Rahr and Sons Octoberfest - 7.5% ABV
I have been accused recently of having a bias against Texas beers. The accuser went on to say that most of the Texas beers that I have rated as poor were perfectly fine beers and that I was just being an ass. Allrightythen. Let me defend myself for a second. Every person that enjoys drinking beer has one label that he/she prefers. It it simply a matter of personal taste. My personal taste is that I like balanced beers with full flavor and my confronter apparently likes watery, overcarbonated brews. Neither is correct or incorrect, it just is.
So in order to mollify Bubba, let me tell you about a Texas produced beer that I do enjoy drinking. Rahr and Sons Octoberfest is described by Rahr as "a traditional Marzen-style Oktobefest lager - dark amber in color, super smooth, medium body with a sweet malty finish. True to tradition, this is a classic Oktoberfest Lager." For the life of me I did not get Marzen at all from the taste. A bit sweet, a bit malty, a bit hoppy, but Marzen? Not really.
The color, taste and texture all say brown ale to me. Dark mahogany colored, malty nose, full flavor and a bit too carbonated. All in all a great session beer that I am happy to drink on any given day and in my opinion, the best beer that they brew.
Rahr and Sons Brewing Company
701 Galveston Avenue
Fort Worth, Texas 76104