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Danish Red Lager - Figueroa Mountain Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
83
good

68 Ratings
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Ratings: 68
Reviews: 15
rAvg: 3.67
pDev: 13.62%
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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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

largadeer, Nov 23, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

dvmin98, Oct 04, 2013
Photo of ZionNation
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.

ZionNation, Sep 26, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

ACB, Sep 18, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

SB_Brewmaster, Sep 15, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

GraduatedCashew, Aug 28, 2013
Photo of BucannonXC5
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.

BucannonXC5, Aug 04, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

Gobzilla, Jul 23, 2013
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4/5  rDev +9%

Eazy28, Jul 20, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

VictoriaAnne, Jul 06, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +15.8%

InlandTaipan, Jul 01, 2013
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3/5  rDev -18.3%

sloelco, Jun 29, 2013
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4/5  rDev +9%

MarvinSnyder, Jun 12, 2013
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4/5  rDev +9%

TheMarkE, Jun 06, 2013
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5/5  rDev +36.2%

MigueLitros, May 24, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +15.8%

Dirksen, May 24, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +15.8%

dominic4beer, May 10, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

Theosphere, May 08, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

JoshTellez, Apr 14, 2013
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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.

BEERchitect, Apr 04, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

SocalKicks, Mar 31, 2013
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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.

gpogo, Mar 25, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

Alek, Feb 21, 2013
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4/5  rDev +9%

2GOOFY, Feb 10, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

kornkid8600, Feb 03, 2013
Danish Red Lager from Figueroa Mountain Brewing Co.
83 out of 100 based on 68 ratings.