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Rumspringa Golden Bock - Lancaster Brewing Company

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Reviews: 48
Hads: 127
Avg: 3.59
pDev: 12.26%
Wants: 3
Gots: 6 | 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:
Beer added by: BeerIsland on 06-04-2010

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Photo of WVbeergeek
3.53/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This is a Lancaster Brewing product canned and brewed by the Lion Brewery in Wilkes Barre, PA. Either way I love seeing another PA brewed can option out there. This one pours a brilliant honey golden completely clear body with a brilliant off white head forming thick and leaving behind fine even bands of lacing. Aroma sweet biscuit malts drizzled with honey this beer smells great with a welcoming background of Euro hops coming out herbal/grassy notes. Semi balanced mix of sweet malts with notes of honey additions really making up the malt backbone to this honey infused Maibock. A bit of rough grainy character going on with herbal/grassy hop finish, a bit one dimensional in a good way. I also enjoyed their canned Kolsch but I feel it had that same rough graininess going on. Mouthfeel is light to medium bodied with moderate carbonation doesn't become cloying goes down pretty effortlessly. A nice spring beer with appropriate name for the area it's brewed in, whether your'e a man stream beer drinker or a coming of age Amish man out to do some hard living this beer is a fine option.

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Photo of ClockworkOrange
3.53/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A 12oz can, paid about a dollah twunny fyve. Poured into a shaker glass. The bock appears a cear deep golden yellow color with a good inch or so of off white foam. Nose and flavors are of toasted grains, pretty sweet taste, crisp hop bitterness cuts through the sweetness from time to time. Smooth drinking and pretty unoffensive. Not bad for the price and worth a try or two.

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Photo of BARFLYB
3.53/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz CAN into a pint glass.

Rumspringa came out looking burnt gold with a bigger than light build on it. The shade is hazy golden with a bright off white foam about an inch high settling into a cap with suds. Smell is fairly grassy, only a few minutes out of the CAN and earth and grain come up. Some German type aroma hops and some bock sweetness, not really dank honey though. Taste comes through earthy with some sense of sweet malt addition and a touch of honey nectar in the middle, very tame. Afterwards it's a grainy mess and off putting. This continues in aftertaste, the liquid is a step up from light, light on carb as well, finishes fairly weak and flat, not saying this is flat though, some life. A fairly decent take on the style,not something I would want to take while hiking, that's all.

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Photo of tone77
3.75/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 oz. can. Has a light brownish color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is of malts, some honey is present. Taste is the same, malts, honey, biscuits, a touch of hops is detected. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall is an easy drinking and enjoyable beer.

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Photo of cosmicevan
3.32/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Review from notes taken visiting the brewpub this past summer. Hung out in Hershey Park, ate some chocolate, dealt with having to buy cases only when looking for beer and hit up this brewpub (not the one pictured, the other location).

soft honey copper coloring. honey on the nose and flavor. very smooth, buy i could definitely taste the alcohol. it was a bit heavy.

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Photo of goblue3509
3.51/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a nice golden color with an one and a half finger head which gives way to some nice lacing. The aroma is faint with hints of honey and a very small hop presence. The taste is of sweet honey with a little bit of hop bite at the end. The mouthfeel is slightly carbonated. Overall it is a very drinkable beer, but the flavors and aromas are more subtle than obvious.

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Photo of bigfnjoe
4.11/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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!

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Photo of BeerIsland
3.95/5  rDev +10%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

The Rumspringa has been a long time comin'. Rolled out for Phila Beer Week, this golden lager appeared at the the brewery on Friday, the 4th of June. It starts out with a tight head that dissapates into lace. There is a slight floral honey nose. It's very bright and golden in the glass. It's very smooth tasting and well balanced. Even with the honey, there is a tart finish helped by some nice German hopping.

There was significant debate amongst the LBC personnel concerning the ABV of this item. The server said 7+%. Dale the brewer opted for 9-10%. Some folks in the back thought more like 8%. I guess when the labs come back, the controversy will be settled.

2nd Update! Labs conducted at The Lion indicate 7.4%

Suffice it to say, the Rumspringa has considerable heft although one would never know it. It's possible some of that tang on the finish is a bit of alcohol, as well as hops. I would be very surprised if it was over 9; 7-8 seems more likely based on the effect of a Mug Club mug.

UPDATE FROM THE LBC WEBSITE: Malts: Carmel 40, Cara-Pils, 2 Row Pale, Munich 10, Honey

Hops: Tettnang, Hallertau, Cluster, Saaz

OG: 18

ABV: 6.6%


Bottom line, this is the beer to drink while considering a lifetime of Anababtist piety. Forgiveness is all !

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Rumspringa Golden Bock from Lancaster Brewing Company
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