Panzuriel (1225) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - SEP 5, 2002
2.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Could have predicted that I’d hate this. Red, hopped out the wazoo. Way too strong. Not happy. Not that I could tell you what the flavor was beyond bitter and hoppy. That’s all I got.
jayme9874 (756) - Hamburg, New York, USA - SEP 2, 2002
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear brown/red. Thin head and lace. Nose was subdued with earthy malts,slight fruits. Smooth, light body. Palate was a bit watery,some ok malt, faintly hopped finish. No better then killians........
ARMed (573) - Garnet Valley, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 2, 2002
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
This was an exceptional well-balanced reddish irish ale. It had an efforvescent appearance with a reddish overtone. The flavor was abundant and well pronounced. It had slight hints of caramel, mint, and irish hops. Very drinkable. Try it with some Italian sourdough bread and hot red peppers!
dankfor20 (193) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - AUG 23, 2002
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
I wouldn’t say it was fruity with a nice coffee finish but it isn’t half bad. Nice sweet light caramel malt taste. But could use a little more kick in my opinion. I’d drink em but wouldn’t go out of my way for it.
mribm (446) - Hurley, New York, USA - AUG 16, 2002
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 10/20
This bottle of beer had a nice brown head, with lots of lace. It had a very mild malt smell and taste and seemed to be highly carbonated. I couldn’t taste much at all in this beer, and it was my first beer of the day. Not as strong flavored as I expected, but not bad either.
erlik (26) - SPAIN - AUG 15, 2002
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
An excellent ale with a exciting red color. Smooth and nice taste.
SJP (483) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 20, 2002
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice dark ruby color and a very malty aroma. semmed a little ightly hopped for my tastes, but a very smooth balance of caramel and malt flavors made up for it nicely. A very good red ale.
belgianhomebrew (646) - Acworth, Georgia, USA - JUN 27, 2002
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice malty aroma. Body has hints of malt, caramel, and hops balanced quite nicely. An enjoyable red.
sherriwilbourne99 (3) - Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina, USA - JUN 19, 2002 does not count
4.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Finally someone produced a good red. I love this beer, it’s so much better than the norm.
wbrown1499 (3) - Summerville, South Carolina, USA - JUN 14, 2002 does not count
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
GREAT BEER!!!! One of my favs.