Red Lager | South Shore Brewery

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South Shore Brewery
Wisconsin, United States

Style: American Amber / Red Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): not listed

Availability: Rotating

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Added by DaPeculierDane on 10-03-2005

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Reviews: 5 | Ratings: 7
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Photo of Strix
3.33/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Clear reddish-copper, decent head.

Smells mainly of sweet malts.

Sweet malts, caramel and honey in the flavor. Slight mild hop finish.

Medium-thin mouthfeel.

This was solid, but there was nothing particularly memorable about it. South Shore has better creations.

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Photo of DaPeculierDane
1.26/5  rDev -58.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1

Appearance: Pours a thin reddish amber. Off white head dissipates immediately.

Smell: Sugar, molasses, sweet malts, maybe a little caramel.

Taste: Sugar water.

Mouthfeel: Sweet water, slight bitter finish.

Drinkability: I wouldnÂ’t want to drink this again. A waste of time.

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Photo of CharlesDarwin
3.24/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Originally reviewed on September 29, 2005. Available only at Pizza Luce in Duluth, I believe. Pours, crystal clear clean red. Light dusky and lemony malt aroma. Flavor is a nice, rich, creamy, heavy and chewy blast of firm malt, mixed with wheat bread, bright yeasts, caramel, brown sugar and dulce de leche. This is nicely rounded and balanced with a sweet kiss of European style hops. Pretty respectable.

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Photo of d5001986
3.25/5  rDev +6.2%

Photo of pweis909
3.58/5  rDev +17%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Beautiful and as the name implies, red. Served with a thin, slightly tawny foam. Maybe the folks at South Shore need to exercise a little more subtlety in naming this one. Perhaps "Malty Red Lager?" This one is a sweet malt bomb. The smell and taste are malty and honeyish. Maybe honey malt? Don't look for big hop elements, don't look for lots of complex undertones. Order this guy if you have a hankering for something sweet.

If you really want some malt, you might try this side by side with Lake Superior's Mesabi Red or Riverwest Stein Beer - but since South Shore doesn't bottle this one, you 'd probably have to get a growler.

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Photo of The_Original_Drinker
3.85/5  rDev +25.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of tavernjef
3.26/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

On-tap at the brewpub: Bright scarlet with a dark orange cast and very bright and clear with a slim standard capping of off-white foam. Bits of spotty lacing coat the glass.

Not much of anything on the aroma other then a bit of malty character giveing it a bit of touch and go sweetness that conjures up a tad of apple and yellow raisin.

Taste follows suit with a nary there sweetness thats light and ariy of some tender and simple profiled malt fruityness.

Body is light, crisp, with a clean quick rounded tone. But nothing here says its gonna knock your socks off.

A simple rendition of a style that's watered down for the masses here me thinks? Very basic and very average at best and nothing most homebrewers can accomplish with a simple recipe. South Shore has a few more to offer that are better. This is paasable in most regards for me.

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Red Lager from South Shore Brewery
3.06 out of 5 based on 7 ratings.
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