Long Day Lager | Red Hare Brewing Company

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Long Day LagerLong Day Lager

Brewed by:
Red Hare Brewing Company
Georgia, United States

Style: Czech Pilsener

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.98%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by Georgiabeer on 09-09-2011

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Photo of woodychandler
3.92/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A local friend had moved to take a job in Charleston, SC before moving back up north into NJ, but he frequently returns to the southeast and knows to bring back beer for The CANQuest (tm) for me. It is always appreciated!

From the CAN: "Chase the Rabbit!"; "Bohemian Style Lager"; "This is a Bohemian style pilsner that is packed with flavor. Golden in color, this beer comes through with slightly sweet and biscuity malt notes. We used some noble type hops to bitter than put our twist on it with some Northwest Ameri[CAN] hops at the end to deliver a slightly citrusy nose. We hope you find this beer not only sessionable, but very refreshing after a long hard day."; "evercan Recyclable forever, keep it going."

I Crack!ed it open, revealing a brimful craft CAN. I was getting a little bit of foaming through the vent, so I went with a gentle Glug to keep things under CANtrol. I still raised a finger of foamy, eggshell-white head with moderate retention as a result. Color was Yellow-Gold (SRM = 4 -5) with NE-quality clarity and the Gelt Gang of Croesus, Mammon & Midas stopped by for a taste. I was more interested in all of the CO2 bubbles that were evident in the glass. Nose had a definite grassiness from the Noble hops and the citrus hops lent it more of a lemony scent than grapefruit. I was put in mind of lemongrass, actually. Mouthfeel was medium-to-full, big for the style and indicative of its carbonation. The taste was definitely of a Czech Pils, very fresh, clean, hop-forward and underlain by a biscuit maltiness. It was very grassy with just a hint of bitterness and I CAN see it being a great beer to relax with after a long day. Finish was also long, lingering with a pleasantly dry lemongrass flavor. I would recommend this with Vietnamese or Thai food or just putting in the cooler on a hot summer's day.

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Photo of ordybill
4.27/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 12 OZ can into a pint glass. The appearance is a murky golden yellow color with a medium sized white head. The aroma is full of grass, maybe some lemon zest, hops and yeast. The taste was a nice grass flavored beer with mild hops in the back.

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Photo of BeerAndGasMasks
3.69/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours clear and golden with a small head from the 12 oz can. Smells a bit malty and the taste gives you a malty hit as well. Good example of the "bohemian lager."

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Photo of ArchimedesSox
3.96/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A: Clear, golden to orange color, thin white head, good lacing

S: Wheat malts, biscuit, slight hop

T: Wheat malts, sweet biscuity malt, bitter hops at the end of the taste

M: Crisp, dry like a lager, light to medium feel

O: Really good pilsner in my opinion. Has that wheat taste that sets it apart from most others, while fitting the style of being crisp, dry, clean and refreshing.

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Photo of tone77
3.58/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12 oz. can. Has a light golden color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is sweet and malty. Taste is crisp, malts,light hops, none of the sweetness detected in the aroma. Clean and refreshing. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall is an enjoyable beer.

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Photo of chinchill
3.09/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

On tap.
A fine looking lager, with an exceptional head.
The aroma seems too mild and lacking in hops. Hops are not a particular issue in the flavor but do lean to the mild side.

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Photo of jadpsu
3.67/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Draft at the Red hare Brewery in Marietta.
Pours a clear gold with a tinge of amber and a one finger white head that reduces quickly to a light ring of side glass lacing.

Aroma: Grassy, tart citrus like scent along with a little hoppiness.
Taste: smooth, creamy. Grainy, grassy and slight stringent hops and malty finish.
Lagers are usually more mundane than this one. Like the mild bitterness at the finish.

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Photo of smcolw
3.22/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Looks good. The head, while small, sticks around and leaves some spots on the glass. Gold color and nearly clear.

Malty and devoid of any hop aroma.

Sweet with a berry like presence. Again, pretty low hop which leads to a shorter aftertaste. The body is quite good although the carbonation is elevated. I'd say this falls short of the Czech pils goal.

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Photo of cking82
4.75/5  rDev +30.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

This is one of the first breweries I tried in the Atlanta area so I'm particularly loyal to this place. That being said, Long Day has been one of my favorite beers. It goes down easy and tastes great. Def better on tap but most beers are for that matter.

