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Bucking Bock | Rahr & Sons Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Rahr & Sons Brewing Company
Texas, United States
rahrbrewing.com

Style: Maibock / Helles Bock

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.50%

Availability: Spring

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Added by assurbanipaul on 03-09-2006

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#41,286
Reviews:
71
Ratings:
163
pDev:
14.83%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
4
Gots:
17
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Ratings: 163 |  Reviews: 71
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2.75/5  rDev -20.1%

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3/5  rDev -12.8%

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3.75/5  rDev +9%

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3.75/5  rDev +9%

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3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

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3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

Photo of ScreamForMe
3.05/5  rDev -11.3%
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.

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Photo of MouthfulOfchris
3.25/5  rDev -5.5%

Photo of chickencoop
2.7/5  rDev -21.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Appearance - golden color and a nice white head.
Smell - a very sweet and boozy hint.
Taste/ Mouthfeel - nothing really stood out about this beer, just a run of the mill bock style.
Drinkability - I went through my 6 in about 2 months so it wasn't something that I wanted to get through or got too excited about. They were nice while I had them but I might move onto something else from the brewery next time in Texas.

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4/5  rDev +16.3%

Photo of JudgeRoughneck
2.94/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

This is a clear brassy bear with little head. It smells of sweet grain and light fruit. It has a musty grain, Imperial Pilsner kind of taste that puts it on the brighter and cleaner side of the malt liquor spectrum. There is a slight fruitiness and just a touch of hop bitter before it is pushed out again by grain sweetness. There is a slight twang in the aftertaste. Mouthfeel is medium weight and the beer is pretty flat. It is an alright beer, and if you are looking for a beer with alot of booze that you can't taste, this is it for sure. I'm just not into this as maibock.

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3/5  rDev -12.8%

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3/5  rDev -12.8%

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3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

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3.27/5  rDev -4.9%
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.

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2.66/5  rDev -22.7%
look: 3 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.5

On draft at Witten's.

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Photo of northaustin
3/5  rDev -12.8%
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.

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3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

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3.58/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.75/5  rDev +9%

Photo of sinistermadman
3.87/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a crystal clear gold while emitting nay a trace of head.

Smell is malty and earthy, yet somewhat subdued. Not too bad.

This brew has an extremely clean finish to it. Mid to low carbonation and mild hopping only further increase the drinkability factor of this slippery, light bodied brew. This drinkabiliy comes at the expense of mouthfeel somewhat. Flavor is well balanced and nonintrusive. Supple hops are barely perceivable as the malt carries most of the focus. In summary this is an extremely drinkable beer. If it wasn't for the price this could be a staple in my session lineup.

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3.75/5  rDev +9%

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4.75/5  rDev +38.1%

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3/5  rDev -12.8%

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3/5  rDev -12.8%

Bucking Bock from Rahr & Sons Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.44 out of 5 with 163 ratings
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