wunderbier (1434) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAY 5, 2005
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Burnt orange/red with a short, tan fizzy head thatís quickly diminishing. Caramel, toffee, peat, slightly meaty. Moderately sweet flavor becomes a lightly sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter finish. Medium light body, watery texture, average carbonation. The bottom line is: simple but non-offensive.
MrRomero (1973) - Nolanville, USA - MAY 5, 2005
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle: #1100. Poured clear orange/brown with a fluffy beige head. Big malty aroma, almost barleywinesque. Malty flavor with light hops. Dry with a slight chocolate finish. Mild fruit. Good.
mjg74 (2428) - La Mesa, California, USA - APR 21, 2005
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a brownish red sort of a color. Aroma is a malty and sweet tart sort of a thing. Flavor is fairly malty. Seems to be overly sweet. Has a nice roasty finish.
FoolishMortal (982) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 5, 2005
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Amber color with brown and red notes. White head with little to no lingering. Sweet malty aroma, slight raosty tinge. Light medium body with a slighty dry mouthfeel, despite the sweetness. Ruddy flavor from being sparingly hopped in combination with the grains used. A decent red, but it doesnít stand out. Fairly well balanced, just doesnít make a big statement,
billk (352) - Coeur díAlene, Idaho, USA - APR 2, 2005
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Tap @ Alpine. Amber/red color. Nice medium roasted amber flavor malt with a very slight sweetness. Somewhat thin bodied though. My notes show no hop mention. Iím not an Irish red fan.
CaptainCougar (7129) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - SEP 27, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle courtesy of DarkElf: Pours a clear amber brown with a thick frothy bone-colored head that leaves a fine lacing behind. Aroma is full of sweet, semi-toasted, caramel malts. Starts full and sweet with a hint of toasty malt and a touch of some lagerish off-flavors. Otherwise itís quite well-balanced and enjoyable with lots of malt. A very drinkable red ale. Thanks Stephen!
Bohica (36) - British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 26, 2004
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Deep ruby/brown, nice off white head. Rich malty aroma, promising great things to come...and doesnít really deliver. Kind of thin mouthfeel, mild hop flavor. Good balance, but somehow leaves you wanting more. Would be a good session beer, but not enough of any one characteristic to stand out. A very average red.
Sickboy282 (1115) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 19, 2004
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours a beautiful deep brow/red with a small off white head. Aromas of malt and a slight citrus fell to in. The flavor is kinda empty... You drink it and it does nothing for your tastes buds. Overall a big dissapointment.
DrunkAsASkunk (847) - Lynnwood, Washington, USA - JUN 14, 2004
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Had this on tap at Pizza Port Carlsbad with Beerguy101. This beer poured a clear red color with a thick slightly pearlish head. This head lingered for at least a good ten minutes before it finally subsided into foam clusters. The aroma was somewhat barnyardy with lemon and citrus in the nose. There were heavy doses of malt sweetness and a hint of hops as well with a touch of vinegar. The taste was very weird however.....there was so much going on in the nose, then POOF....about as average red as you can possibly describe. This was SO average in terms of drinkability that words to describe it are tough to come by. Some malty qualities, and hint of citrus and cherry with a sweet and slightly drying finish. This would be an excellent session beer, but other than that aroma, nothing too impressive.
beerguy101 (5244) - Newark, California, USA - JUN 13, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Medium reddish color. Medium head. Aroma is roasted malt, citrus and sweet. A medium bodied Irish ale. Malts are nutty and sweet. Slightly spicy hops. Crisp and clean. Nicely balanced. A good session beer. Nothing really special, but a nice clean beer. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly sweet.