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Danish Red Lager - Figueroa Mountain Brewing Co.

Danish Red LagerDanish Red Lager

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BA SCORE
83
good

55 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 55
Reviews: 15
rAvg: 3.67
pDev: 13.35%


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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BeerManDan

California

4.2/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The color was a medium reddish brown with a medium amount of white foam and some lace. The smell of lightly roasted malts and the aroma of soft hops was evident in to aroma. The taste was one of the best Danish Reds i've ever had. Nicely balanced in aroma and flavor. Suttle and not overly bitter or sweet. What a pleasant surprise.

Serving type: bottle

06-15-2012 22:44:04 | More by BeerManDan
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ZionNation

Arizona

4.15/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

first time I had this beer was in a bomber that I overpaid for, drank it alone and was not super impressed. tried it again tonight, this time in a 12 oz bottle, with food and found it quite enjoyable, and definitely superior to something like Sam Adams Boston Lager. this is a smooth and easy drinking Vienna style lager, I will drink it again.

Serving type: bottle

09-26-2013 03:28:11 | More by ZionNation
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FoodandBrews

California

4.13/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Serving type: growler

07-25-2011 18:15:46 | More by FoodandBrews
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GRG1313

California

3.93/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

07-28-2012 07:15:22 | More by GRG1313
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DijonKetchup

California

3.58/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: on-tap

12-22-2011 17:57:15 | More by DijonKetchup
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gpogo

California

3.56/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A- Light clear red amber body with a small bubbly white head that dissipated to a ring and left just a slight lacing.

A- Clean malt aroma. Sweet with a slight grassy aroma.

T- Smooth clean flavor. Caramel and light toffee. Very light bitterness. Dry finish.

M- Medium light body and moderate carbonation.

D- Quite enjoyable. A bit overpriced, but I am a sucker for a good Vienna Lager.

Serving type: bottle

03-25-2013 07:31:13 | More by gpogo
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Retsinis

California

3.55/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Had this as part of a flight at Figueroa Mountain on Labor Day weekend, but have also had it again more locally at Instant Replay as well.

Review is from notes

A: The beer is a slight tinge of dark copper in color, clear, with Head that was just a ring of bubbles, and light smooth bubbles on the glass if swirled.

S: I have a hard time getting much in aroma on lagers, but I pick up some of the malt, scents of light Carmel, toffee, and grain.

T: Caramel malt, touch of toffee, and a light dry bitterness on the finish.

M: Lightly carbonated, smooth mouth, touch creamy.

O: Decent. Has this great mineral quality in the body of the beer, so it quaff's pretty crisp & refreshing for what it is.

Serving type: on-tap

12-09-2011 22:23:40 | More by Retsinis
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UCLABrewN84

California

3.55/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clear copper with a foamy bone colored head that settles to an oily film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of toasted malt, caramel, and some slight metallic notes. Taste is much the same along with some herbal hop flavors. There is a mild hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer that is drinkable but pretty basic.

Serving type: bottle

08-26-2012 23:47:38 | More by UCLABrewN84
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DoubleJ

California

3.53/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Ok Guilherme, it's your turn to select what we drink. He chooses the Danish red lager. Bring out two glasses and pour out the bomber. On to the beer:

Great color, head retention, and lacing. Brilliant amber colored, thick rings of lace around the glass, and a head that lasts forever. Not so much is the aroma, which is mostly a mild toasty sensation (no rhyme intended). However, the taste is an improvement, where the toasty malt is more intense, some bread crust is thrown in, and is a little fruity. Light bodied, crisp, refreshing. Reasonable beer, like a beefier version of Yeungling.

Serving type: bottle

07-12-2012 03:40:14 | More by DoubleJ
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DeanMoriarty

California

3.48/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Picked up a 22oz bomber from Baron's Market in Point Loma for $6.29 and poured it into an Odell Brewery branded tulip glass.

Saw this one on the shelf and bit on the random style rarely seen on American shelves - Danish Red Lager. In the land of IPA and DIPA, this was a refreshing sight.

A: Pours a clean burnt orange hue with a thin head that lingers a wile with minor amounts of lacing.

S: Sweet and malty - toasted grain - slight grassy finish.

T: Similar to the nose - toasted grain is cranked up in the flavor, slightly perfumey, light hop detected - not a lot going on here, but enjoyable non the less.

M: Somewhere in between light and medium bodied, good amount of carbonation that is appropriate for the style.

Overall great Euro style red ale - reminds me of a modern version of Old Speckled Hen or the likes. Nothing out of the ordinary just a solid take on an old style.

Serving type: bottle

01-06-2013 23:54:55 | More by DeanMoriarty
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BucannonXC5

California

3.36/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Type: 12-oz. bottle
Glass: 0.5l mug
From: World Market in Las Mesa (San Diego), Calif.
Price: $1.99
Purchased: Aug. 1, 2013
Consumed: Aug. 3, 2013
Misc.: N/A

Poured a dark copper red murky color with 1-to-2 fingers of white head. Minimal lacing on the sides of the glass. Above average retention on the top all the way down.

Smelled caramel malts, rye notes, iced tea, dates, skunky broccoli and faint vomit.

Tasted much better than the smell. Very malty. Also got caramel malts, rye notes, dates and some toasty bread.

Medium-to-light body. Oily-to-creamy texture. Soft carbonation. Long finish.

Was hoping for a bit more, but I wasn’t terribly happy about this beer. Definitely decent for the style, but that’s it.

Serving type: bottle

08-04-2013 09:08:02 | More by BucannonXC5
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BEERchitect

Kentucky

3.26/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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.

Serving type: bottle

04-04-2013 17:37:13 | More by BEERchitect
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mactrail

California

3.1/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

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.

Another new brewery out of nowhere. Photo of the 22 oz bottle purchased at Bottleworks in San Diego.

Serving type: bottle

12-07-2012 06:00:58 | More by mactrail
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FridayDave

North Carolina

2.65/5  rDev -27.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

12-30-2012 22:32:55 | More by FridayDave
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t420o

California

2.23/5  rDev -39.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

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

D

Serving type: bottle

12-14-2012 22:43:44 | More by t420o
Danish Red Lager from Figueroa Mountain Brewing Co.
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