rumproasts (1193) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - APR 21, 2013
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Tap. Golden with small head. Mild lager with nice flavor. A little bit buttery corn maybe?
Garbageman (368) - Lexington, South Carolina, USA - FEB 7, 2013
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
From tap in Burlington. Pours hazy golden. Aroma was fresh hop, grain and bread. Taste followed with a bready malt base. Crisp and clean. Needs more hop bite to balance all that grainy taste.
durhambeer (2414) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - AUG 19, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On draft at Pop’s in Durham. I wanted something light with my food, but I really don’t like regular Red Oak. Got over my fear and found this to be a pleasant, light beer. Subtle hop profile and not too corny. Great with a fried oyster salad.
JCB (3859) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - AUG 15, 2012
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
On tap at Porter’s, Raleigh. Decent looking beer, a deep golden pour with minimal carbonation. Smell is light fruit and yeast with the very faintest of hops. Body a bit oily, under-carbonated. Some diacetyl notable in the taste, prominent where the hops should be. Not good.
maxwelldeux (2368) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - JUL 21, 2012
1.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
This one isn’t all that great. Pours golden with a moderate head. Is slightly skunky and just unappealing all around.
tkrjukoff (3393) - SWEDEN - JUN 11, 2012
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap at Grey’s. Pours pale golden with a nice white head leaving some lacing. Aroma is grainy, some veggies, dry gras and bready. Flavor is crispy, a bit malty, has some fruityness, grassy and veggies. Quite watery and finishes shortlived with slight bitternes.
Onenote81 (1002) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - APR 30, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Originally reviewed: 1/15/09. Had this on tap at the First St. Draught House here in town. Came out a very pale bright yellow with about a quarter inch head resting on top. This did not stick around at all. Left some spotty lacing. Smells like corn, some malt, veggies.
Really mellow flavor here. Corn is the biggest flavor I can get out of this. Backed up by some malty sweetness. No real bitterness to this at all. Nice and crisp with a medium amount of carbonation. I could drink alot of these. Not the best beer by Red Oak, but I’d get it again.
mwbrady12 (406) - Winston Salem, North Carolina, USA - MAR 24, 2012
2 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Complex aroma and thin appearance with a dry taste but unappealable aftertaste.
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jtd6628 (351) - North Carolina, USA - AUG 21, 2011
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Below average. Nice carbonation and mouthfeel but flavors are harsh and unbalance on the sweet and sour sides.
freekyp (1418) - Thomasville, North Carolina, USA - NOV 23, 2010
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Hummin’ Bird is a light lager, ideal for warm weather days. Pours deep golden with a slight head. Aroma is unusual, owing itself to Red Oak’s proprietary yeast strain, as evident in all their beers. Slightly vegetal, the flavor shows light wheatiness with a fruity lemon overtone. Hop character is grassy.