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Rahr's Blonde - Rahr & Sons Brewing Company

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Ratings: 122
Reviews: 11
rAvg: 3.36
pDev: 16.07%
Wants: 1
Gots: 20 | 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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Photo of AlCaponeJunior
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.

AlCaponeJunior, Jan 15, 2013
Photo of Twal
3/5  rDev -10.7%

Twal, Dec 31, 2012
Photo of DennisBryant
3.5/5  rDev +4.2%

DennisBryant, Nov 25, 2012
Photo of BigBarley
2/5  rDev -40.5%

BigBarley, Nov 19, 2012
Photo of dgrauwiler
1/5  rDev -70.2%

dgrauwiler, Nov 16, 2012
Photo of mactrail
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.

mactrail, Nov 13, 2012
Photo of mseidens
3.75/5  rDev +11.6%

mseidens, Oct 31, 2012
Photo of ejfreed
3.5/5  rDev +4.2%

ejfreed, Oct 31, 2012
Photo of kingcrow
2/5  rDev -40.5%

kingcrow, Oct 09, 2012
Photo of TheStashRide
4.5/5  rDev +33.9%

TheStashRide, Oct 08, 2012
Photo of RustyBoltz
3.75/5  rDev +11.6%

RustyBoltz, Oct 08, 2012
Photo of Prestonlegal
3.5/5  rDev +4.2%

Prestonlegal, Sep 29, 2012
Photo of buzzed
3.25/5  rDev -3.3%

buzzed, Sep 16, 2012
Photo of Mortarforker
3.75/5  rDev +11.6%

Mortarforker, Sep 08, 2012
Photo of abeerwiseguy
3.8/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I have had this beer by the 12 oz bottle fairly frequently over the past few years and had the occasion to try it on tap recently at Boo Ray's in North Fort Worth thus occasioning this review.

Rahr lists this beer on it's website as having 4.8% ABV.

Served in a frosted schooner. Light yellowish blonde in color with large head that persisted for more than a few minutes.

Very little in the way of smell except very subtle floral aroma, which is not surprising since the on-tap serving temp had to be well south of 40 degrees.

Medium tastes of malt and very light impression of hops and sweetness balance the clean flavor profile.

The mouth feel is excellent. Very crisp with medium carbonation and little evidence of bitterness or off flavors. This is an above average classic Munich Helles Lager. Rahr has brewed this one for years and it is a staple at my somewhat famous backyead BBQ's.

abeerwiseguy, Aug 25, 2012
Photo of scm2787
4/5  rDev +19%

scm2787, Aug 22, 2012
Photo of Stixjr
3.75/5  rDev +11.6%

Stixjr, Aug 18, 2012
Photo of Schumatrix
3.5/5  rDev +4.2%

Schumatrix, Aug 05, 2012
Photo of dustyonbass
3/5  rDev -10.7%

dustyonbass, Jul 27, 2012
Photo of kobeer
3/5  rDev -10.7%

kobeer, Jul 23, 2012
Photo of precella
4.25/5  rDev +26.5%

precella, Jul 21, 2012
Photo of barthomas103
2.5/5  rDev -25.6%

barthomas103, Jul 17, 2012
Photo of acevenom
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.

acevenom, Jul 12, 2012
Photo of dumptruck81
3/5  rDev -10.7%

dumptruck81, Jul 11, 2012
Photo of Andrewtfox
3.5/5  rDev +4.2%

Andrewtfox, Jul 08, 2012
Rahr's Blonde from Rahr & Sons Brewing Company
78 out of 100 based on 122 ratings.