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Brewed by Central City Brewing
Style: Pale Lager
Surrey, Canada

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RATINGS: 55   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.64   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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Red Racer Classic Lager is craft-brewed in small batches using only the finest barley malt, choice hops, specia yeast and filtered water in every beer. Each batch is aged longer to help deliver its golden colour and crisp taste that only the best beers in the world enjoy. "Cheers!"


2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
DuffMan (6972) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 21, 2011
Can, part of the summer mixer. Very pale yellow with brisk carbo and a medium white head, no lace. Aroma initially reveals subtle tinned pineapple and biscuit, but these elements are short lived, yielding to a low aroma of clean grains. Grainy palate of low sweetness with a light hop note in the finish, marred by a slight plastic and metallic aftertaste. I expected a better lager from these guys. Just okay for me.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Matts_Property (831) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 26, 2011
On tap at Central City Brew Pub. Pours a clear, pale yellow. Aroma is bitter, of grain and grass. Flavour of grain, grass and biscuit. Bitter, with good carbonation.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Powertrip (999) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 21, 2011
Single can purchased in Penticton, BC on 05/21/2011. Colour: Very pale...light yellow highlights...wow is this ever pale. Nose: Sea foam, faint yeast, small amounts of rye and coriander. Taste: Light sweet, light sour, light bitter. Kind of a corn-sweet throughout the palate..then something a little differet at finish..very herbal but not powerful...like a pork rub. Regardless - This one didn’t feel right or balanced from the start.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Thorpe429 (5011) - , Illinois, USA - APR 23, 2011
Can picked up at Julio’s on our way to EBF. Served in a Hill Farmstead wine glass. Pour brings a bright straw-colored beer with a single-finger white head and a good amount of lacing. The nose is lightly hoppy with a bit of straw and hay plus an unfortunate touch of DMS. The flavor has a bit of DMS as well, though not as much as in the nose. Other than that, some raw grain and very faint hops. Feel is light with high carbonation. Drinkability is decent, though there are certainly better options. Serving type: can Reviewed on: 03-15-2011

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
thepegjett (1260) - Cambridge (via Winnipeg), Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - APR 2, 2011
A - Malt and grain A - Light yellow T - Sweet with slight dry finish M - Thin and mid carbonation O - A good lager

2.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Fred82 (2115) - Québec City, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 28, 2011
12oz can from Julio’s.
Appearance : Clear paler than pale yellow.
Aroma : Cheap grain, quite citrusy. A bit herbal. Light honey.
Taste : Cheap grain. Mineral and metallic. Some honey and some citrusy hops.
Overall : Not very good. I expected this brewery to brew a nice lager with the same quality as their IPA but I was mistaken. Metallic tasted faded away after some time which was a really good thing.

2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 10/20
mixmaster (36) - California, USA - JAN 22, 2011
Looks lite. two fingers. The most apparent flavor is of gas or some chemical. Easy to drink, but way too lite.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DeanF (1716) - Nunavut, CANADA - JAN 20, 2011
Aroma of paint thinner and stinging hops. Has an okay clear gold body with very little head. Flavour is a deep fruity lager taste. Dry hoppy finish. Quite a nice lager, in fact.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Frank (2967) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 14, 2010
Craft brewed pale lager in a can? Count me in! This is actually a strikingly pale color w/ a small foamy head and is rather good both for the style and otherwise. The nose of bread dough w/ a faint, crisp herbal hop tinge. Hops become a bit more prominent once the beer is tasted though, taking on a slight lemon citrus tinge. There is a light touch of sweetness but the carbonation is so vigorous as to make it next to unnoticeable if you don’t look for it. Finishes w/ a light American hop bitterness. Because of the delicacy of the beer, a very faint metallic tinge is noticeable in the finish. It is not a major distraction but it’s there. Overall, quite a good pale lager. If the carbonation was toned down a metric hair, it’d be even better.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
NobleSquirrel (3437) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 24, 2010
Can at Fountainhead. Pours a slightly hazy and very pale yellow with sticky head that lasts. Nose is perfumey, notes of pineapple and regular apple, grain and a touch of DMS. On taste, pretty nice drinking. Touch sweet, no bitterness. Smooth and soft. Lightly fruity. Pretty decent pale lager, actually...


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