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Rahr & Sons Winter Warmer Brewed by Rahr and Sons Brewing - Fort Worth, Texas
Rahr & Sons Winter Warmer Brewed by Rahr and Sons Brewing - Fort Worth,
Warm up the long,
cold nights of winter with Rahr's latest seasonal offering. Wonderfully
robust, rich and full-bodied, Rahr's Winter Warmer is created in the fine
British tradition of holiday ales. Perfect for either holiday gatherings or
quiet evenings at home.
Style: English Dark Ale
Alcohol By Volume: 8.5%
International Bitterness Units: 43
Color: Dark Brown/Black
Hops: Magnum, East Kent Goldings
Malts: 2 Row, Crystal 40, Cara Munich III, Chocolate
Tasting Notes: Chocolate, Roast, Mild Bitterness
Goes well with traditional holiday foods - and we've been told Kris Kringle
prefers Rahr's Winter Warmer more than milk with his after-work cookies!
Cheese Pairings: Stilton, Blue
Review by Beer Advocate:
Pours a deep russet hue with a cola-colored core that lets in ruby red
highlights at the edges. A fleeting, crackling, custard head drops to a thin
sheet of tiny bubbles, but retains fairly well. Toasted chocolate and toffee
malt dominate the aroma, with a backdrop of raisin, fig, and other dark fruits.
The hops are a bit muted, but leafy with hints of earth.
Dusty chocolate intermixes with holiday spices and raw, leafy hop notes.
Alcoholic warmth and toasted, nutty malts hit the back of the palate. A bit
unbalanced towards the finish, but this is a damn tasty winter warmer. Mouthfeel
is crisp and highly carbonated, with a drying finish that thins out an otherwise
medium body. Good beer, and a candidate for aging -- I could see myself enjoying
this beer even more after a few years in the cellar to allow the hops and
booziness to mellow just a bit. Well done, Rahr & Sons.
History of Rahr & Sons Brewing Company
The story of Rahr & Sons Brewing Co. really starts when Fritz Rahr graduated
from Texas Christian University. Fortunately for beer lovers in North Texas,
Fritz not only fell in love with Fort Worth, but also fell in love with his
future wife here. And in another fortuitous twist for all of us, Fritzs wife,
Erin, gave him the thumbs up when he announced that he would like to carry on
the Rahr family tradition of brewing.
Fritz and Erin founded Rahr & Sons Brewing Co. in the fall of 2004. In five
years, the brewery has more than doubled its brewing capacity - from 2,000
barrels per year to over 5,000 barrels per year and has won fifteen
nationally-recognized awards, including a Bronze Medal at the 2008 World Beer
Cup for Bucking Bock and 2009 National Grand Champion from the United States
Beer Tasting Championships for Iron Thistle.
The Rahr family looks forward to more growth and even more awards for the
brewery, but Fritz and Erin are most excited about continuing to brew great
tasting beers that can be found throughout Texas and continuing to serve these
great beers directly to you at a Wednesday or Saturday Tour & Tasting! Someday
their sons will be brewing and serving up some of these award-winning, great
tasting beers too...as long as you keep drinking them.