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RATINGS: 96   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.91   EST. CALORIES: 176   ABV: 5.86%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
A Bold Smooth Irish Red Ale. This Irish style ale is brewed with a rich blend of malts to give it a deep red full body and generous amounts of Willamette and Fuggle hops for a wonderful aroma and taste.


MattShizzle's rating

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MattShizzle (562) - Bernville, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 1, 2013
Bottle - from Ale in the Mail. Deep dark copper color. Somewhat roasty aroma. Good. Both roasty and malty with the hops in the finish.


2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
beer_rookie (146) - Arkansas, USA - MAR 24, 2015
Aroma, fruity, almost like a wine, and toffee...Appearance, a crimson color. Darker than probably most of the style. Iím having trouble identifying the color of the head. Iím getting some crazy lacing though....Taste is mediocre. Sweet and malty, some fruitniess in there also... Mouthfeel is smooth very smooth. It finishes very clean and poof, itís gone. No aftertaste...Overall, come on Diamond Bear!! You can do better than this!! Itís okay, but I donít think Iíd buy it again. Naturally Ií rooting for the home team, and usually they make outstanding brews, but this one....eh.....

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
slowrunner77 (7196) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 22, 2014
"Nuts, caramel, and citrusy hops, all in good measure. Not a huge fan of the style, but this one is probably a little above average. Lingering hops on the finish, then another little wave of sweets and nuts. Not bad

1.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
jake65 (2901) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUL 10, 2014
Bottle: Pours a reddish orange with a thin beige head. Nose is slightly sweet and almost fruity, maybe berries?, and kind of earthy. First sip suggests moon shine was mixed inÖ what? An odd taste that I associate with jet fuel. Some caramel and more berries, doughy. Maybe the yeast was offÖ I just donít like this at all.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Travlr (16394) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUN 30, 2014
Bottle shared with jackl. Clear deep amber color, white head. Aroma of caramel. Taste is biscuity caramel.

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
jackl (5811) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUN 27, 2014
Bottle from Guess Who? Bentonville. The pourís deep amber with a small head. Very sweet cocoa and caramel malt. Cowís Tails. Basically a big old wallop of caramel. The taste is turning almost soured red apple. Caramel. Pretty biscuity. Slight bitterness. Medium body, strong carb. Poor stuff.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Headbanger (3541) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - JUN 23, 2014
12oz bottle 6/23/14 (Judicious Spirits)-46į in Mug-Pours a ruby red with a small off white head. Aroma of roasted malt, caramel, and sweetness. Taste of the same with a bit of hops and more sweetness. This light to medium bodied brew is not bad but not good.

2.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
jandd1983 (3192) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - OCT 7, 2013
It poured a clear amber color with an off-white head. The aroma was of sweet maltiness. The taste was a hint of caramel in the aftertaste. Decent.

2.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 8/20
GJF (1371) - Mount Vernon, Iowa, USA - AUG 19, 2013
I found this one kind of horrid. Pours a pretty amber with a fizzy white head, a decent aroma of malt and caramel. But the flavor is far too sweet, too syrupy, to unbalanced. I didnít finish it.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BOSSbrewer (2707) - Arkansas, USA - AUG 17, 2013
Had at the Foam beer festival in Fayetteville Spring 2013. Reddish brown pour. Fairly light bodied. Some caramel and malt flavor. Slightly fruity.


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