UXO (1246) - CANADA - MAR 14, 2016
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Appearance: clear medium amber with one fat finger of light beige head, good retention and lacing. (4/5) Aroma: caramel and toffee malts, light smoke, nutty. (5/10) Taste: moderate-high sweet, moderate bitter. (4/10) Palate: medium body tending to watery, moderate carbonation, malty slightly metallic finish. (2/5)
“Lanigan’s Irish Ale”, huh? Sounds about as authentic as “Tipsy McStagger”. A fairly uninspiring interpretation of a stye that I find unexciting at best. Thinnish and malty, without much to recommend it. (10/20)
Reimer96 (1743) - Alberta, CANADA - MAR 21, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours a clear deep copper with reddish hues and a small white ring of lace. Aroma of caramel, toffee, toasty malts and some fruity esthers. Flavor is caramel, toffee sweet maltiness, nutty and some mild roast character and a dry finish with some mild hop bitterness. Mouthfeel is a bit thin and water like reducing the full effect of the sweet grains and a low carbonation. Overall the beer is nice to drink but needs a fuller body and the fruitiness in the aroma needs to be cleaned up.
bulldogops (1681) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 15, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap at Brewsters Castledowns. 4.7%. Clear, dark amber pour with a decent tan head, good retention. Aroma is roast malts, almonds. Taste is more malt, nutty, and a hint of toffee. Creamy mouthfeel, with a hoppy note in a smoothish finish. Definitely worth another.
andrewturba (1190) - Alberta, CANADA - MAR 29, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours a clear copper with a reddish tinge and a small white ring around the glass. Aroma is caramel, fruity, toffee,some what sweet and bready. Flavour is sweet maltiness, toffee, mildly bitter, nutty, and a bit watery. I’m not super well versed in the irish reds but this seems a bit average to me.
maley1 (1000) - calgary, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 28, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Clear reddish brown pour with small off white head. Aroma of malts, hay and a hint of cinnamon. Taste of malts, touch of roastiness, hint of caramel and faint hops on the finish. Medium carbonation.
northropfrye (3084) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - MAR 23, 2012
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Faintly aromatic, reddish brown in colour. Some sweetness, but again, like a lot of these Brewsters beers, it tastes nutty, tinny and watered down.
gramity (1584) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 19, 2011
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Drinkable amber irish ale, with hops and bitterness. Fresh and creamy mouthfeel, maybe from the yeast, not overcarbonated this one. Well malted, and a tad roast. Like a cross between a brown and an irish red. Worth a try. Bitter finish and medium mouthfeel.
reebtogi (5347) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 27, 2011
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pint on tap at Oliver Square location in Edmonton. Pour was pale amber color with small white head and some lacing. Aromas of caramel and not much else. Taste is sweet malt with a slightly sour finish. This was not one of my best tasting experiences at Brewsters.
hobbersr (690) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 24, 2011
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Pours a copper color with a small tan head. The aroma has berries, cream, and a hint of spice. The flavor is straight forward and simple. Nothing bad here... But nothing great.
Savvy1982 (1705) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 24, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle, thanks to Cole. Pours clear russet amber, thin off-white head, above-average lacing. Nose is dark fruit, vanilla, sarsaparilla, instant coffee, maybe a little bourbony? Flavours are more instant coffee, vanilla, maybe running to coconut, very tasty and pleasant, I wish they had this down at my local.