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RATINGS: 111   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.71/5   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
Lighter in body than our Red Tail Ale, Red Tail Lager is fermented at low temperatures using our traditional lager yeast. “It took 21 years to make a lager worthy of the Red Tail name. Red Tail Lager has a rich refreshing flavor with a smooth light feel and a clean and crisp sweet finish.”

Date introduced: April 2005. Description: Medium body, red hued color, snow white head, lightly hopped, rich refreshing flavor, clean and crisp sweet finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
scanman (150) - Santa Cruz, California, USA - JUL 18, 2006
This is lager that drinks like an ale. There is a lot of body and peppery hops with very little malt. Not extremely sweet, but the aftertaste is quite caramel-y.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Sregnar35 (1030) - Rotterdam, New York, USA - JUL 9, 2006
Not terrible. Pours a nice reddish hue with a dirty white head. Aroma is sweet malt and some peppery hops. Flavor is very light and refreshing, a bit dry in the finish and sweetmess lingers.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
luckygirl (1223) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUN 25, 2006
Bottled. Beer is a clear light-medim amber without a head. The aroma’s first impression is that of caramely malt and diacety. Otherwise malty with a light note of toasted grain, moderate note of cookie to go along with the sweet caramel; Hoppy with a light note of herb and a trace of dried apricot; Yeasty with a moderate note of dough; Light miscellaneous note of honey. The flavor is lightly sweet, lightly bitter and lightly acidic with a slightly longer than average-length, lightly bittersweet finish. Husky aftertaste. The body is light, the texture is watery and the carbonation is lively.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Ernest (7321) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUN 25, 2006
Bottle. Head is initially average sized, frothy, white, mostly diminishing. Body is clear light amber. Aroma is lightly malty (grain), lightly hoppy (apricot, resin), with a note of diacetyl. Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter. Finish is lightly sweet, lightly acidic, lightly to moderately bitter, husky. Light to medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation. Very dull, very thin and husky in the mouth. Not enjoyable.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 2/20
marvinpontiac (117) - Huntington Beach, California, USA - JUN 2, 2006
12 oz bottle. Absolutely foul. I drank two different bottles to make sure I didn’t get a bad one but this was just sour, bitter (in a bad way) awful beer. It may have spoiled either way but I couldn’t finish either bottle.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - MAY 24, 2006
Poured a clear golden color with a small off-white head. The aroma was pretty bland. Just some light malt. The flavor at least added some hop on the finish. Lightly bitter on the finish and semi-dry.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
hopscotch (10612) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - MAY 17, 2006
Bottle... Clear, deep golden ale with a small, fizzy, off-white head. Malty, grainy aroma with notes of mash, apricot, honey and gentle white pepper. Good balance in flavor. Citrusy, peppery hop layer coating a subtle, unassuming malty sweetness. Medium-bodied and tangy with fizzy carbonation. Short, crisp, dry finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
aracauna (3501) - Georgia, USA - MAY 14, 2006
Pours a pale amber with a good, lasting head. The good part ends there. There was a light maltiness and no hop presence whatsoever. It was really more bland and boring than anything else. Nothing off about it, though, so that’s a plus.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
fiulijn (19160) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 14, 2006
Hazy light amber color. Common Lager, poor, with a vegetable touch; light aroma of sugar. Bad.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Cornfield (5570) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - APR 6, 2006
“It took 21 years to make a lager worthy of the Red Tail name..." A lawnmower beer? Golden amber, pale in body with a head that vanishes nearly instantaneously, it has a sweet caramel aroma devoid of hops. Watery body, it delivers a slightly metallic, caramel malt flavor and no hop bitterness at all. The finish is sugar water. No mas!

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