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Ringneck Big Woody Lager - The Brew Kettle Taproom & Smokehouse / Production Works

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Ratings: 31
Reviews: 13
rAvg: 3.4
pDev: 11.18%
Wants: 1
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
The Brew Kettle Taproom & Smokehouse / Production Works visit their website
Ohio, United States

Style | ABV
American Adjunct Lager |  5.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: aracauna on 06-06-2004

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Ratings: 31 | Reviews: 13
Reviews by DeFaz:
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3.25/5  rDev -4.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -4.4%

Photo of Sammy
2.6/5  rDev -23.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Bottle from the brewery. Your basic lager. Nothing to look at,medium yellow. Neutral smell to say the best. Average mouthfeel, above average carbonation. Not very drinkable, but passable just not interesting.Macro beer subsistitute. Better stuff is brewed here.

Photo of prototypic
3.38/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Many thanks to csmiley for the bottle.

Appearance: It's very clear and pours a light golden color. It's more colorful than it's macro colleagues, but only above average. Head is foamy white and about a finger deep. It dissipated quickly and left spotty lacing lining the glass.

Smell: It's light on the nose. Not uncommon for the style. Is it possible to make a macro lager smell good? It's got a nice, caramel malt base and smells sweet. It's grainy and earthy. It's lightly hopped, but hops are noteable. Pretty impressive for a macro style lager. That pretty much wraps it up.

Taste: Caramel malts easily take top billing. They're sweet and have a pretty good flavor. Hops are present and floral in character. It's lightly hopped, so their presence is barely noticeable. For this style, I'll take it. It's grainy and has a very earthy and floral taste. It's very straight and uncomplicated. For the style, it's definitely above average.

Mouthfeel/Drinkability: It's light bodied and carbonated pretty. Feels a bit watered down. It's easy drinking, but not very appetizing in the process. Drinkability is pretty good, especially for the style. It doesn't taste good enough to warrant more than a couple. But, it's doable.

Ringneck did a pretty decent job. For a macro style, it's alright. It suffers from some of the same flaws the macros do, but not to the same degree. It's worth a try. Gotta love the name too.

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3.25/5  rDev -4.4%

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3/5  rDev -11.8%

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3/5  rDev -11.8%

Photo of leprechaunandfatman
3.96/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of BarryMFBurton
3.25/5  rDev -4.4%

Photo of aracauna
3.78/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

This is definitely not a bad little lager. There’s light citrus and straw malt. It's even a bit floral in the aroma. The light gold color seems to contrast with the decent flavor. It’s very drinkable without being very boring. It's quite tasty, actually.

Photo of UDbeernut
2.51/5  rDev -26.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Ringnecks attept to please the masses is this macro style lager.

Appearance: nice amber color with 1/4" head that reduced to lacing

Smell: nothing impressive here.

Taste: Poor... I think Miller Lite has more taste than this.

Mouthfeel: Not smooth at all.

If you ever go to the Brew Kettle, you are better off drinking water that drinking this beer.

Photo of bigbluebeerguy
3.42/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of cd_beer_disapear
4/5  rDev +17.6%

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3/5  rDev -11.8%

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4/5  rDev +17.6%

Photo of sixerofelixir
3.48/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Draft sampled at The Brew Kettle in Strongsville, OH. Review from notes.

Pours clear and very yellow. White head. Sort of difficult to pick up on the aroma. Taste is light, sweet malts and almost wine-like (think Gewürztraminer). Interesting to say the least, and a bit of a departure from the average "helles" lager. Feel is resinous, and the finish is bitter and sweet. Easily drinkable, as expected. My glass blew the keg, so I'm glad to have tried it.

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3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

Photo of nrbw23
3.12/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pretty boring beer.

A- Pours a crystal clear light gold color with a very thin white head. Looks like all the other macros.

S- Grainy, a bit of grassy hops and a light sweet.

T- Not a whole lot different than any other macro. A touch sweeter.

