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Bucking Bock - Rahr & Sons Brewing Company

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135 Ratings
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Ratings: 135
Reviews: 67
rAvg: 3.42
pDev: 16.37%


Brewed by:
Rahr & Sons Brewing Company visit their website
Texas, United States

Style | ABV
Maibock / Helles Bock |  7.50% ABV

Availability: Spring

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: assurbanipaul on 03-09-2006)
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gkunkle

Oregon

3/5  rDev -12.3%

03-17-2012 19:02:25 | More by gkunkle
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Texas

3.75/5  rDev +9.6%

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Texas

3.25/5  rDev -5%

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Texas

3.75/5  rDev +9.6%

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Texas

3.25/5  rDev -5%

10-10-2013 17:06:32 | More by csfcmitchell
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Texas

3.5/5  rDev +2.3%

09-29-2013 02:39:10 | More by Jame515
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HookemHops13

Texas

3/5  rDev -12.3%

09-28-2013 19:12:56 | More by HookemHops13
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brurevu

Texas

3.26/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

From my tasting notes: It poured a golden amber with a large white head. The initial taste of the Bucking Bock was bracingly bitter as I was expecting nothing but heavy malts. As the beer warmed the bitterness faded but was still present. I am not sure if they were going for a hoppier Maibock but in terms of the style, the bitterness could be tamed. In the end the Bucking Bock was still an enjoyable beer although overly bitter for the style, and the higher than usual ABV made me forget all about the bitterness.

Serving type: bottle

09-23-2013 17:13:26 | More by brurevu
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BKotch

Texas

3.5/5  rDev +2.3%

08-11-2013 07:30:46 | More by BKotch
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OgreSanchez

Texas

3/5  rDev -12.3%

07-27-2013 19:22:33 | More by OgreSanchez
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Sazz9

Texas

3/5  rDev -12.3%

07-23-2013 01:04:14 | More by Sazz9
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Texas

1.5/5  rDev -56.1%

07-12-2013 22:21:18 | More by NeverSettle
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Texas

2.5/5  rDev -26.9%

07-12-2013 22:18:47 | More by zbooks
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deac83

Texas

3.5/5  rDev +2.3%

07-02-2013 03:15:43 | More by deac83
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cam12

Texas

3.75/5  rDev +9.6%

06-20-2013 05:36:19 | More by cam12
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LuckyLyle

Texas

3/5  rDev -12.3%

06-19-2013 22:15:54 | More by LuckyLyle
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Premo88

Texas

3.73/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

12 oz. bottle poured into pilsener

L: orange ... kind of cool, a pale, light murky orange; small light white head of 1/8 to 1/4-inch foam that disipates quickly; slight lacing

S: weak grain with sliver of malt sweetness on top that adds a bit of character; hints of hops (citrusy) but mostly weak grain with the good malt

T: first sip is perfect, great sweetness with a slight spicy hop bite; it devolves quickly into the medicinal taste i keep finding in bocks, though it's not undrinkable or offensive; the hops often bite up front and there's an occasional note of grain, though the malt helps sweeten the finish nicely; a few citrus notes

F: crisp, clean, moderate carbonation for a solid midweight brew

O: not bad at all, not necessarily an award winner -- about 1/2 in the toasted barley sweetness really makes this beer a solid serving from beginning to end. it's good enough that I'll definitely try it some more and look for it when it first comes out next season. one of Rahr's better offerings.

Serving type: bottle

06-15-2013 15:44:01 | More by Premo88
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Stevotex

Texas

3.75/5  rDev +9.6%

06-11-2013 00:44:09 | More by Stevotex
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msturek

Texas

3.25/5  rDev -5%

06-09-2013 21:36:05 | More by msturek
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HFrog1211

Texas

4/5  rDev +17%

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Jmick28

Arizona

3.5/5  rDev +2.3%

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mactrail

California

3.85/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a handsome clear orangey golden color in the Crooked Line tulip. A nice aroma of melon and caramel with some phenols. Warm, smooth, and rich. On the sweet side, but a nice edge of hoppy bitterness and some tangy flavors. Spicy and a little sharp, like tangerines with some bitterish skin. Ends on a bitter note with some hoppy aromatics. Lingering nose of citrus and some warm grain.

I'm bucking the trend on this one. It's one of the best Maibocks I've had, though it's not my favorite German style. Very drinkable and just strong enough when you want a more substantial glassful. From the six pack bought at Depot Liquor in Brownwood, Texas.

Serving type: bottle

05-20-2013 06:01:52 | More by mactrail
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Michaeldmanley

Texas

4/5  rDev +17%

05-14-2013 21:23:20 | More by Michaeldmanley
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klmcmachen

Texas

3.75/5  rDev +9.6%

05-06-2013 14:50:47 | More by klmcmachen
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mcdsports

Texas

3.25/5  rDev -5%

05-05-2013 00:49:17 | More by mcdsports
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Bucking Bock from Rahr & Sons Brewing Company
78 out of 100 based on 135 ratings.