MBison (548) - Southern Highlands, - OCT 19, 2009
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle 330ml. Poured hazy burnt copper with an averaged sized, frothy, lightly tanned head which lasted well. Aroma was of toffee malts with light notes of earthy hops, caramel, nuts, Anzac biscuits, overripe peaches and sultana’s. Flavor was smooth with a light earthy hop bitterness, slightly buttery toffee malts, caramel, red berries and ripe nectarines and a nutty finish. Light to medium bodied with medium carbonation, a dry mouthfeel, watery texture and a decent length finish. Seemed more an ESB than it did an Irish Red IMO.
ShaneJ (387) - AUSTRALIA - MAR 4, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Cellar Door (October 2013). Deep red/brown, massive billowing head, 3 pours to empty bottle, sweet toffee apple, some yeast, herbal hops, quite dry finish. Ok.
LesArgen (177) - AUSTRALIA - DEC 17, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
There is a strange Grey-Brown hue and a very fizzy head. The aroma is almost Cola like and the taste sweet at first with a very sour finish, which is the only thing I really like about it.
vinhol (172) - AUSTRALIA - NOV 17, 2013
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
330 mil bottle from BWS Lilydale Malty aroma deep amber in colour no real head very malty taste good red ale PS I had another bottle of this about 3 months ago I think it was old it was undrinkable so look out for fresh stuff
tomciccateri (979) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - JUN 29, 2013
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
on draught at Taps - Kuala Lumpur. labeled Celtic Red Ale at 5.8%. pours a dense dark amber with ladting off-white head. strong chemical aroms? medium body, moderate mouthfeel, slightly chewy character. malty flavor balance. slightly sweet flavor balance. distracting flavor component.
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Jado (423) - Camp Hill, AUSTRALIA - MAY 23, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a clear dark brick red with a cream coloured head that collapses fairly quickly. Aromas of flowers, malt, grass and apple. Taste has some dark caramel and toast up front before a mild bitter note comes through, washing out to some raisin, apple and a touch of lemon at the back end. Fruity, slightly sweet finish. Maybe not as dry as the BJCP would prefer, but pretty good all the same.
lliams (193) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - MAY 20, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Have they tweaked this? I tried it a year ago and thought it was pretty dull. Had a bottle the other night though with some indian food and maybe it was the food but man- this beer was alive! really robust, rich and dry.
M_Sack (260) - AUSTRALIA - APR 25, 2013
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Deep amber red with frothy cream coloured head.Hints of whiskey on the nose. Whiskey and burnt caramel on the front of palate creating a pleasantly bitter start leading into stronger malts and well balanced sweetness and long bitter sweet finish. Delicious autumn beer
jmgreenuk (3268) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAR 20, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Taps Beer Bar, Kuala Lumpur. Poured a deep reddish brown with a thin glass hugging head and no carbonation. The aroma is rich, fruity and of malt. The flavour is uber malty. It’s not a thick, rich beer, but you really feel as though you could chew the malt. There are some cherry notes on the palate too. This is like no other "red" I’ve ever tasted. It’s packed full of diverse flavours and deserves a better rating IMHO. The malty flavour did disappear fairly soon after it was poured though, so drink it quickly!
norkle (6) - - JAN 20, 2013 does not count
4.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Appealing deep malty brown color, light tight head. Light malty aroma followed through in the mouth. Enjoyable malty flavor, somewhat nutty. I’m enjoying it in an Australian summer, would bee equally enjoyable in winter.
Rangi (508) - NEW ZEALAND - JAN 3, 2013
2.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
There is a strange tart bitterness that dominates this beverage and doesn’t seem to fit the description of what this beer describes itself as being.
Appears pleasant red brown with thin white head.
Slightly thinner in taste than expected.
Bit of an average beer from these guys who usually produce some really awesome beverages.