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Pecker Wrecker - Rahr & Sons Brewing Company

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Pecker Wrecker
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BA SCORE
80
good

85 Ratings
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Ratings: 85
Reviews: 25
rAvg: 3.46
pDev: 17.34%
Wants: 5
Gots: 6 | 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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: assurbanipaul on 09-15-2005)
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2.65/5  rDev -23.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

22oz bottle into shaker glass. 2011 release

This beer pours a nice clear copper with decent slightly off white head. Head dissipated quickly and lacing was not prevalent
Nose consisted of grassy hops, grains and a heavy bready malt.
The taste was not as hoppy as I had surmised from the nose. There is the grassy bitterness accompanied by some onion. To me, this beer tasted like plain potato chips, A LOT. There was also a lot of nuttiness to it that wasn't balanced that well with the hops. Mouthfeel was crazy dry, way too much, and tacky. Overall I think this was a fail in the To Thee series. I really enjoyed the BB winter warmer and the Snowmageddon was decent but this one didn't do it for me.

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3/5  rDev -13.3%

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3/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Interesting seasonal introduced by Rahr.

They've turned up the recipe a bit with the malt, hops and alcohol content which has made a special brew for a once a session tasting.

I do not recommend it for people inclined to Ales or prefer malt as
this beer is not for everyone.

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3/5  rDev -13.3%

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3/5  rDev -13.3%

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Photo of billshmeinke
3.05/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Golden, slightly hazy, not a lot of head.

Bread, biscuit malt, sweet caramel like notes.

Taste follows smell. There is some bitterness on the finish.

Full bodied, grainy, well carbonated, a bit creamy.

Meh, nothing special really, but nothing really wrong with it either.

Photo of kerklein2
3.1/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

22oz bomber into a snifter

A: Orangish amber color. Slight head that didn't last. Some lacing.

S: Earthy, musky, a littly fruity. Really not that pleasant.

T: It's well balanced, but that's about where it ends. Just not digging this at all. Some caramel notes, and some earthy as well. Good hop bitterness but nothing in the taste or aroma.

M: Definitely pretty thick and a little sticky on the tongue. Sticks around in your mouth for a while. Nice carbonation.

O: Can't say that I've ever had an Imperial Pilsner before, so it's hard to compare it, but I just didn't enjoy it. Tasted like a light pilsner they just upped the grain bill on and didn't really add any backbone to or anything interesting.

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Photo of kojevergas
3.23/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

650ml brown glass bottle with uninterestined label art and branded pry-off pressure cap acquired at a local bottle shop.

Served cold into a pilsner glass in me gaff in low altitude Austin, Texas. Reviewed live as an imperial pilsner per the label. Side-poured withs tandard vigor as no carbonation issues are anticipated.

No bubble show forms as it's poured.

HEAD: Two fingers wide. White in colour. Great frothiness. Nice creaminess and thickness. No lacing sticks to the sides of the glass as the head recedes. Retention is excellent - easily 10+ minutes.

BODY: Clear translucent copper with gold hues. Above average vibrance. Clean; no yeast particulate or hop sediment is visible.

Appears well-carbonated. It's a nice looking pilsner, but has no stand-out characteristics.

AROMA: Honey, golden malts, graham cracker, a hint of bubblegum hop character, grassy hop character, and German malt aromatics.

No yeast character, alcohol, or off-notes are detectable. The dominant graham cracker is a highlight, and gets me excited to try the beer.

Overall, it's a pleasant aroma of above average strength.

TASTE/TEXTURE: Graham cracker melts into the pilsner, Munich, and distinctly German malts. It's not as grassy as you'd expect a pilsner to be; the hop flavours are more of the bubblegum and floral variety. Honey malt adds needed depth and complexity, but also bolsters the body, making this a surprisingly full-bodied pilsner.

Has some caramel notes without ever feeling too sweet. There's a bit of piney hop character in the third act.

It's well balanced for what it is, but it leaves a lot to be desired in terms of complexity/intricacy, subtlety, and nuance. It's a pretty standard build for an imperial pilsner, aside from the graham cracker - which is fantastic.

Thick for a pilsner, without feeling overbearing. It's smooth, wet, slightly creamy, and overcarobnated. Mildly refreshing.

OVERALL: It's a nice little imperial pilsner with some interesting graham cracker flavours, but I can't see myself buying this again - at least not so long as it's only offered in the 650ml format. It's a product much better suited to 6-packs. I'll enjoy finishing the bottle, but I can't say it's a world class brew and I'll likely have forgotten it within the week. Pretty pedestrian stuff, but also very drinkable. Worth trying if you dig the style.

High C+

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Pecker Wrecker from Rahr & Sons Brewing Company
80 out of 100 based on 85 ratings.