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RATINGS: 55   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.45/5   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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3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Duhast500 (414) - Cumberland, Rhode Island, USA - FEB 22, 2013
Poured from a pint bottle into a Harpoon snifter. The color is a ruby red color with a gold tint. There is a slight wisp of off-white head with a good a good amount of carbonation. The aroma is pretty sweet with some fruity cherry aroma in the nose. There is a slight touch of grainy flavor in the nose as well. The taste has a candy light flavor that has a nice sweetness that is missing from some lagers but not this one. There is an ale like characteristics that is found here in the juicy fruit flavor with a cherry and grape flavor that also has the faintest crisp flavor and feel. This beer does have a lighter crispness that is like a lager but gives off a fruit taste that punches the tongue like an ale. This beer seems to want to go places it might not be prepared to do. The is some promises as you begin to sip this that does not seem to be fulfilled.


3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
growler6 (146) - Pocasset, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 26, 2017
Reminds of sweet bread or rolls. Toned down spiciness and bitterness are in step with the with the sweetness. Light without being watery. Clean finish. This stuff goes down easy, in a word-smooth.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Drake (13259) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 9, 2017
Keg at World of Beer Syracuse. Clear copper, large creamy white head, good retention. Aroma of toasted malt, raisin, floral hop, cinnamon like spice. Taste is caramel, toffee, raisin, mild hops. Medium bodied.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tekstr1der (469) - New Hampshire, USA - JAN 8, 2017
Dark mahogany pour with a thin beige skim atop. Aroma is nutty and malty with a hint of cocoa. Flavor is similar with more roasted and toasted notes noted. Chocolate hints are a bit out of place here, but plenty of caramel toffee on style. Finish is pretty clean and it’s drinkable for sure.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
argo0 (13891) - Washington DC, USA - JAN 2, 2017
16oz can. Large off-white head atop crystal clear copper body. Aroma is moderately sweet, biscuit, some straw, light orange. Taste is moderately sweet, milk chocolate, some caramel, orange, light bread, earthy. Light-medium body, light stickiness.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Leafs93 (2235) - Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 30, 2016
Pours amber with a small off white head. Aroma is caramel, toast and light roast. Taste is sweet. Medium bodied, crisp and refreshing. Nicely done.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
trapped (2788) - New York, TURKEY - DEC 14, 2016
Draught @ Albion. Reddish amber with creamy beige head, faint caramelized malt aroma, high carbonation, sweetish caramel taste, thin body, medium finish. Smooth and fresh tasting.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bulk_Carrier (4744) - Essex Junction, 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dagimp (989) - Philly, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 23, 2016
From a pounder into a pint glass. Pours an absolutely gorgeous dark ruby red. Frothy white head and lacing. Mild aroma of cherry and bread. Mouthfeel actually could use a little more carb. Seemed kind of flat. Taste was very nice. Light fruit and bread with some cheeseyness too... but very mild. Solid beer and lots of flavor for a 5% beer without much hops.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Jow (3777) - New York, USA - NOV 23, 2016
Draft at Draught 55. Fine Amber pour. Nose is caramel and malt. Tastes of cereal, caramel, malt, earthy bitter, faint hint of citrus. Nice carbonation. Simple and drinkable.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tfontana (892) - 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.


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