McFate Irish Red Ale
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RATINGS: 22   MEAN: 3.43/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.28/5   IBU: 17   EST. CALORIES: 162   ABV: 5.4%
Copper red, malt focused with initial sweetness and a dry roasty finish. Low hop aroma, light hop flavor and medium body. This beer is sure to bring out the Irish in ya.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
PartyFowle (954) - - APR 16, 2015
Draft. Tawny copper, slightly hazy. Burnt orange at the edges. Thin, wispy head of sandy tan. A swirl sends sweet stuff to the nose first: caramel, sweet cherry, apple. Milk chocolate and toasted bread make up the back end. Roasty, nutty flavor. Walnuts, baked apples, subtle chocolate, maybe light roast coffee beans. Tangy caramelized sugars. Roasted cocoa lingers. Medium body, mild carbonation. The best Irish red Iíve had -- it combines qualities of red and brown ales.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Reynolds314 (3314) - Connecticut, USA - MAR 14, 2015
On draft at the source. Killians coming at ya hot. Amber reddish pour with off white head. Caramel, grain, and light apple with a dry grainy element. Average for what it is.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
snoworsummer (4672) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - FEB 28, 2015
Draft at the brewery. Pours hazy copper with a fizzy off white head. Tastes like toasted malt, nutty, smooth, and light citrus hops. Light/medium body and low carbonation. Faint aroma of toasted malt, and light citrus hops.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Ernesto987 (5578) - Arizona, USA - FEB 18, 2015
UPDATED: MAR 10, 2015 great easy drinker. Very plain as it should be with some nuances of caramel and grains. Toasty and biscuity with some grassy hop. True to the style.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
travita (4847) - Dallas, Texas, USA - OCT 15, 2014
Tap at the brewpub. The look is reddish in color, a beige colored head, and a slight haze. The smell is toast, burnt, malt, ash, and ok. The taste is fruit, caramel, toast, and grain.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Pailhead (6403) - Plymouth, Michigan, USA - AUG 18, 2014
On tap: The aroma consists of light fruit, caramel, and toasted nuts. Itís a transparent dark amber with a small off-white head that quickly fades to a thin film outlined by a slightly thicker ring. There is some hints webbing left on the sides of the glass. The flavor starts with light-moderate caramel and light fruit. The finish has light toasty notes with faint roasted nuts. Itís light bodied with light-moderate carbonation. Overall, a pretty standard Amber Ale.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DesertDevil (685) - Arizona, USA - JUN 11, 2014
Pint at the brewery. Mild roasted malt and slight baked apples highlight the moderate aroma with some caramel. Pours a nice semi-hazy deep auburn with a cream-colored head. A sweet nutty tone is the prominent flavor early with a moderate chewy toffee note, mild whole-grain toast, and a medium earthy hoppiness. Medium body, spiced long finish. Solid brew.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
GT (9982) - Oceanside, California, USA - APR 16, 2014
[ Keg ][ Fate ][ 4oz ][ $1.75 ][ Mini Flute ][ 4/12/14 ]
>> Clear amber red pour, weak foam. Nose is cola, mild vegetal, dark cherries. Taste is sweet, dark cherry. Suddy, peroxide palate. Pretty meh as expected.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ferris (12673) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 22, 2014
Draft - Toasted malts and caramel. Clear amber with a beige head. Just like it smells with a sweetness in the finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
FlacoAlto (4147) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - JAN 23, 2014
Arrives from the tap with a thinish, tan colored head that quickly disappears. The beer is a deep red color that is a bit hazy when held up to the light and shows a gold tinged red / amber hue. The aroma smells like an Irish red; lowish hop character with a malt focus that leans towards caramel, touches of toffee, a bit of light caramelized fruitiness, as well as a light caramelized nutty note.

Lightly sweet up front, it gets more sweet with fruit and caramelized notes becoming more prominent as it slides across the tongue. Touches of sweet tea, caramelized crystal malt, light nutty notes, and a hint of toasted whole grain character. The hop character is quite light; this has a touch of bitterness to it, but barely there, with the sweet, caramelized malt dominating the hop / malt balance, and there is perhaps a hint of herbal hop character. The body has a nice chewiness to it for a beer of this strength.

Not bad, actually a fairly good take on the style. I am personally not really a huge fan of the style, but if you are then this is a well made one that you should try.

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