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Danish Red Lager - Figueroa Mountain Brewing Co.

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Ratings: 66
Reviews: 15
rAvg: 3.69
pDev: 13.55%
Wants: 0
Gots: 10 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Figueroa Mountain Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
Vienna Lager |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Jason on 06-28-2011)
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Dark amber orange with a fast fading white head. Head looks great when initially poured but simply disappears quickly.

Nose is full on Belgian esters; almost too sweet but very full with sweet cooked orange rind appeal.

Mouthfeel is rich but light and bright and inviting. Well balanced with nice carbonation.

Flavor profile is a nice and inviting "malty/yeasty/bitter" brown. Hints of toast, coffee and light bitter chocolate/roast grain.

Finish is a malty bitter, burnt toast/roasted grain bitter that is long lasting.

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Out of the bottle in the beautiful town of Solvang, CA. This beer should taste better here but it wasn't.
The color is pleasant, not ruby red more orange red.
Not really any smell at all.
Smooth lager taste too smooth really. A red should be different, should give you a reason to drink something different. This one does not.
Feels like soda more than beer.
Overall can't recommend wanted to but can't.

FridayDave, Dec 30, 2012
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3.58/5  rDev -3%

Had this while visiting my brother-in-law in Santa Ynez.

Poured into an American pint glass. More blonde than red, I was expecting more of a darker (red?) beer, judging by the name. 1/4" head which dissipates towards middle of beer. Smells decent, no off-aromas, but also somewhat nondescript. First taste is odd - almost like cardboard. This beer is as dry as a bone, which makes the bitter stand out even more than it probably should. Taste is of candied sugar, almost Belgian, which would also explain the extreme dryness of this brew. Good carbonation levels, and a tad on the watery side for a Vienna Lager, which should have more body/mouthfeel.

Not bad, nice to see more lagers, but this really wasn't something I will go back to.

DijonKetchup, Dec 22, 2011
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Figueroa Mountain Danish Style Red Lager

Note: $6.29 at Whole Foods. Bought this on accident I meant to buy the poppy IPA. Pissed they had this behind the IPA on the front because I always grab the beer in back. 

A- pour produces a 1/2 finger tan head on a deep amber body. No retention or lacing 3

S- sickly sweet malt, grains, off-putting 2

T- same as smell with the addition of some earthy notes. 2.5

M- lighter than average carbonation. Medium body. Sticky and cloying as it warms. Nasty. 1.5

O- after hurricane deck I didn't expect too much. Won't ever have another again.  This beer is not very good. below average.  2


t420o, Dec 14, 2012
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SocalKicks, Mar 31, 2013
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4.13/5  rDev +11.9%

Stopped by the brewery for a sampler and took home a growler of this. Fun place to visit.

A — Pours a clear amber with a fluffy light tan head, light head retention

S — Bready, earthy, floral hoppy notes

T — complex malty flavor, light bitterness, bready, sweet malt, honey, well balanced

M — Creamy, medium light carbonation, smooth with a dry finish

O — Brought home a growler, easy drinker with great flavor

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Decanting with a deep honey-peach color, seeming more bronze in the middle, the lager is clean looking while capped by an ivory foam stance. Solid fluffed froth structures are long lasting and speckles the glass with interspersed pockets.

Faint grainy-sweet aromas of light buttered toast, caramel, and nuts align in the nose and do so with a light herbal, grassy, and nearly minty twinge. Creamy malt support seems somewhat of pasta starch and bread.

Similarly, the taste is malt-forward- light bread dough, then toast, then pecan notes lead up to a mild coffee ground note before halting before roast character sets in. Herbal hops are lightly floral and fruity before trailing to a stemmy, slim grassy bitterness to finish.

Light bodied, the strong carbonation aids the beer's lightness and gives the beer a refreshing and crisp finish. Light warmth and plaster-like- the beer's crisp finish is as much about its minerally quality as it is hops or fleeting malt.

I love how they just throw it out there, "Danish Style Red Ale", as if amber ales from Denmark are so commonplace that we all immediately go, "Oh yea, that Danish style of red beer." Maybe someday the Danes will become known for their red ales and we'll have Figeuroa Mountain to thank.

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3.1/5  rDev -16%

The color is amber with an attractive coppery cast. Adequate foam but not much lacing. Fragrant nose and a perfumey taste like a spicy cactus candy.

I am baffled by what a "Danish Red Lager" might be, but this is indeed reddish and maybe they like their beers sweet in Denmark. For a modest alcohol content it has quite a full body. Feels a little stich as well as slick in the mouth. A sweet and malty mouthful without much else to tickle the palate. Pretty slim on hops (brewer claims 26 IBU). I would not like to face a pint of this, but it makes for an interesting short glass from the bottle.

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mactrail, Dec 07, 2012
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Danish Red Lager from Figueroa Mountain Brewing Co.
83 out of 100 based on 66 ratings.