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RATINGS: 226   WEIGHTED AVG: 1.95/5   EST. CALORIES: 138   ABV: 4.6%
Rainier beer brings together natureís bounty from the great Northwest. Pure spring waters combine with golden barley and verdant hops to produce a beer rich in taste and texture. Fermented slowly with a pedigree yeast culture under tightly controlled conditions, Rainier comes forth with a satisfying malty flavor over a slightly fruity background, spiced with Chinook, Mt. Hood, and Willamette hop notes.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 2/20
paco (576) - Regina, Saskatchewan, CANADA - NOV 20, 2004
below average. standard smell, very pale, very watery, kind of tastes like rice. to me this is kokanee, it is no differant and this is much cheaper.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 3/20
dirkules (629) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 14, 2004
The Big R! A good drink to have when the bonfire has burned away all the hairs in your nose. And thatís about it. An exercise in masochism.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 4/20
CapFlu (5101) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 11, 2004
(Can) Sampled the 5% alc from Delta, B.C. Pours a foamy, white head with a clear, over-carbonated yellow body. Nose of tonic and mild malt. Boring and watery... Not worth sampling again.

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
YourDarkLord (1800) - Urbana, Illinois, USA - AUG 4, 2004
Okay, Andy brought me a bottle of Westvleteren Abt 12, LaConner IPA, and this. Well, it was for fun. You see, Andy has a Newfoundland dog, a Landseer (hence his Ratebeer name of Landseer), named Rainier. After the mountain, not this beer. Iím nuts about Rainier (the dog) having had Newfoundlands in the past. So, this was a little fun gift from Andy in honor of Rainier (the dog). Poured this anyway. So pale yellow as to be almost colorless. A temporary frothy white head. Aroma? Yeah, rright. Mouthfeel? Tap water. Flavor? Rainier (the dog) has better tasting kisses and drool. Doubt that even he would drink this. Westvleteren Abt 12, LaConner IPA, and this. Very funny, Andy. Give Rainier a big hug from me.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
MrRomero (1976) - Nolanville, USA - JUL 19, 2004
Guam SwillFest 2004: Pours a very light yellow, maybe a little darker than the Rainier Light. Thin white head. Has more of an alcohol aroma with a little grape and some corn. Taste is lightly fruity and not as harsh as the Light. Has more of an alcohol finish. More club soda characteristics.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
JoeMcPhee (9267) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 16, 2004
Pale golden colour, thin white head. Typical aroma/flavour. Grassy hay-like aroma and a crisp finish.

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 2/20
DocLock (9905) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 9, 2004
Another crapfest brew from Miller. Maybe some people can be fooled into thinking this is good because itís named after a mountain in the Northwest. Whatever.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
brewshthereen (316) - Oregon, USA - MAY 28, 2004
This is comparable to Pabstís. Has a little flavor to it. Not very interesting. This is your typical ball park kind of beer.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
pootzboy (1690) - Hopville, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 26, 2004
This is not the same Rainier I had in Seattle many years ago. The gauntlet of the Stroh-Pabst-Miller purchases has done something to the unique brewing recipie/process of this beer... it was a pale, tart, well hopped standard US lager without adjuncts. The Rainier I had in Glacier Park yesterday was weak tasting and the tart hop quality was nearly undetectable plus I detected something like a rice or corn sugars in the flavour. The aroma was weak....what a let down. I had been looking forward to this trip to the western US to reacquaint myself with their old standards (like Olympia, rainier Coors etc) and this was a foreboding start. All in all this New Rainier is probably one of the best US standards but it certainly has lost itís distinct character since miller bought the brand.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Bov (11870) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - MAY 15, 2004
I had this beer many years ago at one time when I was only giving ratings to the beers but was too lazy and stupid to write down my thoughts. I will update this as soon as I get my hands on this beer again.

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