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Brick Red Baron - Brick Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
69
poor

48 Ratings
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Ratings: 48
Reviews: 35
rAvg: 2.82
pDev: 22.34%
Wants: 1
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brick Brewing Co. visit their website
Ontario, Canada

Style | ABV
American Pale Lager |  4.80% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
One way to make a great beer is to listen to the people who love drinking them. The result...a multi-award gold winning Premium Blonde Lager. This clear glassed beauty is brewed to deliver a well-balanced, clean, crisp finish that is smooth and in a class of its own.

Red Baron Premium Blonde Lager is brewed using only the finest, hand-selected hops and barley. The result: it looks great, and tastes even better.

As a blonde lager, Red Baron goes with just about any type of spicy food such as chili, Samosa's, Bobotie's, jalapeno peppers or a nice Thai or Szechuan dish. This blonde will definitely help to tame the fire.

(Beer added by: kbub6f on 08-16-2001)
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Reviews by TheHammer:
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TheHammer

Ontario (Canada)

3.38/5  rDev +19.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance - The beer came in a black and gold can with no suggested drink date. The beer itself poured with a finger of head, that retains and laces slightly. The beer itself is clearly yellow, and is so carbonated I wasn't sure if I was going to be drinking cheap ginger ale.

Smell - I'm catching some nice toast-like smell with a hint of floral hops. The background has a little bit of lemon and a touch of dandelion. It's nice and strong enough to add a little character, but nothing mind blowing.

Taste - It is slightly above average, and if I could I'd give it 3.2. Pretty standard lager taste that starts with a grain flavor and then turns to mixture of floral hops with a touch of fruit. Finishes with a smooth, dry finish that is similar to a generic salted cracker.

Mouthfeel - The carbonation for this beer is quite good, even if it seems a bit out of control after the pour. That and the dry finish leaves a slight and somewhat pleasant aftertaste. That being said, as it goes down it does taste a bit too watered down.

Drinkability - There are no problems getting this beer down, it's very light on the stomach and smooth. That being said, the dry end of the beer seems to have an effect at not refreshing you. Pretty good stuff.

Final Thoughts - From what I've sampled thus far, the adjunct lager simply doesn't lend itself to knock your socks off. The reasons for this are obvious, but this one fares quite well. This beer is certainly better then your Bud, Blue or Canadian but it's not that much better. If you drink to get drunk, pick this stuff up for a change of pace, but it's not something I'd go out of my way for again.

Serving type: can

03-20-2009 01:14:51 | More by TheHammer
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Orionigel

Ontario (Canada)

2/5  rDev -29.1%

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Ontario (Canada)

2/5  rDev -29.1%

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Ontario (Canada)

3/5  rDev +6.4%

06-24-2014 00:42:38 | More by Pmicdee
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FEARNOBEER

Ontario (Canada)

3.33/5  rDev +18.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

This beer is my favourite Discount beer at The Beer Store. In fact, it beats out some of the higher priced, Micro-brewed and BIG 10 beers hands down. Do not be afraid to give this one a ride around the Patio.

Pours a pale, golden yellow.
Smells of grassy tones and some notes of lemon
Less hoppy taste than most beers, clean and crisp...a Canadian character.

Serving type: bottle

12-29-2013 18:46:45 | More by FEARNOBEER
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ZachT

British Columbia (Canada)

2.25/5  rDev -20.2%

10-22-2013 19:46:53 | More by ZachT
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cam477

Newfoundland (Canada)

2.25/5  rDev -20.2%

09-26-2013 01:00:25 | More by cam477
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TheBeeraholic

Ontario (Canada)

2.5/5  rDev -11.3%

06-15-2013 16:55:42 | More by TheBeeraholic
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beerhunter13

Ontario (Canada)

2.5/5  rDev -11.3%

05-15-2013 10:31:00 | More by beerhunter13
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DaPan

Ontario (Canada)

2.25/5  rDev -20.2%

02-13-2013 03:48:59 | More by DaPan
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thehyperduck

Ontario (Canada)

2.79/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

341 mL bottle from a six-pack picked up at TBS. As someone who has spent much of the last decade living as a broke post-secondary student, I'm a little surprised I've never gotten around to trying this. I've seen it almost everywhere in this province, but as far as value-brand beers go I usually just stick with one of several 'trusted brands' rather than taking a risk with unknowns. Served ice cold.

