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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
Ranking:
#28,853
Reviews:
24
Ratings:
108
pDev:
13.01%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Ratings: 108 |  Reviews: 24
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1.9/5  rDev -48.5%
look: 1.75 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 2

Photo of t420o
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 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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3/5  rDev -18.7%

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3/5  rDev -18.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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3/5  rDev -18.7%

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3/5  rDev -18.7%

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3/5  rDev -18.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of mactrail
3.13/5  rDev -15.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

The color is amber with an attractive coppery cast. Adequate foam but not much lacing. Fragrant nose and a perfumey taste like a spicy cactus candy.

I am baffled by what a "Danish Red Lager" might be, but this is indeed reddish and maybe they like their beers sweet in Denmark. For a modest alcohol content it has quite a full body. Feels a little stich as well as slick in the mouth. A sweet and malty mouthful without much else to tickle the palate. Pretty slim on hops (brewer claims 26 IBU). I would not like to face a pint of this, but it makes for an interesting short glass from the bottle.

Another new brewery out of nowhere. Photo of the 22 oz bottle purchased at Bottleworks in San Diego.

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3.14/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

When I first smelled this, I thought I was in store for a boring beer. On taste though...very easy to drink. Biscuit and toasty grain notes more than anything. My glass was empty before I knew it; this would be great for a night out drinking with friends.

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3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

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3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

Photo of raulazzer
3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

Photo of charlzm
3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

Photo of mkh895
3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

Photo of Unchi
3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

Photo of BEERchitect
3.27/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Decanting with a deep honey-peach color, seeming more bronze in the middle, the lager is clean looking while capped by an ivory foam stance. Solid fluffed froth structures are long lasting and speckles the glass with interspersed pockets.

Faint grainy-sweet aromas of light buttered toast, caramel, and nuts align in the nose and do so with a light herbal, grassy, and nearly minty twinge. Creamy malt support seems somewhat of pasta starch and bread.

Similarly, the taste is malt-forward- light bread dough, then toast, then pecan notes lead up to a mild coffee ground note before halting before roast character sets in. Herbal hops are lightly floral and fruity before trailing to a stemmy, slim grassy bitterness to finish.

Light bodied, the strong carbonation aids the beer's lightness and gives the beer a refreshing and crisp finish. Light warmth and plaster-like- the beer's crisp finish is as much about its minerally quality as it is hops or fleeting malt.

I love how they just throw it out there, "Danish Style Red Ale", as if amber ales from Denmark are so commonplace that we all immediately go, "Oh yea, that Danish style of red beer." Maybe someday the Danes will become known for their red ales and we'll have Figeuroa Mountain to thank.

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Photo of Wontonst
3.31/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of BucannonXC5
3.34/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Type: 12-oz. bottle
Glass: 0.5l mug
From: World Market in Las Mesa (San Diego), Calif.
Price: $1.99
Purchased: Aug. 1, 2013
Consumed: Aug. 3, 2013
Misc.: N/A

Poured a dark copper red murky color with 1-to-2 fingers of white head. Minimal lacing on the sides of the glass. Above average retention on the top all the way down.

Smelled caramel malts, rye notes, iced tea, dates, skunky broccoli and faint vomit.

Tasted much better than the smell. Very malty. Also got caramel malts, rye notes, dates and some toasty bread.

Medium-to-light body. Oily-to-creamy texture. Soft carbonation. Long finish.

Was hoping for a bit more, but I wasn’t terribly happy about this beer. Definitely decent for the style, but that’s it.

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

Photo of DeanMoriarty
3.47/5  rDev -6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Picked up a 22oz bomber from Baron's Market in Point Loma for $6.29 and poured it into an Odell Brewery branded tulip glass.

Saw this one on the shelf and bit on the random style rarely seen on American shelves - Danish Red Lager. In the land of IPA and DIPA, this was a refreshing sight.

A: Pours a clean burnt orange hue with a thin head that lingers a wile with minor amounts of lacing.

S: Sweet and malty - toasted grain - slight grassy finish.

T: Similar to the nose - toasted grain is cranked up in the flavor, slightly perfumey, light hop detected - not a lot going on here, but enjoyable non the less.

M: Somewhere in between light and medium bodied, good amount of carbonation that is appropriate for the style.

Overall great Euro style red ale - reminds me of a modern version of Old Speckled Hen or the likes. Nothing out of the ordinary just a solid take on an old style.

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Photo of Honeybourne
3.48/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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 StonedTrippin
3.49/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

quality lager here, and the vienna style never really does much for me, but this one never gets sweet, and relies more on a special red type malt than the same generic medium crystal we always see, and the yeast character adds a lot to a beer that usually has very little of it. frothy looking light amber brew, to call it red is a stretch, but it has great clarity and it holds its head. the nose on it s really muted, almost stale and with a wet cardboard thing, it doesnt smell real nice at all honestly, but the taste is lovely. dry but still malty is hard to do, refreshing in the finish with a light dried fruit character and the lager yeast. hops arent robust, but the beer is well balanced. light enough to drink a ton of, good in all seasons, and finally an example of a vienna lager that i would buy again.

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Photo of HippieDave56
3.49/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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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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