jjgmd (1960) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - DEC 3, 2011
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice dark red appearance, a bit too sweet for my taste.... but enjoyable and drinkable. Medium bodied with light carbonation.
Fritz123 (1535) - Boca Raton, Florida, USA - NOV 12, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
The Red Dawn is a decent Red Ale. It pours a nice deep red color with a hefty head. The initial aroma is that it will be very malty with heavy roasted nuts. The actual taste doesn’t deliver quite the nuttiness that seems to be in the aroma. It has a slight watery taste and leaves you wanting something more. Overall though it was good.
smith4498 (3500) - Miami, Florida, USA - NOV 12, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft @ Treasure Coast beer fest. Pours reddish brown color with tan head. Aromas of toffee and toasted malts. Moderately sweet caramel flavor with some nuttiness. Medim body with moderate carbonation.
Ernesto987 (5429) - Arizona, USA - OCT 29, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sample at funky Buddha, English malt bill of a stellar esb, red roasty malts, with a malty finish
pumpmaster (1353) - Pembroke Pines, Florida, USA - OCT 28, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sample at the Funky Buddha bar on 10/28/11. Very good but I prefer the Amber Ale.
nuplastikk (5689) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 25, 2011
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft at Funky Buddha. Deep unfiltered amber brown. Massive head, partially just a bad pour. Soapy red, not so impressive. Big amber malt flavor,,,woody sugary cherries. This really doesn’t all come together if you ask me, sort of watery, and the minimal hops are covered up don’t really meld well with the overbearing amber malt. Like a homebrew Canadian Amber. Unimpressive.
Gription79 (2794) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - OCT 7, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Growler thanks to Maltzill.
A:bread/toasted malts, slight tartness
T:bread/toasted/roasted malts, fruity hops, slight tartness
The tartness makes me feel that this beer saw some rough days as it traveled from Florida to Utah, I would try it again.
EithCubes (5475) - New Jersey, USA - SEP 8, 2011
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught, dark red pour, short tan head. Flora/herbal nose, taste has really fun syrupy biscuit and fruit, chocolate and burnt toffee. Sticky light body, some interesting red berry, maple syrupy, brown sugar. Like!
blomster (286) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - SEP 5, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle, thanks to darkguardian.
Clear, reddish brown pour, with a tan, two-finger high, creamy head.
Aroma of spices, caramel, nuts and quite a bit of butter. Even more butter in the taste, nuts, bready malts, grassy hops. Medium to full body, sweetish aftertaste, lively, almost aggresive carbonation. Somewhere in the background this feels like it could be a good beer, but the amounts of butter in aroma and taste is not all that pleasant. Don’t know if that was intended?
markwise (5135) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - AUG 9, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
On cask at the St. Pete Craft Beer Expo. Pours slightly hazy amber with a small tan head. Nose is lots of malt sweetness, caramel, slight toffee, and a bit of light fruit esters, and some nuts. Flavor is similar with lots of malt and some esters and nuts. Medium in body and smooth in mouthfeel. This is an outstanding beer, and very sessionable; dangerously sessionable. I could personally drink the hell out of this beer. Not quite sure on the style of this one. If it’s an Irish Red, then it ties with Brian Boru as my favorite Irish Red. If it’s an amber, then it has more malt quality than most ambers, and is an outstanding amber. Damn it, Funky Buddha, why are you so far from Tampa!?!