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Bayou Bock - Covington Brewhouse

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51 Ratings
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Ratings: 51
Reviews: 19
rAvg: 3.1
pDev: 14.52%
Wants: 1
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Covington Brewhouse visit their website
Louisiana, United States

Style | ABV
Maibock / Helles Bock |  ABV ?

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
This full-bodied lager is our interpretation of a classic Bavarian Heller Maiboch, a style known for its well balanced, easy-drinking character. Distinguished by its rich medium-to-dark golden color, sweet, malty aroma, and delicate, flowery hop finish, Bayou Bock makes for a perfect accompaniment to a wide range of cuisine.

(Beer added by: msubulldog25 on 03-31-2010)
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Reviews by HiGravShawn:
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HiGravShawn

Louisiana

3.8/5  rDev +22.6%

This brewery recently underwent a shakeup in management so I tried it again after not liking it a few years ago.

Appearance: Clear golden with small head. No lacing.
Mouthfeel: Light to moderate body with light carbonation.
Aroma: Malty sweet with a little graininess.
Flavor: Initial maltiness followed by light grain flavors. Finishes with a clean bitterness and slight sweetness.

Overall I enjoyed this though it's a bit on the lighter side for a bock. It isn't a super complex Bock if you're looking to really go big, but makes up for it with good balance and being very drinkable so is a good change of pace from pale ales and lagers for a everyday drinker. Check the inside of the six pack for a date after Nov. 2012 though to make sure you get the newer batches.

01-13-2013 18:48:19 | More by HiGravShawn
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tbryan5

Louisiana

3.75/5  rDev +21%

03-18-2013 00:21:38 | More by tbryan5
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JamesStreet

Louisiana

3.4/5  rDev +9.7%

08-26-2014 21:39:10 | More by JamesStreet
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NeroFiddled

Pennsylvania

3.95/5  rDev +27.4%

Malty, bready - sweet but not overly sweet. Some minor notes of dark fruit, mainly raisin-like. Herbal and mossy undertones. Earthy. Balanced. Mainly dry finish with some residual musty-earthy-herbal notes. Interesting and easy to drink. An unusual take on Bock.

04-14-2012 23:27:20 | More by NeroFiddled
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tempest

Pennsylvania

2.98/5  rDev -3.9%

Picked up a sixer at Rouses. I was hoping for a traditional bock, but I'll takes a helles. But is this a helles? There's a mild cookie note, that actually reminds me a lot of Heiner Brau's Oktoberfest, but cleaner. There's a little lemon in the finish, but the typical sweet fruit and big malts are missing. This is just pale lager with a little extra malt.

10-02-2011 02:19:28 | More by tempest
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jheezee

Texas

3/5  rDev -3.2%

07-10-2012 15:56:49 | More by jheezee
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corrrance

Louisiana

3/5  rDev -3.2%

02-22-2012 06:56:22 | More by corrrance
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theghost3

Louisiana

2.6/5  rDev -16.1%

Pours a translucent, light straw color with a 2-finger white head. Lighter in color than I would expect. Some sparkling lace.

Smell is yeast, sweet caramel malts, and...corn. The taste is slight toasted honey malts along with faint herbal hops. Aftertaste is metallic and sour. Mouthfeel is light-bodied; too light. Very carbonated, almost like a soft drink. Burns the palate.

This is not very drinkable. Heiner Brau puts out some good beers, this is not one of them. Pass on it.

04-24-2010 02:22:24 | More by theghost3
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LJWalker

Alabama

3.25/5  rDev +4.8%

04-04-2013 14:51:38 | More by LJWalker
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RonaldTheriot

Louisiana

3.48/5  rDev +12.3%

Covington Brewhouse's Bayou Bock has a small off-white head and a very cloudy golden color. Aroma is fruity and sharp, but not strong. Taste is very fruity and corny, with an alcohol tinge. This beer has a very carbonated aspect, stinging the tongue. Mouthfeel is medium. All in all, this is a pleasant beer to drink, but it is not exactly what I was expecting from a bock. This beer is similar to Dixie, I find, especially its sour aspect. I liked it.

RJT

05-09-2010 15:41:26 | More by RonaldTheriot
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Shafaegalo

Texas

2.75/5  rDev -11.3%

01-20-2014 01:15:20 | More by Shafaegalo
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megahurts4

Louisiana

3.2/5  rDev +3.2%

Covington Brewhouse Bayou Bock

Appearance: Clear golden, some lacing, and a medium-small head.

Smell: Malts and slight fruit (apple/pear?).

Taste: Pleasant malts and subtle fruits such as apples.

Mouthfeel: Light and slight thickness.

Overall:
It tastes similar to a kolsch. It isn't very strong flavored and is best suited to sessions. However, it isn't really watery. It isn't bad, but is just a step above the typical American macro brews.

10-09-2010 03:35:48 | More by megahurts4
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MrHassellYaHurd

Louisiana

2.38/5  rDev -23.2%

Pours a slightly hazy golden color with a fairly thick white head that recedes to a thin half-finger thick cap.

