Tejas | Minhas Craft Brewery

Your Rating: None
Want it   Got it 
79 Ratings

Brewed by:
Minhas Craft Brewery
Wisconsin, United States

Style: Bock

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.00%

Availability: Winter

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by TastyTaste on 12-03-2004

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

Bros Score:
View: Beers
User Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
first ← prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | nextlast
Ratings: 79 |  Reviews: 67
Photo of Jodio
3.33/5  rDev +14%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Fishwhisperer
3/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Noelito76
2.25/5  rDev -22.9%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Photo of XmnwildX12
1.5/5  rDev -48.6%

Photo of Shafaegalo
3/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of JAHMUR
2.75/5  rDev -5.8%

Photo of bigbeers84
2.75/5  rDev -5.8%

Photo of stevoj
2.5/5  rDev -14.4%

Photo of MTNboy
2.45/5  rDev -16.1%
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.

 509 characters

Photo of Goldfishman
3/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of ButtomsUp
3/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of SargeC
3/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of Rochefort10nh
3/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of vfgccp
2.91/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

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.

D - A touch too sweet, and the super thin body is too light on the palate.

 404 characters

Photo of lwootton
4.02/5  rDev +37.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: Poured a dark chocolaty brown with a moderate head that dissipated quickly. Good clarity.

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.

 624 characters

Photo of ToAzwethinkweizm
3.27/5  rDev +12%
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.

 472 characters

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.

 348 characters

Photo of Brettster
3.1/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

This was part of a gift box. Poured from a bottle to a pint glass. Produced an off white foamy two finger head that faded to a short head that hung around for quite some time. It has a light red with good carbonation. Smells of roasted carmel malts and a little coppery. Tastes pretty sweet and grainy with a little hop finish. Not a clean or well balanced flavor. It has a watery light bodied mouthfeel.

 404 characters

Photo of number1bum
2.23/5  rDev -23.6%
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.

I did not enjoy this beer. I really wonder if this is even brewed with a lager yeast. Sure doesn't taste like any bock I've ever had, and the fruity esters make me think this was either brewed with an ale yeast or at too high a temp. In the end it doesn't matter. It's simply bad, uninspired beer.

 961 characters

Photo of vdread
2.79/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3


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.

 615 characters

Photo of HumanCarBomb
2.5/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

~ 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.

All in all, I found Tejas to be dull, boring, and just flat out weak! ~

 348 characters

Photo of thekanna
2.27/5  rDev -22.3%
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.

 823 characters

Photo of generallee
2.77/5  rDev -5.1%
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.

 1,087 characters

Photo of joepais
3.08/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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

 514 characters

Photo of DmanGTR
2.41/5  rDev -17.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Twist off cap bottle poured a crystal clear honey amber with a short lived 1" head in an Ommegang goblet. Aroma of caramelized malt, a bit of cooked vegetables, and no hops to speak of. Aroma was rather weak overall. Taste was also a bit bland. Very clean and crisp, but I attribute that to the lack of taste in the first place. I did find some sweetness and some metallic tones though. Probably won't want this again.

 418 characters

first ← prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | nextlast
Tejas from Minhas Craft Brewery
Beer rating: 2.92 out of 5 with 79 ratings