Rainier Beer | Rainier Brewing Co.

Rainier BeerRainier Beer
BA SCORE
7.7%
Liked This Beer
2.71 w/ 273 ratings
Rainier BeerRainier Beer
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Rainier Brewing Co.
Texas, United States
rainierbeer.com

Style: American Adjunct Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.60%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Rainier beer brings together nature’s bounty from the great Northwest. Pure spring waters combine with golden barley and verdant hops to produce a beer rich in taste and texture. Fermented slowly with a pedigree yeast culture under tightly controlled conditions, Rainier comes forth with a satisfying malty flavor over a slightly fruity background, spiced with Chinook, Mt. Hood, and Willamette hop notes.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 08-05-2003

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#43,601
Reviews:
84
Ratings:
273
Liked:
21
Avg:
2.71/5
pDev:
26.2%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
13
Gots:
54
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 273 |  Reviews: 84
Photo of Parmesan
2.17/5  rDev -19.9%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2

L: Straw gold with hints of copper with a creamy white head and nice lacing.

S: Hints of grain and sweet Apple.

T: Grain and water, very watery not much flavor.

F: Medium body and creamy feel.

O: Not very flavorful.

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Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.53/5  rDev +30.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of redfox405
4/5  rDev +47.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jmdrpi
2.83/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

12 oz can

clear, light golden yellow in color, white head. sweet grain aroma, but not very enticing. the label boasts Yakima valley hops, but they're ain't much in here. taste is watery, thin, but as it warms it is slightly off-putting.

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Photo of tpeters
3.12/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of stratusjeans
2.7/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Blackop555
3.53/5  rDev +30.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Pours yellow. Bubbly, white, short head fades fast.

Smells corn, grain, light appley fruit, grassy and citrus hints.

Tastes grainy, corn and light fruit. Followed by light citrus and grassy. Finish is dry with citrus and grain linger. Light body and fizzy medium carbonation.

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Photo of katesinternet
2.86/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Photo of takusan1000
2/5  rDev -26.2%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of superwho24
3.18/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Seriously y'all. Find me another beer that goes better with saltines, oysters, and Tabasco sauce

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Photo of BellinghamBiker
2.56/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of poisoneddwarf
1.45/5  rDev -46.5%
look: 3 | smell: 1 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1.5

2009 backlog. 12 oz can. Initial aroma is of skunk and corn gone bad. These bad smells go away once it settles for a bit, leaving an unremarkable macro aroma. Surprisingly it pours a thick head which lasts longer than any other macro I’ve reviewed so far.

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Photo of ivegot3Dvision
3.62/5  rDev +33.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Ok ok ok, I get it, your overdeveloped palate doesn't like a nice, refreshing AAL. While I do enjoy big, strong flavors in beer, there are times that a beer like this fits the bill.

It's 95 outside and I'm on a boat, do I want a Black Tuesday? No.

I just got done mowing the lawn, do I want an Iris? No.

I just got home from work/school and I'm exhausted, do I want that $100 bottle of (enter Vermont brewer here)? No.

When rating this, I took into account that it's an AAL, it's not trying to be anything else. Simple, refreshing, highly carbed, light taste with a mild hop presence. Plus, I can drink like 8 of these without getting drunk.

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Photo of fthegiants
2/5  rDev -26.2%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of FreshYeti
2.82/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Bright, clear yellow, with heavy carbonation streaming upwards long after the pour. A thin head persists, which is as good as can be expected of the style.

The aroma is on the musty side. A great light lager has a bright, crisp aroma with hints of flowers or freshly cut grass, but I detect primarily wet leaves and rain here.

Describing the flavor of a light american lager is a great challenge for a respectful beer geek. It’s tempting to describe the flavor as that of a light lager. It tastes like college house parties and beer pong. More seriously, you can detect corn, dusty/earthy flavors, dry wood, and just the slightest bitterness. The carbonation overpowers the flavor.

I wish I could give a better review, since I’m a Seattleite and this is my light beer of choice, but I gotta be honest - I choose Rainier for the brand, not the taste.

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Photo of Bosby
2.76/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Photo of downhillpunk32
1.31/5  rDev -51.7%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1.25

Drank it out of the can during a long mountain bike ride. My friend had picked up a case and it was the only beer we had, so I figured I'd give it a try. That was probably a mistake. Smells like GMO corn and aluminum. The mouthfeel was equally bad, artificial carbonation at first that immediately subsides and feels like a mouthful of water. Awful aftertaste as well, almost like diluted club soda that's had loose change fermenting in it. Maybe just a tad bit more hoppy than your standard cheap lager. I was incredibly thirsty and still dumped it on the side of the trail after a couple of sips, just awful. I'll give it a two overall for what it is, though, a cheap beer for frat bros to play beer pong with. Honestly it's better than Natty and Keystone, but that's sort of like saying Pol Pot is better than Hitler; if you drink any of these beers you're probably not someone I'd want to interact with under any circumstances whatsoever. I hear this stuff is being brewed in Texas now, so even the PNW rednecks who pride themselves on drinking local have no excuse. Simply an awful beer. Stay away

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Photo of Tristanengine
1.95/5  rDev -28%
look: 1.75 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.75

Photo of Zach122
2.95/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Photo of Lucaskowalik
2.54/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Originally purchased as a cheap beer for a party but I thought I might as review it.
Poured from a 355mL can into a Weiss glass.
L- Golden, apple juice like color with high carbonation and a thick white head which dissipated into a small layer on top.
S- Apples, sweet corn, grains. Not much going on here.
T- Same as smell except very mild flavor. Mostly tasting water.
F- Identical to club soda.
O- Didn't really expect much from this beer. Good for beer pong because it tastes like diluted apple juice but not something to be thoroughly enjoyed.

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Photo of TwoTrees
3.1/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of DallasK
3.32/5  rDev +22.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of SpaceBeagle
2.46/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of bundy462
2.5/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of AnitaBrewski
3/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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Rainier Beer from Rainier Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 7.7% out of 100 with 273 ratings
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