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Bucking Bock - Rahr & Sons Brewing Company

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139 Ratings
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Ratings: 139
Reviews: 68
rAvg: 3.43
pDev: 16.33%
Wants: 3
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: assurbanipaul on 03-09-2006)
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Reviews by northaustin:
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northaustin

Texas

3/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

every single thing about this beer is average. living in texas this beer did not impress me as i have had about a zillion texas bocks before. its about the same price as shiner but a little thicker and alot more drinkable. nothing special but i would recommended it over shiner and ziegen. for others who like bocks it is certainly worth a try and a good outside drinking bock beer. hope they can fare in the flooded bock market of texas....my beer prayers are with them.

Serving type: bottle

04-23-2009 04:47:33 | More by northaustin
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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

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Bucking Bock from Rahr & Sons Brewing Company
79 out of 100 based on 139 ratings.