truckie455 (42) - Derby, Connecticut, USA - MAY 25, 2001
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
One of the best mass-produced brews out there. Worth a shot, even by the ’beer snobs’ out there.
Brentv (354) - Portland, Oregon, USA - SEP 12, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
From bottle. Pours a clear red with almost no head or lacing; what’s there is white and dissipates quickly. Aroma is sweet, light caramel, bread. Taste is the same. Almost no hops. Thin mouthfeel. Pleasant but not special.
gschrade (678) - Collinsville, USA - AUG 29, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
I had this at Fridays. Pours reddish with off white head. Taste Carmel, sweet, malt. I thought this was good. I would drink this again.
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Darkmagus82 (1247) - - AUG 20, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Transfer from BA review on 12-29-12-
Served on tap in a pint glass
Appearance – As the name implies the brew is served a clear dark red/mahogany color with a one finger off white head. The head fades relatively quickly leaving only a very light level of lacing.
Smell – The aroma is a mix of roasted malt, caramel, as well as a brown sugar sweet smell. Mixed with these smells is a light nut.
Taste – The taste starts out heaviest of a caramel sweetness mixed with a lighter roasted malt flavor. As the taste advances the roasted flavors become slightly more pronounced, but never gain that much flavor, while a corn and brown sugar sweetness take mover the sweeter flavors from the initial caramel taste. A light nuttiness and a odd earthy hop flavor come to the tongue at the very end.
Mouthfeel – The body of the beer was average in terms of creaminess as well as carbonation. The body and carbonation were fitting for making a very easy drinking session brew.
Overall – While a little on the sweet side with some transitions that are a bit abrupt, overall there was nothing off putting about the brew and it was quite easy drinking and sessionable.
Padchenko (81) - Dublin, IRELAND - JUL 23, 2014
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A good-looking Irish red (even if no longer brewed in Ireland) - good red/amber colour with thick white head. Taste is malty with some hints of roastiness and some sweetness.
slylon (7) - Georgia, USA - JUL 19, 2014 does not count
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Best when tapped into a pitcher, in a walk in cooler, after working the grill for 300 people in the summer. The appearanceis the best thing about this one
caramel, toast, bread, resin, dough, leather, alcohol, ginger, woody, meh for the price, A fraud
gopherfan99 (458) - CROATIA - JUL 2, 2014
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle, pours amber with a thin off white head, sweet malt taste with a hint of caramel, light bitter but a little bit watery, not a bad beer, just average
beerguy00 (105) - Fountain Valley, California, USA - JUN 4, 2014
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: JUN 5, 2014 Dark red pour. Caramel and malt aroma with a bit of sweetness. Malty flavor with a bit of a bland finish.
Shanebrews (175) - Texas, USA - MAY 22, 2014
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
This beer is a mild amber. The nose is thin but the taste has a certain bite to it and also a quality which suggests the presence of brewing adjuncts. The balance is good but the finish is a little rough. An okay brew, but nothing special.
chucklemation (478) - Pontiac, Michigan, USA - MAY 9, 2014
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a ruby red, not much of a head. Not much of an aroma either, maybe some caramel. Flavor is better, with light malts and sweet caramel. Has a light body feel but isn’t watery. Despite its light flavor and feel, this is pretty decent.
tillmac62 (193) - 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.