maxwelldeux (2724) - Spokane, Washington, USA - MAR 12, 2013
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Draught at CAH under the name "Ale House Red." Pours a clear brown color with a slight red tinge. Nose is almost nonexistent. Taste has a bit of grains to it. Meh.
kayres (327) - , Georgia, USA - MAY 6, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Right to style. Dark orange to brown and clear. Thin tan head. Slightly sweet malty nose. Smooth medium bodied nutty bit sweet. Nails the style
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Ret12 (447) - Maryland, USA - MAR 11, 2012
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
This was a decent irish red but nothing special, slight hop flavor with a heavy malt backbone.
basspro76 (423) - New York, USA - JUL 2, 2010
2.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Drank from the tap at the Galway Hooker Bar in Lake Norman, NC. Ruby red pour with a thin white head. Light aroma of sweet malts. Taste is dry, bready and thin.
drowland (5719) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - JUN 11, 2010
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
6/9/10. On tap in the Charlotte airport. Orange-red pour. Generic malty beer aroma. The flavor is bread, crackers, some dry malts, and not much else. Not as bad as the brown, but not awesome.
dmac (3543) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - MAY 10, 2010
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
12 oz bottle from a coworkers beer of the month club. Poured a thin rust colored body with a tiny foamy whtie head. Aroma of sweet wet grains, caramel, toffee and maybe even a touch of raisin. The body is far to thin and watery with a light touch of carbonation. Flavor of super soggy grains, wet grass, rotting caramel. Blah.
hopscotch (8395) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - APR 25, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: APR 27, 2010 Draft… This beer rocks!... Clear copper ale with a small, creamy, white head. Great, long-lasting retention. The aroma is simple, but fantastically malty – pure caramel and toasted malt. Medium-bodied with sparkling carbonation. The flavor is a direct reflection of the nose – sweet caramel and toasted malt with just enough bitterness to prevent sickly sweetness. Crisp, but malty, finish. Just the way I like it. This brew is just plain getting’ it done for me. Can’t get enough. Reminiscent of the now-retired Lake Tahoe Crystal Bay Red Ale - RIP. Underrated... although I AM drinking this fresh; from clean draft line; and close to the source. Regardless, HUGE drinkability. World class malt bomb!
chicagobears (383) - Elk Grove Village, Illinois, USA - JAN 30, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Red/amber pour into Sprecher pint glass. Faint aroma of caramel and roasted malts. A medium body with some bisquit in the flavor and a faint bitterness. A smokey roasted finish. Easy drinking.
skoll (404) - Traverse City, Michigan, USA - JAN 28, 2010
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Nice clear light mahogany with a quickly fading head, no lacing or head retention. Aroma of caramel and a touch of light smoke. Flavor has notes of toasted malt, caramel and some peat. Only moderately sweet, has a touch of bitterness. Medium body with spritzy carbonation. Not bad, just very less than average.
Elwood (2959) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - NOV 1, 2009
1 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 1/20
Serving: 12 oz. bottle labled as Cottonwood Irish Style Red.
Appearance: Clear amber color with a sizeable, foamy, light tan head. Unfortunately the head doesn’t stick around long.
Aroma: Slightly vegetative nose with notes of vinegar, caramel, and a touch of skunk.
Flavor: Slightly tart and not in a good way, a very small caramel note is present, and there really isn’t anything else. There isn’t anything "Irish" about this.
Palate: Oily on the tongue, highly carbonated and thankfully short in the finish.
Overall: I sincerely hope this one went bad because this beer is terrible. Total drain pour.