Lancaster Brewing Company Rumspringa Golden Bock

Posted: June 9, 2012 in Lancaster Brewing Company, Maibock/Helles Bock, Reviews

So, since I was stuck writing up all of my reviews today, I decided to pop a brew open tonight. This was another one of the bocks that have been hanging around my house. It also came in a can, so I was really interested in trying this.

ABV: 6.6%

Style: Maibock/Helles Bock

Trivia: According to wikipedia.com, “Rumspringa (Pennsylvania Dutch: [rʊmˈʃprɪŋə]; a noun derived from to the Pennsylvania ‘Dutch’ German verb term rumspringen ‘to run around’) generally refers to a period of adolescence for some members of the Amish, a subsect of the Anabaptist Christian movement, that begins around the age of 16 and ends when a youth chooses baptism within the Amish church or instead leaves the community. The vast majority choose baptism and remain in the church. Not all Amish use this term (it does not occur in John Hostetler’s extended discussion of adolescence among the Amish), but in sects that do, Amish elders generally view it as a time for courtship and finding a spouse.”

Random: I’m so sick of watching Chopped. The ingredients they pick are just bordering on ridiculous now.

This brew poured with a one finger white head that dissipated slowly and left no lacing on the glass. The body was a clear orange color with lots of visible carbonation. The nose was sweet with some nutty malt backing it up. The taste had some notes of golden fruit, honey sweetness and malt. The body was a medium thickness with lots of carbonation. Any booze that was there was really well hidden. The finish was really long and sweet. It wasn’t bad. All in all, a decent beer. It’s not something that I would seek out, but I’d have it again.

Untappd Rating: 3.0/5.0

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Comments
  1. The Wookie says:

    This beer is a little better on draught than in the can (but what beer isn’t). Your review is spot on this is indeed a solid brew but not one that to go out of your way for.

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