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Olde Hickory Ruby Lager
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RATINGS: 52   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.


3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Onenote81 (1002) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - APR 30, 2012
Originally reviewed: 5/9/11. Spent a day in the mountains with my family, and stopped in to MM in Blowing Rock for dinner and got this on-tap. This beer came out in a mason jar which was a nice little "mountain" touch. Was a dark ruby color with a small beige head on top. The nose was sweet with candied malts, floral tones, syrup. Smooth and creamy mouth on this one. Really a mellow gulper. Nice sweet malty backbone with plenty of nutty flavor that I really liked. Caramel and toffee notes noted. This really was a refreshing beer to sip while waiting for my food. I definitely much preferred this on-tap to the bottle form. But this makes me want to revisit it for sure. Another solid offering from OHB.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
jhliesen (744) - 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 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.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Wiseblood (700) - Clarksville, Tennessee, USA - DEC 14, 2004
Dark red with a good head. Malty-sweet aroma. Hints of brown sugar, but not much else. Mild, with a thin body and no aftertaste. Looks good, but not really interesting.

2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
arventresca (566) - 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.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
beerme31 (513) - Holly Springs, North Carolina, USA - DEC 15, 2011
Bottle. Pours amber. Aroma of caramel, nuts. Mild sweet flavor. Not bad overall.

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

2.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
HopTsing (441) - Sandston, Virginia, USA - APR 14, 2012
From the bottle poured a tea colored brew with a large head. Medium bodied with aromas and flavors of malt, butter, and tin can, with a barely noticable hop finish.

2.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Busick (379) - 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.

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.


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