M- Just like all the other macros.

D- Super easy to drink and I suppose I'd take this one over a Bud or Miller. I'm just not a fan of this style at all.

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3/5  rDev -11.8%

Photo of Ricochet
3.84/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

If this was how most American macro lagers would taste, there wouldn't be a need for microbreweries.

Sweet smelling with a sweet and bitter flavor with alcohol notes present but didn't really affect the flavor. It is really full of taste and sort of reminds me of Breyers Ice Cream-just the raw materials with no extras. This is really an exceptional lager, usually not my choice when I go to microbreweries, but I'll have this one again.

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3.48/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

22 oz. bomber bottle with a black and white homemade label of a big beaver wearing sunglasses. In this beaver's hand is a big pint of beer. The other hand is busy giving this beer the thumbs up. A label with a big beaver and is named Big Woody? The jokes are endless. This was bought at the Brew kettle in their BOP.

I poured this big Lager into an Brooklyn Brewery Imperial pint glass. "Big Woody" poured a clear, but not pale lemon yellow. At the right angle, it looks like there's a small tint of amber mixed in with it. On top of this yellow brew was a creamy 1/4 of an inch pure white head of foam. This head of foam never receded. It stayed the same size the entire time this beer was in my glass. When the level of beer lowered, this head of foam left behind streaks of white lace.

There wasn't much going on in the aroma, but at least it didn't contain malted corn and rice. That's a huge plus coming from an Adjunct Lager. The aroma was lightly malty with toasted malts, a pinch of juicy fruits, and a slight touch of peppery hops. Not bad, but not much going on.

The taste was all about the malts! The taste starts off with toasted malts, but as the taste moves along, the toasted malts suddenly become bready malts. While the malts were changing, there was a slight taste of juicy fruits and a quick splash of peppery floral hops. I like malty Lagers and this beer was nothing but malts. This is how a Lager should taste like.

It was a light bodied crispy beer with plenty of crispy carbonation and a malty aftertaste. This malty aftertaste was a mix of toasted and bready malts and a hint of peppery hops. This clean malty aftertaste will only stick around for about 10 seconds.

I didn't have high hopes for Big Woody in the beginning, but when it came down to drinking this beer, it changed my mind. As you can tell, I really enjoyed this Lager. There was nothing in this beer that I didn't like. This beer won't give you woody, but if you ever want to try a clean stand up malty Lager, then make a trip down to the Brew Kettle to try this beer.

Photo of quasimoto
3.51/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - Its a clear dark golden ambers with very little lace.

S - The aroma of toasted malts and a background of dry hops. Also it's very vinous.

T - Strong taste of toasted caramel, mixed with a background of prunes and hops.

M- Simple. Its very light and has a dry, bitter finish.

D - Very easy to drink this beer. For the style I think Its a little big. Definitley very drinkable.

Photo of csmiley
3.63/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - Pours mostly clear and gold. Color is darker than I expected but that is not a bad thing. Head was good - topping out at an inch - and stayed around for a while. Lacing was much better than expected.

S - Nothing really stands out and grabs the nose. Smell is light. There are several aromas that are apparent but they all seem to play an equal part overall. What is noticeable: grain, pale malt, earthy hops, and light caramel.

T - The solid malt base is quickly evident. Pale malt, caramel, bread, and grain / hay are all present. The tail end has a touch of hops and a small amount of alcohol. Flavor is simple but still nice.

M - Medium bodied with good carbonation. Finish contains a small amount of crisp bitterness but remains smooth overall.

D - Drinkability is good. It is simple, easy to drink, light enough to have several in a session, and smooth. Ringneck brewing did a good job with this one. It's nice to have a lager alternative to the typical BMC selections that are normally available. Also, gotta love a beer called Big Woody that has a picture of a beaver on the label.

Photo of Beef_Curtains
4/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of baconman91
3.75/5  rDev +10.3%

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