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Rumspringa Golden Bock - Lancaster Brewing Company

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Rumspringa Golden BockRumspringa Golden Bock

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BA SCORE
81
good

123 Ratings
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Ratings: 123
Reviews: 48
rAvg: 3.56
pDev: 12.64%
Wants: 3
Gots: 5 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Lancaster Brewing Company visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
Maibock / Helles Bock |  6.60% ABV

Availability: Spring

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerIsland on 06-04-2010)
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TheFightfan1

Pennsylvania

2.75/5  rDev -22.8%

03-15-2013 14:48:41 | More by TheFightfan1
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jagada

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

03-15-2013 04:15:55 | More by jagada
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mendvicdog

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

03-10-2013 16:40:03 | More by mendvicdog
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stephenjmoore

Maryland

3.94/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A- Transparent pale amber body with a bubbly off white head. Carbonation bubbles rise from the bottom of the pint glass and the head leaves some lacing.

S- Honey and lager yeast. Some grainy bread aromas come through as well. Definitely a lot of sweet aromas from the honey, but also some tree fruit aromas.

T- More bock-like flavors than I expected. The honey compliments, but does give this one a lot of sweetness. Some fruity flavors come through along with the grainy lager flavors. There are also some weird flavors that sneak through as well like unsweetened Rice Krispies. Overall all pretty good flavor though.

M- Medium bodied, crisp with medium carbonation. Very good.

O- Pleseantly surprised with this one. Great spring beer with nice bock flavors.

Serving type: can

03-06-2013 00:10:33 | More by stephenjmoore
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ko21361


4/5  rDev +12.4%

02-27-2013 01:18:25 | More by ko21361
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jniagar1

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

02-19-2013 22:31:04 | More by jniagar1
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claspada

New Jersey

2.84/5  rDev -20.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Pours a very dark golden yellow color with a small white head that recedes at a medium pace.

Aromas begin with a slight candy malt sweetness and that clean lager yeast presence. Some light sourish wheat and some light herbal hops.

The tastes begin with the above slight honey/pale malt sweeteness with this immediate odd brash yeast and/or alcohol flavor that I can't quite place. Some light herbal/noble hop presence with that continuing odd estery flavor profile.

The mouthfeel is medium to light bodied with medium carbonation. Finish is slightly medicinal and estery and lacks that clean yeast presence I was expecting after the aroma.

Overall I am not sure what the issue with this can of beer was but it was just not good. For a helles bock or maibock you expect solid malt flavors with a complementary clean lager finish. This has neither, so pass.

Serving type: can

02-10-2013 13:44:43 | More by claspada
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Sipchue

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

12-29-2012 14:08:22 | More by Sipchue
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ejimhof

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -15.7%

12-25-2012 21:49:51 | More by ejimhof
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CraftedBlackout

Pennsylvania

2.5/5  rDev -29.8%

09-20-2012 02:51:42 | More by CraftedBlackout
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FosterJM

California

3.33/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

1524th Review on BA
Can to Speiglau wheat 
12oz

Thanks to TroyG2352 for this
No canning date

App- A very honey color with rich goldenrods and dark oranges. A nice puffy two finger head that was pure white. Semi scattered cling.

Smell- The honey is very prevalent on the nose with a malty candy sweetness. The bock style comes out with some fruit,wheat and booze.

Taste- For a person with an aversion to honey, this was pretty tasty. A bit malty, a bit sweet and well rounded. Semi dessert glaze like with some caramel in there.

Mouth- A semi medicinal flavor is present on the finish. A bit of the honey creeps forward and brings a semi medium body with a medium carbonation.

Drink- Fairly tasty with a good depth of flavor. As this warms takes on a very unique flavor which I cant put my finger on. Probably wouldnt have this one again though.

Serving type: can

09-20-2012 02:34:59 | More by FosterJM
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GaryMarkle84

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +19.4%

09-03-2012 17:53:15 | More by GaryMarkle84
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st9647v3

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

09-02-2012 02:47:35 | More by st9647v3
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TheMultiYeast

Pennsylvania

3.65/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours clear dark straw yellow with eggshell white head.

Smell is nice..sweet, grainy, plenty of malt, little hops.

Taste is a bit too sweet, even boozy in an odd way, little bitterness, light floral hops.

Not a bad canned brew but not the best from LBC

Serving type: can

09-01-2012 17:06:00 | More by TheMultiYeast
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RblWthACoz

Pennsylvania

3.9/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Ha! Funny name for a beer...which 99% of people will have no clue as to what it means.

A mennonite guy I knew once told me (with a look of disturbed awe in his eyes) that Amish kids do more drugs, party harder, and everything else you can imagine, more than anyone else he has ever seen. The root of this behavior is Rumspringa, when Amish kids are permitted to go out and do whatever they please for a specific amount of time. Then, they are required to choose which life they wish to lead. I hear that 99% choose to return to and live a purely Amish life.

Well, as for the beer. I don't like bocks. I would never, ever, ever, order a bock in a bar by choice. This is a pretty nice one though. Smooth tone with a nice bitter back bite, in a bock kinda way. Not that I am an authority on bocks or anything. But this is a pretty decent and easy drinking bock. Nice character and well done. I can dig it.

Serving type: can

08-20-2012 01:52:20 | More by RblWthACoz
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JimmytheSaintPSU

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

08-19-2012 20:20:28 | More by JimmytheSaintPSU
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Goobastic

New York

4/5  rDev +12.4%

08-19-2012 16:21:10 | More by Goobastic
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BoilerSteve


4.5/5  rDev +26.4%

08-18-2012 20:52:56 | More by BoilerSteve
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TimoP

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

08-13-2012 02:32:43 | More by TimoP
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flyers1980

Pennsylvania

2.75/5  rDev -22.8%

08-01-2012 23:29:50 | More by flyers1980
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tedho21

Pennsylvania

2.5/5  rDev -29.8%

07-14-2012 17:36:14 | More by tedho21
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DefenCorps

Oregon

3.65/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Can for a buck fidy. A code of 02412 is printed, but I'm not sure what that means.

A mostly clear orange amber with a dense, off-white head with decent retention and a little lacing, this looks pretty decent. The nose is quite nice for the style (which, I have to be up front about, is one I don't care for). To me, a lot of maibocks really do smell like liquid bread, and this is no different. Honey, bread, a mild hop character (earth and lemon). A little bit of toffee is also present, as is a little sulfur. Solid.

The palate opens quite smooth with a blend of honey, burnt sugar, a modest hoppy bitterness and some earthy flavors. The burnt sugar note is quite nice, especially the way it complements the honey and sweeter notes - not quite bitter, a little sharp (in the way solvent-y beers are, but this isn't solventy at all). Toast, bread, a mild caramel note and again, the burnt sugar round out the palate. A little spicy as well. The hop level here seems pretty darned good, lending just a little bit of bitterness and flavor. Mildly sweet on the finish with burnt sugar, caramel and a little honey, this beer is medium in body, moderately carbonated and quite smooth on the palate. I'm surprised by how much I'm enjoying this. Recommended.

Serving type: can

07-12-2012 04:01:16 | More by DefenCorps
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wertschy

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

07-03-2012 02:08:36 | More by wertschy
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olympicgatorade

New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

07-01-2012 17:59:29 | More by olympicgatorade
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Blaze5445

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -15.7%

06-19-2012 01:29:56 | More by Blaze5445
Rumspringa Golden Bock from Lancaster Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 123 ratings.