Oakes (12446) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 21, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle, Bierhaus, Cork. Reddish-amber, thin head. Pleasing earthy caramelly aroma. Light floral hops overlay an earthy, caramelly body. Decent red ale.
blankboy (6030) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 11, 2011
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle [500ml] shared with HogTownHarry & garthicus -- c/o garthicus. Pours a murky copper with an average size diminishing off-white head. Mild aroma of grain, fruit and a bit of sourness -- not great. Watery flavour of caramel malt and yeast along with some fruit and a short light bitter finish. Average bodied. Most Red Ales and Irish Ales are quite dull and this is no exception.
Beershine (5218) - The Sunshine State, Florida, USA - MAR 9, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle @ Bierhaus, Cork. Murky, a bit muddled, coppery-red. Bright fruity aroma is apples, pears, red plums. Hop flowers in the background. Quite a thick, lightly syrupy character. Lots of malt sugars. Lively carbo. Juicy, fruity, and good balance.
garthicus (2664) - Dublin, IRELAND - FEB 15, 2011
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Finally (and probably temporarily) this beer brings me to the number one spot for raters of Irish beers. Bottle. Appearance: Copper, almost hazy. Medium off white head. Aroma: Mildly fruity, good amount of malt, nice yeast nose too with a pleasant apple quality. Flavour: Malt, nice caramel quality, bitter, lightly hopped with a good yeastiness too, long bitter finish, quite a nice brew I found it quite pleasant and would happily drink again.
liffeystynx (14) - IRELAND - JAN 30, 2011
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
500 ml. bottle Pours a cloudy red/orange with minimal head. Sweet malty aroma. A light taste, hoppy with a sharp and lingering finish. Curiously reticent impression overall; might need to try again.
culchiem (2492) - Berlin, GERMANY - JAN 30, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Brownish orange with a thin head. Aroma is a bit spicy with caramel malts. Flavour is very tasty, malty caramel, almost treacle with a dry tart finish. Low carbonation.
PaulsPissed (37) - Dublin, IRELAND - NOV 21, 2010
3.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
I agree with onlyrocknroll, pours hazy orange with a nice head and smells of caremel. The sweet fruit followed by a long dryness is also spot on which makes the beer taste like a cider. A nice beer that I hope will improve, I would certainly have it again even to only take me back to my cider days!
omhper (19336) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - SEP 24, 2010
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Cask at Bull & Castle, Dublin. Hazy amber. Mustrd aroma. Sweet and fruity with medium body and well rounded mouthfeel. A touch of peat, but dominated by the strange Dijon mustard flavour. Fairly low bitterness.
onlyrocknroll (379) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - SEP 10, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours orange, slightly hazy with a large a sustaining head. Sweat caramel aroma with a trace of bitterness. Rather fruity flavour, immediately sweet on the palate, but this quickly gives way to a lingering dryness. Otherwise very good, except for some medicinal phenol which slightly taints the aroma and finish, understandable for a new brewery I suppose. Were it not for that, this review would be a rave because this is an otherwise very characterful beer, which I’m sure will improve with subsequent batches.