The Regulator | Rahr & Sons Brewing Company

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The RegulatorThe Regulator

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

Style: Doppelbock

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.50%

Availability: Spring

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Added by Mora2000 on 04-13-2012

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Ratings: 64 |  Reviews: 14
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3.87/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

Deep amber color, sorta brown, translucent when held up to the light. Not much head to speak of, just a white ring around the cap. Smells like caramel and honey, with just the faintest touch of smoke. Not a very strong nose, but pleasant and sweet. Bready as well. Taste is very sweet, honey on wheat bread, with just a hint of smokey caramel. Surprisingly thick body, with a little bit of lively carbonation. Think springtime syrup!

Pretty impressed with this beer. Not a top ten, but very interesting and enjoyable.

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Photo of Mora2000
3.73/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to fratto for sharing this bottle at bu11zeye's 10,000th tasting.

The beer pours a brown color with an off-white head. The aroma has a lot of cocoa and hazelnuts, with some toffee and caramel malt also thrown in. The flavor is similar. I get a lot of toffee and caramel malt, with some nice cocoa and dry chocolate notes. There is also a little bit of brown sugar and a little bit of alcohol. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

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Photo of Meyers1023
3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

Photo of javlin624
3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

Photo of TownDunkel
3.93/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A Friday night and a bomber of malty beer? Yes please. Purchased at H E B it has a nice dark brown color with coffee head that quick falls. The smell is thick malt with hints of smoke. The taste is rich creamy syrupy goodness. Almost no hop flavor but slight bitterness at the end. Mouthfeel is spot on. Overall great beer

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Photo of jwg782
3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

Photo of russpowell
4.08/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours an effervescent scarlet/chestnut with tan head. Nice lacing & head retention

S: Brown bread, figs, faint carob

T: A little molasses, brown bread, & some caramel up front. More brown bread, figs, leafy hops, dryness & a whisper of boozeyness once warm. Finishes fruity, a little dry with nice breadyness

MF: Kind of chewy, slight carbonation,

Nice take on the style, flavors & other factors measure up well

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Photo of Dwtucker90
4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

Photo of erushing
3.5/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Magery
3.48/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of stampfler07
3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

Photo of Sazz9
3/5  rDev -26.1%

Photo of buzzed
4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of Westyn
3.28/5  rDev -19.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of gtermi
3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

Photo of Big_Dave
3.25/5  rDev -20%

Photo of mcdsports
3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

Photo of jkn09
3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

Photo of Pegasus
4/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Clear deep claret in color, with a moderate, cream-colored head, which, while robust, slowly fades to a dusting of foam on the surface. A thick veil of unbroken, fine-beaded lacing coats the glass walls.

Aroma: Notes of leather, sweet tobacco, raisins, plums and dark bread present in the aroma.

Taste: Opens with prominent notes of dark caramel, soon followed by hints of herbal hops. As the taste progresses, there is a little smoke and earth. Later in the taste, there is a tangy note of burnt caramel. Finishes with a lengthy earthy and smoky note.

Mouth feel: Soft and very full, quite pleasant.

Drinkability/notes: Very pleasant and drinkable, though it sends me to a cool autumn evening, rather than a warm mid-spring.

Presentation: Packaged in a twenty-two ounce brown glass bottle with a pry-off crown, served in a New Belgium Brewing chalice.

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Photo of deac83
4/5  rDev -1.5%

Photo of Dinglehacker
4.38/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured into dimpled seidel.

Appearance: Nice small head, medium beige. Dark opaque amber brown.

Nose: A little sweet, cut with dark grain.

Taste: Caramel sweetness is balanced with bitter chocolate, dark bread, dark fruit desserts.

Mouth: Chewy but medium. Finish is a little dry.

Was pleasantly surprised by how well R&S pulled this off. This is some good doppelbock.

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Photo of bamboozlor
4.37/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Dark chocolate and toffee, smooth

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Photo of monk2021
3.97/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of BryantForestry
4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of greenspointexas
3.25/5  rDev -20%

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