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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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wagenvolks

Texas

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

12oz bottle into a mug.

Easy feller! Pour that Bucking Bock gently, or ya'll end up with more foam than a whore in a bubble bath! Yeah, so there was alot of head with this pour, but that's okay. I like head. Especially when its tall, creamy, and leaves lacing along the insides of my beer glass. Extremely well-carbonated body sends torrents of tiny bubbles streaming upwards through a goldenrod body. The grain base smells adjunct-y, with sweet corn and pale malts propping a crisp mineralness. Thankfully, the hops are very well done, dropping delicate floral notes of lavender and freshly cut clover.

Slightly above average flavor, with a crisp, mineral maltiness that gives way to a prickly smack of alcohol and bitter hops. Finishes with sweeter notes of creamed corn doing battle with fresh cut grass clippings. Great body, with a medium mouthfeel that is nearly carbonated to the point of excessiveness, but pulls back just in time to achieve a smooth finish. Drinkability works well, too, and the 7.5% ABV is barely noticable. Could easily knock back a few of these in one sitting, and Bucking Bock definitely does the trick on an oppressively hot Austin afternoon.

Serving type: bottle

07-10-2009 03:14:01 | More by wagenvolks
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russpowell

Oklahoma

3.6/5  rDev +5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Based on notes from trip to TX

Pours a slightly hazed golden/bronze with 1 finger of white head. No head retention & not much lacing

S: A little sweet malt & some perfumy hops

T: Sweet bready malt & grainyness up front. As this warms, I pick up honey notes & some booze, finishes with grainyness, malt & booze

MF: Medium bodied with effervescence & some stickyness

Drink easy for the ABV, not a great Maibock, but a pretty good quaffer all things considered

Serving type: bottle

05-19-2007 00:35:43 | More by russpowell
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Atlas1

Texas

3.6/5  rDev +5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

As a Fort Worth native, I'm always interested in what the Rahr brewers are doing. And while I've never been all that impressed with their beers, I still like to give them the benefit of the doubt. So when a buddy of mine returned to DC from a recent trip to Cowtown, and offered me a bottle of the Rahr maibock, I couldn't resist. And I'm glad I didn't.

It's a subdued golden color out of the bottle. Little head. Light, malty aroma, but not much else is discernible. However the taste is quite pleasant. Deeply malty with a light and crisp finish, the high alcohol content of this beer is very deceptive. Not a session beer, although you could easily want to make it one. I believe that Rahr may have finally hit the nail on the head with this one. It's a seasonal keeper. Nicely done.

Serving type: bottle

05-03-2006 17:38:05 | More by Atlas1
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RickSawyer

Texas

3.58/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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.

Serving type: bottle

04-20-2008 18:07:42 | More by RickSawyer
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Ryan011235

Ohio

3.55/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a pint glass on 6/17/10

Thanks to mhewes

Hazy amber color. Tiny specks of sediment drift all over the place. Two finger head is reduced to a skim after several minutes. Minimal retention, ok lacing from the mid-point on.

The nose is malty with a pervasive grassy aroma. Biscuit, toasted bread & a minute hint of sweetness. Overtones of citrus hops via lemon zest.

Bucking Bock tastes similar to the the aroma; malts are in full force, manifest in a subtle sweetness. Toasted malts & sweetness make up the core flavors. Hops are used sparingly; a restrained bitterness appears toward the finish. Undertones of yeast.

Somewhere between medium & light bodied. Little bit of grittiness in there. Carbonation is low & quite smooth. Grassy & bitter residuals linger on the finish.

Bucking Bock is an easy drinker - not particularly complex, but rather tasty. It doesn't at all drink like 7.5% abv, though it's warming by the end. Not bad, not bad.

Serving type: bottle

06-29-2010 03:34:43 | More by Ryan011235
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cartdan

Alabama

3.53/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4

German Style Spring Bock - 7.5% ABV

This beer pours a golden orange with a small off-white head that dissipates very quickly. It is very clear and bright. The aroma is malty, sweet, with no hops evident. The taste is once again malty, less sweet than I expected from the aroma. Not much else there in the taste. A little alcohol warmth is present, but not much. It has a medium body, and low carbonation.

Not a bad beer by any means, but not something I'll search out in the future. It's a pleasant easy drinking beer (even at 7.5%), but not very complex IMO. Could definitely use more carbonation, and probably more complex malt character.

- Dan

Serving type: bottle

07-04-2006 19:39:10 | More by cartdan
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Mora2000

Texas

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

The beer pours a golden orange color with a small white head. The aroma is a mix of bready malt with a little bit of sweetness. It smells about like you expect a helles bock to smell like.

The flavor is a also very malt. There is a little bit of alcohol present and some sugary sweetness. I also get a little bit of citrus and grassy notes, possibly from the hop combination.

Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation. Not a great beer, but not undrinkable by any means.

Serving type: bottle

04-03-2011 23:54:15 | More by Mora2000
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BKotch

Texas

3.5/5  rDev +2%

08-11-2013 07:30:46 | More by BKotch
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WritersBlock

Texas

3.5/5  rDev +2%

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

Texas

3.5/5  rDev +2%

10-11-2012 22:08:49 | More by frogfan
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ToMakeEndsMeet

Texas

3.5/5  rDev +2%

04-09-2013 18:49:42 | More by ToMakeEndsMeet
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Pegasus

Texas

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

Appearance: Clear golden color with a modest white head, thick broken lacing, and numerous small streams of slow-rising carbonation.

Aroma: Lightly toasted malts, mild caramel malts, and a slight herbal hop presence.

Taste: Opens mildly sweet, almost honey-like, with underlying toasted malts, and some grape skin as well. Midway through the taste a crisp tartness appears, followed by herbal hops and a lingering metallic note at the finish. The high alcohol presence is very well concealed.

Mouth feel: Reasonably full, with somewhat zesty carbonation.

Drinkability/notes: An interesting and drinkable example, well worth a try.

Presentation: Packaged in a twelve ounce brown glass longneck bottle, served in a standard pint tap glass.

Serving type: bottle

09-03-2006 03:00:48 | More by Pegasus
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deac83

Texas

3.5/5  rDev +2%

07-02-2013 03:15:43 | More by deac83
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tubeyes

Texas

3.5/5  rDev +2%

04-15-2013 01:40:21 | More by tubeyes
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raffy313

Texas

3.5/5  rDev +2%

03-06-2013 04:54:01 | More by raffy313
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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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kew

Texas

3.5/5  rDev +2%

05-13-2012 00:13:27 | More by kew
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Jame515

Texas

3.5/5  rDev +2%

09-29-2013 02:39:10 | More by Jame515
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kobeer

Texas

3.5/5  rDev +2%

07-23-2012 21:01:05 | More by kobeer
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Danobold

Texas

3.5/5  rDev +2%

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

Texas

3.5/5  rDev +2%

07-31-2012 20:45:34 | More by ChrisKuhns
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Stixjr

Texas

3.5/5  rDev +2%

08-17-2012 23:53:33 | More by Stixjr
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Andrewtfox

Texas

3.5/5  rDev +2%

07-08-2012 20:25:22 | More by Andrewtfox
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Jmick28

Arizona

3.5/5  rDev +2%

05-24-2013 03:49:00 | More by Jmick28
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GreyPilgrim

Texas

3.5/5  rDev +2%

05-05-2012 02:26:11 | More by GreyPilgrim
Bucking Bock from Rahr & Sons Brewing Company
79 out of 100 based on 139 ratings.