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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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 kmpitz2
3.53/5  rDev +21.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours deep mahogany color color with a modest light cream colored head over top that is maintained by a nice cascade of bubbles. Nose is sweet caramel with a light roasted malt background, but mostly just sweet caramel. Flavor is a decent balance between the sweetness from caramel malts and a lighter touch of roastyness to give it an almost toasty character. Feel is a rather full moderate with a solid carbonation. A pretty easy drinking beer overall. There is just something about this beer that does not sit well with me. The sweetness almost seems chemical, like its fake. It's interesting.

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Photo of ommegangpbr
3.07/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

I had the porter from this company/brewery recently and this is a much better offereing.
Strikes me as a bit pale for the style; like a pale ale of a mild copper complextion.
Smells pretty good. A little smokey and a little sweet.
The taste reflects the smell but the mouthfeel takes away from the experience. A bit watery and soapy on the palate. Mild sweetness and smokeyness still there; a modified version of the porter I had from them, but a better effort.
Not good... but not bad.

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Photo of orbitalr0x
2.95/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

The Tejas pours from the bottle a deep transparent cola color with hints of red and a fizzy bubbly off white head. Aromas of some caramel and chocolate malts with a burnt grain undertone and only a subtle touch of hops. It's not bad...but nothing jumps out at me at all...really quite pedestrian.

First sip brings a grainy, light caramelly, chocolate maltiness that's crisp with a nice sweetness throughout. A bit roasty with really no hops in the flavor profile. This one leaves me wanting more...

Mouthfeel is light and crisp with a bit of creaminess. Quite smooth and easy to drink...but it's really nothing special. I can't see myself going back to this really. Still it's an easy drinking brew and pretty refreshing.

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Photo of shirfan
3.37/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

From the Beers of America gift pack:

Pours light for a bock, reddish-orange with just a hint of brown. Thin layer of foam remains after a minute.

Mild aroma of toasty malt and citrus.

Taste: Exceedingly creamy, each sip seems like it's bursting into foam. Feels heavy in the mouth, yet a bit dry. Toasty malt and a small amount of leafy hop presence vanish to leave a fairly flavorless finish. Hints of leather. The dryness level of this is odd for a bock. There's a lot of "substance", like draft guinness used to have, but without much flavor.

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Photo of Frozensoul327
3.57/5  rDev +22.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A relatively good bock. My first from the Beers of America gift set I got from my in-laws this Christmas season. Poured out to a darker shade of caramel, with a white foamy head. Medium level of carbonation. Some minor notes of lace. Aroma was malty and very fresh, reminding me of when I used to tour breweries with my dad as a kid. Nice. Taste is very middle of the road; some roasted malts, carmel character, sweet grain. Not bad. Mouthfeel is light and crisp, far from creamy as the label states. Drinkability is above average. This isn't a bad macro produced beer. Worth a try.

THE BLOODHOUND FACTOR: Benji was real hip to this one. Got right in there and lapped it all up. Good dog.

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Photo of WesWes
3.75/5  rDev +28.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

The beer pours an amber color with a thick frothy offwhite head that slowly fades to lacing. The aroma is good. It has a light, yet mildly malty scent that boasts of crystal and Carapils malts. It's fruity with a nice lager yeast aroma. The taste is decent. It has a smooth, malty flavor that is light and easy drinking. It goes down easy and finishes dry with some residual sweetness. The mouthfeel is fine. It is a low bodied beer with good carbonation. This is a decent bock beer. I like the aroma as well as the flavor; a fine drinker.

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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 tgbljb
3/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Selection fro the American Beer History collection purchased from Wegeman's. Poured a moderate amber color with modest white head. Smell is slight with a touch of caramel to be found. Taste provides some roasted malt notes, but very little. Finish is more malt. Nothing in the hops department. A middle of the road beer.

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

Pours out a pretty caramel-amber color with very little fizzy white head. A decent amount of carbonation in the glass.

Smell is light, with caramel malts and a few little sweet other smells. Not a lot going on, though. Not uninviting, but not a terribly exciting smell, either.

The flavor is similarly one-dimensional, caramel malts, slightly toasty/nutty, but just overwhelmingly one caramel flavor. No hoppiness to speak of and no real depth to the malt flavors. Not a bad drinker, though the mouthfeel is pretty thin for the style.

Overall: Eh, this is not bad, but it's very, very average. You're not going to spit it out, but it's not exciting, either.

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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 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 Dukeofearl
3.08/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

The last (for me) of a "American Beer Heritage" or some such series, packaged in a wooden old-style tool box looking package, 2 x 6 beers. This one has a tan label with a old-timey map of Texas and the following text: "A fine Bock Beer with a creamy texture and malty body" "Brewed with Carapils, Brewer's Two Row, Caramel and Black Malts", "Brewed & Bottled by MDII, Monroe, WI".

Pours a deep amber color with some solid reddish off notes. A decent sized head quickly dropped to nothing, and I mean nothing (unless you count the hudred or so bubbles on the edge of the glass at the top of the beer).

Smells and tastes of malts. Malts. Malts. Did I say malts? It goes down fine, I can see roasty caramel, but that's it. A one note beer. Mouthfeel (called creamy on the label) is closer to thin than creamy. OK, this isn't a bad terrible beer, but there's not much to make me want to drink the other one sitting in my fridge right now...

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Photo of clvand0
3.6/5  rDev +23.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 4

Pours an amber color with a small brown head that dies off quickly and doesn't leave any lacing on the glass. The aroma has a caramel malt character and some sweetness. The flavor is nice and malty with some bready character. The mouthfeel is way thin, but drinkability is ok.

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Photo of Gagnonsux
3.63/5  rDev +24.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

From the American Beer History collection. Apperance is dark ruby amber with an average, light brown head. Smell is moderately malty, with a bready aroma. Taste is malty, more of roasted malts than bready tastes. A little bit surprising. This is enjoyable, but needs a little more in the way of bready flavor. I would pick up an occasional sixer of this if it were made available.

Given the name of this beer I expected it to be a homage or imitation of Texas' own Shiner Bock. Instead I found an interesting take on the bock style.

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Photo of karst
4.12/5  rDev +41.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

An excellent aroma is this bock strongest point. Fairly hearty and rich. Brewed with Carapils, Brewer's two row, caramel and black malts- it has a malty nose. I found this Wisconsin Bock interesting. Being new at this beer style I have tasted nothing to compare it with. Ingredients seem well blended I found it smooth with a clean finish. Ahaaa the AROMA! It keeps calling me Bock

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Photo of TastyTaste
3.88/5  rDev +33.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From the American Beer History sampler. Bottle says it is brewed by MDII, but with a little research, I found out it was contract brewed by Huber.
Pours a dark brown color, still has translucency, but for a bock beer this is pretty dark. Smells lightly malty , with some hints of dough. Taste is plenty malty for a Bock beer, not much of a hops taste, just Slightly-coffee tasting malt. Good drinkability, best when it warms a little.

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