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Photo of GoldenBROWNE
3.4/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Good beer for a lager from a can. Found it in a minks in Marietta GA so decided to buy it.
Appearance: darker than a usual lager. A heavy golden lager

Smell; dark with a slight hoppy sent

Taste: mild malty taste with a hint of hops

Mouthfeel; not sure what to say for this part (first time rater)

Overall; very happy with this beer.i rarely have high expectations with beers in cans but these red hare fellas did a good job. I would describe it as a perfect camping beer. Stuck in the woods and bottles arnt Eco-friendly, this is the beer you want, it's not the bud lite piss everyone else has taken with them but it's also not intensely hoppy/malty.
Could certainly kill a six pack of these and be more than merry :)

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Photo of Jadjunk
2.86/5  rDev -21.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

"This is a Bohemian style pilsner that is packed with flavor. Golden in color, this beer comes through with slightly sweet and biscuity malt notes. We used some noble type hops to bitter, then put our twist on it with some Pacific Northwest hops at the end to deliver a slightly citrusy nose. We hope you find this beer not only sessionable, but also very refreshing after a long day." Brewed in the style of a Czech Pilsener. This is one of Red Hare's two debut beers, and one of the two beers they first packaged in 2012. Available in 6 pack and 12 pack cans and on draft wherever Red Hare is distributed.

Poured from a 12 oz. can to a Red Hare pint glass. Served above 48º Fahrenheit.

(Appearance) Pours a crisp, sudsy head of an ecru-white tone over a golden straw yellow body. Clarity is very high, some fine sediment is the only visual imperfection. Retention is below average, lacing is light and spotty and doesn't stick. 2.5

(Smell) Aromas of toasty biscuit malt, mild caramel grain sweetness. The aroma is a bit sweet in the malt profile but there isn't a lot to say about the hop profile aside from some muted floral notes. Very clean and balance is 2.75

(Taste) Medium biscuit malts with a moderate viscosity. Finishes with a toasted grain malt and a mellow juiciness. While not out of balance as the aroma suggested, the end result is still unremarkable, very dull with no hop presence. 3

(Mouthfeel) Slick, soft, clean texture. Carbonation doesn't impact texture much. Body is medium for the style. Alcohol presence is light+. 3

(Overall) Given how much I have enjoyed Red Hare's reserve releases, I'm a bit surprised that this beer isn't nearly as enjoyable. Dull, overly sweet and out of balance, there's nothing redeeming enough in Long Day Lager to recommend this beer to friends. 2.75

Red Hare Brewing Company's
Long Day Lager

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Photo of BrownNut
3.85/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A very surprising lager.

I keep underestimating golden/pale lagers of various styles and keep being wrong. This was such an unexpected taste, and a good one. You go into it thinking pilsner, and expecting the tastes of Czech and Germany, but at the first sip you're getting American hops like in a pale ale. It's a real curveball. It was full flavored and delicious and made me want to keep taking another sip.

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Photo of bmjivi221
1.45/5  rDev -60.2%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.25

Taste like there is some rancid bactericide that has been brewing in this can. Quite a disappointment to my dismay, compared to the overall positive reviews of this pilsner. Has a light mouth feel, a sour malty sweetness. I am just thankful this was given to me for free.

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Photo of Mojo
3.81/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12 ounce can -> Pilsner flute

A - clear medium gold with an initial big foamy head, good retention, and industrial strength lacing.

S - weak nose that is mostly citrus

T - mild lemony flavor with a nice bite in the finish. Easy drinking.

M - good feel, not as thin as I expected, but good carbonation

O - sessionable beer that is very tasty but very easy to drink.

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Photo of godlessape
3.74/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured this one into a pint glass. The body has a sunshine straw color to it and the head is a creamy white foam that sinks rapidly. Looks like your typical BMC but all similarity's, thankfully, end there.

The aroma is biscuity and slightly sweet. There is a wee kiss of lemon zest here, coming I suppose from the Nobel hops, but very faint.

The flavor is mildly sweet and bready. The hop sizzle at the end brings about a fine balance.

The mouthfeel is medium bodied with moderate carbonation, and pairs great with a heaping bowl of Buffalo wings.

Everything about this brew is subtle, gentle, smooth and refreshing. A great thirst quenching beer to have on one of those typically steaming hot, triple shower, sweaty ass Atlanta Georgia days that invoke wild fantasy's about moving to Reykjavik or some such place.

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Photo of BaronVonBeauregard
3.98/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Purchased a six pack of these in cans. Just a tad under 5% al by vol. great deal of foamy head. Good lager coloration. Not watery. Smell is good with some citrus and malt ... I think I smell muscadine for some odd reason.
Good taste, a hint if hoppiness and a nice fresh finish.
I had two at the pool on a 90 degree day.

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Photo of M_C_Hampton
3.15/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

A: poured from a 12 oz can into a pint glass, golden colored with a large white head that dissipates leaving some lacing, hazy

S: light smell of grain and grass

T: light flavors of bread, grain, slight hops, very mild

M: light with high carbonation

O: one of a few Georgia brewed craft lagers, fairly average for the style

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Photo of IamwhatIdrink
4.62/5  rDev +26.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Red Hare Long Day lager is one of the best lagers I have tasted since moving her from Europe twenty years ago.
Before you drink it savor the great lager smell. I took me back to my early years of drinking beer in Europe.

