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Pecker Wrecker - Rahr & Sons Brewing Company

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87 Ratings
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Ratings: 87
Reviews: 25
rAvg: 3.46
pDev: 17.34%
Wants: 5
Gots: 9 | 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

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Beer added by: assurbanipaul on 09-15-2005

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Appearance:
Golden-amber color, clear. Lots of bubbles screaming up. Head looks very nice. Lacing is awesome on the glass.

Aroma:
Spicy-herbal hops. Sweet malts, slight caramel. Orange citrus.

Taste:
Spicy hops up front along with sweet malts at the end. Very hoppy, but not too aggressive like an IPA. I’m getting spicy, herbal, grassy hop character. Very nice malt backbone; sweet, biscuity, slight caramel. Very balance. Body is medium. Carbonation is soft in my palate.

Finish:
Very smooth. A little crisp. Slight dry bitterness in the aftertaste.

Overall:
My very first Imperial Pilsner. I’m really enjoying it!! Very good beer.

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4/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a slightly hazy golden orange with a medium white head that disappears to an ultra thin, uneven lacing across the top of the beverage.

Grassy, hoppy aroma, as to be expected with a Pilsner, but includes mild citrus scents.

Taste is heavy heavier on the hops side, with slight maltiness.

Medium bodied, fuller than a typical Pilsner, much heavier than the American "Pilsner" style.

Overall, I like this beer. I first had it when the bottles were released last year. This is an aged bottle, that I think is better than the first time I had Pecker Wrecker.

Serving type: Bomber poured into a pint.

Photo of assurbanipaul
4/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a clear amber color, minimal head. Very light aroma, barely Saazy.

Taste is clean and dry with the barest hint of crystal malt in the background. Dry, very dry, mega-dry, scrape-yer-tongue dry. Nutty flavors, maybe even a little salty, with Saaz, Saaz and more Saaz, like an Urquell on steroids.

Very crisp, light mouthfeel, though slightly heavier than an Urquell with a puckering aftertaste and, oh, did I mention dry? Saazy burps throughout. It's about 6.5-7.0% ABV but extremely drinkable if you like the style and from our immediate impressions, that seems to be the concensus: If you like pilsners, this is great; if not, it's probably too much. OK, so I'm hooked -- too bad it's a seasonal thang.

Sampled at it's debut at the Fort Worth Flying Saucer, with the 1st Anniversary pilsner logo glass. No plans to bottle in the immediate future but that could change if it is well-received; it will probably be a fall annual, in any case.

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4/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz bomber into a perfect pint glass.

A. Pale golden amber colour with a good strong off-white head that has plenty of retention.

S. Lots of grainy malts, some sweet caramel malts, earthy hops, very full.

T. Quite sweet up front and in the middle, with a dry, bitter finish. I'm getting a little citrus in the background, maybe some mango? It's well focused and balanced.

M. Pretty thick, for a pilsner, but then it is an imperial pilsner so I suppose it should be. No marks taken off for that.

O. Not bad at all. I've only had one imperial pilsner before (and I can't even remember which one), so I've got little to go on as far as the style is concerned, but I like this. It's got some character to it, and for a lager it bears more than a striking resemblance to an ale.

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3.78/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

22oz bomber into a snifter

A: The color is amber with a big white head that fades to a small layer and leaves a lot of nice lacing on the glass. This poured pretty thick like a full bodied stout or barleywine.

S: The nose is rich caramel malts and earthy hops. There's defintely a nice balance between the malt and the hops.

T: The taste is mostly grainy malt with caramel and a slight hop flavor in the form of pine. The hops are definitely more prevelant on the finish but this tastes more like a slightly hoppy amber than an Imperial Pilsner.

M: The feel is on the thicker side of medium and the carbonation is very nice. For the style I think it's a bit much but I like thicker Imperial beers.

O: This one didn't blow me away but it was a solid offering. I may go grab a few more bombers to enjoy over the summer but at around $9 a pop they aren't cheap.

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3.76/5  rDev +8.7%
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.

Photo of stephens101
3.76/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A fluffy tan head bursts out of the pils glass off a medium pour. As much as the pale orange brew begs, the damn thing nearly refuses to go away. After a long standoff the froth relents, but leaves a sticky, thick and pocked lacing behind.

Light fruits, lemon, malts and hops all to the nose as expected. Tangy on the tongue up front with sweet malts, lemon, grass and spice all loving it up without a care.

A little creamier than expected, but with a residual edge.

Drinkable and tasty, although the "Imperial" could be easily lost without detriment.

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3.76/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a murky orange-amber with two fingers of eggshell head. Mild aroma with a touch of grain, caramel, and a hint of earthy hops.

Moderate carbonation and a full, creamy mouthfeel. Sweet, biscuity caramel up front followed by hints of lemon and grassy hops. Just a touch of booze on the finish.

Pretty solid brew...nicely balanced, maybe just a touch sweet.

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Pecker Wrecker from Rahr & Sons Brewing Company
79 out of 100 based on 87 ratings.