The Regulator - Rahr & Sons Brewing Company

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Reviews: 9
Hads: 54
rAvg: 3.95
pDev: n/a
Wants: 3
Gots: 11 | FT: 0
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Rahr & Sons Brewing Company visit their website
Texas, United States

Style | ABV
Doppelbock |  8.50% ABV

Availability: Spring

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Beer added by: Mora2000 on 04-13-2012

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Reviews: 9 | Hads: 54
Photo of HardTarget
3.97/5  rDev n/a
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: Dark brown almost black glass doesn't hold a head, shows some clarity.

Smell: Rich malt, a German mineral water edge, and lots of sweet toffee and burnt sugars.

Taste: Very sweet, candy like toffee with some mild grape skin tannins. Comes across as clean and simple, lingering finish.

Feel: Medium heavy, oily, low carbonation bordering on flat.

Overall: Needs a little more carbonation, and it's a little one dimensional, but a tasty sweet malty sipper. (470 characters)

Photo of Frequent
3.7/5  rDev n/a
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Rahr creates a doppelbock with a texas twist. Sweet smellin' smoky tastin' and smooth finishin'...

I prefer this doppelbock to other's I've tried because it is not sweet or fruity. it is complex and leans toward a porter in the look and mouthfeel. (248 characters)

Photo of TownDunkel
3.93/5  rDev n/a
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A Friday night and a bomber of malty beer? Yes please. Purchased at H E B it has a nice dark brown color with coffee head that quick falls. The smell is thick malt with hints of smoke. The taste is rich creamy syrupy goodness. Almost no hop flavor but slight bitterness at the end. Mouthfeel is spot on. Overall great beer (322 characters)

Photo of BigBarley
3.87/5  rDev n/a
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

Deep amber color, sorta brown, translucent when held up to the light. Not much head to speak of, just a white ring around the cap. Smells like caramel and honey, with just the faintest touch of smoke. Not a very strong nose, but pleasant and sweet. Bready as well. Taste is very sweet, honey on wheat bread, with just a hint of smokey caramel. Surprisingly thick body, with a little bit of lively carbonation. Think springtime syrup!

Pretty impressed with this beer. Not a top ten, but very interesting and enjoyable. (518 characters)

Photo of Labeorphile
4.17/5  rDev n/a
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured from 22 oz bottle into mug with a relatively strong pour. Amber-brown translucent color, very clear with a nice tan head that quickly leaves with no lacing.

Not much in the nose, as expected from a later, but some malty presence. Flavor is much more robust with rich malts, and some breadiness. Very enjoyable with an appropriate but slightly thin body.

Overall a great beer from Rahr. (394 characters)

Photo of Tone
4.11/5  rDev n/a
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a clear, brown color. 1/4 inch head of a tan color. Slight retention and poor lacing. Smells of sweet malt, slight yeast, slight caramel malt, alcohol, slight biscuit, hint of hop, and a hint of pale malt. Fits the style of a Doppelbock. Mouth feel is smooth and clean, with an average carbonation level. Tastes of roasted malt, hint of coffee, sweet malt, slight yeast, hint of caramel malt, slight alcohol, and a hint of hops. Overall, weak appearance, but good aroma, feel, blend, body, and complexity. (511 characters)

Photo of abeerwiseguy
4.36/5  rDev n/a
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

from a 1 pint 6 oz. (650ml) bottle poured into a pilsner glass. no bottle date. 8.5% ABV

thick whitish brown head about three fingers high that largely dissipated into thick lacy strings over the time it took for the beer to reach 55 degrees. very dark color that turned to amber with held to the light.

very nice syrupy aromas of roasted malt and caramel, with hints of toffee

aromas were well supported by rich, thick tastes of malt and caramel. medium carbonation supports the lengthy, lingering tastes. no off notes of bitterness or hops.

very much above average mouth feel for a bock or doppelbock. thick and rich. it is slightly sweet on the aftertaste but i had this with wood smoked cajun sausage links right off the grill and it complemented the spicy food marvelously

overall an above average example of german doppelbock style lager. (852 characters)

Photo of womencantsail
3.68/5  rDev n/a
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Amber in color with a small khaki colored head. Nose is the fairly standard sweet malt mixed with toast and cola. A bit of yeast, dark fruit, and a very mild roastiness. Nothing really extraordinary. Good flavor, but not amazing. Bread, toasted malt, and a hint of cola and dark fruit. There is some mild roast and yeast notes. Just an okay doppelbock. (352 characters)

Photo of Mora2000
3.73/5  rDev n/a
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to fratto for sharing this bottle at bu11zeye's 10,000th tasting.

The beer pours a brown color with an off-white head. The aroma has a lot of cocoa and hazelnuts, with some toffee and caramel malt also thrown in. The flavor is similar. I get a lot of toffee and caramel malt, with some nice cocoa and dry chocolate notes. There is also a little bit of brown sugar and a little bit of alcohol. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation. (443 characters)

The Regulator from Rahr & Sons Brewing Company
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