Rahr & Sons Blind Salamander Pale Ale

RATINGS: 65   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.06/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
Blind Salamander Pale Ale is a blend of the finest pale malts and East Kent Goldings hops. The fine balance of these toasted caramel malts and earthy hops makes Blind Salamander an easy drinking and satisfying ale.

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   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BeerRenter76 (1002) - Texas, USA - MAY 10, 2017
Originally rated on 1/28/09. Aroma of canned sweet peas and earthy mushrooms, which is hard to ignore. appearance was unusual it was very dark, a burnt amber body with almost no carbonation or head. Flavor was a little better it had slightly bitter hops, and plenty of toasty malts, with an o.k. finish. Overall its drinkable but its an odd beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
sjdesrv (3) - Portland, - SEP 9, 2011 does not count
Love everything about Rahr and Sons Brewery. The wonderful owner Fritz and his lovely wifeErin. Fantastic brewers Jason and Austin and all the amazing volunteers that keep this fantastic brewery up and running.Best of all the unmatched brews!

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 8/20
Koelschtrinker (19736) - Kln (Cologne), GERMANY - MAY 8, 2011
Hohler und trockener Antrunk mit Hopfennoten, die kaum den suerlichen Unterton verdecken knnen. Leider weitet sich der Hopfen nicht aus, ab dem Mittelteil ist das Bier stattdessen wssrig und bitter. Leicht gersitg, zum Ende ist wieder eine minimale Hopfigkeit auszumachen. Die Bitterkeit dagegen ist weiter in vollem Mae vorhanden. Wssriger schneller Ausklang. 11/7/6/6/8/6

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Dixonian (1562) - Plano, Texas, USA - MAR 9, 2011
12oz bottle. Orange amber color, small amount of white head. Strange musty aroma - caramel malt flavor with some grassy and earthy hops. Meh.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
boomerbrew (147) - Texas, USA - JAN 8, 2011
Pint on draft - this was my third and last beer on the brewery tour so I was already feeling good. Who knows if this influenced my scores one way or another? Good aroma with malt flavors for a pale ale, some hop flavors were noted but could have been a little more. I think the brewery is going for a traditional dry bitterness on all their brews which were a common theme for the different styles. Nice overall.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
drfabulous (7658) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - OCT 12, 2010
12 ounce thanks to Cavie. Dark orange for a Pale. Taste is musty. Mellowed. No strong hop presence.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
hollybeery (66) - Texas, USA - OCT 7, 2010
Bottle. Weak body and slight hoppiness. Very unmemorable beer. Slightly metallic lackluster finsih. Poor salamanders, wont be getting much help from me.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
degbert (1771) - Austin, Texas, USA - OCT 4, 2010
Bottle. Color is somewhat dark for a pale ale; almost into the amber/marzen range with a fluffy head. Nose has hops citrus, intermixed with an almost strawberry or raspberry note. Hoppy on the tongue, but theres an herbal note mixed in -- green tea? Rosemary? Its sharp, but not inherently unpleasant. Carbonation and mouthfeel are good. Average to a bit more than average.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Mora2000 (6158) - McKinney, Texas, USA - SEP 20, 2010
200th rate from the great state of Texas. The beer pours and orange-amber color with a white head. The aroma is not too great. I get some caramel, but I also get some nuts, corn and something musty. Definitely not what I expected and somewhat disappointing. The flavor is definitely better than the aroma, but it is still just average. I get a lot of nuttiness, along with some bready and toffee malts. To help keep things in balance, there is also a good amount of earthy and grassy hop characteristics. The beer is very balanced, not being very bitter or sweet. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation. Disappointing overall.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
crusianbeer (116) - Oregon, USA - SEP 4, 2010
have tried to update this as it is not retired... just bought a fresh one. pours a great looking burnt amber color with a tiny tiny head. Looks awesome... and thats where it ends. smells of caramely malt. smells ... o...k. smells, honestly, like a cheap pale ale. tastes... the same. cheap pale ale. very thin, very lacking in what I want from a pale. It is hop absent, a pale needs to have a lot of hop presence. this one is very weak. bad example of a pale ale. while Ido like that it is over the 5% abv make, which is a big thing for rahr... this one is an epic fail. Dont buy it. One of the worst representations of a pale ale I have had. Tastes really diluted.

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