Texas Red Amber Lager | Rahr & Sons Brewing Company

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Texas Red Amber LagerTexas Red Amber Lager
BEER INFO

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

Style: American Amber / Red Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by TastyTaste on 10-05-2004

BEER STATS
Ratings:
286
Reviews:
74
Avg:
3.43
pDev:
14.58%
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
68
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 286 |  Reviews: 74
Photo of Texasfan549
3/5  rDev -12.5%

Photo of kylehay2004
3.5/5  rDev +2%

Photo of StonedTrippin
3.68/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

i like going to new airports and getting to try a couple of beers. this one was at the dallas airport, and it was a nice companion to a greasy mushroom swiss burger. i sort of have this theory that when alaskan amber and fat tire got big more than a decade ago now, every little brewery out there set out to clone it, or tweak it slightly and call it their own. this is another one of those red beers, malt driven but real clean, and its point of departure from those others is that it is in fact a lager. it looks like a classic amber, clear and rusty red, with a bubbly but short lived fizzy white head. right from the first whiff, it smells much drier than either of the two previously mentioned beers, which i dig, but it still has the red malt richness to it, and while it might lack aromatic depth, it certainly is what it says it is. the flavor is similarly a little one dimensional, but its a good dimension, fresh toasted slightly sweet but equally earthy red malt in good proportion, i really like that its a lager too, gives it a more crisp finish than i am used to in this style, and i think thats what makes it unique. its not unhoppy either, although more bitterness than flavor on that front. my first from these guys is maybe less ambitious than it could be, but its well done for certain and underrated here in my opinion...

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Photo of kjkinsey
3/5  rDev -12.5%

Photo of LXIXME
3.52/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of dmorgan310
3.33/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Jason
3.5/5  rDev +2%

Photo of smithj4
3.43/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Gagnonsux
3.25/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

The color is a pale shade of amber with a tall, thick head. The aroma is of mild malt strength with a touch of caramel. The taste isn't as full-flavored as expected, this seems a little watery. The smooth malt body is enhanced by a caramel flavor mixed with a mild smokiness. A touch of herbal German hop flavor rounds this beer out. Drinkability is good, but, for flavor, there are better amber lager choices out there.

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2.95/5  rDev -14%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass, I picked this up from Central Market in Fort Worth while we were staying with a friend. The beer pours a dark amber-red with a thin, white, foamy head. There was a light aroma of semi-sweet caramel, but very subtle. Flavors are dark toasted malt initially, with some subtle hopping at the end. Smooth, but watery, especially on the finish. The aftertaste is sweet and slightly balanced with hops. This is an average red, and would make a decent go-to for guests that may not be fans of craft in general to start them on the road of transition.

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Photo of IrishColonial
3/5  rDev -12.5%

Photo of Whiskeydeez
3.5/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of tommy5
3.25/5  rDev -5.2%

Photo of Karibourgeois
4/5  rDev +16.6%
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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Photo of DucksFan16
3.11/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of TX-Badger
3.75/5  rDev +9.3%

Photo of Canada_Dan
3.25/5  rDev -5.2%

Photo of greenspointexas
3.25/5  rDev -5.2%

Photo of JamLand
3.25/5  rDev -5.2%

Photo of ppoitras
3.66/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12oz bottle from assurbanipaul as part of Too Much Beer (2MB) BIF. Thanks for the opportunity.

Poured into an imperial pint glass, formed a 1 1/2" beige head over the amber brew. Head fades very slowly, with hearty hunks of lacing throughout. Aroma is balanced, lightly fruity. Taste has a light malt sweetness, nicely balanced by somewhat generic hoppy bitterness. Mouthfeel is good, with a clean finish, and drinkability is very good in the session type of way. A beer to have when you're having more than one, perhaps.

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Photo of DefenCorps
3.02/5  rDev -12%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Bottle from Kroger.

About as nondescript as a beer can get, tasty but inoffensive. Toasted malt, a little honey, a mild grainy bitterness are present on the nose and palate. Light in body with a drying finish that's mildly bitter, this beer is cleanly fermented, which is a plus and makes this go down easy, but all told, there's not a whole lot going on.

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Photo of Dave_Treat
2.75/5  rDev -19.8%

Photo of hozersr
3.4/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of GraduatedCashew
3/5  rDev -12.5%

Photo of ovaltine
3.5/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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Texas Red Amber Lager from Rahr & Sons Brewing Company
3.43 out of 5 based on 286 ratings.
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