Texas Red Amber Lager | Rahr & Sons Brewing Company

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Texas Red Amber LagerTexas Red Amber Lager

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

Style: American Amber / Red Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.50%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by TastyTaste on 10-05-2004

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Ratings: 291 |  Reviews: 74
Photo of Jbbdrinker
4.92/5  rDev +45.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

This is probably the most balanced brew I've had. Strong, slightly spiced malt, a bit of cream, a touch of floral hops and the hint of warm alcohol. It stops just short of heavy to remain very drinkable. Prominent lace head, beautiful deep color, subtle nutty aroma and lingering toasted flavor.

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Photo of RedMonarch02
4.87/5  rDev +43.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Super refreshing beer! Great for enjoying outside by the pool.

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Photo of Beerdruid
4.75/5  rDev +40.1%

I'm surprised of all the low reviews. Great beer for a hot day. Very clean going down. Near refreshing in fact. Suttle hops with a crisp finish.

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4.5/5  rDev +32.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +32.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +32.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.5/5  rDev +32.7%

Photo of textodixie
4.27/5  rDev +26%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Love this beer and this brewery!

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Photo of allengarvin
4.12/5  rDev +21.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Pours a clear walnut color with only a slight head across the top.

Aroma: Slightly toasty, with some fine malt sweetness.

Flavor: Sweet malt up front, with moderate bitterness cutting the sweetness a bit. Hop flavor is mostly missing, but malt flavor is complex and satisfying: toasted nuttiness, slight caramel flavors, and at the finish, a springy cereal character with a gentle sugariness. Hop bitterness lingers but a moment, but helps the perception of drying the sweetness.

Body is medium, pleasantly creamy texture.

Very strong effort here. It stands out against most lagers I can think of from American micros.

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Photo of mjurney
4.12/5  rDev +21.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Deep amber color, clear. Good amount of carbonation rising up. Thich frothy head.

Barley malts, caramel, earthy.

Malty, toasted, caramel, a little sweetness. Hop bitterness is moderate, mainly earthy-leafy, a little spicy. Finish is semi dry. Body is medium, well carbonated, smooth, dry, a little crisp.

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Photo of vincehayter
4.11/5  rDev +21.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Spicy, malty notes on the nose, smooth feel, nice balanced flavor. Good with food.

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Photo of SkeeterHawk
4.09/5  rDev +20.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Pours a really clear slightly reddish golden color with a ¼” head of small white bubbles (not very "Amber"). The head stuck around for every bit of a minute to end up being a pretty substantial ring around the top of the beer. Some pretty long lived lacing is left on the glass for some time after drinking.

Aroma: Sweet light crystal malt aroma with a little bit of a dry toast presence. A real subtle floral note is noticeable deep within the beer along with an almost British malt driven butteryness.

Taste: Really mild flavor, and definitely light enough that you could pound these back for most of the evening. Even though it is pretty light flavored, there is still a very noticeable sweetness that give you the impression that it finished with some remaining girth (TG=1.010?). The carbonation is adequate to keep the beer tasting alive without making it seem watery. The finish is also sweet with only enough hops to keep if from being cloying…while there is a bit of floral hops noticeable late in the finish. I don’t pick up any flaws.

Opinion: Well, this style of beer doesn’t mean to be too big, so you can’t expect it to be bold. It does cross your palate like a well intended beer, and not some ill-conceived macro-crap like Zeigenbock or the like. I really like the maltier beers, but I would actually have to say in this case that they may want to bump up the bittering just a tad as it leaves the palate very plain. The sweet balance and attenuation are all good and make it a refreshing, yet sufficiently flavorful beer. I could definitely see buying a 6-pack of this stuff to bring to a get-together when I have to drive myself home.

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Photo of Bagman007
4.06/5  rDev +19.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Served in a bottle poured into a pint glass.

A- Clear amber coloring with very little red.

S- Has a scent of an even mixture of malts and sweet hops.

T- Fairly good balance, but it seems more malty than hoppy. Can't really taste the hops that much. Definitely kind of sweet.

M- Well carbonated and an extremely smooth beer.

D- Extremely drinkable. Definitely a session beer.

Overall a great Amber beer from my local Fort Worth brewery. I highly recommend it if you can get your hands on it.

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4/5  rDev +18%

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4/5  rDev +18%

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4/5  rDev +18%

Photo of Beerucee
4/5  rDev +18%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Good but a bit bubbly.

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4/5  rDev +18%

Photo of Karibourgeois
4/5  rDev +18%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Cloudy amber color and smooth, malty initial taste. Slight bitterness. Really good balance of flavors and very drinkable.

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4/5  rDev +18%

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4/5  rDev +18%

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4/5  rDev +18%

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4/5  rDev +18%

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4/5  rDev +18%

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Texas Red Amber Lager from Rahr & Sons Brewing Company
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