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Ribstone Creek Lager - Ribstone Creek Brewery

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Reviews: 3
Hads: 7
Avg: 3.43
pDev: 12.54%
Wants: 0
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
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Ribstone Creek Brewery visit their website
Alberta, Canada

Style | ABV
American Pale Lager |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: biboergosum on 04-14-2012

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Reviews: 3 | Hads: 7
Photo of Bunman3
3.41/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This is a solid, locally brewed lager. It has excellent colour and clarity. It pours with a nice head and healthy carbonation. It may just be me, but I can taste and see big Alberta skies when I drink a Ribstone. This is a very sessionable lager that is a distinct cut above the usual macro.

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Photo of wordemupg
3.23/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

355ml can poured into tulip 18/12/13

A clear golden yellow, stream of big bubbles feed a fast falling, noisy thumbs width of foam that leaves no lace

S bread, apple juice, paper shredding, and some cooked veggies and sweet grains

T just a little herbal tea bag to go with what I smell, metallic notes added as it warms, basic but no off flavors

M a little foamy and thin, some apple on the finish

O a step above macros but that's about it, not much going on but drinkable nonetheless

shes a lawnmower beer and that's about it, another brewery in Alberta that I'm not all that excited about, yawn...

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Photo of biboergosum
3.7/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

The first offering from this new rural Alberta brewery. A lunchtime pint (or two) at Sherlock Holmes' downtown YEG location.

The beer appears a clear, glassy medium golden yellow, with one finger of soapy, loose white head, which leaves a nice dripping paint vista of lace around the glass as it duly settles.

It smells of sweet pastry malt, a bit of marzipan, and leafy, floral hops. The taste is grainy, sweet pale malt, a softened yeasty breadiness, some subtle orchard fruitiness, and more juicy, floral, earthy hops.

The carbonation is a tad frizzy at first, but in no real distracting manner, the body a solid medium weight, a little bit clammy, but really quite smooth. It finishes off-dry, the bready notes, while waning in sweetness, also face an equal clearing out of hop presence. I suppose this means that you're meant to go back to the well for a recharge.

An admirable groundbreaker for a brewer in a province where taking on BMC in the lager game has not proven tenable at any time of late. Like Yellowhead, and Maverick before them, Ribstone make an approachable all-malt, fairly hearty lager. I hope to see more of it challenging the hearts, minds, and livers of local Canadian and Bud fans, as well as the rest of us who appreciate a decent lager.

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Ribstone Creek Lager from Ribstone Creek Brewery
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