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Iron Thistle - Rahr & Sons Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
87
very good

178 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 178
Reviews: 60
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 13.47%


Brewed by:
Rahr & Sons Brewing Company visit their website
Texas, United States

Style | ABV
Scotch Ale / Wee Heavy |  8.50% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: roblowther on 05-30-2009)
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Reviews by tubeyes:
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tubeyes

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

01-25-2013 22:57:02 | More by tubeyes
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facundoCNB

New Jersey

3.23/5  rDev -16.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

A deep brownish red .. Looks black under low light. Finger of head which dissipated immediately. Smells of malt, copper/oxidation.. Slight toasted grains/chocolate notes.
The taste is much better.. Charred bitter flavor up front, heavy dark malts/roasted grains,
Medium in body, medium carbonation.
This beer's alright. It was a throw in, so I can't complain bit it doesn't make sense how this has a higher rating than banhof's Berliner weisse per say. I know it's different styles, but for a wee heavy this is pretty damn bland.. And that other beer is sour and salty as shit and has a lower rating.. Mind control.. Think of just this beer on its own. Still, a meh example on the style.

Serving type: bottle

04-15-2014 03:30:59 | More by facundoCNB
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ParlayHard8

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

04-12-2014 20:15:36 | More by ParlayHard8
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Lowell_g


3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

04-12-2014 15:34:09 | More by Lowell_g
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kennymule

Texas

3.49/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

A: Pours as dark as night and the head quickly dissipates, however a gentle swirl of the glass brings the head back to life due to the abundant carbonation.

S: I pick up some licorice, raisin, caramel notes.

T: Nice burst of malt, matches the nose for sure, followed by good bit of hops and dry burnt cocoa finish.

M: Great mouth feel, not heavy at all. Nice carbonation to balance the sweetness and accentuate the hops.

O: A really nice beer and at 8.5% abv it's easy to drink, so be warned, this is not a session beer. Good job guys, even if you are from Dallas. Go Rockets.
Serving type: bottle

Serving type: bottle

04-11-2014 14:38:41 | More by kennymule
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JDCannon

Texas

3.25/5  rDev -15.8%

04-10-2014 07:52:55 | More by JDCannon
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Thanx4AllDaFish

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

04-02-2014 17:03:04 | More by Thanx4AllDaFish
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decoy727272

Texas

4.99/5  rDev +29.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Pours with a very dark brown color, almost black. It has a little clarity, but hardly noticeable unless you hold it up to a light. It smells malty and chocolatey, but is light to the nose. I enjoyed the lightness to this beer. It has aromas of a stout, but is a smooth more drinkable beer. I enjoyed this beer a lot, I can't wait for their next seasonal.

Serving type: bottle

03-26-2014 17:55:41 | More by decoy727272
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jxb345

California

3/5  rDev -22.3%

03-23-2014 20:41:38 | More by jxb345
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Fakexican

Arkansas

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

03-22-2014 01:38:44 | More by Fakexican
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Furley80

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +3.6%

03-22-2014 00:45:36 | More by Furley80
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bundy462

Texas

4/5  rDev +3.6%

03-22-2014 00:31:30 | More by bundy462
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Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

03-19-2014 18:32:44 | More by bleedsblu
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SavvyStudent

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

03-19-2014 18:30:42 | More by SavvyStudent
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Texas

4/5  rDev +3.6%

03-18-2014 00:23:36 | More by ExaltedNecrosis
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RandyPuckett

Texas

4/5  rDev +3.6%

03-18-2014 00:17:45 | More by RandyPuckett
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LeeryLeprechaun

Colorado

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Rahr Iron Thistle

Pours dark brown with a slight off white head. Head quickly comes back to life with a gentle swirl of the beer. The beer is dark and mystic, deep in color.

Aroma is sweet and malty, a lot of caramel in the aroma.Some molasses like aromas.

Very sweet and rich, almost but not quite cloying. Burnt toast at the finish.

Mouthfeel is rich and full.

Really enjoyable beer, I like how smooth and rich it is. A great representation of the style in my opinion.

Serving type: bottle

03-08-2014 20:50:18 | More by LeeryLeprechaun
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SicemWT

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

03-08-2014 19:24:31 | More by SicemWT
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Texas

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

03-08-2014 06:18:30 | More by Mtn
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jkn09

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

03-03-2014 06:17:54 | More by jkn09
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dmorgan310

Panama

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

02-20-2014 01:12:24 | More by dmorgan310
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Washington

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

02-19-2014 18:19:47 | More by Metaltildeath
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Texas

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

02-16-2014 19:48:36 | More by valkyre65
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Texas

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Texas

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Iron Thistle from Rahr & Sons Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 178 ratings.