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RATINGS: 169   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.19   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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Our most versatile beer. Good to drink as well as cook with. Light enough to quench a thirst and complex enough to accompany fine dining. Carmel malty sweet fades to a chocolate roasty finish and dry from a touch of rye. 1.057 OG 13 IBU 6%ABV

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Vac (2445) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 14, 2006
Pours with a deep amber body topped by a thin to medium thick head with some lacing. Itís sweet, malty and slightly fruity with a touch of caramel and an underlying hop note. Medium bodied and smooth.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
chargerfanjess (124) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 27, 2006
Initial malt aroma clear small white head, good moderate hop nose. Caramel with light fruityness. Very smooth and crisp finish with no llingering aftertaste

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Probiere (992) - Iowa, USA - JAN 29, 2006
Woo diacetyl. Medium body that tastes like butter and Cheerios with other grains thrown in the mix. Some interesting maple syrup notes appear and it ends on a definite fructose sweetness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
papajohn (1249) - San Diego (Mira Mesa), California, USA - DEC 30, 2005
UPDATED: JAN 8, 2006 Sampled@Port Solana: Clear mahogany color with a medium off white head. Light malt aroma. Flavor is lightly sweet and nutty, lightly bitter with a light dry finish. Medium body with light carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dickinsonbeer (5076) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - DEC 18, 2005
RLB YEHA 05. Light brown with an ok off white head. Light bready malt- along with a light floral hop aroma. Mostly a light caramel flavor with a light bitterenss and even a bit of smoke in the very end. Pretty smooth overall. Nice for an Irish Ale.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
hopdog (9453) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 12, 2005
22oz bottle acquired in trade with DarkElf (thanks!). Poured a medium and clear brownish color with a smaller sized off white head. Aromas of caramel and fruits. Tastes of pretty much the same. Thinner body.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
IMtheOptimator (1162) - Bethel, Connecticut, USA - DEC 12, 2005
Bottle at the Yeha. Poured a dark, dark amber with a white head. Strong caramel and fruit aroma, almost barley wineish. Taste is much fainter than the aroma, consisting of mostly light caramel. Decent session beer though definitely thin.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
beermatrix (1497) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - NOV 1, 2005
From a far this sits a shadowy dark blood red, up to the light it has a wonderfully clear ruby brown tinted body. The cap is small and faintly thick with a light stained ivory color. Minimal lacing sticks in small globuals. Nice aroma of candy bar chocolate and caramel with a wiff of subdued cherry-like fruityness and vanilla. Taste is outstanding for an Irish Red. Complexingly delicate and well rounded flavors of malty fruityness bringing a partial red apple and date filling, feathered in vanilla cherry coke without the overly sweetness or active carbonation. Mild but fulfilling with a calming smooth character. Great finish of lightly dry candy bar chocolate and caramel swirling off into a return of some malty fruits and vanilla. Tthe mouthfeel of this beer is awesome. Big full smooth body. Succulantly easy to quaff. Its smoothness is like no other Irish Red Iíve ever encountered. Its milding charm is very enthralling and the finish is spectacular. My kind of beer. Tasty, well rounded, smooth, full, candyish with chocolate and caramel with a sweet fruity center that helps keep a terrific balance. Damn good stuff!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Engelsmann (651) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - OCT 18, 2005
Bottled. Pours a redish amber with a white head. Aroma is sweet malty, and fruity. Taste is malty and slightly sour

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DarkElf (3038) - La Jolla, California, USA - OCT 5, 2005
(Draft: OíBrienís in San Diego, CA & 22 oz bottle: Sprouts Market in El Cajon, CA) Iím not a big fan of Irish ales unless they have a nice malty character, and this one from Alpine is pretty malty. The sweet, toasted maltiness is the main attraction here and is quite tasty, though I think Iíd rather this be a bit more malty and less sweet. Only a mildly bitter hops here, so itís not a large component, but still provides a little balance. Body is medium "plus" initially, but it does thin out a bit in the finish. The beer is not very aromatic but it is lightly toasty. Ruddy brown in color with no haze. Light tan head fades quickly to just a small ring. A solid beer, one that I enjoy but not in my elite of the category because of the sweetness.

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