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RATINGS: 60   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.87/5   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.

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2.2
Suttree (6504) - 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.

3.4
decaturstevo (6343) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - DEC 23, 2011
Amber pour with watery off white head. Aroma of light brown sugar, caramel, and paper. Light caramel taste with a nice earthy bitter finish. A bit thin and foamy. Pretty nice light bodied beer.

2.9
Cybercat (6139) - Georgia, USA - JAN 24, 2012
Strong, malty aroma has a yeasty overtone but is otherwise about average. It pours a clear dark coppery brown with a fairly thick, slightly yellowish light tan head. Malty flavor has yeasty and grassy notes with just a hint of apple, nothing special but still enjoyable. Texture is quite fizzy but just a bit on the thin side. Overall, a decent if not outstanding brew.

3
chinchill (5312) - South Carolina, USA - NOV 27, 2012
22 oz bomber in May 2012. Pours with a clear reddish-amber body; aggressive carbonation produces a very large, frothy, bone head. The head settles down, but doesn’t die altogether, in short time. Not much lace left behind. Smell: Light malt with a distinct earthy/herbal tone. Not bad, but not very appealing either. Taste: Toasty, modesty nutty maltiness with nice sweet component of lightly caramelized sugars. Light backdrop of soft fruitiness. Additional dash or two of brown sugar. Minimal hop presence yielding from slight leafy, herbal taste and a mild bitterness. A little bit of the bitterness follows you through to the clean, lightly effervescent finish. Medium-light body but without wateriness; Medium-high carbonation. Fairly smooth with a slightly dry finish. O: Highly drinkable -- both because it goes down easy and due to the low ABV. Adequate and unflawed flavor, a good malt/hop balance and a fine mouthfeel.

2.8
DialSquare (5129) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - NOV 22, 2012
From draft sampler at the tap house. Amber pour. Faint caramel malt and toast. Vegetal. Kinda bland. - 5.6

3.2
Dickinsonbeer (5073) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - FEB 15, 2010
Tap at Olde Hickory. Pours a medium to light amber with a thin head. Aroma is nutty malts, some toffee a bit earthy with some slight cobwebby staleness and crackers- light herbs. Flavor is a bit crisper- light caramel malts, hint of toast and bread with grassy and lightly herbal hops, earthy in the end- decent bitterness and fairly clean. is a bit weak and watery.

4.1
ChainGangGuy (4926) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - MAR 7, 2010
Appearance: Pours out a translucent, amber-red body with a frothy, ivory-hued head. Slight smatterings of lace on the way down. Smell: Lightly toasty, bready, sweetish caramel notes, along with some spicy, herbaceous hop hints and an oh-so subtle baked apple fruitiness. Taste: Toasty, modesty nutty maltiness with nice sweet component of lightly caramelized sugars. Light backdrop of soft fruitiness. Additional dash or two of brown sugar. Minimal hop presence yielding from slight leafy, herbal taste and a mild bitterness. A little bit of the bitterness follows you through to the clean, lightly effervescent finish. Mouthfeel: Medium-light body. Medium-plus carbonation. Fairly smooth mouthfeel. Drinkability: I enjoyed this one. Keenly drinkable -- it’s got just enough flavor, the right amount of hops to balance, a slender body, and a graciously low ABV. I cleared through the entire bomber in record time, by the time the Pinback song "Grey Machine" had finished, I was done.

2.6
maxwelldeux (4433) - Snohomish, Washington, USA - JUL 9, 2012
The smell on it is just a tad dirty to me. Pours a darker amber with some slight hints of red to it. Moderate head. Relatively unremarkable in taste; I don’t get much to it at all.

2
unclemattie (4406) - Georgia, USA - AUG 24, 2010
Tap. Amber red color, light tan head. Aroma of toasted malts and seaweed. Lots of salt water / beach smell in the nose of this beer. Kinda odd, I’ve never experienced a scent like that before. Completely flavorless. I tasted nothing. No sweetness, no malt characteristics. Not much fizz either. I sent it back. Booo.

3.5
CanIHave4Beers (4224) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - OCT 22, 2010
Pours a deep red, maybe a tad lighter than something I would call "ruby" but it’s getting there. The beer has a medium head that retains it’s self nicely. Some fruity and bready malt shows up in the aroma along with mild vegetal notes. Generally it smells nice enough but the aroma is pretty reserved all together. The flavor is really very nice, and consequently a mildly roasty fruity lager with some mild snappy hops is pretty much exactly what I’m in the mood for at the moment. I’m glad I decided to open this up. There’s not a whole lot to dig into here, it’s a very clean cery malt forward beer that is really well balanced with a bit of zesty hop bitterness. Very full flavored for a >4% beer.


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