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Bucking Bock - Rahr & Sons Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
78
okay

141 Ratings
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Ratings: 141
Reviews: 68
rAvg: 3.42
pDev: 16.37%
Wants: 3
Gots: 3 | 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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3.96/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

On tap at the 2014 Firestone Walker Invitational Beer Fest held at the Paso Robles Event Center in Paso Robles, CA.

Pours a hazy orange with a foamy bone head that settles to wisps of film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, grain, caramel, toffee, and nut aromas. Taste is much the same with malt, caramel, and nut flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of toast bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp and medium bodied mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good beer that is tasty and easy to drink.

UCLABrewN84, Jun 04, 2014
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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.

brurevu, Sep 23, 2013
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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.

Premo88, Jun 15, 2013
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Bucking Bock from Rahr & Sons Brewing Company
78 out of 100 based on 141 ratings.