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Ruby Lager - Olde Hickory Brewery

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BA SCORE
76
okay

54 Ratings
THE BROS
82
good

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Ratings: 54
Reviews: 19
rAvg: 3.26
pDev: 16.87%
Wants: 2
Gots: 2 | 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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Kiknwitcooper

North Carolina

1/5  rDev -69.3%

01-15-2012 23:38:26 | More by Kiknwitcooper
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thagr81us

South Carolina

1.75/5  rDev -46.3%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

01-17-2011 12:46:48 | More by thagr81us
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Kilyena

North Carolina

1.9/5  rDev -41.7%
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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TheKingofWichita

North Carolina

2.17/5  rDev -33.4%
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.

Serving type: bottle

02-24-2011 23:25:00 | More by TheKingofWichita
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mwbrady12

North Carolina

2.75/5  rDev -15.6%

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

Connecticut

2.75/5  rDev -15.6%

08-02-2012 14:49:19 | More by DrunkinYogi
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GTB

North Carolina

2.75/5  rDev -15.6%

03-04-2012 18:28:53 | More by GTB
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cantfindme

North Carolina

3/5  rDev -8%

03-07-2013 23:10:10 | More by cantfindme
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NastyNate11

North Carolina

3/5  rDev -8%

07-12-2013 02:57:41 | More by NastyNate11
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devilben02

North Carolina

3/5  rDev -8%

11-14-2011 14:26:57 | More by devilben02
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kell50

North Carolina

3/5  rDev -8%

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

North Carolina

3/5  rDev -8%

04-10-2014 20:01:21 | More by Brandon_Carver
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ekalb31

North Carolina

3/5  rDev -8%

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

North Carolina

3/5  rDev -8%

11-26-2011 05:49:58 | More by planbee
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herrburgess

South Carolina

3/5  rDev -8%

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

Georgia

3.05/5  rDev -6.4%
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.

Serving type: bottle

01-27-2012 03:30:08 | More by Cyberkedi
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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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FUwolfpacker

South Carolina

3.25/5  rDev -0.3%

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

Florida

3.25/5  rDev -0.3%

07-15-2012 16:18:43 | More by sendsilk
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matzah

Georgia

3.25/5  rDev -0.3%

04-08-2012 19:17:31 | More by matzah
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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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JohnnieNepal

Michigan

3.25/5  rDev -0.3%

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

North Carolina

3.25/5  rDev -0.3%

06-26-2014 20:37:27 | More by Jeeb
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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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Ruby Lager from Olde Hickory Brewery
76 out of 100 based on 54 ratings.