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Ringneck Big Woody Lager | The Brew Kettle Taproom & Smokehouse / Production Works

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Ringneck Big Woody LagerRingneck Big Woody Lager

Brewed by:
The Brew Kettle Taproom & Smokehouse / Production Works
Ohio, United States

Style: American Adjunct Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.20%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by aracauna on 06-06-2004

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 42 |  Reviews: 15
Photo of Sammy
2.6/5  rDev -23.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Bottle from the brewery. Your basic lager. Nothing to look at,medium yellow. Neutral smell to say the best. Average mouthfeel, above average carbonation. Not very drinkable, but passable just not interesting.Macro beer subsistitute. Better stuff is brewed here.

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Photo of XmnwildX12
3/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of ejimhof
3/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Sabtos
3.32/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Classic crystal clear golden lager with very little head leaving only a spotty white film on top.

Sweet bready pear, light lemon, and very fruity butter waft off the glass.

A different sort of lager, with raisin and grape characteristics somehow being showcased, with a very sweet corn element.

This is easy to drink, but not necessarily thoroughly enjoyable. A bit tingly, but also a little boring after a while, although it must be said, this is many number of steps up from a typical AAL.

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Photo of BGsWo22
3/5  rDev -11.2%

Photo of leprechaunandfatman
3.96/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Brenden
3.53/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap at the brewpub in January 2016

A light-medium yellow-gold in color, this lager already shows more than the typical straw yellow color most of its counterparts possess. It's got a tight, creamy layer of head that rests on top and puts down spotting and legging.
While plenty malty with lots of creamy sweetness, a touch of grains, and some fruits, there's also some pretty good grassy and leafy hops, particularly considering the style. There's a little must / earth as well and some floral notes from the hops as well. Laid out against others of its kind, this beer has much more flavor and depth.
While the body is light, there's some substance to it. It's semi-sweet overall but with a bit of additional dryness from hops keeping it from cloying. It's moderately crisp and plenty smooth as well as pretty clean.

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Photo of Dogbrick
3.5/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Sample at the brewpub: Clear pale golden color with a very thin white head and spotty lacing. Light piney hops aroma. Light-bodied and clean on the tongue with a mildly malty and hoppy flavor. The finish is crisp and hoppy, with notes of pine and grass. Above average overall.

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3.5/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of prototypic
3.38/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Many thanks to csmiley for the bottle.

Appearance: It's very clear and pours a light golden color. It's more colorful than it's macro colleagues, but only above average. Head is foamy white and about a finger deep. It dissipated quickly and left spotty lacing lining the glass.

Smell: It's light on the nose. Not uncommon for the style. Is it possible to make a macro lager smell good? It's got a nice, caramel malt base and smells sweet. It's grainy and earthy. It's lightly hopped, but hops are noteable. Pretty impressive for a macro style lager. That pretty much wraps it up.

Taste: Caramel malts easily take top billing. They're sweet and have a pretty good flavor. Hops are present and floral in character. It's lightly hopped, so their presence is barely noticeable. For this style, I'll take it. It's grainy and has a very earthy and floral taste. It's very straight and uncomplicated. For the style, it's definitely above average.

Mouthfeel/Drinkability: It's light bodied and carbonated pretty. Feels a bit watered down. It's easy drinking, but not very appetizing in the process. Drinkability is pretty good, especially for the style. It doesn't taste good enough to warrant more than a couple. But, it's doable.

Ringneck did a pretty decent job. For a macro style, it's alright. It suffers from some of the same flaws the macros do, but not to the same degree. It's worth a try. Gotta love the name too.

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Photo of ckollias
2.5/5  rDev -26%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of shirtless_mike
3.75/5  rDev +10.9%

Photo of JimmyFlatRock
3.3/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of nrbw23
3.12/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pretty boring beer.

A- Pours a crystal clear light gold color with a very thin white head. Looks like all the other macros.

