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The Regulator - Rahr & Sons Brewing Company

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87
very good

42 Ratings
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Ratings: 42
Reviews: 8
rAvg: 3.89
pDev: 8.48%
Wants: 3
Gots: 6 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Rahr & Sons Brewing Company visit their website
Texas, United States

Style | ABV
Doppelbock |  8.50% ABV

Availability: Spring

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Mora2000 on 04-13-2012)
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Reviews by BigBarley:
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3.89/5  rDev 0%
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.

BigBarley, Apr 20, 2013
More User Reviews:
Photo of Mora2000
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%
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.

Mora2000, Apr 13, 2012
Photo of javlin624
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

javlin624, Jun 11, 2014
Photo of TownDunkel
3.95/5  rDev +1.5%
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

TownDunkel, May 17, 2014
Photo of jwg782
3.5/5  rDev -10%

jwg782, Dec 06, 2013
Photo of Dwtucker90
4.5/5  rDev +15.7%

Dwtucker90, Nov 07, 2012
Photo of stampfler07
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

stampfler07, Feb 15, 2013
Photo of Sazz9
3/5  rDev -22.9%

Sazz9, Jul 23, 2013
Photo of buzzed
4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

buzzed, Sep 16, 2012
Photo of gtermi
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

gtermi, Oct 02, 2012
Photo of Big_Dave
3.25/5  rDev -16.5%

Big_Dave, Aug 14, 2014
Photo of mcdsports
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

mcdsports, May 11, 2013
Photo of jkn09
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

jkn09, May 25, 2013
Photo of deac83
4/5  rDev +2.8%

deac83, Jun 09, 2013
Photo of BryantForestry
4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

BryantForestry, Sep 02, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -16.5%

greenspointexas, Dec 14, 2013
Photo of womencantsail
3.68/5  rDev -5.4%
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.

womencantsail, Aug 04, 2012
Photo of cdwil
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

cdwil, Apr 14, 2012
Photo of cgrunin
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

cgrunin, Mar 09, 2014
Photo of Tone
4.15/5  rDev +6.7%
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.

Tone, Sep 30, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

kew, Apr 14, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

6thstreetbrewpub, Jun 01, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

kjkinsey, May 01, 2012
Photo of Labeorphile
4.2/5  rDev +8%
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.

Labeorphile, Apr 19, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

DragLine6, Apr 17, 2013
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The Regulator from Rahr & Sons Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 42 ratings.