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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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Uglyradio (791) - Greenville, South Carolina, USA - JUL 14, 2009
Cloudy copper pour...Thin white head...Malty aroma...Light body...Crisp carbonation...Slightly sweet...Clean slightly sweet finish...

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
ChainGangGuy (4809) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - JUN 16, 2009
Appearance: Pours an ever so slightly hazed, amber body with a smallish, though frothy, white head. Smell: Vague, mild nose of sweet-scented grains with an equally indistinct hint of fruit. Well, gee, I was hoping for a bit more here. Hopefully the taste will promptly deliver me to Flavor Town! Taste: Lightly toasty, lightly bready, lightly grainy malts with, yes, a light sweetness. Then, in comes a watery wash of spring water. Touch of fruit. Faintly citrusy, spicy hops with just a touch of bitterness. The finish is dry and clean but also empty and abrupt. Mouthfeel: Light-bodied. Medium carbonation. Drinkability: What is this, Amateur Night?! I’m left quietly muttering encouraging comments to try and coax some (any!) flavor out of this thing. Sadly, a sip of Red Tail Lager doesn’t really entice you take another, unless it’s just the abject curiosity to see if it’ll ever somehow deliver in the taste department, which, again sadly, it does not.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
hoppopotamus (260) - Santa Cruz, California, USA - JUN 1, 2009
Looks decent: a hazy light brown color, very effervescent with an off-white head. Aroma is weakly malty, and a tad sweet. Flavor is watery, a hint of slightly roasted malt. Water mouthfeel. Pretty boring lager!

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
kp (10883) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - MAY 25, 2009

Date: May 23, 2009
Mode: Bottle
Source: Ticker Tasting
Appearance: hazy copper, fine off white head
Aroma: light sweet malt aroma, light earthy spicyness
Body: body has very low carbonation
Flavor: sweet caramel malt flavor, light spicyness rather than any bitterness
Aroma: 4/10; Appearance: 5/10; Flavor: 3/10; Palate: 4/10; Overall: 7/20
Rating: 1.9/5.0
Drinkability: 5/10
Score: *+/4

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
anders37 (23363) - Malmö, SWEDEN - FEB 26, 2009
Draft @ Lanesplitter, Berkeley, CA. Pours a golden color with a small white head. Has a malty fruity grainy aroma. Sweetish malty and grainy flavor. Has a fruity malty grainy finish.

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
SHANER4 (491) - Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 22, 2009
They call this a premium lager. This beer tasted like a hombrew kit made with all malt extract and no hops. I would rather drimk a Bud or Miller over this crap. They actually say lightly hopped in description. HAAHAA

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
whook (1) - , New York, USA - JAN 19, 2009 does not count
worst beer i’ve ever tasted, not being dramatic at all. if diet rite had a beer, i imagine it would taste like red tail lager. don’t buy this beer

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Barrios (1243) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 11, 2009
Bottle with Butters at the First Cellar Reduction. Pours eggshell head and an amber body. Sweet nose. Overripe flavor that reminds me of sweet potatoes. Light finish. Quaffable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Butters (4047) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - DEC 28, 2008
Pours a clear medium amber with thin ring of offwhite head. Sweet malt aroma and flavor. Some honey. Easy drinking. Nice session beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
punkeedo (498) - Covington, Louisiana, USA - NOV 28, 2008
2008 Bottle. A light, hoppy beer that was perfect to accompany pizza. Not watery, as though some might think, but merely sensitive in its use of hops. Light yellow color with very little head. A decent beer, but probably not one I’d be dying to try again.

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