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Bucking Bock - Rahr & Sons Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
79
okay

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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3/5  rDev -12.5%

07-27-2013 19:22:33 | More by OgreSanchez
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Mortarforker

Texas

3/5  rDev -12.5%

09-08-2012 20:19:46 | More by Mortarforker
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northaustin

Texas

3/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

every single thing about this beer is average. living in texas this beer did not impress me as i have had about a zillion texas bocks before. its about the same price as shiner but a little thicker and alot more drinkable. nothing special but i would recommended it over shiner and ziegen. for others who like bocks it is certainly worth a try and a good outside drinking bock beer. hope they can fare in the flooded bock market of texas....my beer prayers are with them.

Serving type: bottle

04-23-2009 04:47:33 | More by northaustin
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gtermi

Texas

3.05/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A: This pours a clear golden body with a thin white head that quickly fades.

S: Really not much there.... There is a bit of malt and some lager yeast. Other than that its very weak.

T: There is a strong amount of malt that lingers on the palate for a long while. Still not much there..

M: This isnt too bad and goes down pretty smooth. It leaves a full feeling in the mouth and has a bit of crispness on the back of the tongue and throat.

O: This is just an average beer. Really nothing I would crazy about and not worth the 9.50 I paid.

Serving type: bottle

04-02-2012 05:08:36 | More by gtermi
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ScreamForMe

Washington

3.05/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Got this in a local4local trade from ramielschild

While I've been on a big beer kick as of late, it's nice to venture back to the German styles from time to time.

The alcohol is masked fairly well in this brew. I don't know what else to say about it, unfortunately. Is it horrible? No. Is it great? No. Pretty run of the mill for a bock.

Serving type: bottle

02-13-2009 02:37:41 | More by ScreamForMe
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ranger7

Texas

3.08/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Poured from bottle to Sam Adams glass.

A - Plenty of bright white head. Light and clear gold color. Looks refreshing. Some carbonation.

S - Smells malty. Maybe a little biscuity, possibly some citrus.

T - Strikes me as very similar to Shiner Bock, one of my more regular brews. Nothing really stands out, however.

M - Very smooth and easy to drink. Not too heavy and not too light – a good choice as a medium beer. Slightly bitter aftertaste.

Summary - A decent beer overall. Good for parties with guests who prefer something other than the lighter junk out there. Not a bad beer, and one I would drink on occasion, but is basically a clone of Shiner Bock, so I'll probably stick with that.

Serving type: bottle

05-08-2011 04:31:25 | More by ranger7
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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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BigRedN

Nebraska

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

Part of a mixed case of 6 packs I brought back from a trip to Ft. Worth. After the first couple of beers I thought that there was something seriously wrong with this beer. As I sit down to review it I notice it is a Maibock. Well, that explains a lot for me.

Appearance: Poured from the 12 oz bottle into a pint glass. The beer is clear and golden in color. I was getting ready to ding this for not being more brown, but for the style it is not too bad. My pour produces a white head near 1/2 inch. If I had used a pilsner glass I would have gotten much more.

Smell: Some light grainy malts. Nothing hop like. Perhaps a bit bready or maybe I am reaching just to find something.

Taste: Malty, not roasted malts. More grainy, bready, perhaps a touch of caramel. Slightly sweet. No hop presence with this beer.

Mouthfeel: Lighter than expected with some good carbonation. At around 8% ABV this one is a bit of an alcohol bomb, but the alcohol is well hidded. I get no bick warming wensation or alcohol burn in my throat.

Drinkability: Very drinklable for such high ABV, almost dangerous. I think this is so drinkable because it is kinda bland. At $8.99 (or was it $9.99?) a six pack I will probably not purchase again. It's not that great.

Serving type: bottle

04-26-2007 04:37:13 | More by BigRedN
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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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Texas

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Oregon

3.25/5  rDev -5.2%

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Texas

3.25/5  rDev -5.2%

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Texas

3.25/5  rDev -5.2%

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

3.25/5  rDev -5.2%

05-09-2012 19:09:47 | More by cdwil
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Texas

3.25/5  rDev -5.2%

05-07-2012 21:02:51 | More by MouthfulOfchris
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msturek

Texas

3.25/5  rDev -5.2%

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

3.25/5  rDev -5.2%

06-15-2014 13:56:30 | More by Brob245
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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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TX-Badger

Texas

3.25/5  rDev -5.2%

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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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brurevu

Texas

3.26/5  rDev -5%
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.

Serving type: bottle

09-23-2013 17:13:26 | More by brurevu
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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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jrallen34

Illinois

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

I drank this from a 12oz bottle into a pint glass.

The beer pours a dark clear gold with an off white head. Good retention ok lacing.

The aroma is light malt with wheat, but mostly skunk.

The taste is ok but to much like an American macro lager with a stronger feel.

The feel is warm with a bitter finish.

Overall, this was pretty bad.

Serving type: bottle

03-22-2010 00:01:20 | More by jrallen34
Bucking Bock from Rahr & Sons Brewing Company
79 out of 100 based on 139 ratings.