Bucking Bock
Rahr & Sons Brewing Company

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Style:
Bock - Maibock
Ranked #162
ABV:
7.5%
Score:
79
Ranked #47,369
Avg:
3.46 | pDev: 14.74%
Reviews:
71
Ratings:
164
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Rahr & Sons Brewing Company
 
Texas, United States
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Rotating/Seasonal
Wants
  4
Gots
  17
SCORE
79
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Reviews by JDV:
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JDV from Texas

3.42/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours a slightly hazy dusty gold color with a short lived white head. Smell is caramel and corn like malt. Pleasant. Taste is very sweet and corn like in flavor with not much else. Medium bodied and smooth with refreshing carbonation, but a bit watery in the finish. Not what I expected of the style, but very drinkable. Surprised that it was 7.5% and it's not noticeable. 1st drinkable beer from this brewery I've had so far.

Apr 06, 2008
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DoubleJ from Wisconsin

3.91/5  rDev +13%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On-tap at Flying Sacuer in Fort Worth, on to the beer:

I'm not normally a guy who will praise a helles bock, but I will here. Its light orange/copper color is topped with light lacing, and the aroma of raisins and sweet dough delight me to take a drink. This dark bready, sweet dough tasting bock also takes on dates and a pinch of booze, running in a medium/full and smooth body. I have to say, Buckling Bock was a great afternoon choice.

Oct 09, 2016
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Beer-Zombie from Oregon

3.3/5  rDev -4.6%
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....

Dec 03, 2008
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csfcmitchell from Texas

3.25/5  rDev -6.1%

Oct 10, 2013
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MASPuros from California

2.51/5  rDev -27.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Got this in a PIF from GregSVT. Thanks brother!

Appearance - poured into a Rahr Ugly Pug Pint Glass a clear gold color with a thin creamy half inch of white foam. A closer look shows lots of tiny stuff in suspension.

Aroma - nice grain bread smell. Not overwhelming but pleasant

Taste - Very water and a bit sour ... very acidic. Was not expecting the sourness from this style and did not leave a great taste in the mouth. After taste was a bit unpleasant.

Mouthfeel - crisp with a bit of smoothness.

Drinkability - Is this a bock? It was way watered down and the flavors that were present did compliment very well.

Sep 28, 2009
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ScreamForMe from Washington

3.05/5  rDev -11.8%
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.

Feb 13, 2009
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Klif from Indiana

3/5  rDev -13.3%

Jun 19, 2012
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jkm from Texas

4/5  rDev +15.6%

Feb 24, 2012
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wethorseblanket from California

3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

Oct 06, 2014
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Kromes from Georgia

3.1/5  rDev -10.4%
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.

May 25, 2009
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northaustin from Texas

3/5  rDev -13.3%
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.

Apr 23, 2009
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mactrail from Washington

3.87/5  rDev +11.8%
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.

May 20, 2013
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strangebrew1981 from Texas

3.75/5  rDev +8.4%

Nov 12, 2013
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jrallen34 from Illinois

3.26/5  rDev -5.8%
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.

Mar 22, 2010
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Ryan011235 from Ohio

3.55/5  rDev +2.6%
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.

Jun 29, 2010
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gnemesis from Michigan

3/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Recieved as extra from JJFoodie. Poured into pint glass from 12oz bottle. Pours golden with 2 finger almost white head with fine beads. Smells of sweet honey malts, citrus and piney hops. Taste is the same with less hop bitterness. Light to medium body with good carbonation. Drinkability is so-so.

Apr 28, 2010
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frogfan from Texas

3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

Oct 11, 2012
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nathanmiller from New York

3/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Mar 17, 2015
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gkunkle from Oregon

3/5  rDev -13.3%

Mar 17, 2012
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Hoganlaw from Texas

3.77/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

It'll get you bucked up.

Apr 10, 2015
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UCLABrewN84 from California

3.96/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

On tap at the 2014 Firestone Walker Invitational Beer Fest held at the Paso Robles Event Center in Paso Robles, CA.

Pours a hazy orange with a foamy bone head that settles to wisps of film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, grain, caramel, toffee, and nut aromas. Taste is much the same with malt, caramel, and nut flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of toast bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp and medium bodied mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good beer that is tasty and easy to drink.

Jun 04, 2014
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dgrauwiler from Texas

1/5  rDev -71.1%

Nov 16, 2012
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gtermi from Texas

3.05/5  rDev -11.8%
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.

Apr 02, 2012
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MouthfulOfchris from Texas

3.25/5  rDev -6.1%

May 07, 2012
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JMad from Texas

3.85/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I poured a 12 oz bottle into a glass mug...

The beer was a clear golden color with an average sized white head with tight bubbles. Smells very sweet, lots of malt, with some lemon and pepper. The taste is also very sweet, lots of bready flavor with some bitter lemon hops on the back of the tongue. The beer is kind of heavy, the alcohol is detectable, and it has a nice lingering finish. This is a well done bock, I enjoyed the balance how it started sweet and finished bitter.

Apr 17, 2011
Bucking Bock from Rahr & Sons Brewing Company
Beer rating: 79 out of 100 with 164 ratings