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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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IntriqKen

California

3.43/5  rDev 0%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

thanks to assurbanipaul for yet another Rahr Brew.
Golden yellow with a full white head that melts to a quarter inch covering of sticky lacing. Very thick.
Aromas are pale amber malts and lager yeasts.
I'm drinking this while eating a grilled shrimp cocktail and the sweet fruitiness melts to a lemon citrus hops absolutely perfectly for my lunch.
Somewhere there is supposed to be 8% ABV in here but I definitely can't notice it...at least not in the tast or swallow.
Mouthfeel is moderately creamy.

Serving type: bottle

11-24-2006 21:33:27 | More by IntriqKen
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nlmartin

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to mushroomcloud for sending this beer as part of The Little Guy Bif. The beer was served in a Imperial Pint glass.

Appearance: The beer pours a clear effevescent golden coloration. The head was a biege coloration with minimal retention. The head quickly resolved into a ring of foam.

Smell: Sweet caramel maltyness combines with floral grassy hops.

Taste: The taste very closely follows the aroma. The beer comes forth with a pleasing toasted caramel that gives way to grassy hops. Nothing extreme to this beer. This is just easy drinking pleasure.

Mouthfeel/ Drinkability: The beer has a medium body. The carbonation is active and pairs well with the beers overall character. This was a very easy to drink beer. If I could get it in Cincinnati this would be a staple beer.

Serving type: bottle

05-21-2007 13:32:19 | More by nlmartin
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JohnBender

Texas

3/5  rDev -12.5%

04-25-2012 22:27:07 | More by JohnBender
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BeerHunter76

Texas

3/5  rDev -12.5%

01-19-2012 01:57:53 | More by BeerHunter76
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GratefulBeerGuy

New Hampshire

3.65/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Props to Rick Sawyer-Team sinister BIF race 2008 for this bottle!

A nice shimmering gold color with big carbonation, many quick moving bubbles rush to the surface and creates a 2" high, thin, lively white crown that dissipates pretty fast with all of the carbonation action.

The nose is very sweet, caramel-like malt scent, maple butter spread, overlly ripe and sour red fruits like red grapes and raspberries with a bit of tangy wheat.

The flavor is much more earthy and herbalized than the aroma will lead you to believe. It's a clean wheat flavored malt...slightly "malt liqour" like in the sweetness with a sour and tangy yeast bite and a mellow, earthy hop balance. The malt is really heavy in this one.

light look, medium feel, crispy bite thanks to the carboantion but finishes round and dry.

This one was very "all over the map" in flavor and aroma, and was a unique experience.

Serving type: bottle

04-26-2008 16:20:21 | More by GratefulBeerGuy
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DCon

Missouri

3.75/5  rDev +9.3%

04-15-2012 04:33:54 | More by DCon
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SkeeterHawk

Texas

3.93/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I picked this one up at Spec's on Jones road here in Houston. It was a new release.

Appearance: Pours a very clear yellow golden color with a 1/2" head of mixed size white bubbles. The head fell within about 30 seconds to a small ring around the top of the beer. There are very few bubbles rising, so the head is virtually gone after the pour.

Aroma: There is a very sweet malty and grainy aroma to this beer. I get lots of toasty malts with a very subtle floral hop presence.

Taste: The flavor is really malty with a very noticeable sweet balance. There is some hops here, but the contribution to the balance is really reserved. You can pick up Vienna malts along with a bit of Pilsner and Carapils. There is a very faint minerally presence which seems a tad out of place, and the hops accent this fact. The finish is firmly balanced toward the malt and doesn’t show the alcohol that this beer actually has in it.

Opinion: This is a pretty good beer. I definitely think that it is the best so far to come out of the Rahr brewery. I am always shy of anything that has the words "Bock" and "Texas" on the same label, as this is normally a bastardization of an American Dark Lager at best. This beer actually fits the bill of a Maibock. I personally think that the mash was a little short on this brew as it has a bit of a bite that can be mashed out, but still it is a drinkable beer that is to style. I would try this one again.

Serving type: bottle

07-24-2006 02:11:08 | More by SkeeterHawk
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greenspointexas

Texas

3.25/5  rDev -5.2%

12-14-2013 22:11:47 | More by greenspointexas
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htomsirveaux

Texas

3.25/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12 oz. bottle tried 29 Feb 2008.

Pours with a medium sized foamy light tan head. Clear golden amber color. Aroma is malty sweet with a bit of salty sweet popcorn. Flavor is light, slightly sweet, somewhat mineraly. Slight hint of sweet lemon in the finish. Light body. Alcohol seems less than 8%.

Really want to like Rahr better than I do, but always seem like a little something is missing.

