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Gravel Road - Rahr & Sons Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
80
good

102 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 102
Reviews: 34
rAvg: 3.48
pDev: 16.95%
Wants: 1
Gots: 6 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Rahr & Sons Brewing Company visit their website
Texas, United States

Style | ABV
Altbier |  7.25% ABV

Availability: Summer

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Sweasty on 07-09-2011)
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3/5  rDev -13.8%

Karibourgeois, Mar 08, 2014
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3.05/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

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

Premo88, Mar 05, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -6.6%

dts311, Feb 22, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

RobTheKnob, Feb 08, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

gnats, Jan 09, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -6.6%

greenspointexas, Dec 14, 2013
Photo of brurevu
3.5/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

brurevu, Dec 09, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

army01, Nov 19, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

strangebrew1981, Nov 12, 2013
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4/5  rDev +14.9%

DragLine6, Oct 26, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +7.8%

Mordhaus, Oct 13, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

carlitos92, Sep 22, 2013
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3.69/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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.

ranger7, Sep 20, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -6.6%

kds2437, Sep 16, 2013
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pwoody11, Aug 20, 2013
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3.54/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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%

stinkydaddy, Aug 03, 2013
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Gravel Road from Rahr & Sons Brewing Company
80 out of 100 based on 102 ratings.