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Big Oak - Red Oak Brewery

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Big Oak
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88
very good

31 Ratings
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Ratings: 31
Reviews: 8
rAvg: 3.97
pDev: 10.08%
Wants: 2
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Red Oak Brewery visit their website
North Carolina, United States

Style | ABV
Vienna Lager |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: oberon on 03-26-2005)
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4/5  rDev +0.8%

07-01-2014 16:06:56 | More by dbrauneis
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North Carolina

4/5  rDev +0.8%

06-30-2014 19:54:23 | More by BigGingDrinker
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North Carolina

4/5  rDev +0.8%

06-28-2014 04:13:07 | More by slym
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jsausley

North Carolina

4.3/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Reviewing this based off of a pour from the Piedmont Ale House in Burlington, NC.

This particular pour was my fifth or sixth glass of Big Oak at various locations. This beer is available in the summer months and is a heavy, substantial lager that really satisfies. It's a malty punch in the face. During the summer months, I will always pick this over my standard Red Oak amber lager if it is available.

I ordered this beer with a meal at Piedmont Ale House. This particular glass was a poor pour by a mediocre bartender that was poured far too slowly and with no sustainable head. With a good pour this beer produces a heavy head that is long lasting and laces the glass. This particular pour was too carbonated as it was poured incorrectly and could really have been improved with a more skillful pour.

A: A lovely dark reddish brown with hints of orange. It is translucent with a thick amber color that appears very appetizing. Depending on the pour, the head can vary. It should have a nice 1" head that will sustain very well and give significant lacing.

S: This is not a fairly fragrant beer, but it gives off earthy hints as well as a variety of malt and hop aromas layer on each other. There are some fruity notes in the smell as well.

T: This beer tastes like it was based off of the Red Oak amber lager standard, but with an added dose of whoop-ass. It's got a higher ABV which is noticeable, but more important, it carries a much stronger body full of malts. There are various malts in this beer. You get the sweet malty flavor of a lager as well as some of the more subtle flavors of a toasted or roasted malt that gives hints of coffee. On top of all this, there are several layers of fruity hints such as citrus (mainly grapefruit). It is a full bodied, delicious beer and one of my favorite lagers.

M: A nice consistent feel - somewhat silky, but very smooth and thick. A wonderful texture. Medium carbonation.

O: One of my favorite beers and it's from my local brewery! Definitely give this one a shot if it is available in your area, especially if you're a fan of the original Red Oak amber or a similar lager such as Fat Tire or Boston Lager. This is a malty lager on steroids,

Serving type: on-tap

06-21-2014 23:51:35 | More by jsausley
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4/5  rDev +0.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

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5/5  rDev +25.9%

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North Carolina

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North Carolina

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North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

07-10-2012 02:21:51 | More by Jason_Quad
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BnVBeerMan


4.13/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had this beer on tap n it blew me away.
A- Great golden brown-amber coloring with a slight hazzyness

S- slight sweetness with a mild nose full of hops

T- red oak amber on steroids, notes of malt up front finishing with an easy bitter hoppyness

M- mild body with a smooth finish

O- i loved this beer. exactly what i was looking for in a spring seasonal from an NC brewery

Serving type: on-tap

06-07-2012 17:21:49 | More by BnVBeerMan
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carrollmel7

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

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chinchill

South Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A seasonal beer served by a brewery rep. at the NC Brewers Fest.

A; Pours clear red-brown-amber body with an excellent bone-colored head. Durable head; very good lacing.

S: has the aroma of a mild lager beer made with grassy hops.

T: A bit better than suggested by the aroma. Still, a mildly bitter, lightly flavored beer.

M: Light-medium body; excellent carbonation.

O: refreshing, high ABV lager. 3.75

Serving type: on-tap

05-14-2012 02:29:09 | More by chinchill
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Big Oak from Red Oak Brewery
88 out of 100 based on 31 ratings.