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Visionary Brew (2011) - Rahr & Sons Brewing Company

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Visionary Brew (2011)Visionary Brew (2011)

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30 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 30
Reviews: 10
rAvg: 3.72
pDev: 17.74%
Wants: 1
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Rahr & Sons Brewing Company visit their website
Texas, United States

Style | ABV
Bock |  ABV ?

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: crusian on 09-18-2011)
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radioscooter

Pennsylvania

2/5  rDev -46.2%

12-27-2011 23:36:08 | More by radioscooter
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Mora2000

Texas

3.58/5  rDev -3.8%

On tap at the Flying Saucer in Fort Worth.

The beer pours a medium brown color with a tan head. The aroma is full of caramel and toffee malt with a little bit of dark fruit mixed in. There is also a little bit of alcohol in the aroma.

The flavor is also pretty good. I get a lot of toasted malt, with some caramel and toffee mixed in. There is a little bit of chocolate and some pecan and hazelnut notes.

Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

10-13-2011 02:57:18 | More by Mora2000
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Dizzy

Texas

5/5  rDev +34.4%

11-29-2011 01:56:37 | More by Dizzy
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jheezee

Texas

3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

08-27-2012 21:29:59 | More by jheezee
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gtermi

Texas

4.15/5  rDev +11.6%

I cant give this beer perfect ratings because this beer is not perfect, but it's for sure the best beer Rahr has made in my opinion.

The appearance is awesome. It is a very dark brown with some red colors where the light hits it. The head quickly fades and pretty much is nonexistent.

Smell: The smell of the beer is very nutty. It doesn't really offer much more than that, but the nutty smell alone makes this beer.

Taste: This beer is very very smooth at first and has good flavor. I am picking up nut tastes and some malt flavors.

Overall this beer is very good. Like I said earlier the best beer Rahr has ever made. I hope I can pick up a few more bottles because I dont know how long they will be making this.

09-24-2011 00:44:04 | More by gtermi
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SHODriver

Louisiana

3.78/5  rDev +1.6%

A: pours a deep amber with some light transmission with a half inch of off white head that recedes to a small pool.
S: smells of toasted malt, caramel, dark fruit, toffee and some noble hop aroma
T: toasted malt, slight chocolate, caramel, slight dark fruit, a bit nutty, small noble hop flavor. aftertaste is more toasted malt and a bit of roast and some noble hops.
M: middle of the road leaning toward full. nice soft carbonation lends to a very smooth and almost creamy mouthfeel
O: a well crafted beer with excellent complexity and balance. this beer probably could have gone cloyingly sweet if it wasn't for the dosage of hops they used.

06-15-2012 09:29:15 | More by SHODriver
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BeerCigar

California

3/5  rDev -19.4%

01-15-2012 00:40:16 | More by BeerCigar
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twiggamortis420

Texas

3.95/5  rDev +6.2%

22 oz bomber pours a clear copper color with a creamy cap of tan head. Nice stickage and generally a pretty nice looking beer.

Rich caramel and light toast on the nose with just a hint of grassy hops. Pretty clean and what I like best is that it has no metallic notes lurking on the background, which seem common in all but the best of bocks for me.

Nice caramelized malts and nutella-covered toast flavors with a welcome, drying finish despite the sweet middle. Surprised to find a little bit of fruitiness in here…perhaps light plums? Im guessing the ABV is around 7 or 7.5, right at where a nice German Bock should clock in at. Why cant their regular Bucking Bock taste like this?? A nice treat and Rahr has come up with some good limited release bombers the past few years, maybe its time to revamp the mediocre (at best) year-round lineup? They have proved they can make some damn good brews when they want to.

01-05-2012 01:09:28 | More by twiggamortis420
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vinnie

Texas

4.75/5  rDev +27.7%

01-06-2013 22:42:48 | More by vinnie
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crusian

Oregon

4/5  rDev +7.5%

Bottle from local bottle shop. rated by style.
pours a dark burnt amber with about a finger of head.
nose is bready with a lot of malt. almost smells like a bakery. kinda nice though.
taste is unlike the nose, i actually get a bit of coffee that mixes with the caramel tasting malt, and it has a nice "green" finish that is similar to parsley believe it or not. hops are not terribly present, as for the style, but I cant help but attribute the green finish to the hops, as there is nothing else it could be.
mouthfeel is medium with nice carbonation.
this is a nice example of the style... well done, but to be honest, it is a bock... not really all that impressive of a style to begin with, but this one is well done.

