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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
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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 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.

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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3.48/5  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 adamette
3.38/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

RN Big Woody Lager Poured from tap into a clean, clear glass at The Brew Kettle earlier tonight.

A Classic lager look with clear yellowish with minimal carbonation rising up. Brief white head dissipates to a single ring around my glass. Appropriate to the style but not much to set it apart from others in its style. Just fine looking.

S Not much smell at all apart from maybe some distant distant hops, barley.

T Basic lager only with slightly stronger hops, barley but the taste dissapears quickly (within 60 seconds). I think that it is appropriate to the style once again but not much elevates this from other lagers that I have had. It IS more tasty than "The Great American Lager" however.

M Moderate with slightly stronger tastes than other well known lagers

D Fair to good for me but others may rate drinkability much higher as they may really enjoy the lager style.

Photo of tmoneyba
3.35/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Draft at The Brew Kettle.

Pours a clear golden color with an average creamy white head that mostly lasted with fair lacing. Moderate malt and hop aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture and flat carbonation. Medium bitter flavor with a medium bittersweet finish of moderate duration.

My expectations where met.

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.

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