Rafters Grille and Brewery (CLOSED)

812 Fourth Street, San Rafael, CA, 94901, United States
(415) 453-4200
Latitude: 37.97272, Longitude: -122.52412


Wifi Available
Cask Beer
Indoor Smoking
Available Parking
Beer Pricing: $
Public Transit
Proper Glassware
Outdoor Seating
Family Friendly
Selection: 3.75 | Atmosphere: 4.00 | Service: 5.00
out of 100
Overall Beer Mapping Score
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TheChadd (6)
Saturday 4th of August 2007 01:36:15 PM
Alright kids, this is my first attempt at a review. So here we go...

I did the usual sampler and here are my tastings.. I should higlight that it was difficult to get the aroma off the beers with the small glassware (typical for a "sampler").

Hef - Not my favorite Hef (Sudwerk), but pretty damn good. Nice citrus, and a smooth finish.

Lager - Too smooth, tough to discern any distinct flavors. However it is easy drinking.

Amber - Very similar to the Alaskan Amber, but fortunately less sweet and more aftertaste.

ESB - Drank more like a light IPA. Something didn't sit right. Let me try the IPA to see if they got the beers switched...nope...not the IPA.

Pale - Yum! Hoppy yet smooth. It does have a rougth bite at the finish, but that could be me. Very good pale.

IPA - Nice hoppy aroma (yeah, you could smell it). Very hoppy flavor, too (duh). Has a sweet finish. Kinda reminded me a of a double IPA at 7.1% ABV and 70 IBU.

Location - I was on my way to Iron Springs Brewery in Fairfax to enjoy their fine Altbier I had at the Marin Brew Fest a few weeks back, but as I passed Rafters in San Rafel, I decided to just stop there. To be left alone with my tasting, I put my ring on my left ring finger, but that apparently didn't work. I was picked up by a 47 yr old gay guy. I was flattered however, and we had a great conversation about local and world beers.

Otherwise the environment is very typical for a microbrewery. Casual atmosphere.
Selection: 3.75 | Atmosphere: 4 | Service: 5 | Food: N/A

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