Tejas | Minhas Craft Brewery

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Minhas Craft Brewery
Wisconsin, United States

Style: Bock

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.00%

Availability: Winter

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Added by TastyTaste on 12-03-2004

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Reviews: 67 | Ratings: 79
Photo of Sycodrummer
1.4/5  rDev -51.9%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1

Poured from the 12oz. bottle into a pint glass the beer was a very light amber/brown color with a thin less than half-finger of head that faded almost instantly. Soda like fizzy bubbles popped up here and there and no lacing to speak of.

The smell is almost nothing. It's hard to smell like nothing, but this beer pulls that off. The faintest grain and hint of caramel. Nothing else in the nose.

The taste is like the smell: VERY bland. Hard to pick out any true flavors and everything is coated with a metalic after taste. Some hints of grain and malty caramel, but a bit gritty to the finish and super carbonated. Hints of alcohol kick in here and there too.

Mouthfeel is medium-light with ultra high fresh soda like carbonation.

This one was hard to finish. Just so bland it was like drinking cardboard. Flavors and aromas are lacking and the beer is tinted with an odd overall flavor. No thank you.

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Photo of oelergud
1.66/5  rDev -43%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1

Clear deep copper body with moderate carbonation. Head is light tan, not much retention or lace.
Thin caramel with some sour notes around it.
No no no, much to buttery and astringent. Some caramel in the taste as well but this is just wrong.
Too buttery in the mouthfeel too.
Never again, cant finish this humbug. Not a bock.


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Photo of shabbtastic
1.73/5  rDev -40.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

Finally the last one in my American Beer gift pack and yikes, they call this a Bock....

A - Poured a coppery brown (which I though was a good start) but it had absolutely no head retention.

S - Very buttery not very malty the way a Bock should be.

T - Very thin, I was hoping for more on the heavy side. Was lacking in malt flavor, tasted more like a cheap lager instead, disappointing.

M - See above, thin and watery a mystery why they called this a Bock.

D - Barely finished. With little carbonation keeping it together it came across as a flat bitter lager rather that a robust malty Bock!

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Photo of MSchae1017
2.13/5  rDev -26.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

This beer was tasted in a stange from the bottle.

THis beer pours a translucent brown with not much of a head or lace. The smell is of barley and probably some corn. It tasted kind of like budweiser with less corn and a little more sweetness. The mouthfeel is thin with some good carbonation. Overall its kind of like a darker budweiser. I'm not too impressed.

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Photo of pmcadamis
2.18/5  rDev -25.1%
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.

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Photo of allrizz
2.21/5  rDev -24.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Another beer from the sampler pack made by MDII Rochester, NY. Once again the book and the tin case were the best part of this sampler pack. A copper/amber color. Thick white head that disappeared quickly. A weak aroma. A woody/caramel taste. Not my first choice when it comes to bock beers but would drink it again. If somebody else buys.

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Photo of number1bum
2.23/5  rDev -23.4%
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.

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Photo of trill
2.24/5  rDev -23%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

Clear dark copper pour, off-white head that drops to a skim pretty quickly. Smell is a tiny touch of malt, and little else. Taste does not live up to the label's claims, but is clean and inoffensive, with a one-note cookie-like malt flavor. Mouthfeel is a real letdown, as well. Not worth drinking.

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Photo of thekanna
2.27/5  rDev -22%
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.

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Photo of hopsaplenty
2.28/5  rDev -21.6%
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.

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Photo of jjanega08
2.34/5  rDev -19.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

A= dark brown but not quite black. Small head with no lacing
S= chocolate and soap. No hops no coffee nothing special. Really a let down
T= mostly dirty water and a little amount of chocolate sweetness
M= average all around
D= average. There's just nothing good about this beer. Its all average or just bad

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Photo of DmanGTR
2.41/5  rDev -17.2%
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.

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Photo of JWFokker
2.41/5  rDev -17.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

From the Beers of America 18 ct variety pack, this one pours a decent looking copper, not a bad start, but nothing exceptional either. It's got an off-white head initially, but this quickly dissipates. The nose is pretty mild, primarily malt, but no discernible hops, which I found unusual. The flavor turned out to be like the nose, primarily malt, a bit sweet and some nuttiness, but again, little to no hop flavor. Mouthfeel wasn't so hot - it's pretty thin like the rest of the beers in the pack, other than the porter. Drinkability isn't bad, considering its relative blandness, but I think Beer Advocates hold their brews to a higher standard and shouldn't accept something this generic. This one was pretty damn mediocre, much like the rest of the Beers of America. Don't waste your time.

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Photo of MTNboy
2.45/5  rDev -15.8%
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.

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Photo of orangemoustache
2.46/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

A-poured a medium brown,with a decent amount of fluffy white head and a little bit of lacing

S-hints of some roasted malts,stale white bread,pretty wimpy aromas overall

T-very light caramels,grassy,slightly funky tasting,dissapointing(the bottle looked so cool)

M-thin body,lots of carbonation,very watery

D-pretty drinkable considering,just not one I would recommened,not worth the wasted stomache space

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Photo of Goldfish19
2.5/5  rDev -14.1%
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! ~

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Photo of beveritt
2.53/5  rDev -13.1%
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.

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Photo of altgeeky1
2.62/5  rDev -10%
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.)

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Photo of sabrills70
2.64/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Beer number 3 of my "Beers of America" historical 12 pack. Pours a medium amber with a 3 finger, aggresive pour, head and good lace. Not much aroma but I do detect a faint nutty malt smell. Some watery matiness detected in the flavor as well as some macroness. Leaves a slight roasted bitterness on the tounge. Yes by definition it is a bock, just not a real good one.

Halfway throug my 12 pack I would have to say avoid this one. They are not gross, just not worth the price.

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Photo of Winter
2.68/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Pours a dark amber in color with a bubbly white head. Aroma has come oxidation present. There's a bready maltiness to it and a pretzel-like aroma. The mouthfeel is thin to barely medium and soft on the palate. A sharp hoppiness cuts the malt sweetness of this bock. It tastes a lot more like an amber than a traditional bock. Tejas lacks the typical raisin flavor and decent maltiness that most bocks exhibit. I'm also picking up some diacytel in the taste.

This wasn't horrible, but as far as bocks go, there are so many better ones out there, that I wouldn't give this one a second look.

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Photo of hopdog
2.7/5  rDev -7.2%
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

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Photo of generallee
2.77/5  rDev -4.8%
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.

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Photo of deltatauhobbit
2.78/5  rDev -4.5%
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.

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Photo of vdread
2.79/5  rDev -4.1%
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.

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Photo of cooncat
2.86/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Serving from a 12 oz. bottle; part of the "Beers of America" promotional offering (6 varieties - 2 bottles of each). I've had a lot of bocks, so let's see how this one stacks up.

On the pour, you get a nice copper colored brew, with a creamy full head that holds remarkably well. A fair amount of lacing is evident. Hmm, could I be in for a pleasant surprise?

The nose is strictly malty, with no hop presence. A combination of bready and some coffee in there, but mostly bready. The taste follows the nose, mostly malt in character. Carbonation is just about right, but the flavor is very understated. No pizzaz. Mouthfeel is thin for this style, and disappointing. Drinkability is low on my scale, but, chilled, this would definitely be quaffable .. at least for a few rounds.

Bottom line, there are a lot better bocks out there, so if you are a fan of that style, this might be a disappointment. However, if you receive them as a gift (as I did), you can enjoy it for what it has. Best part of the beer is its appearance after the pour ... savor it!


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