Red Arrow Old Style Lager

redarrow_lagerBrewer: Red Arrow Brewing Co., Duncan, BC
Style: Lager
ABV: 5%
IBUs: 20

Description: The latest addition to Red Arrow’s lineup, this brew is a traditional lager with West Coast influence. It is also aged for an extended amount of time in horizontal tanks to ensure smoothness and clarity.

Tasting Notes: This lager was quite refreshing and clean, and was definitely characteristic of a smooth and somewhat hoppy lager. At the same time, it had a malt characteristic that I’ve found is quite typical of Red Arrow beers – which has a slightly rubbery taste to it. This would seem to indicate that the brewery is still hitting its stride. But they are getting there!

Appearance: Straw gold, clear, good foam retention and carbonation
Nose: Slight rubbery nose, grainy malt, notes of Noble hops – grainy and herbal
Taste: Crisp malt, slight rubbery flavor, mild tang, grainy hops, mild grass and herbs
Aftertaste: Lingering malt flavor, mild hop bitterness, quite clean
Overall: 7.8/10

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