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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:
#44,350
Reviews:
145
Ratings:
474
pDev:
21.68%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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3.25/5  rDev +13.6%

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2.41/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

1686Th Review on BA
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@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.

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2.25/5  rDev -21.3%

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2.75/5  rDev -3.8%

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2.75/5  rDev -3.8%

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3.25/5  rDev +13.6%

Photo of matjack85
2.59/5  rDev -9.4%
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.

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3.25/5  rDev +13.6%

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1.75/5  rDev -38.8%

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4/5  rDev +39.9%

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3/5  rDev +4.9%

Photo of mooseisloose
2.5/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Popping the top on this brew I get a sweet adjunct smell. Pours to a light root beer color with a beige head that fades quickly. Taste is rather bland, a sweet and sour balance that is overpowered by a soda like carbonation. Taste is consistent throughout and then the finish is clean with no aftertaste. Mouthfeel is overly carbonated and when the fizz goes it is rather watery. Almost more lika a soda than a beer. No thanks.

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2.75/5  rDev -3.8%

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2.63/5  rDev -8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

The beer pours a combination of dark yellow mixed with an color. The aroma is strange. It has cooked sour vegetables with a mixture of grainy malt and generic sweetness. The flavor has a large starchy adjunct component. I am not sure what the adjunct is here, but it is definitely present in a big way. There is a dash of bitterness at then end.

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3.39/5  rDev +18.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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2.58/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Served on tap at Austin Bergstrom International Airport (AUS)

A: Pours a clear very dark amber in color with light amounts of garnet red and brown highlights when held up to the light and moderate amounts of visible carbonation. The beer has a finger tall off-white head that quickly reduces to a very thin ring at the edges of the glass. Minimal amounts of lacing are observed.

S: The overall smell is quite sweet for this beer and malty with some hints of caramel, toffee, and molasses.

T: Very similar to the smell with moderate sweet malty flavors including hints of caramel, toffee, and molasses. Very light amounts of bitterness in the finish.

M: Medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation.

O: Overall there was nothing really special about this beer and it is not one I would recommend - if you want a pseudo-bock beer and are in TX, I would recommend Shiner over this.

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2.5/5  rDev -12.6%

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3/5  rDev +4.9%

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3.75/5  rDev +31.1%

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2.46/5  rDev -14%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Had this on tap in the Houston Airport. Thought I was getting something fun that I had never heard of. What a disappointment this was.

A - Dark copper, close to the color of a strong tea with a one finger head that doesn't last long. No lacing to tell of.

S - Smells like sour malts. Yuck. Period.

T - Light nutty taste that finishes dry. Leaves a sour after taste that isn't really appreciated.

M - Light bodied, mildy carbonated.

O - Would never seek this beer again. Rather drink Shiner Bock or PBR.

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2.5/5  rDev -12.6%

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2/5  rDev -30.1%

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3/5  rDev +4.9%

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