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Texas Red Amber Lager - Rahr & Sons Brewing Company

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Texas Red Amber LagerTexas Red Amber Lager

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Reviews: 66
Hads: 236
Avg: 3.42
pDev: 27.78%
Wants: 0
Gots: 40 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Rahr & Sons Brewing Company visit their website
Texas, United States

Style | ABV
American Amber / Red Lager |  4.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: TastyTaste on 10-05-2004

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Reviews: 66 | Hads: 236
Reviews by SkeeterHawk:
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4.09/5  rDev +19.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Pours a really clear slightly reddish golden color with a ¼” head of small white bubbles (not very "Amber"). The head stuck around for every bit of a minute to end up being a pretty substantial ring around the top of the beer. Some pretty long lived lacing is left on the glass for some time after drinking.

Aroma: Sweet light crystal malt aroma with a little bit of a dry toast presence. A real subtle floral note is noticeable deep within the beer along with an almost British malt driven butteryness.

Taste: Really mild flavor, and definitely light enough that you could pound these back for most of the evening. Even though it is pretty light flavored, there is still a very noticeable sweetness that give you the impression that it finished with some remaining girth (TG=1.010?). The carbonation is adequate to keep the beer tasting alive without making it seem watery. The finish is also sweet with only enough hops to keep if from being cloying…while there is a bit of floral hops noticeable late in the finish. I don’t pick up any flaws.

Opinion: Well, this style of beer doesn’t mean to be too big, so you can’t expect it to be bold. It does cross your palate like a well intended beer, and not some ill-conceived macro-crap like Zeigenbock or the like. I really like the maltier beers, but I would actually have to say in this case that they may want to bump up the bittering just a tad as it leaves the palate very plain. The sweet balance and attenuation are all good and make it a refreshing, yet sufficiently flavorful beer. I could definitely see buying a 6-pack of this stuff to bring to a get-together when I have to drive myself home.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of Dizzy
3.98/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours reddish brown, with a white head that recedes relatively quickly. Aroma is malts, some toasted malts. Flavor is mostly malts, some slight hops evident. Medium-light bodied. This is a great session beer, its low in alcohol, good flavor but not overpowering.

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Photo of RonaldTheriot
3.52/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Rahr & Sons Texas Red has a medium-to-thin, cream-colored head, a clear, rust-red, bubbly appearance, and some lacing left on the glass. The aroma is of mild, sweet, tea-like breadiness, and the flavor is of sweet bread crust, tea, and very subtle hop bitterness. Mouthfeel is light and watery, and Rahr & Sons Texas Red finishes crisp and refreshing.


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Photo of Jason
3.5/5  rDev +2.3%

Photo of Timtastic
4/5  rDev +17%

Photo of waprimrose
3/5  rDev -12.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -5%

Photo of LXIXME
3.52/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of skillerified
3.35/5  rDev -2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a very real red color, burnt amber really, with very little head fading quickly to no head. Clear and sharp. Mild carbonation. Nothin' to write home about here.

Two scents seem to pop up here. A fairly generic malt scent, nothing specific, just malt, and a sweet and equally generic floral scent. Again, nothing special here, neither good nor bad.

Sweet with a very bread-like and yeasty character. Just a small hint at that floral or herbal character in the nose. Nothing specific again.

Definitely on the lighter side of medium. Carb is good, adds just enough to the feel to let you know it's there. Sweet, but not overly, relatively well balanced.

A rather pedestrian beer. Maybe a decent session brew. Not really bad or good, I'd say. Brewed to compete with Shiner maybe? It's a little lighter, dryer and crisper than Shiner Bock. Maybe a decent alternative. At least it knows what it is, an Amber Lager, instead of calling itself a Bock, which Shiner really is not.

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Photo of Melchizedek
3.3/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours a bit light in color, clear goldish amber, with a very nice head that hung on most of the way down the glass.

Smell is pretty standard American red/amber lager style, a bit of a funky malt bittersweetness, trending towards the sweet, grainy side, with metallic overtones. Taste doesn't introduce much new; malt a bit caramel-like, some biscuity flavors, with a hop bite that doesn't come through in the nose. It finishes more to the biscuity side. Mouthfeel is a little slick and somewhat thin, with carbonation perhaps a touch too strong.

This is a perfectly serviceable beer, more interesting than a macro and easy to enjoy without thinking too much about it. This would go nicely with barbecue, methinks.

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3.25/5  rDev -5%

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3.5/5  rDev +2.3%

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3/5  rDev -12.3%

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3.5/5  rDev +2.3%

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3.5/5  rDev +2.3%

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3.5/5  rDev +2.3%

Photo of bditty187
3.41/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Damn, this one got lost in my DBF for a month.

Clear, dull amber in hue, the liquid is almost coppery. There is a light stream of bubbles that slowly dance to the off-white head. At the apex the bubbles united long enough to create two fingers worth of head. Head retention was respectable. It took a few moments before the subsiding was noticeable; even then a tight cap had good staying power. The subsequent lacing was spotty. On the whole, this beer looks respectable. I’d take her home to mother.

The nose is clean. There are hints of caramel, dried fruits and nuts, and a whisper of grassy hops. The aromas are low in potency; this beer is not saying much. It is not clueing me in here, is this beer trying to be a weak Vienna Lager? Or is this a good Killians? I don’t know. This nose is too neutral for me, I can’t call it inviting.

The palate is a bit clearer on direction. Hell, I don’t need direction or a style really. Does this beer taste good? Yes. It is kind of simple, low malt profile with just a tickle of caramel. Dried fruit, nuts, and honey are in the mix. The hop bitterness is low, I like the grassy undercurrents. This beer taste like a simple Red Lager; what a ubiquitous style... yawn but yum. This beer is a crossover beer, nothing more nothing less. Every brewer needs one. It is a decent beer.

Medium in body, low but natural carbonation; the mouthfeel fits this beer well enough. It is workman-like.

Sure this beer is drinkable. It is also forgettable. If I could buy this beer locally it might warrant a once a year purchase. Of the three beers I’ve tried from Rahr’s this is by far the least impressive. Maybe this beer is just good and the other two were just that special? Whatever the case I am happy I tried it. Thanks assurbanipaul!

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Photo of scootny
3.6/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle from stumac. Served in a tulip tumbler. A ruddy amber with healthy lacing of about two fingers. Spots of it on the glass as I drink. The beer is clear and shows moderately active carbonation.

Smell is sweet malt and roasted grains. Floral hops and a yeast fruityness

Taste is smooth and malty. The roasted smell shows up in the swallow as well as a crackery finish blended with a clean hop bittering.

Mouthfeel features a medium light weight with an active carbonation on the tongue and mouth.

Drinkability is good as it is an easy drinking brew. Good with pizza.

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3/5  rDev -12.3%

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2/5  rDev -41.5%

Photo of KTCamm
3.49/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

4/3...pours dark copper, more medium than dark. Some white foam. Malty nose. Clean malt taste. Sweet. Firm carbonation. Good taste, a bit on the light side.

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3.25/5  rDev -5%

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3.75/5  rDev +9.6%

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4/5  rDev +17%

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3.5/5  rDev +2.3%

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Texas Red Amber Lager from Rahr & Sons Brewing Company
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