Crit (3075) - New Westminster, British Columbia, - DEC 16, 2002
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 9/20
Cloudy red brown, no aroma. No head. Mild malt taste, very faint hops
KimJohansen (10342) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - JUL 25, 2010
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Clear reddish amber with a medium beige head. Aroma had roasted malt, caramel and spicy hops. Flavour was fairly spicy with roasted malt, caramel and hops that made it slightly dry and bitter.
womencantsail (6906) - Garbage Grove, California, USA - MAY 11, 2010
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
A: A light amber colored pour with a nice fluffy off-white head to it.
S: The aroma is primarily of toasted bread and sweet caramel, but there is a distinct off-note that I’ve noticed in several other red ales.
T: This one opens up with a caramel sweetness along with toasted bread and biscuity malts. There is a touch of floral hops and a mild bitterness.
M: Thin-medium in body with a tingly carbonation.
D: This was much maltier than I prefer in a red/amber ale, but still passable.
bb (5888) - Alamo, California, USA - JUL 23, 2009
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. Copper color with an off-white head. List malt aroma. Nutty malt flavor with piney hops. Medium bodied. Piney hops and nutty malt linger.
alexanderj (3055) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - MAR 14, 2009
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at brewpub. Didn’t like the place much. Color was auburn/amber with an off white head. Aroma was pretty weak; maybe caramel. Flavor was quite good for style. Toasted malt, caramel, reddish malt. Ok.
Dogbrick (6065) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - NOV 18, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sample at the brewpub. This brew pours a clear amber color with a medium thin off-white head that recedes steadily. Spotty lacing. Malty aroma with some caramel and hops. Medium, soft body with a sweet malty character. Notes of caramel and nuts in the background along with a pinch of hops. The finish is sweet and malty with a short aftertaste. Just average overall.
jcwattsrugger (10000) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JAN 18, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
on tap-pours a thin tan head that laces and amber color. Aroma is medium malt, faint metallic hops. Taste is medium malt, metallic hops. OK carbonation.
kp (10887) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - DEC 12, 2007
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Name: Callahan Red
clear amber, wispy beige head,
light sweet caramel malt aroma with light floral hops,
caramel malt flavor with a nice caramel sweetness, balanced with earthy hops leading to a long bitter finish,
Aroma: 5/10; Appearance: 5/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 11/20
badlizard (5160) - Berkeley, California, USA - JUL 20, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear golden red with fizzy head. Faint malty aroma, caramel malty taste with slight bitter finish.
jimrockford (56) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 5, 2006
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Amber to red nice malt nose fruity tart start nicely carbonated. light watery finish not much body but godd quenchable beer
BückDich (5467) - McCall, Idaho, USA - MAR 4, 2006
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draught at the brewpub: Redish brown, nose of caramel, no hops but noticable bitterness. The flavor is light in diacetyl, thin body, decent finish. No character.