Ruby Lager - Olde Hickory Brewery

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66 Ratings

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Ratings: 66
Reviews: 19
rAvg: 3.32
pDev: 16.87%
Wants: 3
Gots: 5 | FT: 0
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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Photo of Kiknwitcooper
1/5  rDev -69.9%

Photo of thagr81us
1.75/5  rDev -47.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 1

Served from tap into a sampler tumbler. Poured red-orange with a half finger off-white head that subsided to a very minimal amount slowly. Maintained decent lacing throughout the glass. This is where it went downhill.... The aroma was comprised of sweet malt, nutmeg, and burnt hair (WTF!?!?!?). The flavor was of burnt malt, nutmeg, and the taste of how burnt hair smells (OMG!). It had a light feel on the palate with low carbonation. Overall holy Christ this was bad... It was just not appealing in any aspect. Burnt hair... REALLY!?!? If I'm honest I wouldn't drink this again if it gave me a ruby everytime I took a sip. Just not worth it. However I might keep this in mind for when I want to play a cruel joke on a not-so-good friend.

Photo of Kilyena
1.9/5  rDev -42.8%
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.

Photo of TheKingofWichita
2.17/5  rDev -34.6%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a nice looking dark reddish orange almost ruby color with a thick off white head and a good amount of lacing. Smells of nuts, malts, and a little hop aroma. Tastes of a little slight hops, tons of nuts, and a total ton of malts. Mouthfeel is medium with a ton of carbonation. Drinkability is not the best.

Photo of mwbrady12
2.75/5  rDev -17.2%

Photo of DrunkinYogi
2.75/5  rDev -17.2%

Photo of GTB
2.75/5  rDev -17.2%

Photo of cantfindme
3/5  rDev -9.6%

Photo of NastyNate11
3/5  rDev -9.6%

Photo of devilben02
3/5  rDev -9.6%

Photo of BeccaH
3/5  rDev -9.6%

Photo of kell50
3/5  rDev -9.6%

Photo of MichaelProcton
3/5  rDev -9.6%

Photo of Brandon_Carver
3/5  rDev -9.6%

Photo of ekalb31
3/5  rDev -9.6%

Photo of planbee
3/5  rDev -9.6%

Photo of JimKal
3/5  rDev -9.6%

Photo of herrburgess
3/5  rDev -9.6%

Photo of Cyberkedi
3.05/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Strong, malty aroma has a yeasty overtone but is otherwise about average. It pours a clear dark coppery brown with a fairly thick, slightly yellowish light tan head. Malty flavor has yeasty and grassy notes with just a hint of apple, nothing special but still enjoyable. Texture is quite fizzy but just a bit on the thin side. Overall, a decent if not outstanding brew.

Photo of KevinGordon
3.25/5  rDev -2.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -2.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -2.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -2.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of JohnnieNepal
3.25/5  rDev -2.1%

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Ruby Lager from Olde Hickory Brewery
77 out of 100 based on 66 ratings.