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ZiegenBock Amber - Anheuser-Busch

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BA SCORE
66
poor

316 Ratings
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Ratings: 316
Reviews: 124
rAvg: 2.78
pDev: 21.94%
Wants: 4
Gots: 12 | 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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korene84

California

3/5  rDev +7.9%

04-04-2013 18:28:43 | More by korene84
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DemDumplingz

Texas

2.75/5  rDev -1.1%

04-04-2013 18:27:10 | More by DemDumplingz
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bluetrevian

Florida

2.5/5  rDev -10.1%

04-04-2013 01:29:42 | More by bluetrevian
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GarthDanielson

North Carolina

2.03/5  rDev -27%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

A friend of mine brought me back a little mix-pack from Texas. He doesn't know a lot about craft beers, but the sentiment was nice. Poured from a bottle into a shaker pint, the beer is a muddled, clear, light brown coloring with a thin ring of off-white film around the surface. Aromas are subtle, with a blending of roast and sugary caramel sweetness. Flavors are watery at best, with a touch of sweet on the mid-tongue and really nothing else. I mean, there's a dose of carbonation to sharpen up the nothingness. Wow, this is like carbonated water. There's really no aftertaste because there is no taste taste. Maybe a touch of caramel, but that is really reaching. Carbonated and watery in mouth. The finish is light and clean, because there really isn't anything to linger behind. Jesus, this was a stretch to get much of anything out of this one.

Serving type: bottle

03-29-2013 02:47:59 | More by GarthDanielson
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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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Joeyroush

Texas

2.75/5  rDev -1.1%

03-14-2013 00:45:17 | More by Joeyroush
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JeffSuttonTX

Texas

3.25/5  rDev +16.9%

03-11-2013 02:29:56 | More by JeffSuttonTX
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brin611

Texas

3.5/5  rDev +25.9%

03-03-2013 04:06:40 | More by brin611
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bundy462

Texas

2.5/5  rDev -10.1%

02-19-2013 05:16:31 | More by bundy462
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DIPAFAN

New Jersey

2.5/5  rDev -10.1%

02-18-2013 19:11:01 | More by DIPAFAN
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waprimrose

Texas

3/5  rDev +7.9%

02-15-2013 05:08:44 | More by waprimrose
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FrizWhiz

Texas

2.75/5  rDev -1.1%

02-12-2013 22:45:32 | More by FrizWhiz
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Thunder

Georgia

2/5  rDev -28.1%

02-09-2013 00:09:31 | More by Thunder
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jkn09

Texas

3/5  rDev +7.9%

02-08-2013 19:22:46 | More by jkn09
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chrishensley

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev +25.9%

02-08-2013 04:41:27 | More by chrishensley
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quadhog

New Mexico

2.75/5  rDev -1.1%

01-21-2013 20:27:20 | More by quadhog
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blmar311

Connecticut

3.25/5  rDev +16.9%

01-19-2013 19:33:44 | More by blmar311
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JHendu

Florida

1.5/5  rDev -46%

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

California

2.38/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

1686Th Review on BA
Draft to Goblet

@Embassay Suites, Plano, TX
This beer was free thank god!

App- This was more like a strong ale in color. Huge ruby notes and a good dense center with a small fast receding 3/4" head. No cling either.

Smell- Its coming down hill fast. A bit grainy, a bit sweet, a bit malty. Not sure what to make of this. I smelled and didnt want to taste.

Taste- WTH? I am confused. If you are going to make a red ale, dont make it taste like Bud Light mixed with more malts and some red food coloring. Just not a very good beer.

Mouth- A thicker light body and a lighter medium carbonation. More like a BL in terms of the residual flavors. Corn, malts and some sweetness.

Drink- Meh. At least it was free. Never again though.

Serving type: on-tap

01-19-2013 00:17:54 | More by FosterJM
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tbryan5

Louisiana

2.25/5  rDev -19.1%

01-16-2013 14:50:44 | More by tbryan5
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ranger7

Texas

2.75/5  rDev -1.1%

01-13-2013 03:57:58 | More by ranger7
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spycow

Illinois

2.75/5  rDev -1.1%

01-12-2013 18:26:42 | More by spycow
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TOP

Texas

3.25/5  rDev +16.9%

01-06-2013 22:57:09 | More by TOP
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matjack85

Illinois

2.58/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

I read that this Anhauser-Bush product was only available in Texas, so on my last trip to Dallas I made a special effort to look for it. I found it at Sonny Bryan's BBQ in downtown Dallas. $2.75 for a 12oz brown bottle. A freshness date is located on the front label.

The beer poured a clear chestnut brown color with a 2-finger light tan head that lasted a few minutes with decent lacing.

Not much smell to this - just some roasted grain and a touch of caramel.

The flavor isn't strong either. All I really get is some sweet caramel and not much else, unless you count carbonation as an ingredient. Man is this stuff carbonated!

Light to mediuin bodied with off the chart carbonation.

Very drinkable but not memorable. Luckily I found several other good Texas beers when I was there.

Serving type: bottle

01-06-2013 04:23:28 | More by matjack85
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Jmick28

Arizona

3.25/5  rDev +16.9%

01-01-2013 04:40:28 | More by Jmick28
ZiegenBock Amber from Anheuser-Busch
66 out of 100 based on 316 ratings.