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RATINGS: 43   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.42/5   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

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sailracer (486) - 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 haven’t had anything like it. Pretty good overall.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GenDV138 (6101) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - AUG 17, 2016
16.9 oz bottle poured into a tulip. Purchased at the brewery in late April. Clear caramel/amber color with half a finger of beige head. Aromas of malt, caramel, citrus. Tastes of caramel, some bitter floral notes, toasty notes, biscuit, a little citrus. Medium-light body with a dry finish. Nice dunkel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
TAR (2685) - Marshall (Asheville area), North Carolina, USA - JUN 10, 2016
Draft @ Backcountry Pizza in Boulder, April 2015: Clear russet. Persistent fine-bubbled white foam. Inviting aromas of plum jam, chocolate wafer cookie, maple sugar, milk chocolate and damp breadcrust. Underlying orangey fruitiness. Snug carbonation. Opens with a slightly wet haylike quality, with well-defined pecan and bouncy tobacco notes beneath. Overt plummy esters and orangelike notes saturate the core which is otherwise fairly lean. A Munich-derived punch of chocolate-drizzled toffee imparts plentiful richness, though the malt doesn’t contribute much in the way of texture, and consequently a sugary sweetness continues unabated. Some limpness to the malt, as well. A very mild herbal and licorice-y spice wavers in and out of the maple-kissed, lip-smacking sugars. Multilayered malt does show the occasional flash of melanoidins, although the character is more akin to wet breadcrust and brown sugar than suggestive of being decoction-mashed. An abundance of snappy cookie and starchy malt is backed by raisiny sugars and a noble-like sass of licorice. This is a tad sweet, which keeps it from being slammable, but overall it’s a complexly malty and nicely polished lager that comes off as Bavarian in origin, despite the very curious usage of Glacier (somehow it works, much to the credit of the brewer). Well done.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
NikkTwist (2773) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 9, 2016
UPDATED: JUN 9, 2016 Draft at Jons Bar & Grille. Poured a murky copperish gold with an off-white gushing head (possibly due to the specific keg or line) that left some fine points of lace. Slim aroma. Full-bodied juicy dark lager. Well toasted bready cereal grains. Brown amber fruit. Blood oranges. Dried apricots. Prunes. Whole wheat bread. Some herbal. Not bad but cannot get enthusiastic about it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MartinT (9411) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 3, 2016
My Bottom Line:
Toasted earth dominates this delicate lager, yielding plenty of bready connotations.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-A healthy head of foam covers the misty ochre red.
-Hops are rather shy throughout. This is an all-cereal affair.
-Mouthfeel is ample and natural. Great job there, as usual.
-The finish is rather quiet; not much malt, hop or yeast presence.


   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Marheb (5019) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 22, 2016
(Bouteille): Superbe couleur ambrée lumineuse, une mousse saine et persévérante et des arômes de caramel rôti et tarte aux pommes. En bouche c’est moelleux avec un bel équilibre gazon/céréales. Hautement engouffrable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
czar (7886) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 23, 2016
pours unclear dark golden, light copper-red, with a small creamy light beige cap offering good retention and lacing. toasted fruitiness, peppery berries, specialty nuttiness, red matter rather than tape (!); english tea leaves - earl grey perhaps; woodsy and spicy noble hops, lightly astringent herbs, clean yeast. moderate carbonation, light body- oily; smooth and balanced grassy-spicy-woodsy finish. very solid toasted fruity and nutty lager.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Leighton (18714) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 6, 2016
Bottle up in Jefferson, NH. Pours clear copper-red with creamy, off-white head. The aroma holds some toasted brown bread, light caramel, berries. Light to medium sweet flavor with more bready malts, mellow leafy hops, caramel. Light to medium bodied with average carbonation. Sweet finish with slight minerality, toffee, caramel, bread. Good stuff overall.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jtclockwork (14999) - , New Jersey, USA - FEB 4, 2016
Bottle - pours reddish amber off white head - nose and taste of caramel, pine, toasted nut and resin - med body

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jredmond (7649) - New York, New York, USA - DEC 31, 2015
Bottle courtesy of Vinny at Frank’s December 19th, 2015 tasting. Pours a deep golden body with white lacing. Mouthfeel is medium to light bodied with notes fo clean malt, bitter grains, lemon and soft spice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
PhillyCraft (5902) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 19, 2015
Brownish golden color with small to medium head. Notes are lager yeast, grape malt, light spice, and grain. Light to medium body. Nice lsger beer

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