09-18-2011 02:15:23 | More by crusian
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bigwillystyle


4.25/5  rDev +14.2%

07-28-2012 22:57:05 | More by bigwillystyle
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Atlas1

Texas

4.1/5  rDev +10.2%

Picked a bottle of this up in Fort Worth over the Thanksgiving holiday and have been waiting to crack it open for a few days now. Monday seems a good a day as any.

First off, this is a really pretty beer. Pours a deep rich copper color with bright strawberry highlights when held up to the light. Nice thick off-white head and some lace. Really good looking beer here. The nose is earthy, nutty, and slightly herbal. Nice enough, but nothing fancy in the aroma. But the taste picks up where the nose doesn't. Dry and sweet up front with a dark fruit kick that mixes well with faint banana and pear, and a slightly hoppy dark cherry finish. Much more complex than I was expecting. Perhaps a bit less malty-sweet and more fruity-sweet than a true bock, but not bad at all. Mouthfeel is a bit thin, but not detrimentally so.

On the whole, this is a tasty brew. While perhaps not the truest example of the style here in the States, it's far more sophisticated than its Texas cousin, Shiner Bock. I would happily return to this. Well done, Rahr.

12-06-2011 00:42:26 | More by Atlas1
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womencantsail

California

3.68/5  rDev -1.1%

Thanks to Rich for sharing.

The pour is a dark amber color with an off-white head. Lots of toffee and bread malt aromas with a touch of toast. There is a bit of a nuttiness in the background. Tastes much like it smells. Sweet bread and toffee with a hint of brown sugar. A nice nuttiness and perhaps even a hint of vanilla. It’s also a bit toasty with a mild fruitiness. Not bad at all.

02-20-2012 01:59:25 | More by womencantsail
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cdwil

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

07-14-2012 20:32:09 | More by cdwil
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kcopelan002

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

12-31-2011 04:12:13 | More by kcopelan002
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kew

Texas

3.25/5  rDev -12.6%

07-11-2012 00:22:03 | More by kew
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csfcmitchell

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

10-25-2013 18:47:13 | More by csfcmitchell
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kjkinsey

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

12-19-2011 14:25:19 | More by kjkinsey
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Labeorphile

Texas

4/5  rDev +7.5%

11-19-2012 00:20:18 | More by Labeorphile
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jkm

Texas

4/5  rDev +7.5%

02-24-2012 17:21:16 | More by jkm
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canders0927

Texas

4/5  rDev +7.5%

09-24-2012 00:29:32 | More by canders0927
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SuperSpy

Georgia

4.1/5  rDev +10.2%

A nice dark copper color and an off-white head. Excellent lacing. A very good looking beer.

The aroma is earthy, with toasted malt, biscuit, caramel, and roasted nuts. This thing smells damned tasty!

Thinner and lighter bodied than I expected, but it doesn't detract from the enjoyment of this beer. The flavor is very similar to the aroma. Caramel, toffee, pecan and toast. The flavor is not overly sweet as it's balanced with a nice earthy hop flavor in the finish, that leads to a semi-dry, balanced aftertaste.

One of the best beers I've ever had from Rahr.

12-18-2011 22:28:00 | More by SuperSpy
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Texasfan549

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

12-21-2011 18:39:44 | More by Texasfan549
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drabmuh

Maryland

4/5  rDev +7.5%

Bottle received in a trade recently, thanks. Beer is brown and hazy with a thin than head, low retention, moderate to aggressive carbonation, low retention.

Aroma is sweet, a little smokey, a little malty, smells fine.

Beer is medium in body, nice malt up front, a little smoke like character but not smoky. It is hard to describe, the malt character is nice, mildly nutty, I like it. A decent bock.

02-05-2012 20:33:28 | More by drabmuh
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johndoe8

California

2.5/5  rDev -32.8%

02-05-2012 05:04:33 | More by johndoe8
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Visionary Brew (2011) from Rahr & Sons Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 30 ratings.