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Olde Hickory Ruby Lager
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RATINGS: 51   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.84   IBU: 20   EST. CALORIES: 111   ABV: 3.7%
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A Vienna-style lager beer. Ruby Lager is brewed in the American tradition with choice malted barley, rice and corn along with hops from Germany and the Czech Republic. Ruby Lager is slightly malty and medium bodied with a toasted nutty finish.


2.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Busick (368) - South Carolina, USA - JUL 6, 2014
Tried during a paddle taster and was glad that I only had 2 oz. of this beer! Not a favorite or a second taster.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
jcnielsen (2005) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - FEB 7, 2014
On tap at Olde Hickory. Pours an amber color with white head. Caramel, malty, light nutty flavor. Pretty drinkable.

2.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
SirADNielsen (8949) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - FEB 6, 2014
On tap @ Olde Hickory. Pours a dark orange appearance with an off white head. Graham cracker, toasted aroma. Bit of cracker. Kind of spicy. Slight diacetyl and butterscotch in the mouth. Caramel and toffee. Moderately sweet. Pass.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Leighton (10538) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 6, 2014
Draft at the brewery taproom. Pours clear, amber-red with a mild, creamy tan head. The aroma holds butterscotch and bread, perhaps some caramel. Light to medium sweet flavor, a bit of butterscotch, maple syrup, bread. Light to medium bodied with fine carbonation. Light sweet finish with lightly toasted brown bread, maple accents, creme caramel. So so.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
firemarshal (146) - North Carolina, USA - JAN 1, 2014
Bomber into lager glass. Dark amber/red color. Malty, earthy, toasted syrup aroma. Earthy, roasted nuts, clove taste. Palate is medium body, oily feel, soft carbonation, quick pine finish. Overall a fine example of a Vienna lager. Don’t knock it just because you’re an IPA fanboi... (spelling edit)

2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
arventresca (562) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - OCT 23, 2013
Draft at balloon fest. Just confirmed that I don’t like lagers. Couldnt wait to drink an IPA to get the after taste out.

2.6
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Rrauth (1115) - North Carolina, USA - SEP 14, 2013
Bomber. Let me preface this by saying I am not a lager fan. No aroma that I like. Nothing that tweaks my palate. Need t stop trying lagers. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
tmongoose (1208) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - AUG 30, 2013
draft pours dark red nice lacing. nice malt aroma with some sweetness. medium hop base. the flavor is mild for it is a red lager. kind of middle of the road. side note they use this beer to marinate and steep their corned beef in. decent enough if you enjoy lagers.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
mwbrady12 (469) - Winston Salem, North Carolina, USA - MAY 7, 2013
Sweet aroma and dirty yellow pour with a strong malt backbone and lingering mouthfeel. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
chinchill (1713) - South Carolina, USA - NOV 27, 2012
22 oz bomber in May 2012. Pours with a clear reddish-amber body; aggressive carbonation produces a very large, frothy, bone head. The head settles down, but doesn’t die altogether, in short time. Not much lace left behind. Smell: Light malt with a distinct earthy/herbal tone. Not bad, but not very appealing either. Taste: Toasty, modesty nutty maltiness with nice sweet component of lightly caramelized sugars. Light backdrop of soft fruitiness. Additional dash or two of brown sugar. Minimal hop presence yielding from slight leafy, herbal taste and a mild bitterness. A little bit of the bitterness follows you through to the clean, lightly effervescent finish. Medium-light body but without wateriness; Medium-high carbonation. Fairly smooth with a slightly dry finish. O: Highly drinkable -- both because it goes down easy and due to the low ABV. Adequate and unflawed flavor, a good malt/hop balance and a fine mouthfeel.


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