The smell is sweet and malty, but with odd metallic and corny aromas.

The malty taste comes through nicely, but there is this harsh alcohol taste, as well as the metallic quality from the nose. Not very pleasant IMO. Drinkability is not very good at all.

Medium-thin bodied with appropriate carbonation and a nice grainy texture.

04-16-2010 04:02:34 | More by MrHassellYaHurd
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JamieLynn81

Mississippi

3/5  rDev -3.2%

11-30-2013 23:18:58 | More by JamieLynn81
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jlindros

Massachusetts

2.85/5  rDev -8.1%

Thanks to duff247 for this one.

Pours with a very fizzy almost 2 finger head that fades pretty quickly over crystal clear pale yellow golden tan colored beer.

Nose of light malts and wheat, lots of yeast, a big yeasty aroma, light dark wheats and a light lager like crisp lager yeast aroma.

Taste... bleh, not so good... some cheap adjunct or extract malt flavors, lots of cheap DME like flavors, some dark wheats but not much, a light spicy feel, some yeasty flavors, a light lager like yeast too with a crisp flavor, mostly dry, a light creamy malt flavor. Finishes with a light bitterness and spicy taste, a bit of a metallic taste as well.

Mouth is lighter bodied with lots of carbonation.

Drink is not so great, the yeasty flavors, as well as metallic on the finish and adjunct like flavors overpower so much it gets tough to drink. No real booze and smooth, but just not so tasty.

01-22-2011 00:04:32 | More by jlindros
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beaulabauve

Louisiana

3.25/5  rDev +4.8%

04-29-2012 21:04:25 | More by beaulabauve
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bmwats

Louisiana

3.58/5  rDev +15.5%

Poured from a 12 oz bottle, into a standard pilsner.

A: Medium golden hue. Medium carbonation. Pours about a 1 finger, bubbly, white head. Settles quickly. Effervesence continues to rise throughout. No lacing to speak of.

S: Malt, yeast, nutty. Pungent with bits of citrus and floral notes.

T: Really nutty and pungent malty flavor. Just a touch of sweetness, and a citrus note.

M: Full but light body. The flavor is pretty constant from start to finish here. There's a slight bite to cap it off, but otherwise nothing really differentiates the finish. Has kind of a thick, syrupy sense to it.

D: Decently full body, but relatively light. Not so-much so that's it's washed-out or anything.

Atmosphere is ok. Body characterized by constant carbonation, a quickly dissipating head, and no lacing though. Nose is really nutty, with a pungent malty tone and just a bit of citrus and floral hints. Flavor is very nutty with a bit of a floral sweetness, and syrupy body. Overall, this is a good quaff.

08-13-2011 22:55:26 | More by bmwats
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womencantsail

California

2.25/5  rDev -27.4%

Thanks for sharing this, Bobby.

A: The pour is a fairly hazy golden color with a short lived white head.

S: The nose is absolutely sickly sweet. There is a ton of corn and a fair bit of straw. Definitely some grass with only a light bread character, possibly a little bit of garbage.

T: The intense sweetness carries over to the palate. Plenty more corn and other vegetables with some of the same straw and grass notes. Just a light bread and malt flavor, and minimal yeast notes.

M: This is light bodied with medium carbonation.

O: Way too sweet and way too much corn/vegetables.

09-06-2011 02:51:43 | More by womencantsail
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JoeyBrightside

Louisiana

2.75/5  rDev -11.3%

09-13-2013 22:20:30 | More by JoeyBrightside
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Chickenhawk9932

Pennsylvania

3.23/5  rDev +4.2%

Pours a hazy golden color with a white head which quickly dissipates.

Smells nutty and malty with some earthy yeast notes, some citrus and floral notes as well.

Taste was fairly mild. A nice malty nutty bock presence with slight bittering from citrus and earthy yeast notes. This is an easy drinking beer with more flavor than the bmc, but nothing overwhelming. It is pretty weak in flavor for a bock.

01-01-2013 16:56:38 | More by Chickenhawk9932
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EZ_Peezy

Louisiana

3.25/5  rDev +4.8%

08-28-2013 01:05:53 | More by EZ_Peezy
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RobertM

Louisiana

4.25/5  rDev +37.1%

07-19-2012 20:45:31 | More by RobertM
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animal69

Louisiana

3.25/5  rDev +4.8%

07-23-2012 17:04:30 | More by animal69
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emmasdad

Colorado

2.93/5  rDev -5.5%

Thanks to Tolann and her friends for sharing beers a month or so back at her basement party. This one poured a golden color with a smallish white head. Aromas of sweet malt and corn. On the palate, this one was light bodied and boring, with flavors of sweet malt, caramel and corn.

07-28-2011 20:49:53 | More by emmasdad
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jrohrbacher

North Carolina

3.25/5  rDev +4.8%

01-08-2013 04:44:13 | More by jrohrbacher
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Bayou Bock from Covington Brewhouse
74 out of 100 based on 51 ratings.