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RATINGS: 57   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.88/5   IBU: 20   EST. CALORIES: 111   ABV: 3.7%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Travlr (21409) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JUL 15, 2012
Draft at the source. Hazy amber color, small tan head. Aroma of caramel. Taste is caramel, raisins, toast.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Leighton (18522) - 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.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jcwattsrugger (12185) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - APR 2, 2007
on tap-pours a thin white head and amber color. Aroma is faint medium malt-sweet. Taste is medium malt –sweet, secondary hops bite. OK carbonation.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Drake (11767) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 8, 2010
22 ounce bottle from Bestway in Greensboro, NC. Pours a hazy bronze color with a medium tan head. Good head retention and lacing. Aroma of nutty caramel malts with a hoppy finish. Taste is caramel, nuts, toasted malts, and light nondescript fruity notes. Medium bodied. Decent beer.

2.3
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
Date: 07/18/2006
Mode: Draft
Source: Taproom

clear light amber, thin fine white head, nice lace, light malt aroma, big sweet carmel and butterscotch flavor, hint of bitterness

Aroma: 3/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 5/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 9/20
Rating: 2.3/5.0
Drinkability: 6/10
Score: *4

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
shrubber85 (10669) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - JAN 2, 2015
Bottle. Walnut and barley wort/malt aroma. Dark amber with moderate head. Nutty toffee malt and hay flavor. Decent body. A bit under-attenuated but still pleasant

2.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
adnielsen (10484) - 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.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Suttree (6070) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - APR 2, 2004
Reddish brown, Decent tan head. Faint, clean aroma. Overly thin bodied. Caramel flavor but not too sweet. Slightly vegetable crisp hop flavor. Abrupt finish, no aftertaste. Rather bland.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
Patrickctenchi (6017) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - DEC 26, 2014
Bottle: Pours clear, dark amber-red with frothy beige head. Caramel, chocolate scent. Sweet, light, watery caramel malt flavor.... Nothing bad about this one, but it’s just too weak and watery for the style......no personality or depth.....

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ClarkVV (5781) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 16, 2005
UPDATED: FEB 18, 2005 Nice and deep, true to the name, with some dark auburn highlights and a good sized off-white head. Aroma of toasted malts, crisp lager yeast, honey and light notes of chocolate. Flavor is rich and sweet, with light toasted malt sweetness, some hints of caramel and a clean, crisp lager finish, which didnt water down. The texture is smooth, bordering on creamy. Medium body, moderate carbonation. One of the better beers I tried while down in Knoxville and it’s impressive to see this style (sort of a Vienna/American Dark hybrid) being produced fairly well down here.


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