Rumspringa Golden Bock - Lancaster Brewing Company
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4.35/5 rDev +21.8%
The beer poured fantastically dark golden/ oak colored with a rich creamy looking head that faded after about the third sip.
Good fresh malt smell with honey-musk and some light grass in the back of my sinus.
Very nice sweet malt tastes, doughy, slightly reminiscent of roasted wheat/ oats with a seriously clear and prominent honey flavor coming through all the way. Damn good. Very slight dry finish with the perfect hop presence. Moderate carbonation, and nice smooth drinkability. I could definitely sit there in the grass with a spring breeze blowing at dusk, have 4 or 5 of these in a row and be damn happy with life.
Great beer. Good with Brie/Camembert/ any double-cream soft-ripened cheese and a bunch of grapes or spring pears.
04-27-2011 22:56:00 | More by StaEva
4.22/5 rDev +18.2%
Interesting aromas of alcohol, banana, grapes and caramel. I'm not sure what the grape is coming from, but interesting none the less.
If you like malt forward, sweet beers, than this one is for you. All the aromas com through in the flavors. Sweet and good, but the sweetness is cut short by a little hop balancing.
Overall, I love this damn beer. Not sure that it fits in the style that it claims (maybe the cause of many bad scores), but this is a damn fine beer. And it's in a can as well.
Not for everyone, but those who like a beer on the sweeter side, this is one for you.
07-07-2011 21:45:52 | More by Buggies
4.15/5 rDev +16.2%
Served on tap at the Harrisburg located. Poured into my giant mug of doom/destruction and/or chaos.
A- pours a very nice gold with a one finger dark white head. Absolutely stunning lacing.
S- not getting a lot here...slight hints of honey. LBC's scents are not their strongest suit. At least I'm getting SOMETHING.
T- its got a slightly sweet taste due to the honey...but theres some bitterness too. It sure as hell doesn't taste like any maibock I've ever had. Can't really taste the alcohol much either. Pretty damn nice, if I may say so myself
M- real nice. Not too thick, not too thin...juuust right.
D- pretty drinkable. Very subtle flavors, doesn't beat you over the head with anything. My kind of beer....hope this gets more distribution and doesn't just stay as a seasonal release!
06-08-2010 23:04:45 | More by bigfnjoe
4.13/5 rDev +15.7%
On-tap at Flannery's, Mercersburg PA
I'm not much of a fan of Lancaster beers but this one caught me by surprise-- a great find.
A= plentiful white foam over slightly cloudy lemon-yellow.
S= grassy ginger, lemon, malts.
T= a bit peppery with nice ginger and some tartness, hints of lemon, fuller-bodied than would be expected for the appearance. As far as its style though, this almost seemed more like a fullbodied weisen or even bold witte, oddly.
M= tart and peppery with nice ginger and malts.
O= sessionable and some creative uniqueness that demand a try.
05-31-2011 11:50:58 | More by therica
4.06/5 rDev +13.7%
I had this on tap at the Harrisburg Location, enjoyed chilled in a nonic.
the color is deep golden with light haze and thick cream cap with micro bead and thick lace. The smell is very full with lots of sweet malt and perhaps a floral honey aroma which adds to the malt presence. The feel is good with slightly fuller feel and creamy body with modest carbonation and semi sweet finish with light spice.
The taste is excellent for the style with plenty of lager character and enough malt to be considered a bock without any question and the slightly sweet aspect the honey brings is nice with mild hops and gentle yeast which makes you think it is unfiltered. I enjoyed this but would probably on enjoy 1 per sitting since it is a filling beer with more sweetness than most in the lineup.
03-18-2013 18:44:51 | More by Slatetank
4.05/5 rDev +13.4%
Poured out of the can and into a glass, the color was a light brown with a faint amount of red in there. The head was thin and white. The aroma was of biscuity malts with some wheat and honey thrown in along with a little bit of an herbal hop aroma. The taste was of smooth bready malts up front followed by sweet toffee and caramel like flavors surrounded by a refreshing hop bitterness at the end. There were some lingering dark fruit, more plumlike flavors mixed in along with some notes from the honey. It was light bodied and easy drinking, more complex than I had thought. A good easy drinking spring beer.
04-27-2012 22:44:59 | More by jonvan04
4.03/5 rDev +12.9%
My hometown heroes, LanCANster Brewing Co., have come through yet again! Last summer, they CANned their Kolsch and this spring, it is the Rumspringa Golden Bock. My, oh, my. I CAN't wait to add this gem to The CANQuest (TM).
From the CAN: "Bright, Spirited & Rebellious"; "Ale brewed with honey"; "Embrace your rebellious side! Our feisty Golden Bock Lager is brewed with real Lancaster County honey and has a subtle malt flavor complimented by a flawless balance of domestic and European hops."
The Crack & Glug came off without a hitch, producing just over a finger of tawny head with decent retention. Color was a deep copper with NE-quality clarity. BUPGOO! Nose was quite sweet with a little alcohol heat thrown into the mix. Mouthfeel was full, almost creamy with an initial sweetness, lager-like, with a bit of honey and more of that heat mentioned on the nose, but this time on the tongue. Phew! It was not going to make me go out and peddle painkillers for The Pagans, but I did start to CANtemplate howling at the moon. Finish was very smooth, to the point that I had downed over half of it without a second thought. Let's see - this and Ten Fidy in the cooler. That shouldn't be a problem later, should it?
05-11-2011 01:10:19 | More by woodychandler
4/5 rDev +12%
Pours a nice honey color. It's very clear and well carbonated producing a big fat white head.
Aroma is spicy upfront with some light fruitiness.
Sweet and malty taste that mingles with a big alcohol taste.
Bread taste pulls up the rear.
Spicy and tart in the mouth with a big alcohol punch, thats big but also soft.
Better maybe on a crisp fall or spring day then on a hot summer day due to the high alcohol.
06-19-2011 17:10:48 | More by micromaniac129
4/5 rDev +12%
Pours golden with a decent white head. Extremely clear! Nearly flawless looking. The smell is of malts and sweet sugars. Leaves behind a lacy head.
Taste is vey malt forward. If you like malty beers this is a good one for you. Very little bitterness, but enough for malty-swinging beer.
Mouthfeel is a little thin, but nothing offensive. Overall, I'd definitely drink this again when I'm in a malty beer mood. One more good can beer!!!
07-09-2011 03:35:46 | More by engisch
4/5 rDev +12%
I didn't know how this beer was going to turn out, when I first got it. I was worried that the honey was going to overwhelm the bock and take to a place that Lancaster Brewing didn't want to take it. I really liked the golden color and light aroma that came from pouring it into a glass. When I took my first sip I found it very refreshing and the kiss of honey that is added really finishes the beer in my opinion.
04-30-2011 19:48:44 | More by SwarthmoreBev1
Rumspringa Golden Bock from Lancaster Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 124 ratings.