Gravel Road | Rahr & Sons Brewing Company

Gravel RoadGravel Road
BA SCORE
3.47/5
107 Ratings
Gravel RoadGravel Road
BEER INFO

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

Style: Altbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.25%

Availability: Summer

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by Sweasty on 07-09-2011

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#39,836
Reviews:
34
Ratings:
107
pDev:
17%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
8
Trade:
0
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4/5  rDev +15.3%

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4/5  rDev +15.3%

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3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

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3.75/5  rDev +8.1%

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4/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.46/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Thanks for sharing this one, Bobby.

A: The beer pours amber in color with a finger or so of khaki head.

S: Like a lot of altbiers, this one smells like grapes to me. There is some toast and bread, along with some yeast. There is a mild fruit note, and that's about it. This beer really doesn't smell like much.

T: The flavor isn't all that intense either, but it does have some sweetness to it. A bit of toffee along with the bread and toasted malts. There are very light hop notes as well as some hints of fruit (mostly grape).

M: The body is what I would consider medium, as is the carbonation.

O: I found this to just be "okay". It wasn't all that aromatic or flavorful.

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3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

Photo of Mora2000
3.58/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

The beer pours a dark brownish-red color with a white head. The aroma is a mix of toffee with some dark fruit added. The flavor is similar. I get a lot of toffee and hazelnut notes, with some dark fruit thrown in. Light mouthfeel and medium carbonation. I don't have much to say about the beer because there is not a whole lot going on. A decent, easy drinker but nothing too exciting.

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3/5  rDev -13.5%

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3.25/5  rDev -6.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -6.3%

Photo of champ103
3.25/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

On tap at Rockwells in Cypress, TX.

A: Pours a dark brown color. A tiny tan head forms and recedes to nothing. No lace.
S: Toasted malt, light chocolate, and some hop bitterness. Pretty standard.
T: Toasted malt, bread, biscuit, chocolate, and some hops. Not bad.
M/D: A medium body and carbonation. Fairy creamy and smooth. Easy enough to drink, but not something I would come back to.

Like most everything from Rahr, just ho hum. Nothing particularly wrong, but boring. Nothing I would recommend, but nothing bad either. Once again, I am still trying to find out what an Altbeir acutally is. I don't thing this is one.

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3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

Photo of twiggamortis420
3.73/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On-tap at Rockwell Tavern without knowing the style. Pint glass served a dark crimson color with a dense, tight off-white head. Good looker, pretty clear.

Nose is malty, lightly earthy. Some dark fruits showing through with a burnt caramel aspect. Very little hops…my first guess was a Scottish-style ale.

Taste leans heavily towards the malty end of the spectrum with a nutty yeast flavor and bold, near-burnt toffee…almost like licking a coffee bean….roasted and husky even. Sweetness is low and shows barely a light dusting of cocoa powder. Alcohol is up there, feels around 7% or so. Not bad, not bad…an interesting bockish-scottish ale that drinks pretty decent. I see this is an Altbier here on BA...I can see that, maybe like an Imperial ALtbier of sorts :)

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3.68/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A: I poured the beer from a 12 oz bottle into a glass and it has a a dark brown color with not much head

smell: I am getting a lot of chocolate malt scents from this beer. Also have some caramel scents

taste: The taste was super unexpected. It hits your pallet with a toffee flavor with a slight chocolate flavor after taste.

M: The mouth feels is amazing. Super smooth and just as perfect as it gets for a beer.

Overall this beer is okay.

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3/5  rDev -13.5%

Photo of allengarvin
3.65/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a standard pint glass, this is very dark for an alt: dark brown, nearly opaque. The head fades quickly after the pour. Aroma is heavy on the malt, with a bit of roast character... a little chocolate. Very unusual for an altbier. The follows the nose, pretty much, though it offers some bitterness with no accompanying hop flavor. Very lightly fruity yeast character. Finish is malty. Body is a tad thin and watery.

While the Rahr brewery generally impresses me, this beer does not. I would probably have called it a strong porter rather than an alt. It doesn't fit alt characteristics at all. And, it's just not a very interesting beer.

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3.25/5  rDev -6.3%

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3.33/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Slightly hazy dark amber in color, with a large, tan head, which persists quite well. The head is sticky, rather dense, and resembles a cloud top. The lacing is thick, sticky and Belgian in its appearance.

Aroma: Lots of toasted and dark burnt malts,with toast notes as well. There is a mild herbal hop presence.

Taste: Opens with a toasted malt, or toasted dark bread note, soon followed by a mild current of sweet caramel. This segues into intensely roasted, almost burnt notes which carry to the end of the taste. Finishes with a lingering, sharp metallic hop note.

Mouth feel: Smooth, soft, quite pleasant.

Drinkability/notes: Seems a bit off-style, the grains seem over-toasted.

Presentation: Packaged in a standard twelve-ounce brown glass long neck bottle with a pry-off crown, served in a standard Pilsener glass.

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4/5  rDev +15.3%

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Gravel Road from Rahr & Sons Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.47 out of 5 with 107 ratings
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