Rainier Beer
Rainier Brewing Co.

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Style:
Lager - Adjunct
Ranked #327
ABV:
4.6%
Score:
65
Ranked #50,352
Avg:
2.75 | pDev: 26.55%
Reviews:
107
Ratings:
327
From:
Rainier Brewing Co.
 
Texas, United States
Avail:
Year-round
Wants
  26
Gots
  67
SCORE
65
Poor
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Notes: 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.
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Reviews by hoppytobehere:
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hoppytobehere from District of Columbia

3.2/5  rDev +16.4%

16 oz tallboy. Holiday packaging so you know this baby is fresh.

I'm going to dim the lights in the room so it feels like I'm in a dive bar in the Pacific Northwest. Set the mood a little bit.

Good carbonation. Has that cereal medley taste like wet cardboard that you'd expect. Chinook hops? Sure. I guess.

All in all a pretty non-offensive brew, which is exactly what I wanted. For an AAL, this one is fine and damn cheap. I'd pick it up again in a heartbeat.

Dec 13, 2014
More User Reviews:
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ivegot3Dvision from Oregon

3.62/5  rDev +31.6%
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.

May 28, 2017
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rogerthegill from Oregon

2.25/5  rDev -18.2%

Apr 01, 2012
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avisong from Virginia

1.5/5  rDev -45.5%

Apr 24, 2012
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Elicoleman from Colorado

3/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Aug 19, 2016
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Smurf2055 from Washington

1.5/5  rDev -45.5%

Jul 20, 2013
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BEER88 from Washington

3/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Oct 15, 2019
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stevoj from Idaho

2.41/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

These ratings are all over the board. Understand that this is not a craft beer, its a mass market lager, it is what it is. Sweet grain dominates the taste, aroma is corn, decent pour with small airy head, very pale golden body with lazy carbonation. Not much of a finish, sort of evaporates. NW cheap lager, nuff said

Jan 21, 2016
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emwilke from Nevada

3.76/5  rDev +36.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Nov 26, 2015
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Huffaroma from Montana

2/5  rDev -27.3%

Jan 16, 2012
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cbcrunch from Wyoming

2.78/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Mar 22, 2016
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MammothTarantula from Colorado

2.95/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Jun 20, 2016
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Tilley4 from Tennessee

4/5  rDev +45.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Dec 16, 2019
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Whiskeydeez from Kansas

3.02/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Jul 09, 2015
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kylle from Montana

2.5/5  rDev -9.1%

Feb 16, 2012
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Turbo from Minnesota

3/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Dec 27, 2018
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redfox405 from California

4/5  rDev +45.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Aug 04, 2017
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dimitrov from Oregon

3/5  rDev +9.1%

Nov 01, 2014
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HaydenBryant

2.75/5  rDev 0%

Mar 08, 2012
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Beermazter310 from Nevada

3.75/5  rDev +36.4%

Jun 19, 2014
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DerwinWentworth from Utah

1.75/5  rDev -36.4%
look: 1.75 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.75

Aug 24, 2015
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mmosey from Massachusetts

3.15/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

May 10, 2015
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smartassboiler from Illinois

2/5  rDev -27.3%

Apr 22, 2012
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warpedrevolution from Illinois

3/5  rDev +9.1%

May 17, 2012
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greyghost86 from Delaware

1.8/5  rDev -34.5%

Nov 03, 2014
Rainier Beer from Rainier Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 65 out of 100 with 327 ratings