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Rumspringa Golden Bock - Lancaster Brewing Company

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127 Ratings
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Ratings: 127
Reviews: 48
rAvg: 3.57
pDev: 12.32%
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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Ratings: 127 | Reviews: 48
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4.05/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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.

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3.5/5  rDev -2%

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3.75/5  rDev +5%

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3.75/5  rDev +5%

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2.75/5  rDev -23%

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3.5/5  rDev -2%

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3.5/5  rDev -2%

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3.95/5  rDev +10.6%
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.

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4/5  rDev +12%

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3.75/5  rDev +5%

Photo of claspada
2.89/5  rDev -19%
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.

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3.5/5  rDev -2%

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3/5  rDev -16%

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2.5/5  rDev -30%

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3.31/5  rDev -7.3%
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.

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4.25/5  rDev +19%

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3.5/5  rDev -2%

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3.67/5  rDev +2.8%
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

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3.88/5  rDev +8.7%
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.

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4/5  rDev +12%

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4.5/5  rDev +26.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -2%

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2.75/5  rDev -23%

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2.5/5  rDev -30%

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Rumspringa Golden Bock from Lancaster Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 127 ratings.