Gravel Road - Rahr & Sons Brewing Company
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3.05/5 rDev -12.4%
12 oz. bottle poured into "craft beer glass" (wide-mouthed stick)
[no dating on bottle; drank on 12/4/13]
L: dull murky brown that turns orange-amber up to light; minimal head of caramel foam that dissipates quickly; lots of floaties that turn it opaque
S: caramel; sweet sugary malt ... vanilla
T: caramel ... perhaps an older malty mess, very sweet but you can taste the alcohol
F: solid all around, good carbonation
O: if somebody told me this was an American imperial IPA, I'd have believed them. it seems to follow none of the altbier's textbook characteristics other than it's definitely a malt-forward beer -- but here the malt seems very mangled up and messy. it's possible I had this particular bottle well past it's prime
03-05-2014 22:18:46 | More by Premo88
3.5/5 rDev +0.6%
From my tasting notes: The Gravel Road was a deep reddish amber color that’s not too heavy despite its 7% alcohol content. I tasted a malty sweetness and slight caramel as well. It went down fast and easy and was a good introduction to Rahr & Sons. Not a great Alt but not bad either.
12-09-2013 19:10:09 | More by brurevu
3.69/5 rDev +6%
Bought in a pick 6 from Central Market.
Poured from the bottle into a pint glass.
(Review from notes)
A - Dark red/brown, thin white head, good retention.
S - Sweet and roasty smell.
T - Roasted hops is the dominate flavor, but it's not overly hoppy.
M - Smooth and thin, hoppy.
Summary - Very nice Altbier. This is becoming one of my favorite beer types.
09-20-2013 01:11:43 | More by ranger7
3.54/5 rDev +1.7%
a –clean with little hop presence. picking up slight oxidization. this beer was further down the flight so some of the aroma may have escaped (though I gave it a nice swirl) and my nose may have been shot.
a – very thin off-white head. copper/mahogany hue. some haze.
f – sweet malt with spicy hops. toffee. hops shine through on a nice malt backbone
m – well carbonated. medium body. no astringency
a – nice alt. reads as a Dusseldorf. good balance. though oxidization detected this is a very drinkable 7.2%
08-03-2013 11:50:14 | More by stinkydaddy
Gravel Road from Rahr & Sons Brewing Company
80 out of 100 based on 102 ratings.