Monday, April 18, 2011
Old Hickory Brewery: Ruby Lager
Here's another brew from North Carolina, another liter from the Old Hickory Brewery. Ruby Lager pours a dark caramel color with a bit of white foamy head. The liquid is as dark as a cola or, again iced tea. The caramel malts are apparent to the nose as well as the eyes. For a lager, this is a very full bodied beer and I even detect hints of chocolate malt. This dark lager reminds me of the Oktoberfest style and is indicative of the inventive nature of our regional craft brewers.
Ruby Lager gets the full 5 out of 5 pints, get one/some if you can!
--Ruby Lager image borrowed from the Old Hickory Brewery.--