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Red Tape Lager - Jack's Abby Brewing

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Ratings: 85
Reviews: 21
rAvg: 3.75
pDev: 10.67%
Wants: 4
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Jack's Abby Brewing visit their website
Massachusetts, United States

Style | ABV
Munich Helles Lager |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: mschofield on 08-07-2011

Navigating the labyrinth of brewery licensing and state regulations isn't easy. When we finally got the green light, we also got inspired with the perfect name for our pilot brew. Red Tape Lager has a full malty flavor typical of Bavarian dark lagers. It's brewed with 100% Dark Munich Malt. Additions of Glacier hops for bittering and noble German hops for aroma strike a balance between American and European flavors.

25 IBU
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(copied from blog - written January 14, 2013)

Appearance – Beautiful reddish brown. One finger white head. Leaves a nice lacing.
Smell – Sweet malts and caramel.
Taste – Caramel, dark fruits, roasted grain or wheat flavor. Very small hop flavor.

At first this beer reminded me of a sweet red ale like Oskar Blues Imperial Red or Northcoast Red Seal Ale. After about a quarter of the beer was down though I started to realize the subtle hop flavor that those beers don’t have as well as a much more roasted taste. The first time I drank this beer I remember not being too impressed but I gave it a second shot because it’s fairly cheap and I want to review more Jack’s Abby beers!… Anyway this time I’m finding it much more enjoyable. A solid beer in their line-up that leans more towards the malty sweetside that is less common with this brewery.

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Red Tape Lager from Jack's Abby Brewing
84 out of 100 based on 85 ratings.