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Ribstone Creek LagerRibstone Creek Lager

Brewed by:
Ribstone Creek Brewery
Alberta, Canada

Style: American Pale Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by biboergosum on 04-14-2012

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Reviews: 4 | Ratings: 8
Reviews by wordemupg:
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3.23/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

355ml can poured into tulip 18/12/13

A clear golden yellow, stream of big bubbles feed a fast falling, noisy thumbs width of foam that leaves no lace

S bread, apple juice, paper shredding, and some cooked veggies and sweet grains

T just a little herbal tea bag to go with what I smell, metallic notes added as it warms, basic but no off flavors

M a little foamy and thin, some apple on the finish

O a step above macros but that's about it, not much going on but drinkable nonetheless

shes a lawnmower beer and that's about it, another brewery in Alberta that I'm not all that excited about, yawn...

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Photo of biboergosum
3.7/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

The first offering from this new rural Alberta brewery. A lunchtime pint (or two) at Sherlock Holmes' downtown YEG location.

The beer appears a clear, glassy medium golden yellow, with one finger of soapy, loose white head, which leaves a nice dripping paint vista of lace around the glass as it duly settles.

It smells of sweet pastry malt, a bit of marzipan, and leafy, floral hops. The taste is grainy, sweet pale malt, a softened yeasty breadiness, some subtle orchard fruitiness, and more juicy, floral, earthy hops.

The carbonation is a tad frizzy at first, but in no real distracting manner, the body a solid medium weight, a little bit clammy, but really quite smooth. It finishes off-dry, the bready notes, while waning in sweetness, also face an equal clearing out of hop presence. I suppose this means that you're meant to go back to the well for a recharge.

An admirable groundbreaker for a brewer in a province where taking on BMC in the lager game has not proven tenable at any time of late. Like Yellowhead, and Maverick before them, Ribstone make an approachable all-malt, fairly hearty lager. I hope to see more of it challenging the hearts, minds, and livers of local Canadian and Bud fans, as well as the rest of us who appreciate a decent lager.

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Photo of Sammy
2.5/5  rDev -28.2%

Photo of Hat_Fulla_Beer
3.67/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

355ml can poured into tulip.

Pours a clear golden yellow with one fat finger of lfoamy eggshell head that leaves chunky coral reef lace as it recedes.

Smells of delicate pale malt and distant flower garden hops.

Tastes of more light doughy pale malt, apple skin and more mild flowery hops.

Feels light and soft. Light bodied with mild carbonation. Finishes lightly sweet and malty.

Verdict: Recommended. Easy and refreshing.

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Photo of jemwu
3.96/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Normcore lager. I'm using it to self medicate my pulled lower back.

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Photo of Exeter
3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

Photo of Bunman3
3.41/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This is a solid, locally brewed lager. It has excellent colour and clarity. It pours with a nice head and healthy carbonation. It may just be me, but I can taste and see big Alberta skies when I drink a Ribstone. This is a very sessionable lager that is a distinct cut above the usual macro.

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Photo of schnarr84
3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

Ribstone Creek Lager from Ribstone Creek Brewery
3.48 out of 5 based on 8 ratings.
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