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Tejas - Minhas Craft Brewery

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BA SCORE
70
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76 Ratings
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Ratings: 76
Reviews: 67
rAvg: 2.92
pDev: 18.84%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Minhas Craft Brewery visit their website
Wisconsin, United States

Style | ABV
Bock |  4.00% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: TastyTaste on 12-03-2004)
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Reviews by Procrastinator:
Photo of Procrastinator
3/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Part of "Beers of America" 18-pack that was given to me as a gift. I've had this same sampler pack years ago, but this is my first review. 12 oz. brown bottle is poured into Sam Adams "pint" glass.
No bottle dating is noted.

Appearance: copper orange and amber in color with a slightly off-white sudsy head. Carbonation is overly aggressive in a clean, clear looking body. Head recedes to leave ample lacing.

Smell: mild caramel and toffee sweetness, toasty breadiness and slight hop bitterness.

Taste: malts are light in sweetness with a toasted breadcrust. Hops are complimentary. Alcohol seems almost non-existent. "Bock" in this case seems more like A-B Amber Bock.

Mouthfeel: body is on the light side, too light. Texture is watery and carbonation is abit too aggressive.

Drinkability: I'm being generous with my rating. Flavors, scents and body are all on the light side, but the beer is refreshing.

Procrastinator, Jun 30, 2008
More User Reviews:
Photo of orbitalr0x
2.95/5  rDev +1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

The Tejas pours from the bottle a deep transparent cola color with hints of red and a fizzy bubbly off white head. Aromas of some caramel and chocolate malts with a burnt grain undertone and only a subtle touch of hops. It's not bad...but nothing jumps out at me at all...really quite pedestrian.

First sip brings a grainy, light caramelly, chocolate maltiness that's crisp with a nice sweetness throughout. A bit roasty with really no hops in the flavor profile. This one leaves me wanting more...

Mouthfeel is light and crisp with a bit of creaminess. Quite smooth and easy to drink...but it's really nothing special. I can't see myself going back to this really. Still it's an easy drinking brew and pretty refreshing.

orbitalr0x, Dec 30, 2005
Photo of generallee
2.75/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Presentation: This is one of six beers from an eighteen pack labeled Beer of America, Historical Collection. The 18 pack also came with a nice book titled, The History of Beer in America. It was poured from a brown 12oz bottle into a mug. There appears to be no freshness date on the bottle.

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.

Notes: This was a rather bland beer and it had very similar flavors to all the other beers in the mixed pack. The best part of this 18 pack is the book that came with it.

generallee, Oct 13, 2009
Photo of merlin48
3/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12oz bottle pour a clear copper amber body with a small beige head. Some patchy lacing is left behind on the glass. Aroma is lacking, just a hint of toffee and spicy hop.Light body is crisply carbonated. Taste is subtle. Some restrained toffee maltiness and spicy hop bitterness. Not much here but it's easily drinkable. More of a Michelob amber than any other bock.

merlin48, Mar 03, 2008
Photo of SetarconeX
3.4/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Extreme dark red almost to black in color, with something of a lingering head. Smell is almost non-existent with a hint of metal. Not a good way to start.

Taste is a tad watery, with a grainy finish and a hint of metal again. I'd heard a few good things about this beer, but in the end it's a bit of a letdown. Bocks are supposed to be a strong, hearty beer for strong hearty men, but this one seems like a bock for the castrati.

SetarconeX, Nov 25, 2007
Photo of pmcadamis
2.15/5  rDev -26.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

A - This one is a deep red-orange brew with a fluffy one finger head that deposits lots of lace on the glass. Head retention is pretty decent, and swirling builds it up a bit.

S - Whole grain crackers, some thin caramel, some orange fruit notes, and some mineral notes make up the nose of this beer.

T - Thin caramel and salty salad crackers. It's pretty much one-dimensional and unassertive. There are some metallic and mineral flavors also. Zero hops. For some reason I also taste Dr. Pepper. This is pretty lame.

M - Thin, watered down, and weak. The carbonation is very much like soda, and it falls on it's face at the finish.

D - Disappointing. This is about as much a bock as Amber Bock is in that it's lightly toasty, but bland.

pmcadamis, Jan 07, 2008
Photo of beveritt
2.53/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Presentation: Poured from a 12oz brown bottle into a pint glass. Label is made to look like old parchment and has a watermark of the state of Texas.

