Ruby Lager | Olde Hickory Brewery

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79
okay
95 Ratings
THE BROS
82
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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
Ratings:
95
Reviews:
20
Avg:
3.38
pDev:
15.38%
 
 
Wants:
4
Gots:
17
For Trade:
0
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4/5  rDev +18.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of patre_tim
3.74/5  rDev +10.7%
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 Falcone
3.75/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.75/5  rDev +10.9%

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3.1/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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3.5/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of jsanford
3.67/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

22oz bottle poured into a Pint Glass.

A - Pours a dark reddish-copper with a thin white head that dissipates quickly, leaving a slight haze and ring.
S - Aromas of sweet, crisp malt, toasted bread, and some grassy, earthy hops. Smells refreshingly delicious!
T - Follows the nose nicely with more crisp, bready caramel malt and grassy hops. Very smooth, reminds me a bit of Yuengling, and I'm ok with that.
M - Very smooth and drinkable, with a medium-light body and moderately sharp carbonation.
O - A very nice, sessionable Lager, glad I picked up a bottle!

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4/5  rDev +18.3%

Photo of Onenote81
3.7/5  rDev +9.5%
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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3.84/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

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3.84/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.75/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4.29/5  rDev +26.9%
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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3.25/5  rDev -3.8%

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2.75/5  rDev -18.6%

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3.5/5  rDev +3.6%

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2.26/5  rDev -33.1%
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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3.17/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

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3.4/5  rDev +0.6%

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3.63/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Amber to Ruby in color. Duh? With a thin but lasting cream colored head. Sweet aromas with a fair amount of nuttiness. Caramel flavored with said nuttiness. Minimal hop flavors. Maybe some earthy hops for balance. Silky smooth mourhtfeel. Good session beer.

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3.25/5  rDev -3.8%

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3/5  rDev -11.2%

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3/5  rDev -11.2%

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4/5  rDev +18.3%

Ruby Lager from Olde Hickory Brewery
3.38 out of 5 based on 95 ratings.
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