LarryBeast (271) - - APR 7, 2012
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Not the most interesting red. Light and mild, neither bad nor good. A significant step down after trying Moon Under Waterís Irish Red Ale, which is far more adventurous (and tasty).
reebtogi (3262) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 18, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
650ml bottle pours amber in color with a finger of white head and a bit of lacing on the glass. Aroma is light caramel and a hint of hops. Taste is light caramel sweetness and a mild hoppy bitter finish. Light to medium body and mild carbonation leave a little room for improvement. A decent amber ale, but nothing really stands out.
manuchampions (1217) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 30, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
650ml bottle from Libations Liquor in West Vancouver. First...a BIG wag of the finger to Libations. They had several Swans/Buckerfields beers on special for $3.99. Little did I know until I got home and looked closer that the beer had a "best before" date of more than 12 months ago! So the bastards realized the beer was old and cleared it out but never made mention of the fact it was old. At a bakers you at least find out you are buying day old bread for a discount but apparently such quality control and honesty isnít a concern for Libations...shame on you! So, unfortunately, I have to rate the beer based on what I tasted, perhaps unfair but...there you go.
Poured a red tinged brown with minimal head and fairly high carbonation. Aroma was of mild caramel malt. taste is certainly sweet caramel but underplayed. Is this the age or is it just a mild tasting amber? Finish is unremarkable.
Damn, I feel like Iím doing an injustice to this beer.
fiulijn (12179) - MalmŲ, DENMARK - AUG 1, 2010
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draught at Alibi Room, Vancouver, as Irish Red Ale, I will go for this entry...
Hazy amber color. Mild beer, light aroma, caramel flavor, nutty. Simple.
mcberko (4053) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 23, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours reddish brown with a light head. Aroma and flavour of sweet caramel malts, with some floral notes. Quite nice.
mgermani (967) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 25, 2008
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a reddish orange with a light head & some lacing with a sweet honey-like aroma. Good bitterness, but cheap lager-like malting with a bit of amber, and diacetyl. Good carbonation and a lightly creamy body arenít enough to rescue this one. Drinkable but not my Buckerfields best.
Crit (3070) - New Westminster, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 13, 2008
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: MAY 5, 2010 Cloudy red brown,lasting beige head. Sweet carmel.brown sugar nose. Light slightly dry malt taste, hints of fruit.
CapFlu (4010) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 17, 2006
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
(Draught) $3.25 for a 10oz glass. Thin, foamy white dissipating head with a non-carbonated orange-brown body. Nose of toasted Irish malt. Flavour is roasty, doughy, mildly spiced. A nice oily texture with a tad floral finish. Good.
Oakes (10936) - Savusavu, FIJI ISLANDS - OCT 31, 2005
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark amber colour. Light aroma is fairly one-dimensional, showing caramel almost exclusively. Medium body but light flavour, again largely of caramel with only a vague earthiness as a backdrop. There is sufficient richness to the flavour and body, enough to avoid the usual amber ale sensation of wateriness, but itís too limited conceptually to achieve any status beyond ordinary.