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RATINGS: 31   MEAN: 2.72/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.72   EST. CALORIES: 158   ABV: 5.25%
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The malt-focused ale uses roasted barley to give it its robust red color and roasted taste with subtle caramel notes for a clean, balanced taste and dry finish


3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
marv3mania (161) - Lansing, Michigan, USA - APR 16, 2013
Bottle poured into pint glass. Semi-translucent copper color with thin off-white head. Aroma is malt and caramel, though it doesnít smell as pleasant as other Irish ales. Taste is a watery version of the smell. Not all that substantive, though it doesnít taste bad. The palate is fairly watery as well. This isnít a very unexciting beer, though certainly not bad.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Alextricity (509) - Michigan, USA - MAR 20, 2013
12oz bottle poured into a Samuel Adams "Perfect Pint" glass. Appearance: A crystal clear dark amber/brown color with about two fingers worth of a somewhat creamy and bubbly head. Lacing is actually really quite nice, considering the lack of much of a head. Smell: When I first cracked the bottle open, I got a whiff of soy sauce. That smell at least faded away. Afterwards, I didnít get much else. A faint note of malt with a metallic smell as well. Very "blah". Taste/feel: Quite muted, like the aroma. Pretty sweet with malts, and dark fruits or something like that. The biggest turn off for me here is what I seem to get in some beers -- a Diet Coke aftertaste. Not to say it tastes like Coke, but it has that artificial sweetener taste. Maybe some sort of fruit extract? I donít know. Not a very interesting beer, but quite drinkable... it would be much MORE drinkable if it werenít for that fake sugar taste. The feel on this beer is the best part about it... pretty lightly carbonated with a somewhat creamy feel. Overall, itís just not that great of a beer. Bad by no means, but the beer would be much better if it had more of an aroma to it, and didnít have that odd, unnatural tasting aftertaste.

1.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 5/20
rumproasts (2589) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAR 5, 2013
bottle. red amber with small head. Subpar Irish ale, though to be fair, I hate just about all Irish ales. flavor is just unpleasant. looks nice though

1.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
thedm (4889) - Fort Wayne, USA - DEC 31, 2012
This bottled brew from a bottle shop poured a medium sized head of foamy finely sized white colored bubbles that were long lasting and left behind a very softly carbonated transparent light orange brown colored body and a thick foamy lacing. The mild aroma was malty and musty. The mouth feel was weakly tingly at the start and at the finish. The flavor contained notes of mild nut mild hops brown malt and malt. A decent one but not one that I would consider buying again.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Campy877 (155) - Michigan, USA - DEC 22, 2012
Draft. Very malty aroma with a caramel flavor with hint bitterness. Pretty average red. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
walleye (1061) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - OCT 22, 2012
poured a nice reddish amber with off white head. aroma sweet malt, roasted nuts, barley, caramel, brown sugar. flavor the brown sugar and caramel came out nice and smooth, with a nice finish of malts good beer

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
patrick767 (3407) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - OCT 18, 2012
bottle - Pours clear red with a one finger off-white head. It smells of caramel malt and tastes of sweet toasted caramel malt with a touch of bitterness. Overall itís a drinkable but bland and underwhelming Irish red. Okay.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SuIIy (1983) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - JUL 30, 2012
Bottle. Pours a dark amber color with a soft almond head. Nose is lightly nutty with some light caramel. Palate is smooth and light. Flavors of nuts, caramel, molasses.

2.1
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
libertine (177) - rochester hills, Michigan, USA - JUL 29, 2012
pours amber with a pure malt aroma.flavor is malty and flat.has a slight hop finish.lacks flavor,aroma and now my interest.

0.5
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
DocLock (7502) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 23, 2012
Bottle from Blue Dog Lansdale. Pours ruby but more dark ambery copper through direct light, and the head is insignificant and off-white. Nose is caramel, mild vinous fruit. Tastes caramelly, buttery, with mild hops and vinous fruit. This one is a diacetyl bomb. Iíve had layered double buttered movie theater popcorn that was less buttery than this. And the taste is bland, one-dimensional, and downright abhorrent. Iíd seriously drink any other 0.5 rating of my ratebeer career before Iíd drink this again. My first drain pour in over 5-6 years, and I gave it 6 ounces before I drained it.


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