Danish Red Lager - Figueroa Mountain Brewing Co.
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3.36/5 rDev -8.4%
Type: 12-oz. bottle
Glass: 0.5l mug
From: World Market in Las Mesa (San Diego), Calif.
Purchased: Aug. 1, 2013
Consumed: Aug. 3, 2013
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.
08-04-2013 09:08:02 | More by BucannonXC5
3.26/5 rDev -11.2%
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.
04-04-2013 17:37:13 | More by BEERchitect
3.56/5 rDev -3%
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.
03-25-2013 07:31:13 | More by gpogo
3.48/5 rDev -5.2%
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.
01-06-2013 23:54:55 | More by DeanMoriarty
2.65/5 rDev -27.8%
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.
12-30-2012 22:32:55 | More by FridayDave
2.23/5 rDev -39.2%
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
12-14-2012 22:43:44 | More by t420o
3.1/5 rDev -15.5%
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.
12-07-2012 06:00:58 | More by mactrail
Danish Red Lager from Figueroa Mountain Brewing Co.
83 out of 100 based on 63 ratings.