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Rager Red - O'Fallon Brewery

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Ratings: 48
Reviews: 13
rAvg: 2.99
pDev: 26.76%
Wants: 0
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
O'Fallon Brewery visit their website
Missouri, United States

Style | ABV
Irish Red Ale |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Spring

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: barczar on 01-22-2013

Rager Red is a medium-bodied red ale, a malty brew with hints of caramel and toasted bread. It’s smooth and balanced, with a subtle earthy and spicy flavor and aroma from the hops and peated smoked malt. It’s the perfect beer to transition from the heavy dark beers of winter to the lighter more quaffable beers of summer.

20 IBU
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Ratings: 48 | Reviews: 13
Photo of McCright
5/5  rDev +67.2%

This is one of the better Red Ale's I have tried! Great flavor!

Photo of JHell1975
4.5/5  rDev +50.5%

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4/5  rDev +33.8%

Photo of Nyskizy
4/5  rDev +33.8%

Photo of atlbravsrno1
3.75/5  rDev +25.4%

Photo of FrankHashimoto
3.75/5  rDev +25.4%

Photo of Dorkbug
3.75/5  rDev +25.4%

Photo of KYGunner
3.69/5  rDev +23.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

This poured with a rich burgundy top while the bottom stayed clear and bronze. The head was a bright white layer of fizzy yet dense foam.

The aroma is sweet caramel malt, toast, pecan and roasted nuts. It is a tad weak or it would be higher.

The flavor has tons of roasted pecan, sweet caramel, toasted bread and a sticky bread like finish. Faint tea leaf like undertones support the sweeter flavors.

The feel is a bit slick, very crisp, very light and easy to drink.

This is my second attempt at this beer and found it much more satisfying this time around.

Photo of JosefBerger
3.57/5  rDev +19.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Appearance (3.50) : A very small, light head with a beautiful dark-amber body.

Smell (3.25) : Not overly aromatic, however, I can catch hints of roasted malts, pecans, and other toasted nuts.

Taste (3.75) : I actually really enjoyed this flavor. Very, very dark with a lovely smoky taste, not horribly complex.

Mouthfeel (3.75) : Dark, smoky, low carbonation, very fitting. Very good flavor profile.

Overall (3.50) : Incredibly decent beer, small faults in the smell and complexity of the taste, but overall this is a very good beer.

Photo of JuicesFlowing
3.53/5  rDev +18.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured into an Irish pint glass.

The beer is a clear deep copper color, as a foamy off-white head calms to film. Light lines of lacing cover the glass. The aroma is slightly spicy and malty, with cinnamon faintly coming through, somewhat metallic. Taste is somewhat sweet from malts at first then a general smoked-meats flavor comes in. Roasted malts and grains fill out the body, with a metallic tang finish. Overall, not the purest red ale I've had, but it's got character.

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3.5/5  rDev +17.1%

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3.5/5  rDev +17.1%

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3.5/5  rDev +17.1%

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3.5/5  rDev +17.1%

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3.5/5  rDev +17.1%

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3.5/5  rDev +17.1%

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3.5/5  rDev +17.1%

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3.5/5  rDev +17.1%

Photo of secondtooth
3.46/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Pours, naturally, a ruby-amber tone, with fair carbonation and thin, wispy lace.

Aroma is caramel, toffee malts. Not bad.

Taste is sharp, toasty grains. I also get a hint of fruit and a little hop tinge at the finish. Really, a deilghtful, eminently drinkable session ale that's both accessable and flavorful. Nice one!

Photo of lemmy187
3.37/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of KerryCummins1977
3.25/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of GabeQ
3.25/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of Tone
3.23/5  rDev +8%
look: 2.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Pours a clear, brown color. 1/4 inch head of an off-white color. Slight retention and poor lacing. Smells of adjunct, pale malt, hops, sugar, hint of sweet malt, hint of alcohol, hint of smoke, and a hint of caramel malt. Fits the style of an Irish Red Ale. Mouth feel is sharp and crisp, with an average carbonation level. Tastes of smoke, sweet malt, hint of pale malt, slight adjunct, and slight hops. The smoke is quite unusual, but helps mask the adjunct flavors and aromas. I wish the carbonation level was lower, as it cuts the smoke flavors and seems to enhance the adjunct flavors.

Photo of russpowell
3.08/5  rDev +3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Picked this up as part of a mixed sixer

Pours an effervescent amber with three fingers of cream colored head. Some lacing & head retention

S: Cereal notes, metallic notes & pears, plus apple blossoms

T: Wet cereal notes, a touch of cooked co rn, dryness & vegtal notes. Cloying sweetness, wet cereal & vauge leafy hops as this warms & more pears. Finishes with cooked veggies, apple skins & a bit of leafy hops. Got a little better as this warmed up

MF: Medium bodied, subtle carbonation, some balance but not great balance

O'fallon can make good beer, this is not one of them. There seems mutiple bad examples of this style, & not many I truly enjoy. Avoid unless you're really curious

Photo of DrDemento456
3.01/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

A - Pours a pretty nice deep amber color with just a 1/4 inch of head.
S - Doesn't smell very sweet has a sort of herbal hop smell and dry yeast.
T - Wow this is pretty bad. I knew it was bad when I had to choke the rest down but very green bean vegital forward with a touch of herbal bite. Very little malt sweetness, biscuit flavors, or hops. What the hell am I drinking?
M - Light to medium, ABV should be sessionable but its such an odd flavor.
Overall it's kind of like a skunked amber lager rather than an Irish Red. Man I was kind of psyched for this since most of there beer rock but this begs the question of why this is brewed and bottled every year...

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Rager Red from O'Fallon Brewery
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