Tejas | Minhas Craft Brewery

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.

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Photo of hopdog
2.7/5  rDev -7.5%
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 BigRedN
3.18/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Part of a mixed sampler pack of eighteen beers.

Appearance: Poured from the 12 oz bottle into a pint glass. The beer is a darker amber to brown in color, with my por producing an off-white head about 1/2 inch in height. Head faded to a ring around the glass that left little lacing.

Smell: Scents of caramel malts, a bit sweet smelling (caramel and toffee). Would have liked a little more roasted character, but none is present.

Taste: Some slightly sweet caramelly malts that are in line with the scent. As with the smell I want more in taste (either some slightly roasted malt or perhaps a bit of hops) but get little else.

Mouthfeel: Better than light in body with moderate carbonation that is lively on the tongue. Smooth, slick feel going down. I am pleasantly surprised by this, expecting a light, watery beer.

Drinkability: What can be said about this beer? It's a lower flavor, easy drinking beer. As with the other beers I have had out of this mixed sampler its a low flavor, low scent, easy drinker. Unfortunately, this mediocre beer is about the best of the bunch IMO. However, there are WAY better bocks to be had, go try them.

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Photo of jjanega08
2.34/5  rDev -19.9%
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 everetends
3.02/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

12 oz bottle once again pilfered from the Beers of America mixed 18 my girlfriends parents got me. Served up in a standard shaker pint.

A: Pours a somewhat brown color. It is mostly a really dark yellow, or almost amber. It wants to be brown, but you know what? It's not. It just isn't. Got like a 1/4 inch of head that disappeared almost instantly. So sad. Lots of active carbonation. I am noticing a trend here. These beers are all super carbonated aren't they?

S: Smell is weird. Smells like crackers. Seriously, smells like whole wheat crackers. Crackers with mandarin oranges on it. That is all that I get. Weird, but intriguing.

T: Taste is of some hops first and foremost. There is a really light malt with a whole shit load of cracker goodness. Lots of orange and a bit of honey malt coming through. I don't know what to make of it. I can't tell if its good or bad.

M: This one is high in carbonation. SHOCKER! Crisp and bubbly. ABV is not present at all. After taste is mostly of a wierd metallic citrus. Its refreshing, I'll give it that.

D: I guess its drinkable, but I really can't peg if this beer is good or not. Will I drink the other 3? Probably. Won't be pumped about it, but I'll drink it. Whatever.

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Photo of allrizz
2.21/5  rDev -24.3%
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 Durge
3.57/5  rDev +22.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Dark brown in color with very little sign of the off-white head and hints of some lace. As advertized it smells of caramel and malt, but not much else to note. Finely carbonated, fairly thin but the taste is a nice caramel charcoal deal. Very smooth, very drinkable. There's a touch of something almost bourbon-like, but that's a stretch. It's not bad, an interesting version of bock.

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Photo of Procrastinator
2.98/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Part of "Beers of America" 18-pack that was given to me as a gift. I've had this same sampler pack years ago, but this is my first review. 12 oz. brown bottle is poured into Sam Adams "pint" glass.
No bottle dating is noted.

Appearance: copper orange and amber in color with a slightly off-white sudsy head. Carbonation is overly aggressive in a clean, clear looking body. Head recedes to leave ample lacing.

Smell: mild caramel and toffee sweetness, toasty breadiness and slight hop bitterness.

Taste: malts are light in sweetness with a toasted breadcrust. Hops are complimentary. Alcohol seems almost non-existent. "Bock" in this case seems more like A-B Amber Bock.

Mouthfeel: body is on the light side, too light. Texture is watery and carbonation is abit too aggressive.

Drinkability: I'm being generous with my rating. Flavors, scents and body are all on the light side, but the beer is refreshing.

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Photo of merlin48
3/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12oz bottle pour a clear copper amber body with a small beige head. Some patchy lacing is left behind on the glass. Aroma is lacking, just a hint of toffee and spicy hop.Light body is crisply carbonated. Taste is subtle. Some restrained toffee maltiness and spicy hop bitterness. Not much here but it's easily drinkable. More of a Michelob amber than any other bock.