Pours a pale straw yellow colour, topped with one finger of frothy, somewhat dense, white-coloured head that fizzles away over the next few minutes. It leaves behind a thin, foamy cap at the surface, as well as some smears of lacing on the sides. A reasonably attractive pale lager. The aroma is comprised primarily of grainy pale malts and honey, with a distinct, somewhat off-putting adjunct vibe. At least it isn't skunked - the clear bottle had me worried but I guess the light-sealed sixer containers do the job.

Tastes ok, but I'm not exactly regretting passing it up all these years. The flavour is light and grainy, with some pale barley malt flavours mingling with corn syrup and honey, resulting in a flavour profile that leans a little too heavily toward the saccharine side. Some apple skin notes, with a (thankfully) dry finish that cuts through the sweetness. Light-bodied and watery, with typically high carbonation levels for the style. Easy to drink quickly, and not good for much else.

A pretty run-of-the-mill pale lager. Nothing especially offensive about it, but it's still a flawed beer with a few annoying traits - mostly the adjunct vibes and sweetness. If I were grading this as a regular adjunct lager it might fare a little better, but I expect a cleaner taste from APLs. As with most value lagers, the only thing this really has going for it is its sessionability.

Final Grade: 2.79, a mediocre C. Brick's Red Baron Premium Blonde Lager is nothing special, but a shrewd beer shopper can probably determine that just from reading the name - there is a good chance that any pale lager calling itself 'premium' is compensating for something. As far as value brands go, this is slightly better than average, but overall it's a very forgettable lager. I'd take this over garbage like Lucky or Old Milwaukee, but even if I limited myself to the 'cheap beer' category, I can think of various preferable alternatives (e.g. Upper Canada, or even the James Ready line). The 'lime' version, which I reviewed last summer, is marginally better, if only because the lime distracts you from the various brewing faults. Something to skip unless you're an extremely frugal lager drinker.

Serving type: bottle

01-16-2013 23:55:32 | More by thehyperduck
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heckez


1.75/5  rDev -37.9%

12-23-2012 04:01:41 | More by heckez
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hopsolutely

Ontario (Canada)

2.5/5  rDev -11.3%

05-13-2012 03:45:00 | More by hopsolutely
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Wordslinger

Ontario (Canada)

1.75/5  rDev -37.9%

05-06-2012 01:24:38 | More by Wordslinger
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ThinkAgain

Ontario (Canada)

2.5/5  rDev -11.3%

03-17-2012 05:51:44 | More by ThinkAgain
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oldp0rt

Quebec (Canada)

2.75/5  rDev -2.5%

11-24-2011 02:27:22 | More by oldp0rt
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Mit

Ontario (Canada)

3.1/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

a-Golden straw colour with very minimal head

s-malty sweetness...slight malt smell bready, yeasty notes...

t-slight hop flavour, malty flavour, yeast...solid beer for the money.

m-perfect for the abv.

o-decent....good lawnmower beer. I have already bought this a few times.

Serving type: bottle

09-14-2011 23:21:07 | More by Mit
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spinrsx

Ontario (Canada)

2.95/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

473ml Can

Appearance – Clear yellow colour with a large size fizzy white coloured head. There is a high amount of carbonation showing and the bubbles are quite large. There isn't much lacing. The head lasted for around 3 minutes before it was gone.

Smell - Grains, corn, malts

Taste & Mouth - The beer has a high amount of carbonation. I can taste breads/grains, malts and some cooked corn. There is also a little bit of a fruity sweetness - perhaps apples or pears. The beer finishes with a grainy slightly sweet aftertaste.

Overall – The beer is quite drinkable, but there's nothing about it that makes it noteworthy. It also would benefit from a lower level of carbonation. I wouldn't buy this beer again.

Serving type: can

07-08-2011 17:32:42 | More by spinrsx
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nickfl

Florida

2.78/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

A - Pours with one and a half fingers of white foam on top of a clear, straw golden body. The head settles at a moderate pace and leaves sticky lace.

S - Light, bready malt with absolutely nothing else going on.

T - Light malt up front with just the slightest hint of herbal hops. Some more soft malt in the middle... and that's it. Just, nothing.

M - Medium body, high carbonation, and a dry finish.

D - This beer tastes less like anything than pretty much any other beer I have ever had. It isn't offensive, it really isn't anything. Very drinkable, but in the end I drain poured it because it just wasn't worth putting any stress on my liver for something this bland.

Serving type: can

05-23-2011 03:54:49 | More by nickfl
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liamt07

Ontario (Canada)

3.13/5  rDev +11%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Can from the Beer Store, 473ml into a pint glass.

