Rahr's Blonde | 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): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Rahr's Blonde Lager was the first beer to come out of Rahr & Sons Brewing Company. It is a medium-bodied traditional Munich-style Helles Lager that features a rounded maltiness without being too heavy. And like every proud Texan, it has a good head, is pleasant – but not overly sweet. Have some fun with a blonde today!

Added by vickersspitfire on 10-01-2011

BEER STATS
Ratings:
166
Reviews:
16
Avg:
3.53
pDev:
17%
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
60
For Trade:
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Ratings: 166 |  Reviews: 16
Photo of Texasfan549
3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of kjkinsey
3.29/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of mactrail
3.3/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3

Some nice suds in the glass and plenty of lacing. The usual pale yellowish color. A faint aroma of peaches and straw.

A very subtle flavor mostly of light malt with some fruit. Grainy and lemony, but rather sweet. A hint of fruit cocktail but it's pleasant enough. The best attribute is the creamy, sudsy mouthfeel. After some sipping a rather bitter tang comes along. No hint of hop flavor, just this kind of metallic bitterness.

I guess if you're going to drink a blonde this is better than some, but I would drink it cold and fast. From the 12 oz bottle bought at H and H Beverages in Abilene.

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Photo of nathanmiller
2.68/5  rDev -24.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Gagnonsux
3.54/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Karibourgeois
3/5  rDev -15%

Photo of TX-Badger
3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of greenspointexas
3/5  rDev -15%

Photo of hozersr
3.52/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BDeibs
3.25/5  rDev -7.9%

Photo of gtermi
3/5  rDev -15%

Photo of Jame515
3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of jpuetz
3/5  rDev -15%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of allengarvin
3.61/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Bright crystal-clear gold color, though with little head and almost no lacing. The nose is extremely faint, giving just some grainy malt. Flavor isn't bad: malt predominates, though, as in the nose, it is a bit grainy. Hop flavor is on the high end for a helles, giving more interest to me than a typical beer of the style. Finish is clean. Does have a very nice light body, with a neutral texture.

The blonde was better in the early days of Rahr.

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4/5  rDev +13.3%

Photo of Ozzylizard
2.58/5  rDev -26.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Bottled 17615 at 42 degrees into snifter
Aroma – grainy
Head – small (< one cm, aggressive pour), white, fizzy, rapidly gone to leave one to two mm ring and a small island
Lacing – none
Body light yellow, hazy (chill haze), effervescent
Flavor – some malt, slightly bitter; no hops flavor, no alcohol, no diacetyl
Palate light, watery, fizzy

Appearance 3, Aroma 2.5, Flavor 2.5, Palate 2.5, Overall 2.75

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3.51/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of zimm421
3/5  rDev -15%

Photo of archero
3.5/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BarryMFBurton
3.36/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of duff247
3/5  rDev -15%

Photo of needMIbeer
3.94/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of heerboth
3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of MaddDogg84
4/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Rahr's Blonde from Rahr & Sons Brewing Company
3.53 out of 5 based on 166 ratings.
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