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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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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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mactrail

Washington

3.85/5  rDev +12.2%
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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msubulldog25

Oregon

3.85/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

My new beer o' the day, thanks to LarryKemp for lugging a couple of these on up to Portland. A 12 oz. bottle with twist-off cap; label portrays a bucking bock, er, bronc on a navy background. Side label shows a slightly lower 7.5% ABV than what's listed here. As it's the last weekend in May I figured it was the perfect time for this beer, despite cool and rainy temps in the 60's...

A: Light golden color with a very thin white head that vanishes quickly. Loads of carbonation rise and spin tiny trails around the glass - one of the busiest carbonations I can recall (and this to a regular pint glass, no etching or anything). Light haze of particulates and a few clunkier bits that sink to the glass bottom don't do this favors appearance-wise.

S: Sweet malt, a little 'popcorn & butter'. Light toffee aroma and some simple berry and apple fruits. Hopping is grassy and light; aroma overall isn't big, but is pleasant in its subtleties.

T: Sweet grain forwardness, like honeyed biscuits. Fruits have an apple and raisin sugariness. Enough spicy and grassy hops to dry this a little. It's barely bitter enough to contain those malts, but the end result is a fairly balanced, flavorful maibock.

M: Light, crisp and refreshing. There's a nice zesty bittering and good carbonation. balanced very well, neither bitter nor overly malty and finishes very clean. Despite the active carbonation, this develops a creaminess and goes down rather smoothly. Mouthfeel is my favorite aspect of this beer.

D: OK, so there wasn't anything I truly loved about this one, but I did like it. It's a helluva drinkable brew, deceptive with its high ABV...I'd have believed this has 4-5% ABV as soon as I would 7.5%. Tasty, a little one dimensional, but one I'd have again.

Thanks again to Larry for bringing this to Oregon.

Serving type: bottle

05-26-2008 00:07:44 | More by msubulldog25
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teg8612

Texas

3.85/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: on-tap

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

Texas

3.83/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours out an orange-gold the color of sunset. Small white head that, unfortunately, disappears nearly completely in moments. Aroma is only faintly malty, though with some pleasant floral hops. Good toasted malt is the primary flavor, with light but noticible bitterness. Clean, dry finish. Body is perhaps a tad light.

Not a stellar beer from Rahr, but quite drinkable regardless.

Serving type: bottle

03-16-2006 03:47:59 | More by allengarvin
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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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IrishGermanAmerican

Texas

3.75/5  rDev +9.3%

06-06-2014 03:16:39 | More by IrishGermanAmerican
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bmurray10

Texas

3.75/5  rDev +9.3%

04-22-2013 17:55:38 | More by bmurray10
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Thanx4AllDaFish

Texas

3.75/5  rDev +9.3%

04-02-2014 17:09:10 | More by Thanx4AllDaFish
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cam12

Texas

3.75/5  rDev +9.3%

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

Texas

3.75/5  rDev +9.3%

04-22-2013 22:03:14 | More by J_Dub
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GarthDanielson

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass, I picked this up from Central Market in Fort Worth while we were staying with a friend. The beer pours an orange-gold coloring with a thick, light, foamy white head that quickly settles into a layer of film. Lots of carbonation bubbles present in the brew. Citrusy sweet smells with some light spicing. Flavors are dynamic, with slight citrus, caramel sweet, and light coriander spice characteristics. The beer has a semi-sour aftertaste, with a lingering finish. A little rough at the end, which is a hit to an otherwise decent beer.

Serving type: bottle

05-01-2011 01:23:25 | More by GarthDanielson
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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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klmcmachen

Texas

3.75/5  rDev +9.3%

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


3.75/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Deep golden color, not much head retention and leaves a fizzy surface. Smells like hops. Taste hops dominate and an overall strong flavor, more going on here than a Shiner. Sweet malty long finish. Mouth is medium body with average carbonation. Overall, the beer has good taste, 7.5% abv and is $8 bucks a six pack

Serving type: bottle

06-12-2012 01:48:56 | More by OdinMcHaggis
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Stevotex

Texas

3.75/5  rDev +9.3%

06-11-2013 00:44:09 | More by Stevotex
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strangebrew1981

Texas

3.75/5  rDev +9.3%

11-12-2013 21:42:46 | More by strangebrew1981
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JakeMorgan13

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +9.3%

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

Texas

3.75/5  rDev +9.3%

04-20-2012 22:31:02 | More by Fitzmke
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Premo88

Texas

3.73/5  rDev +8.7%
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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HopsKeepDroppin

Texas

3.73/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured 12oz bottle into maudite tulip

A- Pours light gold with a slight red hue to it. Very small head but it stays around and has a mid level of lacing.

S- Very malty smell, lots of caramel

T- Tastes very malty, bready and some caramel like the smell. The after taste is peppery from the hops but other than that there is not a lot of hop flavor.

M- Very carbonated. Almost has a spicy mouthfeel right up front.

O- A decent rendition of a bock. May not be the freshest at this point but still was decent. I will definitely pick some up next spring to compare.

Serving type: bottle

08-12-2011 04:04:58 | More by HopsKeepDroppin
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kellypodz

Texas

3.73/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

A nice Texas-brewed Maibock/Helles Bock. Pours a crystal clear golden color with a fizzy head that fades fairly fast. Smells of toasted malts, light spicy Noble hops, and a little lemon peel. More spicy hop on the tongue with a light malt backbone. Slightly bitter aftertaste. 7.5% alcohol content is well hidden. I wish it were a little sweeter since the Maibock is supposed to be a paler version of the traditional Bock. Still a great beer though.

Serving type: bottle

03-31-2013 01:14:32 | More by kellypodz
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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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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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BeerSox

Virginia

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

12 oz bottle into pilsner glass.

Crystal clear light gold color. One inch off white head which settles to a thin rim. Only a little lacing.

Bready malty scent with a little bit of honey like sweetness. Light alcohol scents.

Mostly malt flavors with some fruity/honey like sweetness. The alcohol can be tasted, but is hidden well considering its higher percent.

Light bodied with light carbonation, clean finish.

Not a bad beer but it has no special qualities. Slightly above middle of the pack, at best.

Serving type: bottle

10-08-2006 23:27:07 | More by BeerSox
Bucking Bock from Rahr & Sons Brewing Company
79 out of 100 based on 139 ratings.