At almost 5% it gives you a nice kick while still tasting fresh and like a real lager. Definitely the best lager in the Southeast of the USA. Great that I can now buy it at retail in a can, even the Atlanta Krogers are carrying it now.
I heard that Red Hare micro brewery is going to sell their Gangway IPA in cans pretty soon as well.

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Photo of busterwhite
3.85/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a nice yellow/gold with a 2 finger head that dissipates quickly and leaves little lacing.

Smells malty with a little yeast. Faint smell spiciness from the hops.

Tastes of biscuit and malte with a nice crisp, dry finish. A hint of bitterness on the finish.

Mouthfeel is light and carbonation is good.

Overall this is a very good lager. Refreshing and easy to drink. As the first local beer in cans this one will be in my fridge for the rest of the summer.

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Photo of BeerDawgs
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A can from a 6 pack picked up at Green's Buford Hwy. 1st craft beer in a can from a GA brewery

A - A clear golden pilsner color, with 1 finger of head and nice sticky lace left on the glass

S - Lots of grainy malts, maybe hints of citrus from the hops

T - Big grainy malts, biscuit flavor. A hint of citrus hops at the end. Well balanced, smooth.

M - light bodied, decent amount of carbonation

O - As the can says, it is very refreshing after a long day in the sun in the summer time. Excellent beer to take a 6 pack or 2 with you up to the lake on a hot summer day. Also great to find a local brewery getting into the canning movement...

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Photo of alk3kenny
4.6/5  rDev +26.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Had this on draft quite a few times but never reviewed it... Was released in cans yesterday and I got one of the first 6 packs only 2 place in GA got it in yesterday :) Pours a clear golden color, foamy white head. Doesn't stick around a long time but what do you expect from a lager? Taste is slightly sweet, biscuit, some hop bitterness on the back of the tongue... could easily drink all I have in the fridge tonight if I didn't work tomorrow lol Just a great beer from a brewery right down the street from me. Overall great beer and if you live in the Marietta, GA area be sure to stop by for a tour there over the weekend.

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Photo of mikweir
3.17/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Bought a growler at Whole Foods recently. Hazy gold appearance with a decent but not over the top head. Good and fresh flavor. A step above the mass produced adjunct lagers for sure. Not in the top tier but a very drinkable lager for a hot day in Georgia. This Marietta brewery seems to know their climate, customers, and beer.

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Photo of elgiacomo
3.68/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On tap. Served at around 40F.

Pours clear gold/amber with a one finger white head that dissipates to a light ring and leaves some spotty lacing.

Aroma is herbal, grains, light citrus, grassy, cereal, corn?. Good strength.

Flavor is nice, good citrus notes, grassy hops, mild malt sweetness with some bread, grain and cereal, finishes with crisp bitterness.

Mouthfeel is light/medium bodied with good carbonation.

Nice clean lager, real nice hoppiness. Aroma is average but the flavor is excellent for this style.

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Photo of Groucho75
3.43/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Picked up a growler of Long Day Lager from the good good folks at Ale Yeah this evening; meant to have it over the weekend but the cap got dented on the way home and the loss of pressure prompted me to give it an early go.

Poured a hazy gold from the growler into a pint glass; carbonation was good with a frothy head foaming, but dissipated quickly. If this was due to the loss of pressure from the cap, fair enough. Looked good though and bubbles held nicely.

Faint hops, yeast, slight grass and lemon zest on the nose.

Taste was rich with smooth grassiness and mellow hop characteristic. Very pleasing.

The mouthfeel was very good; ABV wasn't highly pronounced on the pallet so this would be a great session lager.

Good first impression from Red Hare in Marietta; I was hoping to give their IPA a try, but they ran out at AY before I got there. A nice autumn lager with plenty of character. If you're introducing your BMC buds to craft beer, this would be a great way to bring them over to the dark side...

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Photo of Cyberkedi
4.2/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Comes out of the tap a hazy honey golden with a thin off-white head - but the latter may be an artifact of the pour. The bartenders at Summits like to make sure you get maximum beer. It is darker than most lagers I have sampled, a good sign. As it turns out, the head does leave some decent lacing. Malty, fruity aroma has apple and cherry notes and a hint of hops, unusual for a lager in my experience. Malty and surprisingly hoppy flavor has a fruity tone and subtle hop bitterness. Smooth, firm-bodied, fizzy, edgy texture leaves a malty and rather hoppy finish, somewhat more like an IPA than a lager. I’ve had plenty of lagers, and this is one of the best, if not the best!

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