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RATINGS: 36   MEAN: 3.34/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.3/5   SEASONAL: Summer   IBU: 60   EST. CALORIES: 218   ABV: 7.25%
Way out in the country, there are gravel roads. It’s the safest road with gentle slopes, without sudden turnings and without milestones or signposts - it’s like a good friend. It’s a connection to life - a tie to the past, the key to sanity in an insane world. It shows the final destination and usually the best way to get there. Our Gravel Road is a tribute to this lifestyle. This is a German-Style Sticke Altbier with an amber hue, medium carbonation with great balance between strong malt and hops. Relax as you travel down your gravel road. This is your ale - it’s sure to please.

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TXBadger (2811) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 16, 2014
Pours nice amber color with off-white head. Caramel malts and some pine on the nose; follows onto the palate. Finishes with more malt. An average altbier.

GreatDane1632 (1177) - North Dakota, USA - MAY 14, 2014
Rated from notes taken on 16 Aug 2012 -- Pretty caramel brown pour. The taste is a woody carmel malt flavor with some firm hop presence. Very good beer to drink in the Texas fall. This is the beer that put Altbier’s on my radar and drove me to pursue them whenever I am able.

jkwalking05 (4745) - Arlington, Texas, USA - DEC 31, 2013
(Backlog) 12 oz Bottle. Reddish in color, light beige colored head, decent carb, and clear. The smell is caramel, malts, sweet, cereal, and toast. The taste is dry, toasty, malts, chalky, and ok.

Braudog (6944) - Yorktown, Virginia, USA - AUG 30, 2013
Draft in the DFW airport. Looks great -- dark bronzed color with a firm top. The aroma is unexpectedly laden with some kind of spice. This does drink like some kind of fall beer, caramel malt of an alt, but with some added kick of ... I can’t ID it, but maybe a tangy woodiness. (#5235, 8/30/2013)

ben4321 (6900) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - AUG 20, 2013
Location: Draft at Ginger Man (Houston), 8/20/13

Aroma: The aroma hass caramel malts, some dark fruit, bread, and nutty notes
Appearance: The pour is dark red color with a sheet of beige head and some sticky lace
Flavor: The taste is malty, with some good caramel, light-medium sweet, and mild bitterness
Palate: It has a creamy feel, is medium bodied, with a soft carbonation, and a mild dry finish
Overall Impression: This one is a solid beer for sure. The malt flavors all work nicely together, and it feels well-rounded.

Pershing (604) - Garland, Texas, USA - AUG 9, 2013
Pours Reddish brown with a thick tan head that sticks around. Aroma of malt and caramel. Medium mouth fell with a nice hop-malt balance. Slightly dry finish. One of their best selections.

Cybercat (6427) - Georgia, USA - JUL 6, 2013
Pours a dark amber, almost a cola brown, with a thick and fine-bubbled light tan head. Strong aroma has a malty core with a note of caramel an a hint of cloves. Pleasing flavor satisfies with malty, caramel and cloves notes. Firm, smooth texture leaves a subtle tingle. A gravel road? Not rough at all, just pleasing.

5000 (6900) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - APR 24, 2013
Bottle:   Deep amber, brownish hued, large frothy sandy head, nice lacing.   Soft grains, whole wheat bread, and nuts on the nose.   Sweet graininess up front.   A little nutty on the backside.   Seems a bit more flavorful than other examples.   Body and mouthfeel are moderate to full. &nbps Nice malty background, soft sweetness, grains, bread, and nuts linger.   Slight tartness after the finish.   Fiarly enjoyable given that I am not a big Alt fan.

Ratman197 (15750) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - NOV 23, 2012
Bottle poured a clear reddish brown with a small lingering tan head. Aromas of carmel, cocoa and a hint of fruittiness. Palate was medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of carmel, cocoa and earthiness with a smooth lingering cocoa finish.

boomerbrew (147) - Texas, USA - OCT 22, 2012
Pint glass at brewery tour. I trying to record this by memory - German style altbier has a slight haze to light goldish amber color. Lacing but low head retention. It was pretty good but some of the Rahr beers have a heavier then regular beers bittering end to it. I didn’t mind it. Carmel nutty flavor, although light, with some hop aromas. Rahr is a great place to sit back, have a few, listen to some music, & maybe check out the brewery tour.

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