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Danish Red Lager | Figueroa Mountain Brewing Co.

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Figueroa Mountain Brewing Co.
California, United States
figmtnbrew.com

Style: Vienna Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Danish Style Red Lager (Dansk Red) is inspired by the red lagers of Denmark and the signature red color in the Danish flag. This quality beer is crafted with a blend of European base and sweet caramel malt, creating a beautiful red hue.

Added by Jason on 06-28-2011

BEER STATS
Reviews:
23
Ratings:
101
Avg:
3.53
pDev:
30.59%
 
 
Wants:
0
Gots:
19
For Trade:
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Dark amber orange with a fast fading white head. Head looks great when initially poured but simply disappears quickly.

Nose is full on Belgian esters; almost too sweet but very full with sweet cooked orange rind appeal.

Mouthfeel is rich but light and bright and inviting. Well balanced with nice carbonation.

Flavor profile is a nice and inviting "malty/yeasty/bitter" brown. Hints of toast, coffee and light bitter chocolate/roast grain.

Finish is a malty bitter, burnt toast/roasted grain bitter that is long lasting.

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Served cool around 45-50º in a tulip glass.

Bright reddish copper color, dense head of foam, good retention. Arcs of lace around the edges, surface of the foam has a creamy texture and a stained parchment color.

Aroma is malt forward, nutty, lightly toasted bread, vague dried fruit esters.

Flavor is clean and also pleasantly malty, bready with a light plum ester, dry finish with trace hop bitterness. Light and medium bodied with very little sweetness if at all. Pairs well with food. Thanks to WST for this one!

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Out of the bottle in the beautiful town of Solvang, CA. This beer should taste better here but it wasn't.
The color is pleasant, not ruby red more orange red.
Not really any smell at all.
Smooth lager taste too smooth really. A red should be different, should give you a reason to drink something different. This one does not.
Feels like soda more than beer.
Overall can't recommend wanted to but can't.

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Bottle at Solvang Restaurant, Solvang, CA

A: The beer is clear amber in color and has a moderate amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a quarter finger high beige head that died down, leaving a collar around the edge and a thin head covering the surface.
S: Light aromas of sweet toasted malts are present in the nose.
T: The taste follows the smell and has light to moderate flavors of toasted and caramel malts along with bits of associated sweetness.
M: It feels clean and a bit shy of being medium-bodied on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer isn't nearly as malty compared to some of the other beers in the style and it seems like some malt extracts were used in the ingredients.

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Had this while visiting my brother-in-law in Santa Ynez.

Poured into an American pint glass. More blonde than red, I was expecting more of a darker (red?) beer, judging by the name. 1/4" head which dissipates towards middle of beer. Smells decent, no off-aromas, but also somewhat nondescript. First taste is odd - almost like cardboard. This beer is as dry as a bone, which makes the bitter stand out even more than it probably should. Taste is of candied sugar, almost Belgian, which would also explain the extreme dryness of this brew. Good carbonation levels, and a tad on the watery side for a Vienna Lager, which should have more body/mouthfeel.

Not bad, nice to see more lagers, but this really wasn't something I will go back to.

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Danish Red Lager from Figueroa Mountain Brewing Co.
3.53 out of 5 based on 101 ratings.
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