tillmac62 (241) - Gaffney, South Carolina, USA - MAY 6, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a clear amber with a nice ruby cast. Low average head with moderate retention and lacing. Light malt focused nose which is a blend of biscuit and caramel. Medium bodied with a nice smooth texture. Normal carbonation level with associated effervescence on the finish. The well balanced flavor profile begins as the nose and flows to a pleasant bitterness. The finish effervesces nicely accentuating the hop flavor and leaving a tingle on the tongue.
spatenfan (26) - Wisconsin, USA - APR 28, 2014
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Had this Irish Red on tap when the only alternatives were BMC. The taste is a malty, bready flavor. The head doesn’t linger around too long. Not a lot of hop flavor or aroma. This a great alternative to BMC type beers.
dixsarah (20) - Alabama, USA - APR 23, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours amber with a thin white head. It has a malty and caramel aroma. It tastes sweet with slight hops and cocoa.
lag91 (55) - Milton, Massachusetts, USA - APR 18, 2014
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Amber with a thin head. Some caramel and maltiness fairly sweet. Decent drinking beer. Not as bad as many of the reviews
ajnepple (2438) - Conifer, Colorado, USA - APR 18, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Had a couple pints at the Ace Hi Tavern in Golden. Easy to drink, pretty decent for $2.25 on tap at a bar. Hopefully it was brewed just a few blocks away but who knows.
1guywith_aboat (241) - phenix city, Alabama, USA - APR 17, 2014
2.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Aroma is grainy malt. Flavor is caramel, musty grains, ever so light spicy hop. Flavor is much the same. Better than light beer.
BOSSbrewer (1940) - Arkansas, USA - APR 15, 2014
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours amber with a thin head. Some caramel and maltiness fairly sweet. Decent drinking beer. Not as bad as many of the reviews.
CpyNPrnT (403) - Indiana, USA - APR 6, 2014
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Well, I will take a fat tire over this anytime. Decent color, decent taste, not much flavor.
rumproasts (3204) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAR 31, 2014
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
tap. Amber red with small head. Bland red ale with crystal malt and light hops. Below average for the style.
Bulk_Carrier (2229) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - MAR 31, 2014
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
UPDATED: MAY 29, 2014 Reviewed from notes.
The appearance had a dark red body with hints of copper, white creamy looking head and lacing that sticks to the glass.
The smell was super malty with light bland apples.
The taste was malty, apples come back but in a bland way.
On the palate, it sat about at a light, sessionable, bland aftertaste and finish.
Overall, I used to really like this beer, but these days I really don’t see myself ever having this again.