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Pecker Wrecker - Rahr & Sons Brewing Company

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83 Ratings
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Ratings: 83
Reviews: 24
rAvg: 3.46
pDev: 17.63%
Wants: 4
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:
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(Beer added by: assurbanipaul on 09-15-2005)
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Ratings: 83 | Reviews: 24 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of Joshgonzales79
4/5  rDev +15.6%

Joshgonzales79, Feb 06, 2012
Photo of MisterGrizz
3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

MisterGrizz, Jan 20, 2012
Photo of kew
3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

kew, Jan 19, 2012
Photo of BeerHunter76
3/5  rDev -13.3%

BeerHunter76, Jan 19, 2012
Photo of bpackertx
4/5  rDev +15.6%

bpackertx, Jan 15, 2012
Photo of army01
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.

army01, Jan 13, 2012
Photo of Sinewave
5/5  rDev +44.5%

Sinewave, Jan 01, 2012
Photo of cdwil
3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

cdwil, Dec 30, 2011
Photo of jbphoto88
3.4/5  rDev -1.7%
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.

jbphoto88, Dec 15, 2011
Photo of jheezee
4/5  rDev +15.6%

jheezee, Dec 14, 2011
Photo of TXhomebrewer
3/5  rDev -13.3%

TXhomebrewer, Dec 13, 2011
Photo of gtermi
3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

gtermi, Dec 01, 2011
Photo of DavidST
3.68/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 22 oz bottle into a pilsner glass unknown freshness date. This pours a light golden color with a massive off white head. The smells are a little light but I get grassy hops with a little malt. The feel is medium to light. The taste is pretty good, I get a load of hop bitterness with a little malt, even though I think this is older, it seems to have more hop bite than other imperial pilsners I've had.

DavidST, Nov 26, 2011
Photo of videofrog
4.25/5  rDev +22.8%

videofrog, Nov 14, 2011
Photo of grittybrews
3.8/5  rDev +9.8%
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.

grittybrews, Oct 29, 2011
Photo of stephens101
3.78/5  rDev +9.2%
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.

stephens101, Oct 07, 2011
Photo of fatmcb1
3.55/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Bomber poured into its namesake, a pilsner glass.

Pours a light golden color with huge, dense 2 finger head that is very sticky down the glass.

Sweet, bready malt is up front, with hop balancing. A bit of citrus shows up at the end.

There is a really unusual combination of malt and hop that I can't completely figure out. Sweet caramel maltiness is definitely there, but the hops keep is consistently in check throughout. There is a lingering bitter effect that is surprising.

This has a very rich, creamy mouthfeel with excellent carbonation. It is very drinkable.

fatmcb1, Aug 17, 2011
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.

billshmeinke, Aug 11, 2011
Photo of omnigrits
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.

omnigrits, Jul 24, 2011
Photo of JMad
3.75/5  rDev +8.4%
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.

JMad, Jul 23, 2011
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.

kerklein2, Jun 25, 2011
Photo of roblowther
3.45/5  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.

roblowther, Jun 24, 2011
Photo of GregSVT
3.75/5  rDev +8.4%
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.

GregSVT, Jun 23, 2011
Photo of twiggamortis420
3.48/5  rDev +0.6%
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.

twiggamortis420, Jun 22, 2011
Photo of lonestar4lunch
3.35/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured a dark golden hue with a 1 inch head that slowly settles. The aroma of grass, grains and there is a bit of citrus hidden in there.

Sip after sip begins with a strong gain flavor along with some hop bitterness. This feels a little heavy and to me a bit sweet. The alc was hidden when I first started the bomber but once this warms some it gets more of a bite. One of the most enjoyable parts of this was the finish. I like the hop dryness and the light oil like coating on the tounge. This was fairly drinkable and a nice shot at the style.

lonestar4lunch, Jun 14, 2011
Pecker Wrecker from Rahr & Sons Brewing Company
79 out of 100 based on 83 ratings.