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Photo of Winter
2.68/5  rDev -8.2%
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 beveritt
2.53/5  rDev -13.4%
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 davidt
3.08/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a thin brown color with a weak head, The aroma is caramel and bready malt but not very strong at all. The taste is a weak sweet caramel malt. Mouthfeel thin. There's nothing really unpleasant about the beer, but it's weak and uninspiring as a bock.

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Photo of AgingWarrior
3.52/5  rDev +20.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

I received this brew as a part of the "Beers of America" gift pack.
Poured into a frosted beer mug, a nice golden dark with an off white two finger head with plenty of lacing.

The first whiff is some caramel malts with some mild hops. Overall I liked the smell.

The taste is pretty good, decent finish, but it seems to be missing something to make it a good bock. I can't put my finger on it, but it's close to being a good brew.

Good mouth feel and very drinkable. I don't know that I'd go out looking for this brew, but I could certainly kick back and drink a half a dozen or so.

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Photo of orangemoustache
2.46/5  rDev -15.8%
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 altgeeky1
2.62/5  rDev -10.3%
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 deltatauhobbit
2.78/5  rDev -4.8%
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 Traquairlover
2.93/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

12-oz bottle poured into a Weizen glass.

A = Good drak amber color, like a dark Black tea, one finger off white head which quickly dissipates leaving light lacing.

S = Slight pleasing notes of caramel and roasted malts are offset by a somewhat metallic smell.

T = Pretty bland, some sweet malt arrives mid-palates and there is also some bitterness in the fairly short finish. Just not enough here, it's not really bad, but is fairly mundane.

M = Light bodied, carbonation feel is a little too strong, mouth coating is light.

D = This is not the most pleasant tasting beer I've ever had, but it is not really bad and would be a better beer than a lot of the American lagers that are so often chosen.

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Photo of pmcadamis
2.18/5  rDev -25.3%
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 JWFokker
2.41/5  rDev -17.5%
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 MerkinMan
3.1/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

This was, as everyone else's seems to be, from the Beers of America gift pack. I thought this to be a decent beer, especially compared to other Texas bocks like Shiner. I think some reviews are bit low since people want to compare this to a European bock.

This beer had a nice coppery-brown color, but the body could have been a little more. This seems to be one of the better of the gift pack, but I would not go looking for it after these are gone.

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Photo of shabbtastic
1.73/5  rDev -40.8%
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 trill
2.24/5  rDev -23.3%
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 scruffwhor
2.93/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 4

Pours a very faint head, but with fighting retention. A very mild amber with some persistant yet thin carbonation. Lightly malty, almost sweet smelling, but still pretty lack luster and bland. The taste is equally lacking. Some very faint hints of sweet bread and toasty malts. But thats it, the rest is watery blandness to the finish.
Very smooth yet way to light of palate, no flavor lingers at all. No need to cleanse your palate after this beer.

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Photo of madjr80
3.1/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

I got this in one of those beers across America packs at BJs. It is probably one of the better ones in the mix. I thought of one beer from the first sip. I keep thinking of shiner bock, but its been awhile since i have last had shiner bock. There is a malty/caramel after taste to this beer.The smell and mouthfeel seem pretty standard. It doesn't appear to have a high alcohol level in this, so it seems like it could be a good session beer.

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Photo of barefootbrewer
3.18/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This came from the Brews of America Pack (nice book with the package).

A - Clear golden brown with a thick head. There was a continuous stream of bubbles from the bottom. Decent head retention.

S - Malty and sweet with a hint of hops.

T - More malty than anything else. Non-offensive flavor, but not overwhelmingly inviting either.

M - Medium bodied.

D - This is a decent drinking beer. This could be a good one to drink cold on a hot day.

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Photo of vladimerjr
3.15/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

3 of these came in my Beers of america gift pack.

The beer poured a dark redish very clean with a light head.

Smell mostly of malts and a bit of raosted nut.

Flavor was mostly malty and fairly plain and smooth for a bock,but good and simple none the less.

Nothing special about the mouthfeel. Good level of carbonination and lighter than expected.

All in all a good enough beer for drinking from a mix pack like this but nothing I would seek out.

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Tejas from Minhas Craft Brewery
Beer rating: 2.92 out of 5 with 79 ratings
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