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Rahr's Red Amber Lager - Rahr & Sons Brewing Company

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Rahr's Red Amber LagerRahr's Red Amber Lager

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BA SCORE
77
okay

158 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 158
Reviews: 62
rAvg: 3.34
pDev: 14.67%
Wants: 0
Gots: 10 | 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

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: TastyTaste on 10-05-2004)
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Reviews by monnik:
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monnik

Texas

2.75/5  rDev -17.7%

09-30-2012 01:31:43 | More by monnik
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Dizzy

Texas

4/5  rDev +19.8%

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.

10-30-2006 00:09:03 | More by Dizzy
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skillerified

Illinois

3.38/5  rDev +1.2%

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.

04-13-2007 01:05:54 | More by skillerified
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Melchizedek

Texas

3.33/5  rDev -0.3%

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.

10-03-2005 19:26:45 | More by Melchizedek
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javlin624

Texas

3.25/5  rDev -2.7%

06-11-2014 04:41:55 | More by javlin624
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pastramionrye7

Germany

3/5  rDev -10.2%

07-30-2013 22:04:17 | More by pastramionrye7
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jheezee

Texas

3.5/5  rDev +4.8%

08-27-2012 21:32:27 | More by jheezee
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bditty187

Nebraska

3.43/5  rDev +2.7%

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!

11-22-2005 00:28:52 | More by bditty187
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scootny

New York

3.6/5  rDev +7.8%

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.

05-30-2008 01:34:58 | More by scootny
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TheSleepyMonkey

Tennessee

3/5  rDev -10.2%

05-18-2014 19:43:57 | More by TheSleepyMonkey
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BMWiens

California

2/5  rDev -40.1%

02-18-2012 22:58:00 | More by BMWiens
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JamLand

Hawaii

3.25/5  rDev -2.7%

05-23-2014 23:32:24 | More by JamLand
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gsumers

Texas

4/5  rDev +19.8%

06-22-2014 21:03:49 | More by gsumers
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EagleTalon

Oklahoma

3.5/5  rDev +4.8%

04-28-2013 03:00:39 | More by EagleTalon
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GeoCait

Tennessee

3/5  rDev -10.2%

07-31-2013 16:18:18 | More by GeoCait
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goochpunch

Texas

3.48/5  rDev +4.2%

Pours out a clear amber with a thin head that looks like frothed milk. Leaves substantial lacing. I smell a little toasted malt and some graininess. Very faint floral hops. Up front is the sweet, toasty malt with some cutting bitterness and flowery hop flavors. The aftertaste lingers on with some bready notes. Mouthfeel is light and bubbly, but not overly prickly. A little on the watery side. Not Rahr's greatest, but it's all around pretty decent and a great session beer to boot.

10-12-2006 02:11:15 | More by goochpunch
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BeerSox

Virginia

3.7/5  rDev +10.8%

12 oz bottle into a pilsner glass, no exp. date.

Pours burnt orange with a fizzy egg shell head, about one finger thick. Settles into a frothy cap, with patchy lacing.

Bit of a sweet soy like aroma, also inpires thoughts of caramel.

Light malty flavor with a light hop finish. Aftertaste is slighty metallic. Nothing spectacular about the flavor, mostly what you would expect from a middle-colored lager. Sweeter flavors emerge as the beer warms.

Light bodied with higher carbonation, with a bit of a bite from the hops. Finishes dry with the metallic taste.

This is a nice beer to have on a warm sunny day. You can knock back a few of these without a problem.

08-20-2006 04:19:05 | More by BeerSox
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charlesw

New York

2.93/5  rDev -12.3%

Well, you know, I'm pretty surprised that this scores higher than, well, the Red Tail Ale that I just had. I mean, well, yeah. I liked the Red Tail better. So, that's not much for constructive criticism, is it? Well... It's very light on the body. Hmm. Looking at the different weights on the different parts I guess I see the problem - too much weight on the appearance. Well, this one sure looks nice - a deep amber with a smallish white head. Yes, the head is quickly gone, but the lacing lasts. The taste isn't, well, bad or anything - it's just so light and airy... There's not much there to taste! No hops, very light malts, thin. I guess that's much my experience with this one - thin... Not bad, or anything, but I can't really see myself going out and buying this to have this, you know?

08-18-2005 22:21:25 | More by charlesw
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Sazz9

Texas

2.25/5  rDev -32.6%

07-23-2013 01:05:52 | More by Sazz9
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TexIndy

Texas

2.93/5  rDev -12.3%

Poured from a 12oz bottle with no dates. Nice light amber color with a good head to start. The smell was on the bland side and malty without any noticeable hops. I was really hoping to like this one since it's local and wanting to support local efforts. Unfortunately, the taste followed the smell and was pretty bland. It had no hops and was weak and a somewhat watery (mouthfeel very watery as well). There are others in the style that I like so not a style issue. This one is on-par with most macros for me. Don't recommend unless to mark off list. (2.5, NA, ML, N)

11-12-2006 01:35:53 | More by TexIndy
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gtermi

Texas

3/5  rDev -10.2%

12-01-2011 08:22:34 | More by gtermi
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bhuff10

New York

3.25/5  rDev -2.7%

08-10-2014 20:38:20 | More by bhuff10
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tommy5

Michigan

3.25/5  rDev -2.7%

12-10-2013 17:04:54 | More by tommy5
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RonaldTheriot

Louisiana

3.51/5  rDev +5.1%

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.

RJT

07-31-2014 13:31:08 | More by RonaldTheriot
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mcdsports

Texas

3/5  rDev -10.2%

04-22-2013 00:12:53 | More by mcdsports
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Rahr's Red Amber Lager from Rahr & Sons Brewing Company
77 out of 100 based on 158 ratings.