Texas Red Amber Lager - Rahr & Sons Brewing Company

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Texas Red Amber LagerTexas Red Amber Lager

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BA SCORE
77
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233 Ratings
THE BROS
80
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Ratings: 233
Reviews: 73
rAvg: 3.37
pDev: 14.84%
Wants: 0
Gots: 35 | 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:
Beer added by: TastyTaste on 10-05-2004

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Ratings: 233 | Reviews: 73
Photo of KTCamm
3.49/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of dbnarley
3.86/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Beautiful copper color. Average head. Nice malty flavor. Clean and smooth.

Photo of RedMonarch02
4.87/5  rDev +44.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Super refreshing beer! Great for enjoying outside by the pool.

Photo of vincehayter
4.11/5  rDev +22%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Spicy, malty notes on the nose, smooth feel, nice balanced flavor. Good with food.

Photo of textodixie
4.27/5  rDev +26.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Love this beer and this brewery!

Photo of christogolfer
3.5/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

just average......tastes mass produced

Photo of DeanJ
3.85/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Not the best finish, but good taste.

Photo of RanchHand
3.69/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Every time I have another bottle of this I like it more. It's more like Rahr Texas Bread.

Photo of ZBowden
3.46/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Poured clear copper bronze with little head, smelled of sweet bready malts and grains, tastes bready and malty with a nice finish of bitterness, thin mouthfeel.

Photo of Beerdruid
4.75/5  rDev +40.9%

I'm surprised of all the low reviews. Great beer for a hot day. Very clean going down. Near refreshing in fact. Suttle hops with a crisp finish.

Photo of RonaldTheriot
3.52/5  rDev +4.5%
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.

RJT

Photo of ssteakley
3.66/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

a0lbudman
Alabama
Has the right idea, this is a remarkable red for a Texas brew. I am actually proud this brew is from Texad,after tasting over 6 fine red ales in the PNW I am proud to be a Native Texan, sure hope there is more to come in Texas. These guys are obviously learning and they will soon master the craft.

Photo of AlCaponeJunior
3.63/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

I found this one to be pretty typical of what I think of when I see something that's labeled "red." Nicely colored quite reddish, with a good head and lace. Aroma and flavor are pretty malty with a nice hops bite and a slightly lingering bitterness from the hops. Medium bodied and smoothly carbonated. Overall I see no reason why I wouldn't buy it again when I'm in the mood for a red. This brewery hasn't disappointed me so far.

Photo of a0lbudman
3.57/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A-It is a slightly hazy amber color with a red tint to it when held up to the light. It has a large almost white head that lingers and leaves a lace
S-grain, yeast, malt and some hop aroma
T-roasted malt with a good mix of hops in the aftertaste that makes this a beer to try again.
M-medium or light body with an active or high carbonation
O-this beer had a combination of grain, yeast, roasted, hops and malt smells and taste that make this a beer to try again

Photo of Premo88
3.84/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz. bottle poured into pilsener

L: mahogany; deep darker brown with lots of amber; crystal clear; tan head over 1 inch to 1 1/4 inch of fluffy thick foam that laces at the top; not a lot of lacing after the head dissipates

S: man, at times -- ALL MALT. wonderful sweet bread/sweet biscuit malt presence ... very refreshing break from all the hop-crazy American brews. some grain at times, but the malt is really there.

T: bread; homemade bread ... very yeasty and lots of sweet malt; gets a bit medicinal at times, almost like a bock; a little grain here and there, grain like milo, rice and the barley -- no corn..

F: big carbonation after producing a big head; solid weight ... very nice

O: lots of taste and lots of malt. the full sweetness it promises never fully shows up -- that huge malty nose isn't fully mimicked in the taste. BUT it's good ... definitely better than average, and good enough that I'll be investigating this one further. i love malty English pale and brown ales, and honestly, this has a lot of those same notes (for a bit cheaper price). who says lagers can't stand toe-to-toe with ales?

Photo of Boto
3.44/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Draught: This one pours a fairly clear reddish-amber color. There was a bit of an off white head on it. It left a little lacing. The aroma isn’t too bad. Pretty typical malts with some grassy notes, a decent enough lager aroma. The taste is also good, nothing really special, just good and easy to drink. Malts, some bitterness and biscuit notes. Pretty smooth. Easy to drink.

Photo of mjurney
4.12/5  rDev +22.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Appearance:
Deep amber color, clear. Good amount of carbonation rising up. Thich frothy head.

Aroma:
Barley malts, caramel, earthy.

Taste:
Malty, toasted, caramel, a little sweetness. Hop bitterness is moderate, mainly earthy-leafy, a little spicy. Finish is semi dry. Body is medium, well carbonated, smooth, dry, a little crisp.