S- Grainy, a bit of grassy hops and a light sweet.

T- Not a whole lot different than any other macro. A touch sweeter.

M- Just like all the other macros.

D- Super easy to drink and I suppose I'd take this one over a Bud or Miller. I'm just not a fan of this style at all.

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Photo of WesMantooth
3.37/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Tyrawlings
3/5  rDev -11.2%

Photo of BarryMFBurton
3.25/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of bigbluebeerguy
3.42/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of adamette
3.38/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

RN Big Woody Lager Poured from tap into a clean, clear glass at The Brew Kettle earlier tonight.

A Classic lager look with clear yellowish with minimal carbonation rising up. Brief white head dissipates to a single ring around my glass. Appropriate to the style but not much to set it apart from others in its style. Just fine looking.

S Not much smell at all apart from maybe some distant distant hops, barley.

T Basic lager only with slightly stronger hops, barley but the taste dissapears quickly (within 60 seconds). I think that it is appropriate to the style once again but not much elevates this from other lagers that I have had. It IS more tasty than "The Great American Lager" however.

M Moderate with slightly stronger tastes than other well known lagers

D Fair to good for me but others may rate drinkability much higher as they may really enjoy the lager style.

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Photo of Hoptometrist
2.88/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Photo of aracauna
3.78/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

This is definitely not a bad little lager. There’s light citrus and straw malt. It's even a bit floral in the aroma. The light gold color seems to contrast with the decent flavor. It’s very drinkable without being very boring. It's quite tasty, actually.

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Photo of tmoneyba
3.35/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Draft at The Brew Kettle.

Pours a clear golden color with an average creamy white head that mostly lasted with fair lacing. Moderate malt and hop aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture and flat carbonation. Medium bitter flavor with a medium bittersweet finish of moderate duration.

My expectations where met.

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Photo of AltBock
3.48/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

22 oz. bomber bottle with a black and white homemade label of a big beaver wearing sunglasses. In this beaver's hand is a big pint of beer. The other hand is busy giving this beer the thumbs up. A label with a big beaver and is named Big Woody? The jokes are endless. This was bought at the Brew kettle in their BOP.

I poured this big Lager into an Brooklyn Brewery Imperial pint glass. "Big Woody" poured a clear, but not pale lemon yellow. At the right angle, it looks like there's a small tint of amber mixed in with it. On top of this yellow brew was a creamy 1/4 of an inch pure white head of foam. This head of foam never receded. It stayed the same size the entire time this beer was in my glass. When the level of beer lowered, this head of foam left behind streaks of white lace.

There wasn't much going on in the aroma, but at least it didn't contain malted corn and rice. That's a huge plus coming from an Adjunct Lager. The aroma was lightly malty with toasted malts, a pinch of juicy fruits, and a slight touch of peppery hops. Not bad, but not much going on.

The taste was all about the malts! The taste starts off with toasted malts, but as the taste moves along, the toasted malts suddenly become bready malts. While the malts were changing, there was a slight taste of juicy fruits and a quick splash of peppery floral hops. I like malty Lagers and this beer was nothing but malts. This is how a Lager should taste like.

It was a light bodied crispy beer with plenty of crispy carbonation and a malty aftertaste. This malty aftertaste was a mix of toasted and bready malts and a hint of peppery hops. This clean malty aftertaste will only stick around for about 10 seconds.

I didn't have high hopes for Big Woody in the beginning, but when it came down to drinking this beer, it changed my mind. As you can tell, I really enjoyed this Lager. There was nothing in this beer that I didn't like. This beer won't give you woody, but if you ever want to try a clean stand up malty Lager, then make a trip down to the Brew Kettle to try this beer.

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Photo of Lanstrum
3/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Wolberjs
3.09/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

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Ringneck Big Woody Lager from The Brew Kettle Taproom & Smokehouse / Production Works
Beer rating: 3.38 out of 5 with 42 ratings
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