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Rager Red - O'Fallon Brewery

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Ratings: 44
Reviews: 12
rAvg: 2.92
pDev: 26.37%
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:
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

(Beer added by: barczar on 01-22-2013)
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zukoffa


1/5  rDev -65.8%

02-05-2013 22:32:16 | More by zukoffa
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spants

Missouri

1.5/5  rDev -48.6%

05-05-2013 06:43:16 | More by spants
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GossageBrewery

Missouri

1.53/5  rDev -47.6%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 1.75

Poured this Irish Red Ale from a 12 oz bottle into a pint glass. Poured a clear red color, produced an average tannish head, average retention, average lacing left on the glass. The aroma consisted of sweet caramel malt, and floral hops. Medium bodied, this ale contained a foundation of malted grain, some toasted malt, caramel and strong taste that can only be described as "plastic". It is not pleasant. Plastic/Somewhat Bitter/Somewhat Dry- I read the previous review and it was compared to the taste of a Band-Aid- ...I just went to my medicine cabinet and licked a band aid - Yes that is it- tastes like a band aid ...- ;) - I can't see this brew lasting very long.

Serving type: bottle

01-26-2013 02:48:19 | More by GossageBrewery
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chinchill

South Carolina

1.88/5  rDev -35.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 1.75

Poured this Irish Red Ale from a 12 oz bottle into a snifter.
Poured clear red-amber with a small tan head that soon reduces to a thin partial coat and left only small rings of lacing.
Aroma: looks fine but has a pronounced smell of a Band-Aid; yes, plastic/rubber band-aid dominates, with some malts in the background.
T: Unfortunately, the flavor is, at best, no better; the band-aid impression is even clear in tasting.
O: Avoid!

Serving type: bottle

08-19-2013 22:34:34 | More by chinchill
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hustlesworth

Ohio

1.94/5  rDev -33.6%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 1.5

A- clear rusty copper with golden highlights and an unimpressive, nearly nonexistent beige head. No lacing to speak of.

S- very mild aroma of caramel and brown sugar. Herbal hops in the background. Beery.

T- weird effed up smoky bandaid taste. Similar to smoked almonds but in a plastic rubbery sort of way. Smoked almonds are tasty. This is not. The other reviewers are correct. Not cool at all. Aside from that, woodsy and dry with a hint of salt.

MF- medium bodied and medium bubbled. Nothing special.

D- idk what's up w the phenols or whatever is causing this taste, but down the drain it goes.

Serving type: bottle

02-04-2013 02:51:35 | More by hustlesworth
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jmccullough108

Missouri

2/5  rDev -31.5%

02-03-2013 16:17:39 | More by jmccullough108
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justinp

Illinois

2/5  rDev -31.5%

03-14-2013 17:36:00 | More by justinp
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emwild12

Illinois

2/5  rDev -31.5%

03-22-2014 04:34:18 | More by emwild12
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LJDWHZ

Indiana

2/5  rDev -31.5%

07-27-2013 01:21:28 | More by LJDWHZ
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cmeinz

Ohio

2/5  rDev -31.5%

03-06-2013 23:54:10 | More by cmeinz
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Biff_Tannen

Missouri

2.25/5  rDev -22.9%

06-16-2014 13:04:12 | More by Biff_Tannen
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rwilde

Ohio

2.5/5  rDev -14.4%

09-22-2013 16:44:01 | More by rwilde
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Joey-bags1990

Missouri

2.5/5  rDev -14.4%

02-04-2014 09:12:37 | More by Joey-bags1990
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beersvh23

Illinois

2.5/5  rDev -14.4%

04-07-2013 03:41:23 | More by beersvh23
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mpayne5

Indiana

2.5/5  rDev -14.4%

07-26-2013 03:40:54 | More by mpayne5
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TMoney2591

Illinois

2.63/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.5

Served in a Lagunitas mason jar.

Gotta love how only the O'Fallon seasonals seem to show up around here, while the regulars are nowhere to be found... Anyway, this stuff pours a clear midnight copper topped by a finger of dirty white foam. The nose is nearly non-existent, with but a faint whiff of toffee off in the distance coming through. The taste holds notes of caramel tinged with light hickory smoke, light earthy and spicy greens, and a hint of rye toast. Normally I'm all for smoky-ish brews, but this time it's just awkward and ill-fitting. A vague eddy of hard water runs through it all. The body is a light medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a slightly slick feel. Overall, this ends up being a confused example of an Irish red, one that seems to wanna think outside the box, but one that just ends up coming across as a douchy punk wannabe.

Serving type: bottle

03-09-2013 21:50:54 | More by TMoney2591
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barczar

Kentucky

2.68/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Pours a brilliant reddish amber with a foamy one inch khaki head that dissipates slowly, leaving sheets of lacing.

Caramel malt, grain, and plastic form the initial aroma. There's a bit of subtle floral hop character.

Flavor echoes the aroma, with a band-aid phenolic note dominating initially. Lightly roasted and deeply toasted sweet specialty malt forms the backbone when the phenols subside. There's a fruity character attributable to the malt, which carries into the fairly bitter, dry finish.

Body is moderate and slick, with moderate to low carbonation and a slightly astringent finish.

Would be much better without the phenols. Can't get past the band-aid. The malt character is fairly complex, but the finish is more bitter than anticipated.

Serving type: bottle

01-22-2013 00:44:41 | More by barczar
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remops

Tennessee

2.75/5  rDev -5.8%

08-16-2013 00:00:25 | More by remops
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DrDemento456

Pennsylvania

2.99/5  rDev +2.4%
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...

Serving type: bottle

03-17-2013 00:34:02 | More by DrDemento456
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jaydoc

Kansas

3/5  rDev +2.7%

12-23-2013 04:17:01 | More by jaydoc
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BlueMoon10

Mississippi

3/5  rDev +2.7%

05-25-2013 15:33:57 | More by BlueMoon10
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TheBeard89

Alabama

3/5  rDev +2.7%

02-27-2013 01:49:34 | More by TheBeard89
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Kroller86

Illinois

3/5  rDev +2.7%

05-26-2014 02:23:23 | More by Kroller86
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russpowell

Oklahoma

3.06/5  rDev +4.8%
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

Serving type: bottle

02-15-2013 05:56:08 | More by russpowell
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KerryCummins1977

Kentucky

3.25/5  rDev +11.3%

01-26-2014 01:20:39 | More by KerryCummins1977
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Rager Red from O'Fallon Brewery
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