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Tejas - Minhas Craft Brewery

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75 Ratings
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Ratings: 75
Reviews: 67
rAvg: 2.93
pDev: 18.09%


Brewed by:
Minhas Craft Brewery visit their website
Wisconsin, United States

Style | ABV
Bock |  4.00% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: TastyTaste on 12-03-2004)
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Reviews by BuckeyeNation:
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BuckeyeNation

Iowa

3.48/5  rDev +18.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Dull brick red with bright orange trim. The full, creamy cap is the best part of the appearance. It's three fingers to start and has a rumpled, bubbly surface that doesn't look to be dropping all that fast. There's no letdown in the lace department either, as broken, sudsy sheets can be seen on the upper third of the glass.

The nose is merely okay. It's malt-dominant, but I'm not overly thrilled with its personality or its power. Things improve a bit with warming and I'm now able to appreciate an earthiness and a caramel maltiness that is typical for the style. It'll do.

I'm on the fence about the flavor profile. On one hand, I applaud the use of black malt since it gives a roasted flavor (roasted coffee beans especially) that makes Tejas tastes like a cross between a porter and bock, while still being clearly the latter. On the other hand, the flavor is too light in the mouth. I like it, I just want more of it.

The body/mouthfeel is the beer's biggest liability. It's too thin (not nearly enough malt) to allow the flavor to sink in and get comfortable on the taste buds. I get the sense that there's some depth to be had, but it never gets the chance to reveal itself because everything collapses too quickly after beer enters mouth. The finish is so clean that it's almost nonexistent.

Tejas is a Native American word meaning 'friends' and was the inspiration for the naming of the Lone Star State. Tejas, the beer, is a friendly sort of bock, but it isn't one that I care to drink again. While it might be a refresher on the hot, dusty plains of West Texas, it isn't as big or as fortifying as I like my bocks to be.

Serving type: bottle

11-09-2006 14:50:25 | More by BuckeyeNation
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This is the first of six beers I have tried from a collection of beers I bought called the American Collection. I bought this sampler here in Germany. I also thought it was strange that this beer was made in Wisconsin.This beer doesn’t represent the USA well. It is not much of a bock the flavor doesn’t finish like one. It has a very basic aroma that is a lot like an American adjunct lager. The body is medium with an average amount of bite. There is a small amount of bitterness and carapils sweetness.

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A - Only a vigorous pour coaxed out a 2 finger bone white head. Deep black/brown amaretto color.

S - Very light. Some sweet malt.

T - Sweet and malty. Caramel. Almost no bitterness. Some cream and coffee. Maple syrup and raisins. Dark fruits in the finish.

M - Light, almost watery body. Very light carbonation. Syrupy finis.

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Aroma: Sweet, dark malt smell. Strong chocolate nose. No hop aroma discernible to me.

Taste: Dark malt taste with a sweetness more subtle than that in the aroma. Hints of caramel. The taste of chocolate is far less present here than in the aroma and is replaced by an earthiness reminiscent of the Shiner beers in Texas.

Mouthfeel: Pleasantly smooth and moderately velvety with a nice fizziness from carbonation.

Drinkability: Good, sweet but not cloying and just enough complexity to entertain the palate for a while.

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Date. 6 December 2010
Glass: Standard American Pint
Type: 12 fl oz

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Reddish brown with a finger of dense tan foam that leaves some nice lace on the glass. Roasty and earthy malt with a little bit of caramel in the nose. Caramel and roasty black malt flavors are okay but are too diluted. Finishes squeaky clean. Tejas is way too watery and light bodied to be a really good example of the style. A pretty boring beer.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

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2.2/5  rDev -24.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

The last of the 6 from the History of Beer in America pack. The first 5 have ranged from lousy to mediocre. Let's see what #6 has in store.

Smells of caramel malt, slightly buttery, some adjunct grains and not much else. Boring and weak.

Taste also consists primarily of caramel malt and cereal grains but also has displays some fruity esters that seem out of place. This seems off and I am just really not enjoying this.

Mouthfeel is light bodied, watery and not particularly crisp. Relatively clean however.

Pours a clear light brown color with aout a finger nad a half of very light beige head. Kept only a thin lace, mostly around the edge, and no stick.

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Tejas

i'm actually surprised by this beer. compared to the rest in the 'beers of america' pack, it's probably one of the better ones. compared to other craft brew, however, it's subpar at best.

deep coppery red with an adequately foamy head. smell is of weak malts. taste is overall pretty bland, but with notes of roastiness from the black malts, some caramel, fruitiness, and the same diacetyl taste that is in all the other 'beers of america', though slightly toned down. it has a light mouthfeel that is easy to drink. i would drink this stuff again, and would possibly buy one if nothing else were available.

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~ Purchased this 12 oz bottle from Big Z Beverage in Huntington, NY. The pour is dark brown with a white head that fades away quickly. It smells of light malts, caramel, and some hops. Taste is sweet. This is not a good beer. The body was thin, and the mouthfeel too watery.

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2.2/5  rDev -24.9%
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S: Caramel and black malts with a somewhat metallic, coppery aroma.

T: caramel, cloves, and anise hit the palate and then flutter away as quickly as they came. Leaves the palate with a bit of a metallic sheen and just the slightest suggestion of hops. I know I've said other brews tasted like beer-flavored seltzer water before, but this one takes the cake. Actually, this is pretty much JUST seltzer water.

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Appearance: The body has a deep amber color with good clarity and just a few small bubbles of carbonation making there way up to the head. The head is just off white in color, small and fades fast. Only a small ring of slick lacing remains.

Smell: It has a light roasted grain aroma with a light hint of minerals and leafy herbal hops.

Taste/Palate: The flavor has a base of light roasted grain with lots of buttery sweet notes. There are some mineral salt like notes and mild bitterness as well that turn into grassy/leafy hop flavors into the finish. The palate has light to medium body with a slick and fizzy texture.

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Woo hooo $10 bucks for an 18 bottle mixed pack of craft brews and a book.

Bottle poured into a pills glass produced a finger worth of fluffy white head on top of a light brown body. You get aromas of bread, assorted grains and a little bit of a sour note in there as well. Wow, for a cheap brew the flavor is ok. Rather sweet malts, a little roasted malt throw in as well. It is light and crisp in your mouth and rather refreshing. I would drink another one of these if I was thirsty. Not a bad brew for the price

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2.73/5  rDev -6.8%
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BigRedN

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3.18/5  rDev +8.5%
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Part of a mixed sampler pack of eighteen beers.

Appearance: Poured from the 12 oz bottle into a pint glass. The beer is a darker amber to brown in color, with my por producing an off-white head about 1/2 inch in height. Head faded to a ring around the glass that left little lacing.

Smell: Scents of caramel malts, a bit sweet smelling (caramel and toffee). Would have liked a little more roasted character, but none is present.

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Mouthfeel: Better than light in body with moderate carbonation that is lively on the tongue. Smooth, slick feel going down. I am pleasantly surprised by this, expecting a light, watery beer.

Drinkability: What can be said about this beer? It's a lower flavor, easy drinking beer. As with the other beers I have had out of this mixed sampler its a low flavor, low scent, easy drinker. Unfortunately, this mediocre beer is about the best of the bunch IMO. However, there are WAY better bocks to be had, go try them.

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jjanega08

Minnesota

2.33/5  rDev -20.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

A= dark brown but not quite black. Small head with no lacing
S= chocolate and soap. No hops no coffee nothing special. Really a let down
T= mostly dirty water and a little amount of chocolate sweetness
M= average all around
D= average. There's just nothing good about this beer. Its all average or just bad

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Tejas from Minhas Craft Brewery
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