Red Oak
Red Oak Brewery

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Red Oak Brewery
North Carolina, United States
American Amber / Red Lager
Ranked #13
Ranked #20,829
3.78 | pDev: 16.67%
Feb 05, 2024
Nov 28, 2002
From the brewery: Red Oak Amber is a Munich Urtyp (Old Style) Lager. We begin the brewing process with custom kilned imported Munich Malt. Red Oak is then hopped with Spalt Noble Hops imported from Bavaria, the oldest hop growing region in the world. Before fermentation we add a yeast strain from Weihenstephen, the oldest brewery in the world, founded before 1040 AD. Weeks of aging gives Red Oak the smooth taste it is known for.
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Rated: 3.75 by FLBeerGuy from Florida

Feb 05, 2024
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Reviewed by atowneagle from North Carolina

3/5  rDev -20.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
Pours an attractive clear copper in color, but loses points with a fizzy pop head with no retention.
Hint of caramel malt is about it. Cant pick up any hops in the aroma.
A smooth sweet caramel lager. I cant find anything to complain about. Cant find anything to rave about either. The hops are barely noticible. Very poundable brew.
Stupid category I refuse to comment in.
At 17.99 a 12pack there are better options. Yuengling at 10.99 comes to mind
An easy drinking lager. I can see why alot people like it. Personally, I see better options
Dec 20, 2023
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Reviewed by nblake5199 from North Carolina

4.16/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
This is a very solid beer. On the nose you get wheat, bread, almost banana nut bread.

Taste...wheat, zero alcohol. It does leave a after taste, like a yeast taste.

Overall a solid beer that is easy to drink.
Dec 16, 2023
Rated: 3.55 by TheRatCage from Connecticut

Sep 04, 2023
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Reviewed by Brumaster77 from North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +19%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Purchased in NC. Can only find it there. It’s an awesome Red Oak Bavarian lager. Also a state favorite and well sold in the fall. It’s full flavored, refreshing, and smooth.
Aug 27, 2023
Rated: 3.77 by jak from North Carolina

Aug 21, 2023
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Reviewed by PumpkinHead65 from North Carolina

5/5  rDev +32.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
Red Oak Amber Premium Lager is hands down favorite and my go-to at home. It is SO smooth, full flavored, refreshing, and supremely delicious. I drink IPAs, ambers, pale ales... most anything but stouts/porters and light beers. But Red Oak... Ahhhhh.

Word to the wise with Red Oak: this beer is unpasteurized and must be kept refrigerated and upright at all times. Getting warm can ruin it and laying the bottles down in the fridge will result in them foaming when opened.
Aug 06, 2023
Rated: 3.77 by Zylod from West Virginia

Aug 03, 2023
Rated: 4 by Fruitbat_1x from Pennsylvania

Jun 27, 2023
Rated: 3.68 by Gerred from Missouri

Jun 16, 2023
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Reviewed by tigg924 from Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Pours clear, caramel red in color with one inch head. Taste is caramel and dark bread. Light bodied, sweet, moderate carbonation. Makes for a nice and light sessionable lager. Good.
May 13, 2023
Rated: 4.06 by lakewy17 from New Hampshire

Oct 16, 2022
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Reviewed by MacMalt from New Jersey

3.78/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Poured from bottle into a teku glass. It pours copper-amber with orange hues and a modest foamy, ecru-colored head and lacing. On the nose there is caramel and brown bread with a slight hint of spice. It's taste features caramel malt and litely toasted brown bread. It's fairly sweet and very easy to drink. Not much of a hop presence. The mouth feel is lite and crisp with appropriate carbonation and with an ABV of 5% it drinks very easily. Overall, Red Oak is a pleasant Amber Lager that paired very nicely with a spicy chicken salad sandwich.
Aug 28, 2022
Rated: 3.37 by benjaminsa from Vermont

Aug 20, 2022
Rated: 3.75 by SpaethJam from New York

Aug 11, 2022
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Reviewed by Peach63 from New York

3.93/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Light amber with a 1/2" off white head, which slowly fades to a wisp. Light lacing.

Aroma is caramel, bread, grass.

Taste is malty, caramel, bread.

Light body, light carbonation. Semidry finish.

A very good Lager.
Aug 01, 2022
Rated: 3.75 by LAM01833 from Massachusetts

Jul 31, 2022
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Reviewed by RonaldTheriot from Louisiana

4.36/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Red Oak Amber Lager has a very thick, off-white head, a clear, copper appearance, and almost no lacing. The aroma is of pungent, brown bread crust. The flavor is similar, with low bitterness and moderate sweetness. Red Oak Amber Lager has a full body and a medium-dry finish.

Jul 26, 2022
Rated: 4.57 by Mallow14

Jul 21, 2022
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