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RATINGS: 58   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.46/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 25   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Brewed with 100% Dark Munich Malt, Red Tape Lager has a full malty flavor typical of Bavarian dark lagers. Additions of Glacier hops add a subtle, sweet hop aroma more typical of American beer. These characteristics combine to create a well balanced and delicious lager. OG 13 Plato

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4.5
TheBeerShopLTD (2) - - OCT 8, 2012 does not count
Appearance: Thin, lacy head, amber in color.

Smell: toasted malt, pine like citrus hops.

Taste: toasted malt, with a smooth citrus hop kick.

Mouthfeel: light body, sweet with a touch of bitterness.

Overall: This is my favorite Jack Abbey’s brew. It might not be most complex beer out there, but its a damn good one. It has all the malty notes I like in a amber ale and just enough bitterness to balance it out. When you find it, grab it!

4.2
puboflyons (3511) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 4, 2012
From the 25 oz. bottle with a date of June 2012 stamped on the label. It pours medium amber with copper and reddish tones and a huge head. The aroma is sweet malts up front with yeast and cereal and downplayed hops. The body is medium to full. The taste begins sweet with a low bitterness at the end but after a few sips the bitterness seems to grow and become more moderate. But this is a highly drinkable beer and worth trying.

4.2
rjplumer (1204) - Foxboro, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 17, 2017
The aroma is a rich roasted caramel malt. The body is a ruby copper with a head that starts strong and fades to a light covering. The taste is a smooth caramel roasted malt with some nuts. Smooth,crisp and light bodied.Bold yet has clean finish.

4.1
Pastor (799) - Skowhegan, Maine, USA - NOV 6, 2012
interesting take on a red lager, crisp yet sweet not a lot of hops. very easy to drink maybe too easy

4
tom10101 (6280) - Quebec, CANADA - OCT 29, 2015
Bottle (500 ml) at home. Bought at Parker Pie. Clear bright amber with a medium off-white head, medium retention leaving some lacing. Aroma is of toasted malts, bread, mild spiciness grassy notes and raisins. Taste is slightly sweet with toasted malts, breadied malts, grassy notes, caramel/toffee and mild spiciness. Medium body. Moderate carbonation. Fluffy mouthfeel. Grassy finish. Another amazing lager from Jack’s Abby. Good malt depth, but also great drinkability. Loved it!

4
tfontana (1149) - Fremont, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 22, 2016
Can pour into taster cup at One Stop Market 30th Anniversary. Appearance is medium dark brown (like a light cola), mild head and lacing, decent sparkle. Aroma is a rich, savory malt aroma--a deep rich cracker/biscuit, with mild caramel. Taste is mildly smoky, rich roasted malt bordering on chocolate but not, a fatty/savory flavor almost like a wheat thin--very tasty. Palate is medium bodied with thick frothy, creamy texture, lively carbonation and mainly sweet biscuit/cracker malt finish that is dry and crisp. Overall, this has some really unusual aspects to it that are very good.

3.9
Bulk_Carrier (6065) - Vermont, USA - DEC 7, 2016
Poured into a pilsner glass, the appearance was a mellow burnt amber color with a nice transparency about it. Quickly dissipating finger’s worth of white foamy head. Spotty messy lacing.
The aroma had a wonderful blend of the bitter to sweet grassy hops to the caramel to nutty to bready malts.
The flavor leans malty sweet rich with the malts and transitions nice and clean into the aftertaste and finish.
On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body. Great sessionability about it. Carbonation feels good. Malts fine tune the body with a nice smoothness to it.
Overall, damn nice Munich Dunkel lager that I would have again.

3.8
sailracer (486) - Massachusetts, USA - NOV 2, 2012
Tap. Pours a dark ruby color with minimal head. The flavor has hints of honey and cloves. Nice balance of hops and malts. A unique beer- I haven’t had anything like it. Pretty good overall.

3.8
berniecarbo (148) - Holliston, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 19, 2013
Growler. Had this last fall, looking forward to another batch soon. Pours a medium red, strong malt taste with lesser amount of hop to balance it out. Medium body, light sweetness, creamy with low carbonation. Easy drinking beer

3.8
JulienHuxley (5964) - Sherbrooke, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 22, 2015
Bottle split 2 ways. Amber brown pour, clear but a bit dull with smallish white foam. Aroma is nice and roasty, toasted malt, nice and fresh rye bread, light peppery notes, light grassy notes, quite hoppy for the style. Taste is malty, light sweetness, good balance of character and drinkability. Palate is light bodied, smooth carbonation. Good stuff.


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