Ruby Lager | Olde Hickory Brewery

Ruby LagerRuby Lager
BA SCORE
3.35/5
95 Ratings
Ruby LagerRuby Lager
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Olde Hickory Brewery
North Carolina, United States
oldehickorybrewery.com

Style: American Amber / Red Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 3.70%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by oberon on 12-31-2009

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#41,503
Reviews:
20
Ratings:
95
pDev:
15.52%
Bros Score:
3.63
 
 
Wants:
4
Gots:
17
Trade:
0
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Photo of Izzi
4.5/5  rDev +34.3%

Photo of HopsForBrains
4.29/5  rDev +28.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Awesome dark ruby-amber color with a very satisfying finish.

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Photo of ChainGangGuy
4.18/5  rDev +24.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Pours out a translucent, amber-red body with a frothy, ivory-hued head. Slight smatterings of lace on the way down.

Smell: Lightly toasty, bready, sweetish caramel notes, along with some spicy, herbaceous hop hints and an oh-so subtle baked apple fruitiness.

Taste: Toasty, modesty nutty maltiness with nice sweet component of lightly caramelized sugars. Light backdrop of soft fruitiness. Additional dash or two of brown sugar. Minimal hop presence yielding from slight leafy, herbal taste and a mild bitterness. A little bit of the bitterness follows you through to the clean, lightly effervescent finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium-light body. Medium-plus carbonation. Fairly smooth mouthfeel.

Drinkability: I enjoyed this one. Keenly drinkable -- it's got just enough flavor, the right amount of hops to balance, a slender body, and a graciously low ABV. I cleared through the entire bomber in record time, by the time the Pinback song "Grey Machine" had finished, I was done.

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Photo of baklo
4/5  rDev +19.4%

Photo of AngusOg
4/5  rDev +19.4%

Photo of kristougher
4/5  rDev +19.4%

Photo of RedWeizen83
4/5  rDev +19.4%

Photo of EasyReader
4/5  rDev +19.4%

Photo of tsauce2
4/5  rDev +19.4%

Photo of nathanmiller
3.99/5  rDev +19.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JakeBigelow
3.91/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of juicebox
3.84/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Nicksik8
3.84/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Very smooth and enjoyable

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Photo of italianstallion
3.84/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JWhat
3.83/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of thehooksman
3.81/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of NCMatt
3.76/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of mikeincharleston
3.75/5  rDev +11.9%

Photo of Falcone
3.75/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of caahare
3.75/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of patre_tim
3.74/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A: Copper orange filtered with no carbonation, 2 fingers of foamy tan head.

S: Toasted malts, caramel, red fruits, dough.

T: Toasted malts, caramel, dough, light fruity character, lots of dough.

M: Light medium body, medium high foamy carbonation, dry powdery finish.

O: Very fresh, well done amber. Nothing outstanding, rather a fresh lightly flavourful brew. Got at Asheville at the wine store near Wicked Weed.

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Photo of kenoshagirl
3.73/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BieresDesMoines
3.72/5  rDev +11%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Pours a deep red, maybe a tad lighter than something I would call "ruby" but it's getting there. The beer has a medium head that retains it's self nicely. Some fruity and bready malt shows up in the aroma along with mild vegetal notes. Generally it smells nice enough but the aroma is pretty reserved all together. The flavor is really very nice, and consequently a mildly roasty fruity lager with some mild snappy hops is pretty much exactly what I'm in the mood for at the moment. I'm glad I decided to open this up. There's not a whole lot to dig into here, it's a very clean cery malt forward beer that is really well balanced with a bit of zesty hop bitterness. Very full flavored for a >4% beer.

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3.7/5  rDev +10.4%

Photo of Onenote81
3.7/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Spent a day in the mountains with my family, and stopped in to MM in Blowing Rock for dinner and got this on-tap. This beer came out in a mason jar which was a nice little "mountain" touch. Was a dark ruby color with a small beige head on top. The nose was sweet with candied malts, floral tones, syrup.

Smooth and creamy mouth on this one. Really a mellow gulper. Nice sweet malty backbone with plenty of nutty flavor that I really liked. Caramel and toffee notes noted. This really was a refreshing beer to sip while waiting for my food. I definitely much preferred this on-tap to the bottle form. But this makes me want to revisit it for sure. Another solid offering from OHB.

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Ruby Lager from Olde Hickory Brewery
Beer rating: 3.35 out of 5 with 95 ratings
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