Blonde Lager | Rahr & Sons Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Rahr & Sons Brewing Company
Texas, United States
rahrbrewing.com

Style: Munich Helles Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.80%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by TastyTaste on 09-21-2004

BEER STATS
Ratings:
158
Reviews:
75
Avg:
3.36
pDev:
16.07%
 
 
Wants:
5
Gots:
24
For Trade:
0
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Photo of EyePeeAyBryan
3.8/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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2.5/5  rDev -25.6%

Photo of Jame515
3.5/5  rDev +4.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -3.3%

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3.75/5  rDev +11.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -3.3%

Photo of Sazz9
2.75/5  rDev -18.2%

Photo of AlCaponeJunior
3.46/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Picked up a couple singles from Rahr to sample and review. 2nd time trying this one.

Light tan and clear with rising bubbles. Head was pretty darn good, about two fingers of fluffy white foam, and had some staying power this time around..

Aroma is clean and subdued, with some malts, grains, grass, bread.

Flavor is also very clean. I detect a nice floral component, some bready malts, some grains and grass, and a little sweetness. Hops are light and not very noticeable, but there’s enough bitterness to balance the beer nicely.

Body is very light and drinkability is high. Pleasant, but more like a blonde ale if you ask me,

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Photo of swellcat
3.5/5  rDev +4.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -3.3%

Photo of Premo88
3.22/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

12 oz. bottle poured into pilsener

L: standard-issue crystal clear yellow, tough the head really springs up, about 1 1/4-inch of white foam. some lacing.

S: very slight malt; mostly weak grain. over the last 1/5, the malt really shows through to the point of sweet biscuits; kind of cool, but it doesn't kick in until way too late.

T: awesome first sip; really sweet with some malt. after that -- way too much corn/grain and not nearly enough hops and barley. some bite up front but nothing major. ocassionally you get a good sweet finish, but it's too sporadic.

F: good carbonation; a little watery but still solid.

O: probably a perfect BBQ/summer beer, but a little too grainy for me to seek out again. if your only other options are the standard Bud-Miller-Coors offerings, drink this. it's better. but it doesn't stand out as a champion on its own.

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3.25/5  rDev -3.3%

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3.5/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of Varus
3.05/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A: Pours a clear, pale golden straw color, with some carbonation. Small head dissipates quickly after pour

S: Very faint biscuity smell

T: A slight biscuity taste that the nose hinted at, with a crisp slightly bitter finish

M: Light, but not watery

O: Light, crisp lager that is an easy substitute for any of the BMC lagers. Not too much to the taste, but a good thirst quencher for a hot day.

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4.25/5  rDev +26.5%

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3/5  rDev -10.7%

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2.5/5  rDev -25.6%

Photo of Mortarforker
3.53/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle served 45 degrees

Pours a really good looking golden hue.Nice carbonation,I had this a few years ago and it really didn't have as much carbonation as it does now.It could just be me but I love the level of carbonation.It smells malty with a hint of biscuits and grain.Taste of sweet malt and lots of grain but I think it really taste good.Not much in the way of hop or bitters but it's still a good sip.Mouth feel is very light but o so pleasant.Would love one of these sitting at my favorite fishing hole on a hot day.Overall I would say this beer would be a great beer to get some newbies to try.But I will also enjoy a few of these the next time I cookout with my friends.Enjoy my friends!

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2/5  rDev -40.5%

Photo of Tech_Savy
3/5  rDev -10.7%

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3.5/5  rDev +4.2%

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3/5  rDev -10.7%

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2/5  rDev -40.5%

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3/5  rDev -10.7%

Photo of BryanCarey
3.05/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Rahr & Sons Blonde pours to a pale straw color. The body of the beer is clear and the nose is crisp, combining pale malt with light grassy/earthy notes and biscuits. The foam isn’t too bad at first, but it doesn’t last very long and leaves little or no lacing.

Rahr & Sons Blonde has a bread- like flavor with some apple fruit notes up front, followed by the taste of light spice in the finish. The taste is sweet overall, but has just enough bitterness and light spice in the flavor profile to keep it from going overboard in the sweetness category.

This beer is certainly a drinkable one and it offers a good deal of crisp, clean, sweet malt to make it drinkable and acceptable to most. The body of the beer is a little thin, but I still find it good and its lightness makes it nice for the hot days of summer.

Overall, a good effort from Rahr & Sons and one I wouldn’t turn down if it was offered to me. It doesn’t blow you away, but it is quaffable and good as a session beer.

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Blonde Lager from Rahr & Sons Brewing Company
3.36 out of 5 based on 158 ratings.
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