Appearance: Pours with a massive white head (2-3") that settles fairly quickly into a 1/2 inch coating and some lacing. The beer itself is a honey amber, with a little bit of red. Not as dark as I would expect for a bock.

Smell: Slightly sweet malts and adjuncts with a strong metallic background. Seems to smell like many of the beers from this brewery.

Taste: Not much here. Slightly sweet malt/corn flavor upfront and a very small amount of grassy/herbaceous hops in the finish, but not much else.

Mouthfeel: Carbonation is average. Body is a little thin.

Drinkability: Much like the other offerings from this brewery, mehh. Not a drain pour, but not really that good.

beveritt, Feb 22, 2008
Photo of Dukeofearl
3.08/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

The last (for me) of a "American Beer Heritage" or some such series, packaged in a wooden old-style tool box looking package, 2 x 6 beers. This one has a tan label with a old-timey map of Texas and the following text: "A fine Bock Beer with a creamy texture and malty body" "Brewed with Carapils, Brewer's Two Row, Caramel and Black Malts", "Brewed & Bottled by MDII, Monroe, WI".

Pours a deep amber color with some solid reddish off notes. A decent sized head quickly dropped to nothing, and I mean nothing (unless you count the hudred or so bubbles on the edge of the glass at the top of the beer).

Smells and tastes of malts. Malts. Malts. Did I say malts? It goes down fine, I can see roasty caramel, but that's it. A one note beer. Mouthfeel (called creamy on the label) is closer to thin than creamy. OK, this isn't a bad terrible beer, but there's not much to make me want to drink the other one sitting in my fridge right now...

Dukeofearl, Feb 19, 2005
Photo of altgeeky1
2.65/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

12 oz bottle, from Beers of America 18 pack. The color is pale caramel-amber. In this beer, the color does hint at the body and weight - it's lighter in every way than the average bock.
The caramel malt smell outweighs the hops, as expected, with some light nut. There's a faint hop smell but I can't place it.
Taste is thin... I expected this from the watered-down color, but it's the thinnest bock I have ever had (thinner than Michelob Bock even). Appropriate carbonation levels, but mouthfeel's weak. A fairly drinkable beer - if you find bock to be too sweet for your taste, you might actually like this one.

I am slightly uncomfortable with the points I am tagging this with -- I am scoring against the 'style' and that is why it is below average. (If this were say in the dark lager category, I'd probably be adding another 1/2 to a full point. It's a pretty decent beer in a non-style driven generic way.)

altgeeky1, Feb 03, 2008
Photo of thekanna
2.2/5  rDev -24.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

From the "Beers of America" historical collection six-pack.

A: Pours a clear, seltzer water-thin reddish amber with very active carbonation and 1 finger of head with almost no head retention.

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.

M: Extremely thin, almost no body, and lots of seltzer-like carbonation.

D: This is one of the most un-beerlike beers I've ever tasted. I really don't know what to think of it, but I don't think I'll have another.

thekanna, Dec 11, 2009
Photo of bigbeers84
2.75/5  rDev -5.8%

bigbeers84, Mar 27, 2013
Photo of Traquairlover
2.9/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

12-oz bottle poured into a Weizen glass.

A = Good drak amber color, like a dark Black tea, one finger off white head which quickly dissipates leaving light lacing.

S = Slight pleasing notes of caramel and roasted malts are offset by a somewhat metallic smell.

T = Pretty bland, some sweet malt arrives mid-palates and there is also some bitterness in the fairly short finish. Just not enough here, it's not really bad, but is fairly mundane.

M = Light bodied, carbonation feel is a little too strong, mouth coating is light.

D = This is not the most pleasant tasting beer I've ever had, but it is not really bad and would be a better beer than a lot of the American lagers that are so often chosen.

Traquairlover, Jan 23, 2008
Photo of barefootbrewer
3.15/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This came from the Brews of America Pack (nice book with the package).

A - Clear golden brown with a thick head. There was a continuous stream of bubbles from the bottom. Decent head retention.

S - Malty and sweet with a hint of hops.

T - More malty than anything else. Non-offensive flavor, but not overwhelmingly inviting either.

M - Medium bodied.

