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ZiegenBock Amber | Anheuser-Busch

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2.86/5
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474 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Anheuser-Busch
Missouri, United States
anheuser-busch.com

Style: American Amber / Red Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.00%

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.

Added by kbub6f on 04-24-2002

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#44,387
Reviews:
145
Ratings:
474
pDev:
21.68%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
13
Gots:
100
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 474 |  Reviews: 145
Photo of sglooney316
3.25/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of wattoclone
2.51/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75

Picked this up in a convenience store in Oklahoma on a road trip. Not what I expected from a beer named ZiegenBock, it was very smooth and drinkable with no offensive flavors. The color was dark amber with a substantial foamy head that lasted several minutes. Disappointed in the lack of any flavor, tasted like carbonated water with a hint of caramel.

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Photo of russpowell
2.53/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

Pours an effervescent ambner with 3 fingers of an head. Some lacing & head retention

S: Applejuice

T: Pears, faint leafy hops, some dryness & faint caramel up front. Faint metallic notes, dryness & more apple juice sweetness as this warms, Finishes watery with applejuice, insipid

MF: Light body, firm carbonation

Dissapointing, I guess someone is buying this, why I am not sure

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Photo of HabaJohn
3/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Dave__4
3.53/5  rDev +23.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Tastes a little watery but had a great flavor. With the 4.9% alcohol I wouldn't consider it a light beer but it tasted like one. Would recommend to friends who enjoy weaker tasting beers.

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Photo of superwho24
3.61/5  rDev +26.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

My bottle says it's 4.9 percent. Pairs well with summer sausage, brick cheese, and crackers

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Photo of Tjb14
3.65/5  rDev +27.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BrentMcQuirk
2.97/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of TheEvilcupcake
2.59/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Shuan
2.75/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Dper
4/5  rDev +39.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ALHeathen
4.55/5  rDev +59.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of prost2hefeweizen
3/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Waveoff
3.47/5  rDev +21.3%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Joymas
2.7/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Tucquan
2.83/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Had this on 2017-04-04 in Arlington, TX at the Texas Rangers baseball stadium from a 16 oz can.

Very little aroma. Just light grain. Flavor is lightly toasted white bread with some mild caramel. Watery. About what you'd expect from a ballpark macro. Good enough for an 81 degree evening while watching the game against the Cleveland Indians.

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Photo of J4k3B
3.86/5  rDev +35%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I'm not a beer pro but I have been all over the world and drunk a lot of beer and this is a good beer. Not too heavy good taste for an amber.

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Photo of Secret
1.82/5  rDev -36.4%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1 | overall: 2

There isn't a lot here that I can say, that hasn't been said already. I agree that it excels in being mediocre. How this won the bronze of any kind of contest is dumbfounding, even in a competition focused on commercial breweries.

Look is not that impressive. It's a dark amber with a small beige head that dissipates quickly. No real lacing to speak of. But I actually rate the look even more poorly than I would normally rate it, due to the fact that there's nothing amber about the flavor of this beer. I strongly suspect there's some caramel color going on here. It would be exceedingly difficult to brew a beer this dark, and have it genuinely be this color, and still have such a flat, nonexistent body, and such a deep lack of complexity.

Smell is SPOT ON like a loaf of french bread. The yeast and grain really comes through, but that is the extent of the flavor. It's bland... just like a loaf of french bread. Actually, I think I've had plain french bread that had far more flavor than this beer.

Taste and feel go hand in hand, so I'm just going to tackle those together. This beer is bland, bland, BLAND. Practically a sparkling water. No richness, no depth, very low acidity AND bitterness. Not dry enough to hit the "refreshing" button, not sweet enough to compensate for its complete lack of anything else. You could put a breadstick and a lemon wedge into a liter of club soda, and get the same flavor we've got going on here.

And like another reviewer said. I don't just hate on these Anheuser-Busch mock-craft beers just because they're sneaky bulls--t from a macrobrewery. I hate on them because they're genuinely not good. Why would I pay $8 for this when I could get Abita or Sierra Nevada or Left Hand for that kind of price range? Nobody should. These big breweries need to seriously up their game if they don't want people thrashing them for trying to horn in on the craft beer market. It's fine if they wanna actually step up and play ball, but it's clear they're just half-assing it.

Thanks, I'm out.

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Photo of SGT_Cookie
2.31/5  rDev -19.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Photo of Jaker07
3.81/5  rDev +33.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of claybob43
4.54/5  rDev +58.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of SpaceBeagle
3.74/5  rDev +30.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of breakingbland
3.1/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Photo of 22Blue
3.69/5  rDev +29%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Whiskeydeez
3/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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ZiegenBock Amber from Anheuser-Busch
Beer rating: 2.86 out of 5 with 474 ratings
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