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RATINGS: 32   MEAN: 3.44/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.38/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 25   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
Brewed with 100% Dark Munich Malt, Red Tape Lager has a full malty flavor typical of Bavarian dark lagers. Additions of Glacier hops add a subtle, sweet hop aroma more typical of American beer. These characteristics combine to create a well balanced and delicious lager. OG 13 Plato

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
AirForceHops (4989) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 31, 2015
500 ml bottle shared by Willrunforbeer. Bottle stamp of 08/12/15. Clear caramel color with lasting head retention that clogs to the glass. Aroma is German malts (Munich? ) and a light trace of yeast.

He flavor is mostly malt with a lingering sweetness through out the sip. The lager yeast is present with a medium body. Toasted grain and yeast seem to be the only thing here. Carbonation gives a lively mouthfeel but overall itís just very sweet.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Chalumeaux (564) - Methuen, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 31, 2015
Poured from bottle 8/12/15 thanks Willrunforbeer. Medium amber color with a nice frothy white head. Aromas of sweet cherry and honey. Taste is smooth but has a lingering spice note in the finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
WillRunForBeer (1691) - Massachusetts, USA - AUG 31, 2015
500mL bottle picked up at One Stop. Pours copper with a grayish off white head. Aroma is toffee, caramel, fruity esters. Flavor is sweet, white bread, caramel. Just a hint of grassy bitterness in the finish. Carb is perfect.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
MaBeer1972 (1558) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 28, 2015
Bottled version. Pours out a clear medium amber with a huge frothy off-white head. Light malty aromas and flavor. Good hop balance. A well made and tasty brew!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ClarkVV (4576) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 14, 2015
Bottle upon debut, which was quite a while ago, back in 2010 or 2011??
Anywho, they really donít make this stuff much anymore, seems like one batch every now and again? I thought this one had the most promise out of Smoke and Dagger and Hoponious Union. Bright ruby-auburn with a creamy beige head and good clarity.
Melanoidin fruitiness in the nose is light but blends well with some leafy, herbal hops and mild tangerine-orange citrus aromatics. The maltiness shows dry toffee, honey and very soft sourdough touches. Works well and is quite cohesive. Perhaps not bursting with complexity, but thatís no the point here. No flaws or alcohol.
Very soft, malty, comforting texture rolls down the throat leaving notes of honey, graham cracker and light toffee, as fruity hops give off a floral/citrus flavor and leave no little/no acidity. Beer is well-attenuated, but stlil wonderfully malty. Goes down thoughtlessly and that heavy toasty sourdough flavor I associate with munich malt never builds up on the end. Maybe the fruity hops help? Donít know.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
berniecarbo (148) - Holliston, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 19, 2013
Growler. Had this last fall, looking forward to another batch soon. Pours a medium red, strong malt taste with lesser amount of hop to balance it out. Medium body, light sweetness, creamy with low carbonation. Easy drinking beer

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Duhast500 (414) - Cumberland, Rhode Island, USA - FEB 22, 2013
Poured from a pint bottle into a Harpoon snifter. The color is a ruby red color with a gold tint. There is a slight wisp of off-white head with a good a good amount of carbonation. The aroma is pretty sweet with some fruity cherry aroma in the nose. There is a slight touch of grainy flavor in the nose as well. The taste has a candy light flavor that has a nice sweetness that is missing from some lagers but not this one. There is an ale like characteristics that is found here in the juicy fruit flavor with a cherry and grape flavor that also has the faintest crisp flavor and feel. This beer does have a lighter crispness that is like a lager but gives off a fruit taste that punches the tongue like an ale. This beer seems to want to go places it might not be prepared to do. The is some promises as you begin to sip this that does not seem to be fulfilled.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Scrapersnbeer (1531) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 15, 2012
Brown sugar malt nose, hints of grape and grass. Burnt tan color, as red as beer gets without coloring. Starchy sweetbread flavor, some not so pleasant adjunct effects here and there. Light weight body, though itís kind of sticky. Too light for German dunkel, too heavy for American lager. Whatís a guy to do?

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pastor (799) - Skowhegan, Maine, USA - NOV 6, 2012
interesting take on a red lager, crisp yet sweet not a lot of hops. very easy to drink maybe too easy

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sailracer (458) - Massachusetts, USA - NOV 2, 2012
Tap. Pours a dark ruby color with minimal head. The flavor has hints of honey and cloves. Nice balance of hops and malts. A unique beer- I havenít had anything like it. Pretty good overall.

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