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Pecker Wrecker - Rahr & Sons Brewing Company

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Reviews: 26
Hads: 96
Avg: 3.51
pDev: 31.62%
Wants: 5
Gots: 12 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Rahr & Sons Brewing Company visit their website
Texas, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial Pilsner |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: assurbanipaul on 09-15-2005

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Reviews: 26 | Hads: 96
Reviews by brentk56:
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3.48/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Looks like a pale ale, with a clear amber color capped by three fingers of foam; the head turns rocky and leaves a few shards of lace

Smell: Graham cracker malt with just a hint of Germanic hops

Taste: Graham cracker malt flavors dominate from the front end to the finish; not much hop balance but what there is tastes rather grassy

Mouthfeel: Full bodied, almost syrupy, with low to moderate carbonation

Overall: This bottle must date from the 2011 release so it is no wonder that the hops have faded; it now tastes more like a Bock than an Imperial Pilsner and it is rather tasty, if you think of it that way

Thanks to the forgotten BA who sent this to me as an extra

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Photo of Mora2000
3.33/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This is the newest release in the breweries To Thee series.

The beer pours an orange-amber color with a white head. The aroma is heavy on the bread with some grassy hops. The flavor is more of the same. I get some low bitterness from the grassy and earthy hops as well as some toffee and bready malt. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation. Not as good as the last two releases: Bourbon Barrel Winter Warmer and Snowmageddon.

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Photo of jbphoto88
3.4/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

From a 650ml bottle pours an apricot colored brew. The head is unimpressively frothy, the color of playsand with a hint of red. It dissolves fast and leaves patchy spots of uneven foam.

The nose is pleasant but not as bold as you would expect for an imperial pilsner. There is gobs of malt but a thin mask of hop character. The hops smell stale and earthy while the malts have a fresher aroma. All together there is a hint of boozieness.

The taste is much like the nose. Again malts edge out the hop and not in a good way. Sweet, slightly roasted with a melon like flavor is the malt backbone while the hops tend to be a mix of pine resin and mild citrus. Again the theme of this brew is lackluster. The flavors aren't bold like an imperial should be but not entirely unpleasant.

Mouthfeel is the best part of this beer. The hops finally kick some booty with a crisp bite and sharp pinch of the tongue. Thin carbonation and a warm malt finish round out this slightly average beer. I've got to say I'm unimpressed but happy to see Rahr moving in this direction. This beer is worth trying just to support your local brewery.

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2.75/5  rDev -21.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

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4/5  rDev +14%

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1/5  rDev -71.5%

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3.25/5  rDev -7.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

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4/5  rDev +14%

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3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

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1/5  rDev -71.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of WritersBlock
3.25/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of twiggamortis420
3.46/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

22 oz bomber pours a surprisingly dark gold/light copper color with a gorgeously dense off-white head. Nice retention and lots of lace.

Nose is pretty faint actually. Has less hop aroma than it should, and the malt is right up there matching it. Alcohol is the most prevalent aspect of the smell.

Taste is interesting, and better than I envisioned after sniffing. Imperial pilsner would be one of my last guesses for this beer blind. Nutty, grainy and light toffee flavors lead the way with a floral hop bitterness on the finish. Alcohol helps dry things out as well. Yeast is not quite as boastful as an ale, but is assuredly more notable than most lagers. Interesting beer, has a decently enjoyable malt/hop interplay and the mouthfeel is nice and smooth. Dont think of this as an imperial pilsner and you'll probably enjoy the quaff.

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Photo of ruzzal
3.75/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Kips
3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

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3/5  rDev -14.5%

Photo of monk2021
3.41/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

enjoyed it, but it is not a pilsner. it was heavy, syrupy. I would buy it again

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2.75/5  rDev -21.7%

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4/5  rDev +14%

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3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of JMad
3.76/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

I drank this from a tall pub glass...

It is a clear burnt orange color with a thick and lofty tan colored head that spilled over the glass. The smell is sweet grain and alcohol with lemon and pine. The taste has sweet woody flavor with some pine and lemon, there is a lot of sweet malt. The beer is thick and soft and smooth, has a nice bitter bite that kicks in mid-swallow, there is a very dry finish. This is the first I have had of this style and was very impressed by Rahr.

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

22oz bomber, an old friend come home at last.

It pours light copper with a thick off-white creamy head. Doesn't look like a <anything> pilsner, but that's fine by me. Smell is caramel malt with rose-like hops coming on as the beer settles and the aromas have a chance to get going in the glass. Taste is assertive, with the hops and the malt vying for attention. The hops seem to be mostly about the bittering, not too much in the aroma, bringing out some leather-like tastes and...onion? Mouthfeel is tingly but slick, making me feel funny like when I climbed the rope in gym class. Overall good but the hops start building up in the aftertaste for me, kind of an accumulative effect. Those whose heads are hoppier than mine will enjoy this better. Still, an interesting brew and a great different take on a pilsner.

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Photo of 31Sam13
3.59/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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Pecker Wrecker from Rahr & Sons Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 26 ratings.