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Bucking Bock - Rahr & Sons Brewing Company

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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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brurevu

Texas

3.26/5  rDev -4.7%

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.

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

Oregon

3.9/5  rDev +14%

Pours a crystal clear gold while emitting nay a trace of head.

Smell is malty and earthy, yet somewhat subdued. Not too bad.

This brew has an extremely clean finish to it. Mid to low carbonation and mild hopping only further increase the drinkability factor of this slippery, light bodied brew. This drinkabiliy comes at the expense of mouthfeel somewhat. Flavor is well balanced and nonintrusive. Supple hops are barely perceivable as the malt carries most of the focus. In summary this is an extremely drinkable beer. If it wasn't for the price this could be a staple in my session lineup.

03-30-2006 00:13:38 | More by sinistermadman
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strangebrew1981

Texas

3.75/5  rDev +9.6%

11-12-2013 21:42:46 | More by strangebrew1981
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Jdotswizz

Texas

3/5  rDev -12.3%

08-08-2014 13:41:24 | More by Jdotswizz
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Daveychu

California

3/5  rDev -12.3%

12-21-2011 23:33:43 | More by Daveychu
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Klif

Indiana

3/5  rDev -12.3%

06-19-2012 02:07:53 | More by Klif
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OCdrummer7271

Texas

4.75/5  rDev +38.9%

03-27-2013 04:10:46 | More by OCdrummer7271
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MASPuros

California

2.45/5  rDev -28.4%

Got this in a PIF from GregSVT. Thanks brother!

Appearance - poured into a Rahr Ugly Pug Pint Glass a clear gold color with a thin creamy half inch of white foam. A closer look shows lots of tiny stuff in suspension.

Aroma - nice grain bread smell. Not overwhelming but pleasant

Taste - Very water and a bit sour ... very acidic. Was not expecting the sourness from this style and did not leave a great taste in the mouth. After taste was a bit unpleasant.

Mouthfeel - crisp with a bit of smoothness.

Drinkability - Is this a bock? It was way watered down and the flavors that were present did compliment very well.

09-28-2009 02:55:21 | More by MASPuros
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msturek

Texas

3.25/5  rDev -5%

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

Texas

3.58/5  rDev +4.7%

As a congratulations to another Texas brewery placing in the World Beer Cup (third place, German Style Helles / Maibock), I figured I should get around to reviewing this one. Pours a golden honey hue with a light, white head that falls to a thin film across the beer. Smells great, hints of apple, honey, and rounded, earthy buscuit malt goodness! Taste is spot on for a maibock, nothing overly offensive, even the earthy malt balances out with hints of red grape juice and sweet honey. Such a nice change from the dopplebocks of winter seasonal. Mouthfeel is ok, a bit overcarbonated but finishes crisp and dry. I wish the abv was a percent or two lower so I could drink a few more of these on a sunday afternoon, but a very solid offering from one of Texas' newest breweries.

04-20-2008 18:07:42 | More by RickSawyer
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JakeMorgan13

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +9.6%

04-23-2013 00:33:26 | More by JakeMorgan13
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jwff

Alaska

3.38/5  rDev -1.2%

This beer looks like it was dripped off a honeycomb. Smell is grainy with some mild fruit undertones. I think I get some lemon or citrus. Taste is grainy, almost malt liquory, and leaves a sugary taste on the back of my tongue. I feel bad for comparing it to malt liquor but the grain is so strong I can't help but find the comparison. Mouthfeel is light and syrupy, but not in a sickly way considering the abv*. This is very drinkable.

*This is the 7.5 version.

05-13-2006 22:53:59 | More by jwff
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hobbes2112

Texas

3.95/5  rDev +15.5%

Purchased at the Fort Worth Central Market.

Pours a clear gold color. Head starts out at about two fingers but has low retention and no lacing. Smell is pretty clean, sweet malt with little to no hop. Taste is fairly simple. Nice malt that lasts FOREVER in the aftertaste. Very slight hop shows up near the end. Like Paul I find it very hard to taste the alcohol in this one. Overall this is a very well put together beer, extremely drinkable.

