heemer77 (5078) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - JUN 24, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A deep copper body with a yellow khaki head. The malty smells were complemented with some apple sweetness. The taste was light leather and walnuts. There was a lingering malt finish. Absolutely solid as a nice middle of the road Irish Ale.
CanIHave4Beers (2880) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - JUL 10, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a hazy red with a small head.
The aroma is toasty caramel with some faint light graininess & some leafy hops.
The flavor is nicely earthy with a good zippy hoppiness, some light caramel & some pleasantly grainy as well as bright malt character.
One of my favorite examples of the style, very nice.
boozedude (1583) - Des Moines, Iowa, USA - JUN 23, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
had this on tap at iowa craft beer festival with chad.. red pour, with a malty aroma, and taste, creamy and smooth
sthlm (1255) - Iowa, USA - APR 20, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
[On-tap at Boone Valley Brewing] Pours reddish amber with a small off-white head. Aroma is malt driven and quite sweet. The taste is interesting and really hard to peg. I like it, but it baffles me--a pervasive, fruity acidity (grape?) mixed with big maltiness with caramel sweetness. Some hazelnut notes showed up after awhile too. Pretty nice stuff. Overall, I liked this one quite a bit, and it was one that I certainly plan to try again some time.