Long Day Lager - Red Hare Brewing Company
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2.63/5 rDev -24.2%
16 ounce pour $5.25 at Taco Mac in Woodstock, Georgia.
Appearance: Hazed, darkened, burnished gold body in appearance with a scant, white head, but that's due to the usual heavy Taco Mac pour.
Smell: A profuse graininess in the nose with pithy, citric American-born hop notes, though there's a very small slightly herbal, spicy trace in there tipping off some noble hop usage.
Taste: Grainy, husky upfront with restrained hints of biscuit and sweetness. Hops largely display a citric, fruity character, overshadowing the far subtler, faintly spicy noble hop qualities. Moderate bitterness. Drying, grainy, and lightly bitter into the finish.
Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium carbonation.
Overall: This lager carries across more bitterness than, for me, is desired and has a conspicuous raw graininess throughout, leaving me without the crisp, refreshing, inviting lager I'm looking forward to after a long day.
09-19-2011 15:47:11 | More by ChainGangGuy
3.2/5 rDev -7.8%
Looks good. The head, while small, sticks around and leaves some spots on the glass. Gold color and nearly clear.
Malty and devoid of any hop aroma.
Sweet with a berry like presence. Again, pretty low hop which leads to a shorter aftertaste. The body is quite good although the carbonation is elevated. I'd say this falls short of the Czech pils goal.
07-17-2014 23:51:59 | More by smcolw
4.22/5 rDev +21.6%
Comes out of the tap a hazy honey golden with a thin off-white head - but the latter may be an artifact of the pour. The bartenders at Summits like to make sure you get maximum beer. It is darker than most lagers I have sampled, a good sign. As it turns out, the head does leave some decent lacing. Malty, fruity aroma has apple and cherry notes and a hint of hops, unusual for a lager in my experience. Malty and surprisingly hoppy flavor has a fruity tone and subtle hop bitterness. Smooth, firm-bodied, fizzy, edgy texture leaves a malty and rather hoppy finish, somewhat more like an IPA than a lager. I’ve had plenty of lagers, and this is one of the best, if not the best!
09-28-2011 02:58:36 | More by Cyberkedi
3.73/5 rDev +7.5%
On tap. Served at around 40F.
Pours clear gold/amber with a one finger white head that dissipates to a light ring and leaves some spotty lacing.
Aroma is herbal, grains, light citrus, grassy, cereal, corn?. Good strength.
Flavor is nice, good citrus notes, grassy hops, mild malt sweetness with some bread, grain and cereal, finishes with crisp bitterness.
Mouthfeel is light/medium bodied with good carbonation.
Nice clean lager, real nice hoppiness. Aroma is average but the flavor is excellent for this style.
02-29-2012 23:15:49 | More by elgiacomo
1.4/5 rDev -59.7%
Taste like there is some rancid bactericide that has been brewing in this can. Quite a disappointment to my dismay, compared to the overall positive reviews of this pilsner. Has a light mouth feel, a sour malty sweetness. I am just thankful this was given to me for free.
12-03-2013 01:29:16 | More by bmjivi221
2.88/5 rDev -17%
"This is a Bohemian style pilsner that is packed with flavor. Golden in color, this beer comes through with slightly sweet and biscuity malt notes. We used some noble type hops to bitter, then put our twist on it with some Pacific Northwest hops at the end to deliver a slightly citrusy nose. We hope you find this beer not only sessionable, but also very refreshing after a long day." Brewed in the style of a Czech Pilsener. This is one of Red Hare's two debut beers, and one of the two beers they first packaged in 2012. Available in 6 pack and 12 pack cans and on draft wherever Red Hare is distributed.
Poured from a 12 oz. can to a Red Hare pint glass. Served above 48º Fahrenheit.
(Appearance) Pours a crisp, sudsy head of an ecru-white tone over a golden straw yellow body. Clarity is very high, some fine sediment is the only visual imperfection. Retention is below average, lacing is light and spotty and doesn't stick. 2.5
(Smell) Aromas of toasty biscuit malt, mild caramel grain sweetness. The aroma is a bit sweet in the malt profile but there isn't a lot to say about the hop profile aside from some muted floral notes. Very clean and balance is 2.75
(Taste) Medium biscuit malts with a moderate viscosity. Finishes with a toasted grain malt and a mellow juiciness. While not out of balance as the aroma suggested, the end result is still unremarkable, very dull with no hop presence. 3
(Mouthfeel) Slick, soft, clean texture. Carbonation doesn't impact texture much. Body is medium for the style. Alcohol presence is light+. 3
(Overall) Given how much I have enjoyed Red Hare's reserve releases, I'm a bit surprised that this beer isn't nearly as enjoyable. Dull, overly sweet and out of balance, there's nothing redeeming enough in Long Day Lager to recommend this beer to friends. 2.75
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12-08-2013 21:23:04 | More by Jadjunk
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