Rainier Beer | Rainier Brewing Co.

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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.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#46,683
Reviews:
93
Ratings:
296
pDev:
26.01%
 
 
Wants:
20
Gots:
59
Trade:
0
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Photo of rsteeves97
2.45/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Photo of zerr789
2.61/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Turbo
3/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of kojevergas
3.11/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Pours a clear filtered vibrant golden copper. Head is ~1cm in height and doesn't stick around past the 3 minute mark, but it's soft, white in colour, and appealingly foamy.

Tastes like corn/maize adjunct, 6 row, and cereal grains. Very simple but quite pleasant, lacking any watery or syrupy notes as is often found in other adjunct lagers.

Smooth, creamy, coating, soft, wet. Refreshing.

A solid adjunct lager that would make a great lawnmowing beer and would pair well with pizza. Probably bests Schlitz Gusto as my favourite adjunct lager to date.

C+ / ABOVE AVERAGE

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Photo of BoatKris37
2.31/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.25

Photo of Rileford
2.83/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Sundodger
2.76/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Rainier beer is the comfort beer of anyone from the northwest. Brewed in Seattle until 1999 and sad to say in Texas now. At least the use Yakima hops.

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Photo of RonaldTheriot
3.69/5  rDev +35.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Rainier has a thick, white head, a mostly clear, straw, bubbly appearance, and decent glass lacing. The aroma is of mild, sweet grain, with some paper. Taste is similar, and bitterness is herbal. The mouthfeel is light to medium, and Rainier finishes crisp and easy going. Too bad, but my can was over one month past the "best by" date. RJT

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Photo of matodowd
2.81/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.75

Photo of jadpsu
3.16/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

In the state of Washington and on a day that we went up to Paradise on Mount Rainier I purchased this Beer.
What, it is brewed in San Antonio, TX?
Characteristics of the inexpensive macro brews with:
AROMA: Just grass, mabe some corn husks.
TASTE: Same, same.
Nothing offensive and a beer that will go down well on a hot summer day.

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Photo of zeff80
2.74/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

24oz can. Poured out a clear, straw-yellow color with a large, white head of foam. Smelled of corn, cereal and an odd bitterness. Tasted sweet with caramel and a bitter aftertaste.

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Photo of rainierbeer
5/5  rDev +83.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Richie_C_Johnson
2.73/5  rDev 0%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Lingenbrau
3.79/5  rDev +38.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Raaaaaaaaaaain-ieeeeeeeeeeerrrrrrr Beeeeeeeeeeeerrrrr...

Sorry.

The clear light golden straw liquid is capped by an impressive white foa....wait. where the hell did it go? All well. Some spotty lacing is left on the glass. Should have poured it into a frozen shaker I guess...

Well, it smells appropriate enough. Sweet corn flakes, white rice, a little pissy. I don't know what Yakima Valley hops they're getting fresh in Irwindale, CA, but I sure as hell can't smell them!

Can't taste them either. More of the same. Corn syrup and rice. If I concentrate hard enough, there's a touch if dried grass on the end.

The true reward of these styled beers right here. Bubbly, crisp, refreshing. Sure as hell could drink twenty of these in a row. Goes down smooooooth and refreshing like.

Don't see this taking over my AAL real estate in the beer fridge, but as usual I'd never turn one down. Truly wish I could have tried the original brewed in Washington. Cheers!

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Photo of JakeSIX75309
3.47/5  rDev +27.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

This is a solid American lager from a macro brew standpoint. Ive had much better lagers from home brewers and micro brewers. But Rainier is a good choice for an easy drinking, affordable beer. Especially on a hot day when you are thirsty.

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Photo of Jsalz21
1.59/5  rDev -41.8%
look: 1.75 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.75

Photo of Raime
3/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Old_Frothingslosh
3.18/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

One of the better of the "cheap beers" out there. 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. We'll, maybe at one time when brewed in Tacoma. Pretty funny when you consider it is now brewed in San Antonio Texas using their "nature's bounty from the great Northwest

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Photo of LetsgoAs9
2.55/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 1.75 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.5

This is the best cheap beer I've had - this is my desert island 24 pack

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Photo of brewnme
2.16/5  rDev -20.9%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

Photo of sqpat
2.25/5  rDev -17.6%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Photo of Cthulhusquid
4.26/5  rDev +56%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Look: Two finger white head, clear yellow body.

Smell: See below.

Taste: Mild grains, corn, mild noble hops. Slightly more hop presence than other adjunct lagers or malt liquors I've tried.

Feel: Medium-light body, medium carbonation, mildly dry with a hint of upfront sweetness.

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Photo of TrojanRB
3.24/5  rDev +18.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Parmesan
2.17/5  rDev -20.5%
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 +29.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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Beer rating: 2.73 out of 5 with 296 ratings