Rumspringa Golden Bock | Lancaster Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Lancaster Brewing Company
Pennsylvania, United States
lancasterbrewing.com

Style: Maibock / Helles Bock

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.60%

Availability: Spring

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by BeerIsland on 06-04-2010

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
128
Reviews:
48
Avg:
3.59
pDev:
12.26%
 
 
Wants:
3
Gots:
9
For Trade:
0
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Photo of TappaKeggaBrew
2.36/5  rDev -34.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.25

A: Clear & golden, but with average head that fades without appreciable lacing.

S: Mild sweetness and grain, but I can't help thinking of fragranced soap.

T: Half a second of sweetness, but immediately it's replaced with a sharp bitterness of hops without any of the expected grain or fruit flavors. The finish had an unpleasant fatty acid taste.

M: Moist but not very well carbonated, and lacking crispness.

O: Even a bite of salty crackers between sips couldn't entice me to finish this one. A bad can? I don't know; but it ended with a drain pour. I doubt I'll try any of Lancaster's other offerings based on this unpleasant experience.

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2.5/5  rDev -30.4%

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2.5/5  rDev -30.4%

Photo of TheFightfan1
2.75/5  rDev -23.4%

Photo of lccrunchy
2.75/5  rDev -23.4%

Photo of flyers1980
2.75/5  rDev -23.4%

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2.75/5  rDev -23.4%

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2.75/5  rDev -23.4%

Photo of powellmg
2.8/5  rDev -22%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Served @ 45F in a pint glass.

Poured a fairly clear, deep gold color with almost no head. Low aroma of alcohol, banana, some honey (or maybe I just think so because of the label). Tasted of toasted malt, some peppery flavors. Pretty astringent on the finish. Not any sweeter than a usual bock, despite the honey. Alcohol was very noticeable and seemed out of balance to me. Medium-bodied, fairly high carbonation. Just ok.

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Photo of claspada
2.89/5  rDev -19.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Pours a very dark golden yellow color with a small white head that recedes at a medium pace.

Aromas begin with a slight candy malt sweetness and that clean lager yeast presence. Some light sourish wheat and some light herbal hops.

The tastes begin with the above slight honey/pale malt sweeteness with this immediate odd brash yeast and/or alcohol flavor that I can't quite place. Some light herbal/noble hop presence with that continuing odd estery flavor profile.

The mouthfeel is medium to light bodied with medium carbonation. Finish is slightly medicinal and estery and lacks that clean yeast presence I was expecting after the aroma.

Overall I am not sure what the issue with this can of beer was but it was just not good. For a helles bock or maibock you expect solid malt flavors with a complementary clean lager finish. This has neither, so pass.

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Photo of Jimmys
2.91/5  rDev -18.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

12 oz can. 02813 is the code on the bottom of the can.

A: no carb. golden/orange body. head is white, retention is decent, lacing is not.

S: sweet, a lotta honey, almost caramel flavor. yeah this thing really blasts you. all sweet, no balance.

T: starts sweet. more of unfermented grain than honey in flavor. virtually no hop bitterness besides a minor balancing act in regard to all this sweetness. a little bit of diacetyl on the finish.

M: carb is low. body is medium.

D: meh, a so-so bock. too sweet with a few imperfections. pass.

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Photo of PaBeerLover
3/5  rDev -16.4%

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3/5  rDev -16.4%

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3/5  rDev -16.4%

Photo of ejimhof
3/5  rDev -16.4%

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3/5  rDev -16.4%

Photo of jifigz
3/5  rDev -16.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Can poured into a pint glass

This beer pours a deep golden color with a head that disappeared almost instantly. The color of this beer comparable to that of a deep apple juice. The aroma of this brew is sugary sweet with tiny little wisps of hops. I'm not really picking too much else up in the aroma. The taste is very smooth and very sweet. It almost is too sweet and needs another flavor to the profile to be anything special. The beer is basically nothing but sweet. The MF is smooth and medium bodied, due to all of that residual sugar I'm sure, and it goes down very easily.

This beer is very average. Not something I will probably ever buy another case of. It isn't great, but it isn't bad. It is a refreshing and easy to drink beer with no real bold character.

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Photo of Blaze5445
3/5  rDev -16.4%

Photo of aqualung23
3/5  rDev -16.4%

Photo of Profchaos20
3/5  rDev -16.4%

Photo of salamiwagon
3/5  rDev -16.4%

Photo of Rifugium
3.13/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

First had: on tap at TJ's, Paoli, PA

Recipe by Lancaster B.C., contract brewed and canned at Lion Brewery in Wilkes-Barre, PA

I've been seeing these cans around so much, I decided it was time to give the beer a try, but not being much of a 6-pack buyer, I was fortunate to see this on tap at TJ's. Copper color with a fluffy white head that dissipated quite a bit but left some lacing on the glass. Aroma was pretty light, sweet and grainy. Taste of toasted grains, honey sweetness, leafy hops, with a dry bitterness left in the mouth. Light mouthfeel and a bit watery. Pretty underwhelming overall, but not too bad. Easily drinkable anyway.

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3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

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3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

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3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

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Rumspringa Golden Bock from Lancaster Brewing Company
3.59 out of 5 based on 128 ratings.
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