The Bayou Bock is one of their Covington Brewhouse labels, as opposed to the Heiner Brau labels. Here's what they say about it, "This full-bodied lager is our interpretation of a classic Bavarian Heller Maiboch, a style known for its well balanced, easy-drinking character. Distinguished by its rich medium-to-dark golden color, sweet, malty aroma, and delicate, flowery hop finish, Bayou Bock makes for a perfect accompaniment to a wide range of cuisine." Unfortunately, I didn't see anywhere on the label where this was a Maibock, so we judged it more as a traditional bock, and that shows up in the scores.
Reviewers: Eric Ducote (BR Beer Scene), Jay Ducote (BiteandBooze.com), Charles Pierce (Me And My Big Mouth podcast), Brenton Day (The Ale Runner.com), and Ross Marcotte.
Serving: 12 oz. can.
Appearance: Very light, clear golden color.
Aroma: Grassy, earthy, with a little noble hop character. Jay and Brenton both picked up a breadiness, and a yeasty aroma more associated with bread than with beer.
Taste: Malty, more like a beer, but still not what we were expecting from a bock. Still bready and pretty boring.
Mouthfeel: Thin with a lingering funk to it. Not impressed.
Overall: Regretably we didn't judge this as a maibock, but it's also labeled as simply a bock. For better or worse, when someone thinks "bock" then expect darker, maltier, and richer as opposed to light and grassy. Despite that, I don't think there was too much to like about this beer, it had an unpleasant funk to it and offered little redemption.
Overall Rating: 28.8
My Rating: 25