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Ruby Lager - Olde Hickory Brewery

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BA SCORE
77
okay

74 Ratings
THE BROS
82
good

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Ratings: 74
Reviews: 21
rAvg: 3.33
pDev: 15.92%
Wants: 4
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:
Beer added by: oberon on 12-31-2009

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Ratings: 74 | Reviews: 21
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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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Ruby Lager from Olde Hickory Brewery
77 out of 100 based on 74 ratings.