Ruby Lager | Olde Hickory Brewery

Ruby LagerRuby Lager
BA SCORE
21.1%
Liked This Beer
3.35 w/ 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:
#41,099
Reviews:
20
Ratings:
95
Liked:
20
Avg:
3.35/5
pDev:
15.52%
Alströms:
3.63
 
 
Wants:
4
Gots:
17
Trade:
0
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1/5  rDev -70.1%

Photo of thagr81us
1.79/5  rDev -46.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 1

Served from tap into a sampler tumbler. Poured red-orange with a half finger off-white head that subsided to a very minimal amount slowly. Maintained decent lacing throughout the glass. This is where it went downhill.... The aroma was comprised of sweet malt, nutmeg, and burnt hair (WTF!?!?!?). The flavor was of burnt malt, nutmeg, and the taste of how burnt hair smells (OMG!). It had a light feel on the palate with low carbonation. Overall holy Christ this was bad... It was just not appealing in any aspect. Burnt hair... REALLY!?!? If I'm honest I wouldn't drink this again if it gave me a ruby everytime I took a sip. Just not worth it. However I might keep this in mind for when I want to play a cruel joke on a not-so-good friend.

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Photo of Kilyena
1.99/5  rDev -40.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1.5

Although this beer is OK for appearance and smell, taste is just OK, the 3.7 alcoholic content barely rates this as a beer. I gave it a rating as a one because I want my beer to be real beer and not just a beverage. It didn't rate high enough in the other areas to consider it decent. So I gave it a low rating. Because beer should be beer and 3 % alcohol doesn't equate to beer in my book! Have you tried the rating scale on weak beverages? I'm from NC and I truly wanted to rate this beer higher but honestly I can't.

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Photo of TheKingofWichita
2.22/5  rDev -33.7%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a nice looking dark reddish orange almost ruby color with a thick off white head and a good amount of lacing. Smells of nuts, malts, and a little hop aroma. Tastes of a little slight hops, tons of nuts, and a total ton of malts. Mouthfeel is medium with a ton of carbonation. Drinkability is not the best.

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Photo of shivtim
2.26/5  rDev -32.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.25

Non-descript lager. A small hint of hops. Grains/cereal. Not awful, just not memorable.

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Photo of CM31
2.63/5  rDev -21.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Bought this on a whim while in N.C. Looks pretty nice although nose,taste and feel are murky and sourish. I will not purchase this beer again

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Photo of mwbrady12
2.75/5  rDev -17.9%

Photo of WillieThreebiers
2.75/5  rDev -17.9%

Photo of GTB
2.75/5  rDev -17.9%

Photo of atrocity
2.77/5  rDev -17.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of FloridaCracker1984
2.86/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Photo of vabeerguy
2.9/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of cantfindme
3/5  rDev -10.4%

Photo of NastyNate11
3/5  rDev -10.4%

Photo of devilben02
3/5  rDev -10.4%

Photo of BeccaH
3/5  rDev -10.4%

Photo of BGsWo22
3/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of kell50
3/5  rDev -10.4%

Photo of MichaelProcton
3/5  rDev -10.4%

Photo of Brandon_Carver
3/5  rDev -10.4%

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3/5  rDev -10.4%

Photo of planbee
3/5  rDev -10.4%

Photo of JimKal
3/5  rDev -10.4%

Photo of herrburgess
3/5  rDev -10.4%

Photo of Cyberkedi
3.06/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Strong, malty aroma has a yeasty overtone but is otherwise about average. It pours a clear dark coppery brown with a fairly thick, slightly yellowish light tan head. Malty flavor has yeasty and grassy notes with just a hint of apple, nothing special but still enjoyable. Texture is quite fizzy but just a bit on the thin side. Overall, a decent if not outstanding brew.

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Ruby Lager from Olde Hickory Brewery
Beer rating: 21.1% out of 100 with 95 ratings
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