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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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BA SCORE
77
okay

223 Ratings
THE BROS
80
good

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Ratings: 223
Reviews: 71
rAvg: 3.36
pDev: 14.88%
Wants: 0
Gots: 25 | 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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3/5  rDev -10.7%

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3/5  rDev -10.7%

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3.5/5  rDev +4.2%

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3.5/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of ppoitras
3.66/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12oz bottle from assurbanipaul as part of Too Much Beer (2MB) BIF. Thanks for the opportunity.

Poured into an imperial pint glass, formed a 1 1/2" beige head over the amber brew. Head fades very slowly, with hearty hunks of lacing throughout. Aroma is balanced, lightly fruity. Taste has a light malt sweetness, nicely balanced by somewhat generic hoppy bitterness. Mouthfeel is good, with a clean finish, and drinkability is very good in the session type of way. A beer to have when you're having more than one, perhaps.

Photo of GarthDanielson
2.95/5  rDev -12.2%
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.

Photo of ccrida
3.21/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Cousin's BBQ in the Dallas Airport, poured into a plastic cup, Rahr's Red is a murky pale aubrun brown with a small, tight and creamy khaki head.

Smell is mostly caramel, and butterscotch, something about it is a little off - so much so the bartender insisted on pouring me a generous sample first, because "people either love it or hate it." Probably just a fragile beer in dirty tap lines that has kicked fast enough. But having never had it, I dunno, she said the taps don't change even if the kegs do so maybe not.

Taste is simple, malty and sweet, cleaner then the nose, which had a little tang to it. Reminiscent of birch beer.

Mouthfeel is watery, with a lighter body.

Drinkability isn't bad, I didn't care for the smell at all, but the taste was fine...but not so much that I opted for a whole pint! Nevertheless, if I was served this at a keg party or something, I'm probably have no problem drinking a few.

Photo of GraduatedCashew
3/5  rDev -10.7%

Photo of tommy5
3.25/5  rDev -3.3%

Photo of Gagnonsux
3.25/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

The color is a pale shade of amber with a tall, thick head. The aroma is of mild malt strength with a touch of caramel. The taste isn't as full-flavored as expected, this seems a little watery. The smooth malt body is enhanced by a caramel flavor mixed with a mild smokiness. A touch of herbal German hop flavor rounds this beer out. Drinkability is good, but, for flavor, there are better amber lager choices out there.

Photo of st9647v3
2.75/5  rDev -18.2%

Photo of Gatordaddy
3/5  rDev -10.7%

Photo of gtermi
3/5  rDev -10.7%

Photo of Canada_Dan
3.25/5  rDev -3.3%

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2.5/5  rDev -25.6%

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3/5  rDev -10.7%

Photo of TX-Badger
3.75/5  rDev +11.6%

Photo of Boto
3.44/5  rDev +2.4%
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 GCBrewingCo
2.6/5  rDev -22.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

The beer poured into the glass slightly hazy golden copper with and off-white head which lasted well to lace the glass.

The aroma was caramel with a light spice and earthiness.

The flavor was astringent with light caramel and a decent hop bittering. The tannins in the flavor were not good at all.

The finish was more astringent mouthfeel with a lasting grainy and husky flavor into the aftertaste. The body was medium light. This was a very poorly crafted brew that while supposedly a lager was not clean at all and was not very tasty. Skip it.

12 ounce bottle.

Photo of greenspointexas
3.25/5  rDev -3.3%

Photo of allengarvin
4.12/5  rDev +22.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Pours a clear walnut color with only a slight head across the top.

Aroma: Slightly toasty, with some fine malt sweetness.

Flavor: Sweet malt up front, with moderate bitterness cutting the sweetness a bit. Hop flavor is mostly missing, but malt flavor is complex and satisfying: toasted nuttiness, slight caramel flavors, and at the finish, a springy cereal character with a gentle sugariness. Hop bitterness lingers but a moment, but helps the perception of drying the sweetness.

Body is medium, pleasantly creamy texture.

Very strong effort here. It stands out against most lagers I can think of from American micros.

Photo of JamLand
3.25/5  rDev -3.3%

Photo of jheezee
3.5/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of kmpitz2
3.21/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Lets see what this brings us. The beer pours a nice clean clear amber color with a finger of head that falls to coat the beer. The nose is slight caramel and lotso f other business that I don't like. I would guess its is hop that doesn't giveo ff the good smell, but there is definately something. The flavor is just okay. The hop is not as offensive, but it just tastes dirty with a metallic aftertaste. There is some caramel sweetness in there, but the hop hides it. The feel is rather thin and bubbly. I would like at least a medium body. This is definately not my favorite beer. The nose and flavor are just not nice, and the feel is lacking.

Photo of RonaldTheriot
3.52/5  rDev +4.8%
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

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Texas Red Amber Lager from Rahr & Sons Brewing Company
77 out of 100 based on 223 ratings.