Serving type: bottle

03-01-2009 03:53:42 | More by htomsirveaux
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Danobold

Texas

3.5/5  rDev +2%

06-13-2012 02:15:51 | More by Danobold
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sinstaineddemon

Connecticut

2.93/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - nearly transparent golden yellow, swift carbonation streams feed a thin golden tinged white head

S - malts dominate, but not the roasted variety, honestly it smells like an american macro lager, not a BMC macro, but like a macro style minus the adjuncts

T - malty, rich flavorful malts, again not the roasted kind, not that i expected tham to appear in the taste, no real adjoining or accompanying flavors, not a bad flavor, just not very complex

M&D - easily drinkable, my girlfriend loved it, actually stole my glass, easy down and very smooth, just not complex, a nice session bock

Serving type: bottle

04-05-2007 17:48:38 | More by sinstaineddemon
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SmellsofMahagony

Texas

3.25/5  rDev -5.2%

04-18-2013 02:40:18 | More by SmellsofMahagony
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stampfler07

Colorado

3/5  rDev -12.5%

06-13-2012 02:19:04 | More by stampfler07
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csfcmitchell

Texas

3.25/5  rDev -5.2%

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

Texas

3.5/5  rDev +2%

05-13-2012 00:13:27 | More by kew
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Tiernan

Texas

3.75/5  rDev +9.3%

04-11-2013 23:32:42 | More by Tiernan
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goochpunch

Texas

3.28/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

This is from the older stock when it was 7.5%.

Pours a dark honey with a foamy, thin head. Head dispates quickly. Smells extremely sweet, grainy, and malty. Not terribly impressed. Pleasant malt and grain in the taste with hints of honey and, I think, white grapes. Mouthfeel is slightly dense from the alcohol and not overly carbonated. Drinkability is decent.

Serving type: bottle

05-13-2006 22:43:12 | More by goochpunch
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Morris729

Texas

3.88/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a clear golden amber color with a fizzy white head that soon vanishes completely. Nose is sweet grain up front with some fainter notes of herbal hops in the background. Taste is lightly toasted malty caramel sweetness followed by a touch of tart fruit and finally an herbal hop bitterness. Alcohol is well hidden. Crisp and easy-drinking.

Serving type: bottle

10-11-2006 03:55:02 | More by Morris729
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Kromes

Georgia

3.15/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a golden color with fluffy white head. There are white chunks floating in the beer. Smells like sweet honey malt and a little alcohol. There is also a slight barnyard odor. A sweet malt, buttery flavor and a little bitterness in the finish. The flavors are not very strong. There is a wild yeast flavor in the background. Definitely tastes better than it smells. The beer is watery and thin. Drinkability is ok.

Serving type: bottle

05-25-2009 04:14:59 | More by Kromes
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tronester

Oklahoma

3.7/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A hazy golden with a touch of amber. Smells of clean malt, a hint of alcohol and a hint of diaycytal. Taste is rich and malty, clean middle, and a hint of bitterness in the finish. This is a malt oriented beer that is quite pale, somewhat rare to find. Mouthfeel is rich, slightly high carbonation. Good drinkability, I did not realize it was 7.5 percent ABV until I went to review the beer, the alcohol is nearly undetectable. I would get this again.

Serving type: on-tap

04-10-2010 18:27:53 | More by tronester
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MrHungryMonkey

Texas

4/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Citric and malty, spicy and sweet, it smells good.

Yellow/orange tangerine color, pretty good clarity, minimal head.

Great citric hop edge to the attack, followed closely by a rich malt character that balances the tartness with a soft sweetness and layers of malt flavor (nutty, buttery, somewhat toasty). Finishes clean. Body is of medium to medium-thin thickness and more carbonated than smooth.

Superb brew! I love it.

Serving type: bottle

05-27-2008 03:35:23 | More by MrHungryMonkey
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stumac

Texas

3.33/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

This brew pours up a rusty orange color woth a nice big frizzy white head. the nose is composed of orange peel, lemon peel, pale German malts, a lttle yeast, subtle raspberries. Wow. Better than I expected it to taste! The taste is pretty much the same characters as the nose except more intense on the orange peel. The 7.5% alcohol is very well hidden. Very crisp beer, medium bodied, heavy carbo up front then low carbo as the beer warms. One of the few beers that I would actually buy from this brewery....

Serving type: bottle

12-03-2008 20:24:40 | More by stumac
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deereless

Colorado

3.18/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Light amber in color, thin layer of tight head that dropped quite quickly, crystal clear - 3.50, S: Noticeable graininess, slight toastiness, faint hop aroma - mostly earthy and herbal - 3.25, T: Slight cream corn flavors, pale malts, mild hop bite, faint pepper and herbal tang - 3.00, M: Medium bodied and medium carbonated - 3.50, D: A decent beer, pleasing hop bite for those that enjoy the noble hops, significant malt, alcohol is nicely masked - 3.50

Serving type: bottle

04-23-2010 02:05:41 | More by deereless
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WritersBlock

Texas

3.5/5  rDev +2%

03-17-2012 19:51:25 | More by WritersBlock
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MaddDogg84

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +23.9%

04-10-2012 02:34:29 | More by MaddDogg84
Bucking Bock from Rahr & Sons Brewing Company
79 out of 100 based on 139 ratings.