1. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  2. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Rumspringa Golden Bock - Lancaster Brewing Company

Not Rated.
Rumspringa Golden BockRumspringa Golden Bock

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
81
good

123 Ratings
THE BROS
-
no score

(send 'em beer!)
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)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Latest | High | Low | Top Raters
Ratings: 123 | Reviews: 48 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of FosterJM
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
Photo of GaryMarkle84
GaryMarkle84

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +19.4%

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

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

09-02-2012 02:47:35 | More by st9647v3
Photo of TheMultiYeast
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
Photo of RblWthACoz
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
Photo of JimmytheSaintPSU
JimmytheSaintPSU

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

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

New York

4/5  rDev +12.4%

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


4.5/5  rDev +26.4%

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

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

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

Pennsylvania

2.75/5  rDev -22.8%

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

Pennsylvania

2.5/5  rDev -29.8%

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

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

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

New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

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

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -15.7%

06-19-2012 01:29:56 | More by Blaze5445
Photo of Chinaskifan1
Chinaskifan1

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

06-13-2012 22:56:35 | More by Chinaskifan1
Photo of PGVG
PGVG

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

06-12-2012 05:07:18 | More by PGVG
Photo of stevoj
stevoj

Germany

4.25/5  rDev +19.4%

06-04-2012 16:05:04 | More by stevoj
Photo of B33R501
B33R501

Pennsylvania

3.88/5  rDev +9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This was delicious with last nites Chaps Norristown happy hour dinner French onion soup and 1/2 price hot wings. And 1/2 price $2.35 pint, you can't beat that.

Pretty golden color, not much aroma probably hard to tell with the hot wings but it smells like a lager. Taste just popped though, robust and nicely malted, sweetbreads with a nice blast of sweetness and honey. Balanced and drinkable, terrific mouthfeel. Surprisingly boozy for a < 7% beer that I don't mind at all, some may say this detracts, I say it enhances the beer.

Outstanding. Think I'll get a 32 growler today, something different for a change.

Serving type: on-tap

05-26-2012 11:46:00 | More by B33R501
Photo of JohnK17
JohnK17

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

05-20-2012 22:52:20 | More by JohnK17
Photo of Profchaos20
Profchaos20

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -15.7%

05-18-2012 23:25:41 | More by Profchaos20
Photo of jonvan04
jonvan04

Pennsylvania

4.05/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 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.

Serving type: can

04-27-2012 22:44:59 | More by jonvan04
Photo of philbe311
philbe311

Pennsylvania

3.43/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A - The slightest of fizzy off-white head that quickly fizzes away leaving nothing more than a splotch of lace and a thin collar... The color is a glowing mix of amber, honey, and orange... Loaded with medium sized moderate paced carbonation throughout...

S - A pleasant slightly sweet aroma... Oranges... Honey... A bit of brown sugar... Fruity... Melon... Cantaloupe... Pears... Some bready and wheat notes...

T - The palette is much more assertive than I expected... A bit of booziness from the get go... Sweet fruits... A surprising bit of bitterness... Some brown sugar notes... Heavy on the bready malts...

M - Medium to full bodied... Prickly carbonation... The finish is slightly dry and a bit chalky... Rather pedestrian...

D - An interesting offering from Lancaster Brewing... Not bad, but nothing memorable either... Some interesting components, none of which seem to compliment one another... Very good aroma and average at best in all other facets...

Serving type: can

04-27-2012 01:58:42 | More by philbe311
Photo of Mudawg
Mudawg

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

04-21-2012 20:42:03 | More by Mudawg
Photo of Gambrinus1184
Gambrinus1184

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12-ounce can into a plain tumbler pint glass.

A: Golden, honey copper color with virtually no head despite ferocious carbonation bubbles and spirals.

S: Spicy yeast and hop aroma with a subtle, fruity, honey aroma laced with some bracing alcohol.

T: Bright, sweet and bitter malts up front with a hint of spicy, floral hops before becoming sticky sweet with a cloven, honey taste. The finish is dry, herbal and a bit boozy with lingering traces of honey goodness.

M: Medium-full bodied bock with fierce carbonation and a slightly sweet honey slick in the finish.

O: An herbal take on the traditional Helles bock style with local flair; Lancaster county honey. The 6.6% ABV bock comes off a bit boozy, and the carbonation is a little extreme for my palate. Not all that bad, but not without its flaws, either.

Serving type: can

04-20-2012 01:03:34 | More by Gambrinus1184
Rumspringa Golden Bock from Lancaster Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 123 ratings.