Free State Grace OMalleys Irish Ale
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RATINGS: 18   MEAN: 3.48/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.29/5   SEASONAL: Spring   ABV: -
This fine red ale is our tribute to the indomitable spirit of Grace O'Malley. Also called Granuaile or Grania of the Isles, in the 16th Century she captained the Pirate ship Greywolf II, carrying on the traditions of her father who sailed the ship Greywolf. She was elected chieftain of her people and received an offer from England's Queen Elizabeth I to be made a countess. In surprise, Grace asked how she could be made a countess when she was already a queen in her own right!
O.G. - 14.2/1067. Hops - 30.5 IBUs

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bu11zeye (12717) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - MAR 14, 2005
(Tap at brewery) Pours a deep amber body with a small white head. Aroma of caramel and malt. Flavor of malts, fruit, and caramel. Smooth, creamy mouthfeel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
adnielsen (10484) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAR 20, 2011
On tap @ Free State. Red orange appearance. Slightly creamy amber malty nose. Nice Irish amber flavor.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cletus (6355) - Connecticut, USA - APR 1, 2007
Fresh growler courtesy of phillybeer2112. Pours brown with a fair thin head that takes a while to subside. Smells of tealike hops, roses, caramel and some spice. Tastes of spice, rich malt, some coffee hints and nutty. Mouthfeel is thin and semi-sweet. Finish is tangy with hints of sweet malt. This is a well balanced very sessionable ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
RobertDale (5435) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - MAR 28, 2013
On tap at the brewery. Comes reddish orange with a nice biege head. Aroma of malt, caramel, and grain. Taste is malt, caramel, grain, a bit of smoke, and a bit of hops. Very enjoyable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
heemer77 (5294) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - MAR 12, 2005
UPDATED: JUL 2, 2005 Thin head with a beautiful red body. The aroma is malty and smoky with some corn. Also hints of grass. The taste is mild with grass and some tobacco. A decent version of the style. Would make for a decent session beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
TomDecapolis (4618) - Milton, Delaware, USA - MAR 22, 2013
Pours a translucent amber with a large foamy very light tan lacing head. Aroma of nuts, toffee and toasted cereal grains. Flavor really showcases a nice fresh lightly toasted cereal grain maltiness, some toffee and light caramel notes.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ads135 (4191) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - APR 13, 2013
A not bad irish ale released near St. Pattie’s. Amber in color, thick and creamy. Some bread and caramel in the flavor and a bit of mellow hoppiness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
theisti (3882) - Kansas, USA - MAR 26, 2008
Growler generously shared by Gregis. Pour is clear orange amber with an off white 1 inch head. Some pretty lacing on the glass. Aroma of malty, earthy, floral hop with some distant sweetness - brown sugar. Taste has the smokiness from the nose, but none of the sweetness. Some bitter, almost ear waxy hoppiness to the body / finish. This was interesting, nicely made. Thanks for bringing this one over, Greg!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Indra (2711) - Suburbia, Kansas, USA - MAR 25, 2001
UPDATED: APR 7, 2006 Pretty tasty interpretation of the Irish Ale. Garnet color and nice malty smoothness, but still somewhat light-bodied and not bitter in any way. Great for early springtime, straight from the tap handle or growler!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
BOSSbrewer (2705) - Arkansas, USA - SEP 5, 2013
Blah. Had this in Lawrence. At their tap room. Not much to it. Wouldn't pay money for it again.

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