RhetoricalAns (835) - Red Deer, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 21, 2016
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draft. Deep amber pour, thin beige head with minimal retention. Aroma is somewhat faint but there’s caramel and nuts, touch of roast. Medium weight body towards thin, slightly slick. Moderately sweet flavour (caramel), not much else comes through, very light bitter finish. Could use more depth of flavour and a dryer finish.
DeanF (2342) - Alberta, CANADA - APR 30, 2016
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Well this bettar be good after a long fri’ day’s night where anything could’s happen and a lotz certainly did.... a bomber of some disposition, I gotta finish watching Serpico so this better do justice to Pacino’s performance, eh? This’s got minimal head and ruby body, aroma of lager with a hint of molasses - yawn fo shizzle. Flavour is a lot of grape and caramel, like a bad macro amber lamber, like whaddafock you’s bin wastin’ yo’s moneez on this stuffz fo. Okay, back to Pacino, but this ain’t no Pacino of beers nor nuthin. Thaz iz fo sho.
UXO (1454) - 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 (1988) - 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 (1116) - Calgary, 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 (3214) - 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 (1601) - 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 (5593) - 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.