Aurelius (4058) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - AUG 26, 2008
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
A leafy, tannic aroma. About what you’d expect in the land of Shiner. Moderate acidity, moderate bittering, light nutty sweetness. Medium light body. Picked it up at a mini mart in Grapevine, TX. If you’re faced with a Rahr’s choice, then opt for the schwarz. Nothing very special.
aubreya (676) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - AUG 22, 2008
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
The color was a crisp amber with a thin, white, and fizzy head. The aroma was sweet, acidic, and fruit. the flavor was spiced and fruity. The palate was very carbonated. The finish was clean.
emacgee (3968) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - AUG 11, 2008
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a hazy red with a one finger tan frothy head. The nose is grainy, sweet, definite lager character, caramel. The flavor is grainy, some grassy hop character, lightly sweet. Crisp mouthfeel. Not one I would do again.
xShanex (60) - Wyalusing, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 17, 2008
1.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Pours amber. Not too super. Not a fan of Rahr beers. A bit watery, nothing special. Have another? Pay me?
Rosebud butternuts (2396) - Denton, Texas, USA - JUN 14, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
bottle thanks to swalden_28. pours a dark amber with beige head. head retention is at a minimum. aroma was caramel. flavor is slightly sweet with a little bitterness in the end. carbonation is med-high. i have also had this on tap at the brewry. this is my second favorite rahr beer next to the winter warmer
Soonah (1120) - Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA - MAY 16, 2008
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. The pour was ruby and brown in color. Thin off-white head with minimal lacing. Corny, malty aroma with some underlying medicinal notes. The flavor was light sweet caramel and some hoppiness with that same medicinal flavor. Thin body. I didn’t really care for it. I should have had a Bud Light Lime instead.
bhops (427) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAY 10, 2008
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
on tap at brewery. Sweet malty aroma, nice amber color. Light and watery. Not much taste.
Cletus (6354) - Connecticut, USA - MAY 4, 2008
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle courtesy of Mar. Pours copper with a decent white head. Smells of sweet malt. Tastes spicy with some sweet malt hints. Wish I could say more, but there isn’t much going on here.
00cobraR (1103) - Greensboro, North Carolina, USA - MAY 3, 2008
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
bottle under buffalo butt. a rather unappealing name. Not much here. pours out a deep ruby color with a slight tan head. aroma was malty and the flavor was too with a slight bitterness to it.
HoppyGuy (111) - Washington, USA - APR 19, 2008
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours a deep amber color with a full light beige head and lots of carbonation that dies down after a minute. It has a sweet aroma that is slightly malty. Fairly carbonated and thin, but not a totally bad flavor. I’d prefer a bit more character, but oh well. Not bad, but not great either. Doesn’t stand out.