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Rahr's Blonde - Rahr & Sons Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
77
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96 Ratings
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Ratings: 96
Reviews: 11
rAvg: 3.36
pDev: 16.96%
Wants: 1
Gots: 5 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Rahr & Sons Brewing Company visit their website
Texas, United States

Style | ABV
Munich Helles Lager |  ABV ?

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: vickersspitfire on 10-01-2011)
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mactrail

Washington

3.28/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3

Some nice suds in the glass and plenty of lacing. The usual pale yellowish color. A faint aroma of peaches and straw.

A very subtle flavor mostly of light malt with some fruit. Grainy and lemony, but rather sweet. A hint of fruit cocktail but it's pleasant enough. The best attribute is the creamy, sudsy mouthfeel. After some sipping a rather bitter tang comes along. No hint of hop flavor, just this kind of metallic bitterness.

I guess if you're going to drink a blonde this is better than some, but I would drink it cold and fast. From the 12 oz bottle bought at H and H Beverages in Abilene.

Serving type: bottle

11-13-2012 04:06:32 | More by mactrail
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gtermi

Texas

3/5  rDev -10.7%

02-01-2013 14:39:58 | More by gtermi
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allengarvin

Texas

3.61/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Bright crystal-clear gold color, though with little head and almost no lacing. The nose is extremely faint, giving just some grainy malt. Flavor isn't bad: malt predominates, though, as in the nose, it is a bit grainy. Hop flavor is on the high end for a helles, giving more interest to me than a typical beer of the style. Finish is clean. Does have a very nice light body, with a neutral texture.

The blonde was better in the early days of Rahr.

Serving type: bottle

06-21-2014 18:01:13 | More by allengarvin
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duff247

Texas

3/5  rDev -10.7%

10-01-2013 01:50:42 | More by duff247
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TX-Badger

Texas

3.5/5  rDev +4.2%

06-08-2014 21:37:02 | More by TX-Badger
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Jame515

Texas

3.5/5  rDev +4.2%

09-24-2013 19:07:43 | More by Jame515
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AlCaponeJunior

Texas

3.65/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Light tan and clear with rising bubbles. Head was 1/2 a finger and dissipated pretty quickly, leaving ok lacing.

Aroma is clean and subdued, with some malts, grains, grass, bread.

Flavor is also very clean. I detect a nice floral component, some bready malts, some grains and grass, and a little sweetness. Hops are light and not very noticeable, but there's enough bitterness to balance the beer nicely.

Body is very light and drinkability is high.

I'd certainly drink this one again. Pleasant and easy drinking.

Serving type: bottle

01-15-2013 00:52:59 | More by AlCaponeJunior
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Hopmodium

Washington

3/5  rDev -10.7%

05-25-2012 02:33:44 | More by Hopmodium
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BeerHunter76

Texas

3/5  rDev -10.7%

01-19-2012 01:59:22 | More by BeerHunter76
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greenspointexas

Texas

3/5  rDev -10.7%

04-07-2014 22:39:41 | More by greenspointexas
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Danobold

Texas

3.5/5  rDev +4.2%

02-26-2012 22:55:42 | More by Danobold
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kew

Texas

3.25/5  rDev -3.3%

08-31-2013 21:10:25 | More by kew
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BlueMoon10

Mississippi

4/5  rDev +19%

05-18-2013 04:06:15 | More by BlueMoon10
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EagleTalon

Oklahoma

3.5/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours out to a thin white head and minimal lacing. Medium gold and crystal clear. Aroma is very weak but clean with nice pale malts and slight grassy hops. Flavor is light and balanced with grainy pale malts, noble hops and clean, acidic bitterness with a spicy, dry finish. Mouthfeel is light but not fizzy or overly watery. Overall a solid Helles.

Update: I noticed that the on-tap reviews are coming in much higher than the bottles. I hope to review the on-tap version soon.

Serving type: bottle

09-25-2013 22:42:39 | More by EagleTalon
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deadliest

Texas

3.25/5  rDev -3.3%

11-07-2013 18:58:54 | More by deadliest
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Karibourgeois

Texas

3/5  rDev -10.7%

03-08-2014 22:17:40 | More by Karibourgeois
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jneiswender

Massachusetts

4.36/5  rDev +29.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Had this beer as part of the brewery tour. Served from the tap into a pint glass cool but not warm.

appearance was very clear. gold body and a nice foamy white head.

Smells sweet very german malt smelling.

Taste is sweet, grainy with a very light hop balance

light and very drinkable

this is a great representation of the style. Maybe one of the better Helles I have had outside of germany. don't care for much else they make but this one is very good

Serving type: on-tap

03-21-2013 00:01:34 | More by jneiswender
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BJasny

Texas

4/5  rDev +19%

03-23-2013 20:19:00 | More by BJasny
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Sazz9

Texas

2.5/5  rDev -25.6%

07-23-2013 01:05:38 | More by Sazz9
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MaddDogg84

Texas

4/5  rDev +19%

06-03-2012 01:41:33 | More by MaddDogg84
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zbooks

Texas

3.5/5  rDev +4.2%

03-17-2012 23:50:16 | More by zbooks
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OgreSanchez

Texas

3/5  rDev -10.7%

07-27-2013 19:25:24 | More by OgreSanchez
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Twal

Colorado

3/5  rDev -10.7%

12-31-2012 23:21:26 | More by Twal
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acevenom

Louisiana

4.2/5  rDev +25%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a pint glass. Pours golden with a large, white head. A finger length of head is left after the head dissipates. A moderate amount of bubbles can be seen rising from the bottom of the glass. The aroma is of bready and grainy and there is a mild floral scent. It's a pretty basic, but appealing scent. The taste follows the nose. The malts bring a nice bready and grainy flavor to the beer. There are some hops in the background which help balance the flavor of the beer. The body is light with adequate carbonation. The finish is crisp and clean. The drinkability is high. This is an excellent beer that I would drink again.

Serving type: bottle

07-12-2012 19:02:24 | More by acevenom
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zimm421

Ohio

3/5  rDev -10.7%

09-28-2013 00:56:34 | More by zimm421
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Rahr's Blonde from Rahr & Sons Brewing Company
77 out of 100 based on 96 ratings.