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RATINGS: 43   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.42/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 25   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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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


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Leighton (18222) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jtclockwork (14718) - , 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

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Scopey (12245) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 25, 2015
Tap at the brewery. It pours clear dark amber with a medium white head. The nose is earthy, toasty brown bread, light sweetness and cereal. The taste is crisp, bitter - sweet, toasty, cracker, creaminess graham cracker and some caramel with a dry finish. Light - medium body, moderate carbonation and slightly sticky mouth-feel. Simple, but enjoyable enough.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MartinT (9267) - 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.

Bottle.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
czar (7525) - 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.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jredmond (7402) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
AirForceHops (6081) - 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 it’s just very sweet.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GenDV138 (5732) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ClarkVV (5686) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 14, 2015
Bottle upon debut, which was quite a while ago, back in 2010 or 2011??
Anywho, they really don’t 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 that’s 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? Don’t know.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
PhillyCraft (5605) - 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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