ZiegenBock Amber | Anheuser-Busch

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Missouri, United States

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

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Ratings: 487 |  Reviews: 147
Photo of GarthDanielson
2.09/5  rDev -26.9%
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.

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1.75/5  rDev -38.8%

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2.75/5  rDev -3.8%

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3.25/5  rDev +13.6%

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3.5/5  rDev +22.4%

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2.5/5  rDev -12.6%

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2.5/5  rDev -12.6%

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3/5  rDev +4.9%

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2.75/5  rDev -3.8%

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2/5  rDev -30.1%

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3/5  rDev +4.9%

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3.5/5  rDev +22.4%

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2.75/5  rDev -3.8%

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3.25/5  rDev +13.6%

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1.5/5  rDev -47.6%

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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
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.

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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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4/5  rDev +39.9%

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3/5  rDev +4.9%

ZiegenBock Amber from Anheuser-Busch
Beer rating: 2.86 out of 5 with 487 ratings