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Ruby Lager - Olde Hickory Brewery

Ruby LagerRuby Lager

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BA SCORE
76
okay

51 Ratings
THE BROS
82
good

(view ratings)
Ratings: 51
Reviews: 18
rAvg: 3.24
pDev: 17.28%


Brewed by:
Olde Hickory Brewery visit their website
North Carolina, United States

Style | ABV
American Amber / Red Lager |  3.70% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: oberon on 12-31-2009)
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Reviews by cosmicevan:
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cosmicevan

New York

3.3/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

picked this up when visiting family in NC about a month ago...notched as best by december 2012...bottoms up! enjoyed from a duck rabbit snifter.

a - brew opened with a big fizzy pop, but did not geyser. it poured a deep amber but was translucent. the head was bigger than 2 fingers on a careful pour but was down to about an 1/8 of an inch of bubbles and hung there for a while after things settled down. spotty lacing.

s - big malts and nuttiness. has some nice nutmeg amber qualities to the odor. lots of grape and resembles a marzen with some crystalized malts. smells rather nice and has some festive qualities to it as well.

t - somewhat mundane. very brown ale with nuts. fairly boring and over carbonated which seems to take away from the flavor, kind of like when you get a soda from one of those machines that mixes the syrup on the spot and over carbonates. actually kind of tastes like an amber beer flavored seltzer...and i'm not a big fan of seltzer so while this one is not bad and definitely drinkable, just not my bag.

m - definitely on the fizzy side and a bit over carbonated.

o - overall at $3.99 for 22oz, it was worth a shot. the mouthfeel really distracts me from the flavor qualities that i am digging here. decent session beer, but not something i will seek out again. good fora pour, but 22oz of this is a bit much for me.

Serving type: bottle

12-16-2012 01:37:11 | More by cosmicevan
More User Reviews:
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Kilyena

North Carolina

1.9/5  rDev -41.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1.5

Although this beer is OK for appearance and smell, taste is just OK, the 3.7 alcoholic content barely rates this as a beer. I gave it a rating as a one because I want my beer to be real beer and not just a beverage. It didn't rate high enough in the other areas to consider it decent. So I gave it a low rating. Because beer should be beer and 3 % alcohol doesn't equate to beer in my book! Have you tried the rating scale on weak beverages? I'm from NC and I truly wanted to rate this beer higher but honestly I can't.

Serving type: bottle

04-15-2014 08:20:13 | More by Kilyena
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Brandon_Carver

North Carolina

3/5  rDev -7.4%

04-10-2014 20:01:21 | More by Brandon_Carver
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Pens1967

Louisiana

3.5/5  rDev +8%

03-09-2014 03:00:58 | More by Pens1967
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cwguy5

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev +8%

01-03-2014 18:36:48 | More by cwguy5
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herrburgess

South Carolina

3/5  rDev -7.4%

09-02-2013 18:47:22 | More by herrburgess
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lupercmda

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev +8%

08-28-2013 23:18:14 | More by lupercmda
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adam_e

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev +8%

08-15-2013 13:05:29 | More by adam_e
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kristougher

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +23.5%

08-10-2013 01:01:27 | More by kristougher
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kell50

North Carolina

3/5  rDev -7.4%

08-07-2013 22:06:49 | More by kell50
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ekalb31

North Carolina

3/5  rDev -7.4%

08-06-2013 23:46:32 | More by ekalb31
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mwbrady12

North Carolina

2.75/5  rDev -15.1%

07-29-2013 00:42:02 | More by mwbrady12
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NastyNate11

North Carolina

3/5  rDev -7.4%

07-12-2013 02:57:41 | More by NastyNate11
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FUwolfpacker

South Carolina

3.25/5  rDev +0.3%

05-27-2013 17:53:51 | More by FUwolfpacker
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JohnnieNepal

Michigan

3.25/5  rDev +0.3%

05-06-2013 12:08:21 | More by JohnnieNepal
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buckyp

South Carolina

3.25/5  rDev +0.3%

04-28-2013 22:51:16 | More by buckyp
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tsauce2

Indiana

4/5  rDev +23.5%

04-26-2013 21:40:04 | More by tsauce2
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Axnjxn

North Carolina

3.25/5  rDev +0.3%

04-23-2013 00:12:21 | More by Axnjxn
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blackie

Virginia

3.68/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

draft at Tasty Beverage, Raleigh

a: served in a short pint glass, the beer is a reddish caramel color, sporting a thin white head with low retention

s: a simple lager malt foundation holds aromas of toasted bread and caramel, some typical red malt aromas akin to red apple, hops clean and light

m: carbonation around moderate with a touch of abrasiveness, body nudging towards the higher side of the light range

t: toasted lager malts carry flavors of caramel, red apple, and some breadiness, a mild sweetness midway, hops are clean and slightly citric, imparting a mild bitterness

o: a simple, well structured beer, if maybe a little rough around a couple edges, enough here to keep things interesting, but likely not a repeat for me

4 35 4 35 4

Serving type: on-tap

04-11-2013 03:08:55 | More by blackie
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brewdude1982

North Carolina

3.34/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This was a bomber poured intro a snifter.

This beer pours a dark red with a good frothy head and high retention. It smells a little metallic. It has a light malt taste with a bitter finish. It has a medium body for a lager and high carbonation.

This beer is ok.

Serving type: bottle

04-04-2013 18:03:31 | More by brewdude1982
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Falcone

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev +8%

03-21-2013 23:31:26 | More by Falcone
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cantfindme

North Carolina

3/5  rDev -7.4%

03-07-2013 23:10:10 | More by cantfindme
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KevinGordon

North Carolina

3.25/5  rDev +0.3%

02-12-2013 02:54:12 | More by KevinGordon
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Skelton

Georgia

3.25/5  rDev +0.3%

12-24-2012 20:21:15 | More by Skelton
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kneeland

North Carolina

3.28/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I really wish the taste matched the appearance, but that's a negative. I'm not saying this beer tastes bad, but it's not a great. Average is a perfect word to describe it.

There's a little bit of malt, but not very hoppy. Overall, I like it as a lager, but that's all.

I mentioned the appearance... it pours a dark amber/copper color, with a thin head that sticks around and doesn't lace the glass too much.

Serving type: bottle

12-15-2012 02:16:06 | More by kneeland
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Ruby Lager from Olde Hickory Brewery
76 out of 100 based on 51 ratings.