Tenderfoot - Rahr & Sons Brewing Company
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Ratings: 31 | Reviews: 5 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by Labeorphile:
3.78/5 rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Poured from a bomber into a pint glass. Dark amber with a thick beige head and lacing down the glass. Nose is low hop, but lots of sweet malt. Hints of toffee underneath.
Taste is good. Sweet roasted malt heavy in the profile, but not much else. One of the knocks on Rahr beer is the lack of complexity. This one is better than most, but still feels like it needs something else.
Mouth feel is incredibly creamy. I was surpised by the smoothness which really benefits the beer.
Good for a local offering and I am quickly becoming a fan of the Barleywine style.
Serving type: bottle
02-03-2014 00:37:01 | More by Labeorphile
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3.68/5 rDev -3.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Thanks to Skuter, ChewyLewy, and scribe594 for sharing this one at Skuter's tasting.
Pours a hazy copper with a foamy khaki head that settles to an oily film on top of the beer. Tiny dots of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, brown sugar, caramel, and citrus zest aromas. Taste is much the same with citrus zest and brown sugar flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp and dry mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer with a nice citrus zest and brown sugar presence all around.
Serving type: bottle
03-10-2014 03:09:33 | More by UCLABrewN84
2.81/5 rDev -26.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75
650ml brown glass bottle with uninteresting label art and branded pry-off pressure cap acquired at a local bottle shop and served into an Avery stem-tulip in low altitude Austin, Texas. Reviewed live. Expectations are average on account of the brewery. Reviewed as an American barleywine because the label clearly identifies it as such.
Served chilled and allowed to warm over the course of consumption. Side-poured with standard vigor as no carbonation issues are anticipated.
A: No bubble show forms as it's poured.
Pours a one finger wide head of pale khaki colour. Decent thickness. Okay creaminess. Complexion and consistency could be better. Head retention is below average - just over 1 minute. Spotty inconsistent lacing clings to the sides of the glass when I tilt it, but little actually sticks.
Body colour is a dark opaque black. No floating yeast particles are visible. Appears adequately carbonated.
It's far from unique or special for a barleywine, and I'm a bit surprised by how dark it is. I'm optimistic, but I've seen far better appearances in beers of this style. That said, there are no obvious flaws.
Sm: It's quite a timid reticent aroma overall; I'm shocked by how light it is. With effort, I pick up faint licorice, dark malts, a hint of something akin to marshmallow, some viney fruity character, anise, and some kind of spice - maybe cinnamon or nutmeg?
Other than that, I don't find much. There's no overt hop profile, alcohol, or yeast character.
Not as strong and inviting as the best barleywines I've had, but subdued is fine in an aroma. I do wish my nose wasn't broken so I could pick up on more. It's inoffensive, but uninviting.
T: Soy sauce, vague/indistinct dark malts, a kiss of licorice/anise, and maybe some spiciness? Sticky medicinal fruits. I'm really reaching here to describe notes because what little is present is extremely faint. The depth of flavour is shockingly low; this may be the most shallow barleywine I've had in the last year. Painfully simple without any real commitment to its constituent flavours. I'd say the brewers seem unconfident. Not only does this lack subtlety, complexity, nuance, and intricacy, it's also just plain bland. Very boring.
I guess it's balanced in that there're few notes to take into account. It's got a general cohesion but isn't gestalt.
No yeast character, alcohol, or hop character comes through.
Not a tasty brew by any means. Where's the flavour?
Mf: Smooth, wet, sticky, and thick. Full-bodied. Has weight on the palate, but I wouldn't call it heavy. Decently carbonated. Subpar presence on the palate considering the style. The texture doesn't suit the style or flavour profile particularly well.
Not oily, gushed, hot, astringent, boozy, or harsh.
Dr: I'll finish the bottle fairly easily, and it's drinkable enough, but it's a damned insipid try at a barleywine. There's just nothing going on here. I wouldn't trifle with this again. Give me a confident failed attempt at a style over a safe bland success at one any day. Disappointing.
Serving type: bottle
02-24-2014 06:03:54 | More by kojevergas
Tenderfoot from Rahr & Sons Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 31 ratings.