Iron Thistle - Rahr & Sons Brewing Company
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4.51/5 rDev +16.5%
I haven't been the biggest fan of this brewery, so I wasn't expecting much when I asked for a taste of this at the Houston Flying Saucer.... one taste and I asked for a full pint.
Wow.. really great beer.
Being on cask, it was really smooth, so I'm not sure how much different it would be out of the bottle.
I'll be searching this beer out again. This and the BB Winter Warmer are making me more of a Rahr fan.
I have now had the regular beer from a bottle and it stands tall with the cask version. A very, very good beer!
02-25-2013 01:18:32 | More by Ford
3.73/5 rDev -3.6%
A: Pours a dark red into the glass. Formed a nice head on top that quickly dissipated into the glass leaving nice lacing notes along the sides.
S: Honestly not sure where to place the smell at. Some nice gentle hop notes at the front, followed by what seems to be a dark fruity smell to me.
T: Impressive I think. I get large caramel notes the whole way through, wasn't quite expecting that after reading the bottle description.
M: The beer is smooth and well carbonated. Sits nicely on the tongue and flows around without any bitterness to it.
O: I believe this is truly one of, if not my first, beer in the Scottish-Style Ale category. Wish I had some background to compare it against. However that being said this is a good beer, I could see it be a steady go to for a little while during the late winter/early spring.
02-08-2013 20:36:48 | More by beerborn
4.04/5 rDev +4.4%
Poured from a bottle into a pint glass. Nice dark color with small streams of bubbles. Minimal head, even with a strong pour, that quickly disappears.
Wonderful nose with strong malts, and punches of caramel with noble hops in the background. Improves as it warms.
Flavor matches the nose. Malty front fades to caramel on the back with a good transition. Flavor quickly disappears from the palate, but good while it lasts.
Mouth feel is low carbonation, which is consistent with style.
Overall, an award winning beer from Rahr.
01-27-2013 22:36:35 | More by Labeorphile
Iron Thistle from Rahr & Sons Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 216 ratings.