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Rainier Ale | Rainier Brewing Co.

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BEER INFO

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

Style: American Malt Liquor

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.30%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by BeerAdvocate on 03-13-2003

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#44,646
Reviews:
33
Ratings:
62
pDev:
33.77%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
4
Gots:
2
Trade:
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2.85/5  rDev +23.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of RotWyler
1/5  rDev -56.7%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Can I give it a Minus? Green Death is right! I turned green and felt like death warmed over.
nasty smell, nasty taste- leaves a little suede jacket on the tongue. The only thing I can say about this that's not terrible is Old English 800 and Colt 45 are Worse! do they still make Country Club xxx? now that was drinkable.

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Photo of rodbeermunch
1.46/5  rDev -36.8%
look: 2.25 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1.5

Yellow-gold appearance, produced a deep white head, but retention and lacing were fucked.
Aroma was brutal shit. Fusel alcohol, rubbing alcohol, corn.

More of that in the taste. Ah damn this is harsh stuff. Plenty bitter, maybe some high alpha acid hops and a long boil. Harsh stuff all around.

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2.25/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Photo of nuebs
3/5  rDev +29.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of ClavisAurea
1.76/5  rDev -23.8%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 1.75

Photo of yankinoz
1.66/5  rDev -28.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

It was once popular on archaeological digs on hot evenings when the work was done. My last tasting wad at a Seattle motel with some fellow guests only one of whom spoke English except some of the others did mention getting "pissed."

The aroma is nicely floral and vaguely like Ballantine XXX Ale, unless the green bottles have been sitting too long on a shelf and getting skunky. So buy it where lines of men in old hoodies line up before opening time. There it turns over fast.

The first and last tastes and everything in between shout fusels, fusels, I'll be sorry I drank it some morning. The hops are barsh. There is a slight malt backbone reminiscent of Quasimodo's, perhaps from inadvertently acidified malt..

An American classic, like The Beast.

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2.75/5  rDev +19%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 2.75

Poured from bottle into a pint glass

Appearance- The beer pours a clear golden amber color with a billowy white head of two finger height. The head has a light level of retention, fading rather fast to leave a light level of foamy lace on the sides of the glass.

Smell – The aroma of the beer is strongest of a corn and sweet caramel smell. Along with these smells comes some notes of a paper smell as well as a little bit of a more grainy aroma.

Taste – The taste begins with a sweeter corn syrup taste mixed with a little bit of a bready flavor. As the taste advances some more metallic and paper flavors join the taste profile, giving a somewhat off flavor to the brew. A grainy flavor replaces the bready at the end of the taste, with the flavor that is left on the tongue at the end being one that is of a malt liquor base, with it being somewhat musty and metallic, all while not super offensive,.

Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is on the slightly thinner and more watery side for an ale of 7.2 % with a carbonation level that is on the slightly higher side. While it has a lighter body, the thinner feel mixed with the higher carbonation level is more appropriate for the sweeter, more malt liquor like flavors of the brew, and make for a rather easy drinking feel.

Overall – Not the greatest malt out there. It has a bit too much of an off metallic and papery taste to make it one of the better for the style.

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Photo of CheapBeerBuzz
1.65/5  rDev -28.6%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 1.25

This is awful. Avoid at all costs.

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2.56/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

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2.72/5  rDev +17.7%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Mister_Faucher
2.25/5  rDev -2.6%

Photo of mr-jj
2/5  rDev -13.4%

Photo of DrMindbender
1/5  rDev -56.7%

Photo of Seattleman
2.25/5  rDev -2.6%

Photo of Spikester
3.37/5  rDev +45.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

From a 24 oz. can brewed in Irwindale, CA. Huge white head that lasts about ten minutes and as the head recedes it leaves foamy rings of lace. Clear gold body.
Smell is where we drop below the 3 level. Usual corny grain husks some spice and then a pungent aromatic that reminds me of nail polish remover. Faint but there.
Taste at first it was way too sweet. Second sip reminded me of a cream ale. A slight bit of spicey hop bitterness shows up on the back of the tongue. Some apple skin starts creeping in as it warms. Mouthfeel is medium with plenty of carbonation. If tasted from the can the carbonation is really big. Overall this is the first time I have seen this beer in many years. The 24 ounce can is really handsome.
I used to drink this on occasion back in the 1960s. I can't be sure but this reminds me of the "Green Death" of old. I didn't think it was that high an abv. But that might explain the crazy behavior of the young folks that drank it!

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2.75/5  rDev +19%

Photo of neckbeered
2/5  rDev -13.4%

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1.25/5  rDev -45.9%

Photo of DOCRW
1.5/5  rDev -35.1%

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2.75/5  rDev +19%

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2/5  rDev -13.4%

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2.25/5  rDev -2.6%

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2.75/5  rDev +19%

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2.5/5  rDev +8.2%

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Rainier Ale from Rainier Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 2.31 out of 5 with 62 ratings
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