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RATINGS: 58   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.28   EST. CALORIES: 183   ABV: 6.1%
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A somewhat classic Irish Red Ale. This ale is feisty and a bit hoppy. There is a malty sweetness and a somewhat dry finish. Traditional East Kent Goldings but with a nice touch of Cascade and dash of roasted barley give this ale a great taste.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bamsen78 (3245) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - OCT 9, 2013
Can. Pours slightly hazy reddish amber with stable off-white head. Clear aroma of malt, roast, chocolate and caramel with subtle hoppy notes. Bitter, hoppy flavour with notes of malt and fruit and a hint of dark chocolate. Nice.

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
geologyguy (720) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - SEP 27, 2013
Eh, little bitter...not good flavor...just meh...bit too hoppy..decent maltyness...nothing special at all

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
KajII (783) - Macon, North Carolina, USA - SEP 25, 2013
22oz Bottle. The pour was a lightly cloudy medium copper with an average (1-2 finger) light beige rocky head that receded very slowly, down to a moderate film with a medium collar and had excellent sheets of lacing. The aroma was of a toasted bread malt, light grassy hops and an earthy yeast with notes of caramel, toffee and a mild spiciness. The taste was lightly sweet and extremely malty with a hint of caramel which was present throughout, with the finish having a decent hoppy bitterness, a touch of spice and a chewy bready ending. The flavor lasted an average time proceeding the swallow, with the hoppy malty taste fading slowly off the taste buds. Mouthfeel was just past light in body with a watery and slightly dry texture and a carbonation that was just below medium. Overall I found this brew to have a nice balance of flavors. It possessed a good malt backbone, a light caramel sweetness and a delicious hoppy bitterness, which worked so well together that you could not help but enjoy it... www.facebook.com/KAJIIsBeerReviews

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
guzzler67 (1512) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - SEP 22, 2013
Mahogany appearance with an average size, off white head and decent lacing. Muted aroma of caramel malts and a hint of floral hops. Mellow, earthy, sweetish flavors with the hop profile developing more in the aftertaste. Medium bodied, nicely carbonated mouthfeel with a short lived finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
PGHbeer77 (571) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 29, 2013
22 oz. from vacation to Atlantic Beach, NC 2013. Malty fruity scent of moderate strength, deep burgundy with a frothy light tan head - gorgeous, medium dry feel. Grainy fronted taste, toasty malt flavor with a fruity hop on the end. Not too shabby. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
argo0 (11568) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 7, 2013
12oz can. Medium beige head atop crystal clear copper body. Aroma is moderately sweet, caramel, some orange/earthy, light spicy. Taste is moderately sweet, caramel, orange, some earthy/spicy, roast, light grapefruit. Light-medium body, some chalk, light stickiness.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
icehawk (834) - Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, USA - JUL 5, 2013
Malt aroma. Dark red pour with white head. Medium body with slight bitterness. No discernable aftertaste.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DiarmaidBHK (3467) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 12, 2013
Can at the bar of soap. Pours red with an inch of white foam. Lots of sweet malt on the nose. Maybe a hint of hop floralness on the finish but it goes down smooth with more than a few hop notes. Solid for style.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
devilben02 (279) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - MAY 20, 2013
Every single f^#@ing can in this six-pack has overflowed from the pour spout upon cracking, resulting in a stupidly over-foamed pour. The beer does have a nice amber color, though, under that ridiculous head, and the obnoxiously overflowing pour also filled the area with lovely beer aromas of cereal grains, lemon pith, and a clean yeastiness. In the flavor, sweet caramel malts are subdued by an earthy, dry, somewhat roasty bitterness, but it all comes through just a bit thin. The light texture has some substance and energy, providing a fine complement to the flavor profile. Overall, despite the packaging issue, this beer is quite nice.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Aurelius (4263) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - APR 14, 2013
Thanks to LuckyDog for bringing this back from the ACC tourney roadtrip. Malty, somewhat vinous aroma as the bomber exploded. Light manogany, hazy brew with a light khaki head. Parched, twiggy, toasted hop aroma. Soid bitteringing, grainy, dry. Long wood-bitter aftertaste with a starchy body. Some off flavors at the end, sweetens out as it warms.


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