Pours a golden yellow, with a small fluffy white head that falls quickly to a thin layer of head. Quite a bit of carbonation is visible; head leaves some decent lacing. Nose of sweet caramel, light graininess, a touch of bread, some red delicious apple. Taste still has the malt characteristics, touch of diacetyl, grain, graham cracker and some mild hop character. High carbonation, but still relatively smooth. Overall, not a bad beer and decent for the style.

Serving type: can

04-19-2011 15:51:26 | More by liamt07
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pieman25

Ontario (Canada)

3.68/5  rDev +30.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

I was about to go to a friend's place to do some hanging out after a long week of 10-page essays, exams, making ukuleles, and working. He told me to bring some of my own, no problem as the beer store is on my way to his place. Seeing as I only had ten bucks, I checked the price list for some of the cheaper stuff - this was the first thing I saw that I hadn't tried yet - so I got a sixer for about nine bucks, not bad.

It comes in a clear bottle, so don't let it sit in the sun too much. It poured a really nice golden yellow colour, like a blonde. It had some moderate head that retained itself surprisingly well.

It smelt of grains, as well as a sweet, syrupy (is that a word?) smell. Again, a pleasant experience in my opinion.

Being a frequenter of the "budget" branded beers, I can say that this is among the best budget beers out there. It was started somewhat sweet, with a little graininess, then to this flavour that can really only be described as "buttery", with a clean, crisp, slightly bitter finish. If you like hops, this is not for you as the final hint of bitterness is all I've found.

Mouthfeel needs some improvement, it was carbonated a little heavily, and a bit on the light side. Pretty decent though.

This certainly isn't the best stuff out there, but it is certainly decent. It would be more suitable to warmer weather, maybe while you're grilling, or out fishing/camping with friends, as opposed to say, the beginning of November.

Serving type: bottle

11-06-2010 19:27:13 | More by pieman25
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pdgreen

Indiana

3.1/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

A- Small amount of lace. Pours pale staw yellow colour with a decent head.

S- Mild sweet and fruity smell

T- Mild maltyness with small fruity hints

M: Light body with strong carbonation.

D: Easy to drink but thats all it has going for it. Enjoyed it but not as good as I hoped.

Serving type: bottle

08-20-2010 23:21:49 | More by pdgreen
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JohnnyBarman

Ontario (Canada)

3.13/5  rDev +11%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

I'm still on the hunt for a decent, inexpensive brew I can pick up in mass quantities. I love beer hunting and all, but every once in a while, you just need something cheap and poundbackable. Picked up a case of this when it went on sale. Clear bottles (eep)

Poured a very pale straw colour, decent head and retention. Visible carbonation.

Nose is grain, honey, mild hops.

Compared to some of the other cheap-o brands at the Beer Store, this one went down fairly well. A bit sweet, but generally inoffensive. Honey, grains, lemon, barely-present hops. The kind of beer I could drink several of in an afternoon. Still a bit funky, but better than average.

Slightly over-carbonated, but a decent body. Pound-backable.

Those looking for a high-quality Ontario lager should look elsewhere. Those looking for a cheap brew that won't offend, Red Baron will work. Better in bottles, as long as the light doesn't get to it.

Serving type: bottle

08-20-2010 21:58:54 | More by JohnnyBarman
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PEIBeerGuy

Prince Edward Island (Canada)

3.55/5  rDev +25.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I didn't expect much from this one, esp. since blondes aren't my thing... well, at least in beers.

It's a very clear yellow (with a hint of peach/orange), and a long-lasting head. I thought it would disappear quickly, but the head on it has some staying power and a bit of creaminess to it I didn't expect.

The smell is average. Nothing noteworthy or unique.

The taste was better than I thought! It's not super-flavourful or complex, but I don't think it's supposed to be, either. It was clean & fresh.

Felt fine in the mouth. Fresh, not too carbonated, and actually has a little smoothness to it.

Actually quite drinkable!

Serving type: can

07-07-2010 22:18:27 | More by PEIBeerGuy
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seand

California

3.25/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Pours a clear light amber with a small amount of white head. Most of the head dissipates, leaving a little on the surface and around the edge of the glass, enough for a small amount of lacing.

S: Light grainy sweetness and mild fruit.

T: Light, a little sweetness to start, essentially no hoppy bitterness.

M: Light body, medium carbonation.

D: Drinks quite easily.

Not terrible, not great, certainly not exciting, but it's light and drinks easily enough, if that's what you're after.

Serving type: can

05-16-2010 22:16:49 | More by seand
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