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RATINGS: 1946   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.68/5   EST. CALORIES: 147   ABV: 4.9%
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Rich amber color and a thick, creamy head. Introduced into the U.S. in 1981. Gold medalist (amber lager) at 1998 World Beer Cup.


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3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
dekester1 (348) - Neenah, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 24, 2012
Served on a tap a deep red with a nice light head and lacing. Aroma was primarily of sweet malts. Taste was of slightly roasted malts with a light to moderate hop finish. Mouth was decent. Overall, I thought this was a pretty decent tasting macro-brew offering.


2.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Cousin_Larry (767) - - JAN 29, 2016
Had a bottle at Main Mill. No perceptible aroma. Flavor is creamy with a hoppy bitter finish.

0.8
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
Bonnie628 (50) - Tustin, California, USA - DEC 30, 2015
Nothing but dirty socks and burnt sugar. Garnet pour thatís only good thing. Bad.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
tfontana (366) - Fremont, New Hampshire, USA - DEC 8, 2015
Draft pour into pint glass. Aroma is sweet caramel. Appearance is clear ruby red with small ring of head and little sparkle and no lacing. Taste is moderately sweet caramel and roasted malts. Palate is light to medium bodied with average texture, soft carbonation and sweet finish. Overall, not a nuanced beer by any means but if you like a fairly light beer that is full of caramel, this could do it for you.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Cunningham (6228) - Halden, NORWAY - NOV 21, 2015
A bit amber-ish color with a small off white head. Moderate and mild caramel and a bit bready aroma. Medium body and an ok carbonation. Mild caramel malty, bready and herbal flavor.
[Bottle from Roberth]

1.1
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 2/20
CLeclercq1961 (118) - Temecula, California, USA - OCT 19, 2015
Amber to red super clear. Malty sweet like an Amber bock. Lager like but malts are lean and quickly dissipating. More metallic stuff going on. Off flavors not to my liking.

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Beerblogger100 (50) - Oceanside, California, USA - OCT 3, 2015
Some color some malts no hops very watery, slight metal finish. Inexpensive which is only real good thing here.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
superspak (3956) - Michigan, USA - SEP 30, 2015
12 ounce bottle into pint glass, best before 8/31/2015. Pours crystal clear reddish copper color with a 1 finger fairly dense off white head with good retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Light spotty lacing clings down the glass, with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation retaining the cap. Aromas of caramel, brown bread, toasted biscuit, light nuttiness/roast, herbal, light pepper, and yeast earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance and complexity of dark/bready/roast malt and light-moderate earthy hop notes; with solid strength. Taste of caramel, brown bread, toasted biscuit, light nuttiness/roast, herbal, light pepper, and yeast earthiness. Light herbal/spicy/roast bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of caramel, brown bread, toasted biscuit, light nuttiness/roast, and herbal/toasted earthiness on the finish for a short bit. Moderate dryness after the finish for roasted bitterness. Good complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/bready/roast malt and light-moderate earthy hop flavors; with a good malt/bitterness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Fairly clean on lager flavors with minimal yeast ester notes present. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, fairly crisp, and lightly bready/chalky mouthfeel that is good. Alcohol is very well hidden with zero warming present after the finish as expected of 4.9%. Overall this is a very solid Irish Red styled lager. All around good robustness, complexity, and balance of dark/bready/roast malt and light-moderate earthy hop flavors; and very smooth and crisp to drink. A pleasantly enjoyable offering.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Nekronos (3849) - Xalapa, MEXICO - SEP 6, 2015
This beer I have had it quite a few times and never rated it before. It is just a regular beer to enjoy the moment.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beer_rookie (261) - USA - SEP 1, 2015
Pours a reddish copper color. About two finger beige color head. It doesnít last long, not much lacing.

Aroma is coffee and toffee. Medium roasted barley malt. I bet if you did a blind taste test, youíd be surprised. The aroma would stand up to anything in the style.

Taste follows the nose. Coffee and toffee. Barley malts. Itís pretty sweet, but a touch of bitter at the end. Very nice.

Mouthfeel is very very smooth. Likewise very very drinkable. Body is medium.

Overall, this is very tasty. Itís a lot better than I remember. I donít think youíll be disappointed.

This isa beer I loved in college. The guys and I loved this stuff back then. We thought we were something drinking this. Everyone else was drinking Bud Light, we were drinking these, oooh yeah! Let the good times roll!

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
maekchu (3034) - Hirakata, JAPAN - AUG 28, 2015
Bottle. Sweet roast malt nose, some light ripe plums. Reddish-brown color, thin tan head. Very tame sweet toasty malt with minimal hopping. Medium body. Overly sweet. Flavors fade quickly.


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