SphinxTX (2875) - Mata Gorda, Texas, USA - FEB 12, 2008
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: MAY 22, 2008 This beer is pretty good, it grows on you....Had it at the Rahr & Sons Brewery. Poured a clear dark red with off white head with ok retention. Has medium high carbonation. Nice malty tast with a hint of dark malt and good use of hopís, and it has a very nice, light bitterness. Is a great session beer.
Also, it appears to taste exactly the same as the Rahrís Red....I do not see or taste the difference.
Earlier Rating: 12/17/2007 Total Score: 3.2
Had this beer on tap free at the brewery itself. Decient beer, nice red amber color, decient head from the tap. Nice malt flavor and good use of hops, has a nice little bitter kick at the end. Would buy.
AmEricanbrew (5200) - Belcher, Louisiana, USA - FEB 7, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Clear amber with a foamy white head. Mild smell of grainy,spicy malts. Smooth medium body. Mild bready malt taste followed by mildly bitter spicy finish. Hits the spot on a hot afternoon. 6806
Goodgrief (1733) - Middletown, Delaware, USA - FEB 2, 2008
1.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
June 2006 - Itís rare that I have a beer this horrible. Pour looked like iced tea, no head at all. Flavor was flat and like drinking a liquified dog in a cardboard box. I drank about 3 oz of it and it was all I could take and down the drain it went. Truly memorable...and not in a good way.
chef201atc (261) - Lexington Park, Maryland, USA - DEC 15, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Red tinted light amber pour with a scant off-white creamy looking head. Aroma is malty, earthy, with a bit of sweet vanilla fudge. Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Flavor starts with sweet maltiness, almost caramel like in the middle and a dry finish.
popephred (249) - Plainfield, Illinois, USA - DEC 13, 2007
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
This beer poured a dark amber body with a large off-white head. I poured this beer at room temperature, which gave the beer maximum head retention. However, when I was pouring, I could see that the head was diminishing quickly. This beer had little to no aroma, which was surprising, given the temperature. The body of the beer was smooth, almost watery, which allowed the bitterness of the hops to come come out. Some sweetness, but it took a few sips to find it. This beer had little to no carbonation, which tells me that this was meant to be served ice cold. Perhaps if I chilled this beer or had it from tap, I might appreciate it more, as it stands, however, I really have reservations about the beer crafting ability of the great state of Texas...
graham515 (536) - Houston, Texas, USA - NOV 24, 2007
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a deep amber into the glass, much like most of the beers Iíve tried so far from the brewery. Aroma is cereal grains. Taste is agreeable and malty, but nothing that will knock me over. This beer would be a good choice for a session beer, very smooth and crisp
redgold07 (308) - Irving, Texas, USA - OCT 9, 2007
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours a great-looking ruby/amber color with a nice large white head. Goes down smooth with the taste of caramel. A little bitter. Has a good full malted aroma that hit me during the pour.
12 oz. bottle.
Headbanger (2739) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - OCT 6, 2007
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
12oz bottle-A medium amber body with a decent white head that dissipates into a small covering over the beer. Aroma of roasted malt, caramel, slight sweetness, and a little hops. Taste of malt, bitterness, slight tartness, and a caramel taste that lasts throughout the mouthful.
ilovedarkbeer (2140) - Dallas, Texas, USA - SEP 26, 2007
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Says amber on the bottle but i guess its a vienna. Either way its crap. Poured this one down the drain. Pours an amber color with a small white head that is gone almost instantly. Smells state and skunky. Tastes like old hops malt and water. Meh.
hopdog (8225) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 25, 2007
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz bottle acquired in trade with bu11zeye (thanks!). Poured a medium amber color with an averaged sized off white head. Aromas of toasted malts, bready, caramel and a dash of citrus. Tastes of caramel, toasted malts and lighter breadiness.