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Danish Red Lager - Figueroa Mountain Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
84
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70 Ratings
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Ratings: 70
Reviews: 16
rAvg: 3.68
pDev: 13.32%
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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Photo of t0rin0
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

t0rin0, Sep 26, 2012
Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.55/5  rDev -3.5%
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.

UCLABrewN84, Aug 27, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

zestar, Aug 27, 2014
Photo of GRG1313
3.93/5  rDev +6.8%
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.

GRG1313, Jul 28, 2012
Photo of BEERchitect
3.26/5  rDev -11.4%
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.

BEERchitect, Apr 04, 2013
Photo of westcoastbeerlvr
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

westcoastbeerlvr, Jan 02, 2014
Photo of SocalKicks
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

SocalKicks, Mar 31, 2013
Photo of largadeer
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

largadeer, Nov 23, 2013
Photo of emerge077
3.8/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Served cool around 45-50º in a tulip glass.

Bright reddish copper color, dense head of foam, good retention. Arcs of lace around the edges, surface of the foam has a creamy texture and a stained parchment color.

Aroma is malt forward, nutty, lightly toasted bread, vague dried fruit esters.

Flavor is clean and also pleasantly malty, bready with a light plum ester, dry finish with trace hop bitterness. Light and medium bodied with very little sweetness if at all. Pairs well with food. Thanks to WST for this one!

emerge077, Nov 07, 2014
Photo of mactrail
3.1/5  rDev -15.8%
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.

mactrail, Dec 07, 2012
Photo of DoubleJ
3.53/5  rDev -4.1%
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.

DoubleJ, Jul 12, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

GraduatedCashew, Aug 28, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

Gobzilla, Jul 23, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

ste5venla, Feb 25, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

Smarty_Pints, Apr 03, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

charlzm, Feb 28, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

dvmin98, Oct 04, 2013
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4/5  rDev +8.7%

2GOOFY, Feb 10, 2013
Photo of BucannonXC5
3.36/5  rDev -8.7%
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.

BucannonXC5, Aug 04, 2013
Photo of DeanMoriarty
3.48/5  rDev -5.4%
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.

DeanMoriarty, Jan 06, 2013
Photo of dertyd
3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

dertyd, Apr 20, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

jtladner, Sep 07, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

DeadeyeOTDO, Oct 22, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

Raziel313, Apr 09, 2014
Photo of BeerManDan
4.2/5  rDev +14.1%
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.

BeerManDan, Jun 15, 2012
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Danish Red Lager from Figueroa Mountain Brewing Co.
84 out of 100 based on 70 ratings.