D - This is a decent drinking beer. This could be a good one to drink cold on a hot day.

barefootbrewer, Dec 06, 2007
Photo of deltatauhobbit
2.75/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

From the Beers of America 18 pack, at least it had a nice book.

Pours a clear amber color, some head, not much lacing.

Slight hop/malt aroma, not much to make out.

Taste is very...watery, very thin, light malt presence, hardly any hop bitterness. Lots of carbonation. Price is about the BMC level, so it could easily be an alternative to them, since as it goes down easily.

deltatauhobbit, Jan 31, 2008
Photo of Shafaegalo
3/5  rDev +2.7%

Shafaegalo, Jan 12, 2014
Photo of biggred1
3.3/5  rDev +13%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

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.

biggred1, May 06, 2010
Photo of MTNboy
2.4/5  rDev -17.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

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.

MTNboy, May 18, 2012
Photo of Goldfishman
3/5  rDev +2.7%

Goldfishman, Jan 30, 2012
Photo of daliandragon
3.6/5  rDev +23.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Kind of silly how they have this "beers of America" set and then this beer is a Spanish name for a "Texas bock" ..the famous American style..oh wait, I've never heard of Texas bock, except for ol' Shiner I guess. Anyhow they could have gone APA, or DIPA, or pumpkin, or any one of a number of well known actual American favorites. Anyway, I digress..

Tejas pours a coke colored body and a half a cap of head. Plenty of visible carbonation. Nose is roasted dark malt with sweet caramel notes. Would be better if it was stronger. Taste is heavily malty but not overly sweet with a dry, roasted flavor and a pleasant aftertaste. Mouthfeel is nicely creamy but could stand a little thickening.

This is an easy sipping bock that does Minhas proud, even if its origins are fairly obscure.

daliandragon, Jan 06, 2007
Photo of hopsaplenty
2.25/5  rDev -22.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

This was part of a "Beers of America" twelve pack. The Tejas poured a big, fat sand colored head of medium bubbles which had fairly good staying power. Light copper in appearance with minimal rising carbonation bubbles. It smells of soft malt, and not much else. The body is thin, light, not much in the way of hops, or malt. Not much happening at all with this beer. Definitely not in keeping with the Bock style. I would pass along the second bottle.

hopsaplenty, Nov 20, 2005
Photo of hopdog
2.73/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

12oz bottle acquired in trade with daknole (thanks!).

Poured a medium mahogany color with a small sized off white head. Aromas of nuttiness, light roast, and chocolate. Tastes of the same nuttiness, chocolate, roast, and caramel. Thin body.

Notes from and tasted on: 5/20/09

hopdog, May 22, 2009
Photo of TastyTaste
3.9/5  rDev +33.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From the American Beer History sampler. Bottle says it is brewed by MDII, but with a little research, I found out it was contract brewed by Huber.
Pours a dark brown color, still has translucency, but for a bock beer this is pretty dark. Smells lightly malty , with some hints of dough. Taste is plenty malty for a Bock beer, not much of a hops taste, just Slightly-coffee tasting malt. Good drinkability, best when it warms a little.

TastyTaste, Dec 03, 2004
Photo of vdread
2.78/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

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.

vdread, Jan 05, 2010
Photo of karst
4.1/5  rDev +40.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

An excellent aroma is this bock strongest point. Fairly hearty and rich. Brewed with Carapils, Brewer's two row, caramel and black malts- it has a malty nose. I found this Wisconsin Bock interesting. Being new at this beer style I have tasted nothing to compare it with. Ingredients seem well blended I found it smooth with a clean finish. Ahaaa the AROMA! It keeps calling me Bock

karst, Dec 13, 2004
Photo of ToAzwethinkweizm
3.28/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

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

Sold as part of a "History of Beer" pack gifted to me by my Aunt. Well...it doesn't taste like a bock. Pours with a 1-finger head, reduces to nothing, lacing is average, color is clear caramel-brown. Aroma of dark malts, caramel, some wet leather. Taste can be described the same. Slight sting on the palate, sweet malty aftertaste. Nothing special, yet highly drinkable for a dark (watery) session beer.

ToAzwethinkweizm, Dec 07, 2010
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Tejas from Minhas Craft Brewery
70 out of 100 based on 76 ratings.