Gravel Road | Rahr & Sons Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

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

Style: Altbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.25%

Availability: Summer

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Added by Sweasty on 07-09-2011

BEER STATS
Ratings:
107
Reviews:
34
Avg:
3.58
pDev:
16.76%
 
 
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1
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8
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look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

12 oz. bottle poured into "craft beer glass" (wide-mouthed stick)
[no dating on bottle; drank on 12/4/13]

L: dull murky brown that turns orange-amber up to light; minimal head of caramel foam that dissipates quickly; lots of floaties that turn it opaque

S: caramel; sweet sugary malt ... vanilla

T: caramel ... perhaps an older malty mess, very sweet but you can taste the alcohol

F: solid all around, good carbonation

O: if somebody told me this was an American imperial IPA, I'd have believed them. it seems to follow none of the altbier's textbook characteristics other than it's definitely a malt-forward beer -- but here the malt seems very mangled up and messy. it's possible I had this particular bottle well past it's prime

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3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

From my tasting notes: The Gravel Road was a deep reddish amber color that’s not too heavy despite its 7% alcohol content. I tasted a malty sweetness and slight caramel as well. It went down fast and easy and was a good introduction to Rahr & Sons. Not a great Alt but not bad either.

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look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Bought in a pick 6 from Central Market.
Poured from the bottle into a pint glass.
(Review from notes)

A - Dark red/brown, thin white head, good retention.

S - Sweet and roasty smell.

T - Roasted hops is the dominate flavor, but it's not overly hoppy.

M - Smooth and thin, hoppy.

Summary - Very nice Altbier. This is becoming one of my favorite beer types.

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Gravel Road from Rahr & Sons Brewing Company
3.58 out of 5 based on 107 ratings.
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