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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.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
decaturstevo (4948) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - DEC 23, 2011
Amber pour with watery off white head. Aroma of light brown sugar, caramel, and paper. Light caramel taste with a nice earthy bitter finish. A bit thin and foamy. Pretty nice light bodied beer.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
beerme31 (480) - Holly Springs, North Carolina, USA - DEC 15, 2011
Bottle. Pours amber. Aroma of caramel, nuts. Mild sweet flavor. Not bad overall.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
jhliesen (714) - West Melbourne, Florida, USA - DEC 3, 2011
Bottle---the pour finished with a large head. The color is a pale brown with lacing around the edge of the beer. Aroma was malt, caramel and sugar. The taste was the same with some candy like toffee, slight bitter taste in the finish. OK beer but it needs to get everything together to improve. Bruisin Ales 4.50

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
TURDFERGUSON (3945) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - NOV 9, 2011
Bottle at the local. This is what it is. Not the best vienna I have had but its better than most schwill. A tad overly corney and vegetable-ly at times. Not one I plan to revisit.

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jtd6628 (357) - North Carolina, USA - AUG 14, 2011
Tasted at twin city taps. So so beer. They did hit a ruby colored lager but missed the taste it is just an unbalanced mess.

2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
jrallen34 (3478) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 21, 2011
Thanks to emacgee... dark amber with a copper center, clear, big tope head, very cloud like with great retention, looks great... really cheap generic nose, caramel and skunk, lots of corn, and some coffee, not great... the taste is even worse!, super flat, devoid of flavor at the front then a chemical skunk finish... pass on this

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
DukeBrewDevil (732) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - MAY 19, 2011
Bomber. Clear, bight red color with a small white head. Touch of yeast and grain on the nose. Only a bit more malt sweetness than a pale lager and a similarly short finish. Not bad, but boring and not worth going back to.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
suprchunk (2103) - Crestview, Florida, USA - APR 21, 2011
Pours a dark amber with a small white head. No lacing on my clean glass. Smells metallic and malty. A little bit of corn, sugar and cabbage. Same in the taste with a bit more in the malt. Slight bitterness mixed with a nice sweetness in the palate. Not a bad beer. Just expected a lot more for a lager, especially one with such a low abv.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
beernovice39 (3109) - Montana, USA - FEB 12, 2011
Bottle pours a clear amber/red with a thin off white head. Sweet malt scent. Caramel taste with some hops.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
CanIHave4Beers (3190) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - OCT 22, 2010
Pours a deep red, maybe a tad lighter than something I would call "ruby" but it’s getting there. The beer has a medium head that retains it’s self nicely. Some fruity and bready malt shows up in the aroma along with mild vegetal notes. Generally it smells nice enough but the aroma is pretty reserved all together. The flavor is really very nice, and consequently a mildly roasty fruity lager with some mild snappy hops is pretty much exactly what I’m in the mood for at the moment. I’m glad I decided to open this up. There’s not a whole lot to dig into here, it’s a very clean cery malt forward beer that is really well balanced with a bit of zesty hop bitterness. Very full flavored for a >4% beer.


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