10 | More by MiguelMandingo
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Mac19872

Massachusetts

2/5  rDev -28.1%

11-17-2011 02:59:48 | More by Mac19872
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valkyre65

Texas

2/5  rDev -28.1%

12-11-2011 12:29:18 | More by valkyre65
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Xzfgiimtsath

Texas

2/5  rDev -28.1%

05-10-2013 00:37:32 | More by Xzfgiimtsath
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cam12

Texas

2/5  rDev -28.1%

08-02-2013 16:56:29 | More by cam12
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Thunder

Georgia

2/5  rDev -28.1%

02-09-2013 00:09:31 | More by Thunder
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JohnBender

Texas

2/5  rDev -28.1%

10-08-2012 22:58:32 | More by JohnBender
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kguyty

Missouri

2/5  rDev -28.1%

10-06-2013 16:44:02 | More by kguyty
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ZiegenBock Amber from Anheuser-Busch
66 out of 100 based on 312 ratings.