hopscotch (9163) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - MAY 30, 2003
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Same beautiful color as Rogue's Younger's Special Bitter. Lovely, sparkling clear amber beer with orange highlights. Small, creamy, ivory head.
Mostly diminishing with no lacing, although a nice, wafer-thin, creamy cap remains afloat throughout.
The aroma is moderately malty and sweet with notes of cereal grain, alcohol, toffee and light sourgham molasses.
Interesting malty flavor with a subtle hint of beef broth to go along with the blasts of roasted nuts and English toffee up front. Well-balanced with a grassy, lightly pungent hop presence on the backside.
Light-bodied with an oily mouthfeel and lively carbonation.
Short, sharp, metallic, dry finish with a hint of clover to cap things off. Hey, it's an Irish brew. Gotta include a little clover!
Ungstrup (29333) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - MAY 20, 2003
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
A dark amber beer with a small fast disappearing head. The aroma is weak but slightly sweet. The flavor is wheaty (?) - too sweet and boring. All in all an average beer.
flemdawg (531) - Naples, Florida, USA - MAY 20, 2003
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This beer looked great. Red would not be the word I would use to describe it, more brownish with red accents. Head was fluffy white, and didn't dissapaite too quickly. However the taste was average. Easy to drink, but nothing outstanding.
Mads Langtved (2245) - Copenhagen K, DENMARK - MAY 16, 2003
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
An average Irish red. quite bitter. It is an ok brew.
Nate (3727) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 12, 2003
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sweet and malty aroma, with grains/grasses. Twizzlers and rye. Very nice aroma - just wanted to keep sniffing. Hints of malted chocolate and vanilla. Deep ruby-brown color. Head was off-white and foamy but subsided to wispy lacing veil. Medium watery body and light active carb. Quite a grainy flavor - like rye bread. Sweet, like Twizzlers, deep malts and a sugary hint though the beer is quite dry. Some hops came through to finish off. After is a clean barley taste. Would like to have again.
Hildigöltur (5103) - København, DENMARK - MAY 12, 2003
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Reddish colour. Sweet and malty with lots of caramel notes. Drinkable, but nothing to search for.
madsberg (10186) - Søborg, DENMARK - MAY 11, 2003
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled at the Danish Beerfestival 2003: Dark amber coloured. White thin head. Hoppy and slightly sweet in the notes. Sweets, hops and cocoa notes in the flavour. Has pleasant bitterness in the end.
kmeves (1098) - Mount Pleasant, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 7, 2003
1.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Gotta admit, this was a drain pourer for me. In my opinion, this beer tries to be too much (fruity, coffee, hoppy, malty and sweet) and it fails miserably. I would drink warm Blatz before ordering another one of these.
UnionMade (621) - Connecticut, USA - MAR 31, 2003
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Mmmmmmmmm. Pours a deep reddisn brown, with a small lacework of head. Aroma is malty and a bit bready, with a touch of hops. Flavor is reminiscent of an english bitter, with a bit of roastiness and something earthy. Very nice. Carbonation is low, providing a smooth drinkability and demanding another pint.
Shag (2603) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - MAR 19, 2003
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
One would believe right off the bat that this would be leaps and bounds above Killians, well not really. Its very similar. Apperance is a little darker red to brown, faint head, probably more of a malty taste but still has a thin mouthfeel. Overall a pretty good Irish red but really only a hair above Killians.