Photo of ranger7
3.43/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a bottle into a Hofbrau mug.
Drank on the side with a bowl of chili.
Not "Red Amber Lager", but "Texas Red" (from the six pack).

A - Amber (duh) with a thin layer of white foam.

S - Typical lager aroma; kind of creamy and malty.

T - Pretty good, nice balance: some malt and some hops.

M - Some carbonation, but not too much for the style. Light, but flavorful.

Summary - Nice. I like a lager every now and then and Rahr's is a pretty good one. It's not outstanding, but enjoyable, and it goes nice with some chili or maybe a burger.

Photo of Labeorphile
3.79/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a bottle into a lint glass. Solid two finger had with sticky lace all the way down. Nice coppery color with good bubble support.

Nose is a good balance of caramel and malt, hing of hoppiness, but not a lot.

Taste lines up with the nose. Maltiness in the front end with the caramel and hop bitterness coming through in the finish.

Good, slightly thick, mouthfeel makes this beer very drinkable and enjoyable. I'm not much of a lager fan and prefer ales, but this has a flavor complexity and solid maltiness that may change my mind.

Photo of Beerdrinker254
3.79/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is the time I ran across an amber lager. I've tried several amber ales in the past, but not a lager.

One thing I noticed from this amber lager is there is a nice crispness to it; which compliments the beer's thin mouthfeel. As I drink this I think I still prefer a solid amber ale, but this is a nice refreshing change.

There is nothing spectacular to note from it's smell. It has the general malt smell that I've experienced from several other ambers, and nothing really stuck out.

It taste is what I expected from an amber beer. It has a very bready, malty taste; which is consistent with a lot of ambers I've had. It's one of the things I like about it ambers. The bottom line is that it tastes good, and I can see myself turning this into a session beer.

On the six pack packaging it says Texas Red. I find this fitting since I absolutely see myself drinking this along side a bowl of Texas Red. For those of you who are unclear on what Texas Red is, it is true Texas Chili.

I recommend giving this beer a try. It is nothing exceptional, and I do not see myself rushing to the store to buy another six pack. It is a solid all round lagerthat is easy to drink, and the color is really something worth mentioning. I gave it a 4.5 because it looks fantastic to me.

Photo of JacksonATX
3.39/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Very nice red lager. Color is absolutely perfect and out of the bottle had a surprisingly good head on it. Very creamy and malty beer. I'd say its very drinkable, with slight hop notes, but has an over all smooth taste. A little caramel flavor on the back end.

Photo of JMad
3.49/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Drank from an English pub glass...

The beer pours an amber copper color with a bubbly tan head that quickly faded. Smells of nutty malt, dried fruit, caramel and its a bit vegetal. The taste is mostly bready malt flavors with some caramel, toasted nuts and earthy/ lemon hops. The beer is medium bodied with more carbonation than it should have and a very dry finish. This is an excellent amber/ red, I think I would choose this over most other ambers.

Photo of sweett3k
3.08/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Was in the Dallas airport so I bellied up to the bar and ask the server, give your best Texas hand crafted brew. She gave me this beer in a pint glass and there was no head and had a reddish copper color. I would compare this beer to a Killigans. Had notes of rye and malt. Very light and easy to drink. Wish Texas has better beer.

Photo of videofrog
2.98/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Rep'd Cowtown all the way by pouring a 12 oz bottle into my TCU pint glass.

A: Nice amber color with a quickly dissipating white foamy head. No white lacing.

S: Very average here. Smell of biscuity malt and slight hops. Typical amber lager here in every way.

T: Pretty typical here as well. Again, the sweet, biscuity malts. Slight hops in the finish. Got a little of the tartness that others mentioned.

M: A little on the thin side for an amber lager. Carbonation was light. Mouthfeel clean and a little thin on the finish.

O: Good session beer to support my local brewery with. Nothing special, but nothing wrong with it, either. I tend to prefer limited and seasonal brews from Rahr's. Good gateway for BMC light lager drinkers.

Photo of GarthDanielson
2.95/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass, I picked this up from Central Market in Fort Worth while we were staying with a friend. The beer pours a dark amber-red with a thin, white, foamy head. There was a light aroma of semi-sweet caramel, but very subtle. Flavors are dark toasted malt initially, with some subtle hopping at the end. Smooth, but watery, especially on the finish. The aftertaste is sweet and slightly balanced with hops. This is an average red, and would make a decent go-to for guests that may not be fans of craft in general to start them on the road of transition.

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Texas Red Amber Lager from Rahr & Sons Brewing Company
77 out of 100 based on 233 ratings.