03-11-2006 03:45:31 | More by hobbes2112
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gnemesis

Michigan

3/5  rDev -12.3%

Recieved as extra from JJFoodie. Poured into pint glass from 12oz bottle. Pours golden with 2 finger almost white head with fine beads. Smells of sweet honey malts, citrus and piney hops. Taste is the same with less hop bitterness. Light to medium body with good carbonation. Drinkability is so-so.

04-28-2010 15:59:46 | More by gnemesis
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Melchizedek

Texas

2.78/5  rDev -18.7%

Pours a deep golden, looking almost pils-ish. Smell is pretty clean and all toasted grain - not a lot to say about it.

In the mouth, light and effervescent, with an obvious toasty side, then a slight, slight sweet-malt undertone and a sort of honeyed aftertaste. Not picking up a whole lot of hop... maybe a touch of bitterness in that finish, maybe some mild floral stuff... Puckering dry finish.

Well... it's wayyy easy to drink for an 8% ABV beer, and you could hurt yourself if you're not careful. I might recommend this as a gateway brew - there are certainly no off flavors, but this is probably Rahr's weakest effort.

03-01-2007 04:09:12 | More by Melchizedek
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skillerified

Illinois

1.7/5  rDev -50.3%

Sort of sunset orange that fades a little lighter toward the bottom and edges of the glass. No head, no cap and no lacing whatsoever. Couldn't even agitate to make it happen. But there is plenty of visible carbonation, so it's not dead.

Not much on the scent. Slight cola and medicinal qualities. After much agitation, a faint and quite undesirable (in my opinion) sour scent makes its way to the surface.

A bit grainy and bready. Nothing special here.

Really strong carbonation bite. It pretty much overpowers everything else. Very remeniscent of a soda. Easily the most carbonated (or maybe I should say over-carbonated) beer I've ever had. Slightly bitter on the finish and aftertaste. It is, however, pretty impressive that the high ABV is so well hidden. I didn't catch a hint of it at all.

No reason to want another of these. Plus the 8% ABV really sneaks up on you. I guess that could be one reason to have another, but I'll pass.

02-28-2007 05:09:44 | More by skillerified
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KodyBrannon

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +31.6%

Had this on tap at the flying saucer. It came in a pint glass with a 3 finger head. The color was a golden color with a white head. The smell was malty and the taste followed suit with just a touch of grassy hops in the end. The mouthfeel was very clean and had a little bit of carbonation in it. Overall this was a very good beer, I hope to be able to buy a 6er of this for enjoyment at home.

03-04-2008 20:27:49 | More by KodyBrannon
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LuckyLyle

Texas

3/5  rDev -12.3%

06-19-2013 22:15:54 | More by LuckyLyle
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teg8612

Texas

3.85/5  rDev +12.6%

A- Deep golden color. 1 inch head drops to a thin layer. Carbonation visible for duration of experience.

S- Sweat malty goodness. Tinge of honey. Slight alcohol aroma.

T- Smooth malt which sweatens as it warms. Thick honey on the tongue. No alcohol taste at all!!! No bitterness but very clean.

M- Medium to full bodied. Good carbonation. Loosens the tongue quickly.

D- Very smooth. If I wouldn't get hammered from drinking more than two, I would drink this all the time. Very big beer without being to heavy. Goes down too easy, watch yourself. I started to lose fealing in my legs.

08-10-2006 16:51:00 | More by teg8612
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JedSeed

Texas

4/5  rDev +17%

03-12-2012 07:48:40 | More by JedSeed
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precella


4.25/5  rDev +24.3%

07-21-2012 04:29:12 | More by precella
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Andrewtfox

Texas

3.5/5  rDev +2.3%

07-08-2012 20:25:22 | More by Andrewtfox
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beerdiablo

Texas

3/5  rDev -12.3%

Rahr continues to surprise with their brewing prowess and one of their key strengths is hiding the alcohol's prescence in mouthfeel and taste.

At 8%, you don't know where the heck the "punch" is.

I would like to see more of a roasted malt taste as this comes across as a general lager but I think Rahr's will move forward as they continually improve their beers.

Keep an eye out for this yearly.

12-28-2006 02:37:13 | More by beerdiablo
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dgrauwiler

Texas

1/5  rDev -70.8%

11-16-2012 03:07:27 | More by dgrauwiler
Bucking Bock from Rahr & Sons Brewing Company
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