Danish Red Lager | Figueroa Mountain Brewing Co.

Danish Red LagerDanish Red Lager
BA SCORE
3.69/5
108 Ratings
Danish Red LagerDanish Red Lager
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
Ranking:
#28,757
Reviews:
24
Ratings:
108
pDev:
13.01%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
0
Gots:
26
Trade:
0
HISTOGRAM
 
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Ratings: 108 |  Reviews: 24
Reviews by t420o:
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2.21/5  rDev -40.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

Figueroa Mountain Danish Style Red Lager

Note: $6.29 at Whole Foods. Bought this on accident I meant to buy the poppy IPA. Pissed they had this behind the IPA on the front because I always grab the beer in back. 

A- pour produces a 1/2 finger tan head on a deep amber body. No retention or lacing 3

S- sickly sweet malt, grains, off-putting 2

T- same as smell with the addition of some earthy notes. 2.5

M- lighter than average carbonation. Medium body. Sticky and cloying as it warms. Nasty. 1.5

O- after hurricane deck I didn't expect too much. Won't ever have another again.  This beer is not very good. below average.  2

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Photo of jtladner
3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

Photo of Dirksen
4.25/5  rDev +15.2%

Photo of WickedBeer
3.73/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dertyd
3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

Photo of breadwinner
4.24/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

I've only had a few, but all of the lagers I've had from Figueroa Mountain have been excellent (and it's no surprise, then, that they absolutely cleaned up in lager categories at the most recent GABF). This one is full of sweet, caramel malt notes, but nothing cloying, everything cleaning up so very nicely thanks to a healthy presence of lager yeast. Really satisfying in a style that I'd not otherwise expect to enjoy so much.

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Photo of Thothamon
3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

Photo of SB_Brewmaster
3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

Photo of Giesch
4/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of GRG1313
3.91/5  rDev +6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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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3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

Photo of BeerGainz
4.46/5  rDev +20.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of emerge077
3.81/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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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3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

Photo of Booner818
4/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MJSJr
4.04/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mrcraft
3.54/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of FridayDave
2.61/5  rDev -29.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

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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Photo of largadeer
3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

Photo of metter98
3.49/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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.

Serving type: bottle

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Photo of Josh_951
3/5  rDev -18.7%

Photo of wethorseblanket
3.43/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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Danish Red Lager from Figueroa Mountain Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.69 out of 5 with 108 ratings
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