aracauna (3290) - Georgia, USA - APR 29, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Like all of the Brew Kettle beers this time around, this is crystal clear. It’s almost ruby red, but just a tad too brown to be a true ruby. The aroma and flavor have a surprisingly chocolate note. Low hopping as would be expected for the style, but a touch overcarbonated. Good beer as long as you like them a little sweet and a lot malty.
JaBier (5691) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - MAR 26, 2012
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sample at the Brew Kettle on 3/24/12. Clear red pour with a medium tan head. Malty nose with not much else going on. Sweet malt flavor with caramel and subtle earthy hops.
kramer (5428) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 12, 2010
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
22 oz bottle. Pours a clear bright orangish body with a one finger fizzy off-white head that faded to a patchy film. The nose is sweet and fruity with some caramel, brown sugar, and some very light hops. Toasty and slightly husky flavor, very much on the sweet side, with very minimal hops on the finish. A little heavier bodied than you would expect for an Irish Ale, it’s a bit sticky on the finish with light soft fizzy carbonation. Decent enough to finish a bomber, but it’s not the most exciting beer. That’s the nature of the style though I guess.