werner22 (6) - SOUTH AFRICA - MAR 10, 2014 does not count
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Very nice beer. Aroma is a full taste. Does’s give you gas or heartburn. And no hang over in the morning.
ChrisG (31) - Secunda, SOUTH AFRICA - DEC 20, 2005
4.2 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark red colour. Fruity aroma. A good drinkable beer. Probably the beer to show SAB what they are doing wrong.
NickH (2) - SOUTH AFRICA - DEC 29, 2007 does not count
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Colour a dull ruby, like an unfined wine. Complex fruity aroma. Carbonation low and the head retiring after being "crashed into the glass" as mandated by the label. A pleasing and balanced fullness. By some measure the best South African beer I have tasted.
Splitenz (336) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAY 10, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
A good dark amber beer with floral aroma and a good fairly strong taste. Malty and not as strong in the hops as one may have wanted, leading to a bit of a watery mouth feel. Still, a good beer to drink through the South African night.
omhper (20568) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - NOV 16, 2005
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled. Ruby colour, brief head. Citric nose. Sweetish and roasty. Solid raisniny crystal malt character, rounded mouthfeel. Grassy hops adds pleasant bitternesss. A very aromatic beer that fills your mouth with flavour, remarkably similar to how I remember Usher’s Ruby Ale used to be.
mojoharper (32) - SOUTH AFRICA - MAY 8, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Ruby, rich color with minimal head. Aroma is very bright berry and plum fruits. Flavor starts with almost sour cherry but finishes with a spicy, hopped dryness that is quite addictive. A refreshing session ale.
Krasulak (88) - Wapadrand, Pretoria, SOUTH AFRICA - FEB 18, 2005
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: MAR 6, 2006 Copper colour, murky with medium tan head. Pleasant malty and fruity (apple peel, berry) aroma. Tastes of lightly roasted malt, nutty, floral hops, fruity. Somewhat sweet nicely balanced with hop bitterness. Medium body. Very decent ale. If it was a session beer I would be quite agreeable. Extra point (overall) for Gilroy’s standing up to the Big Brother - the SAB.
AtronSeige (833) - Johannesburg, SOUTH AFRICA - DEC 6, 2013
3.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Aroma: Toffee, biscuit
Appearance: Clear copper body. Very spare off-white head.
Flavour: Medium-high sweetness, medium-low bitterness. Toffee, biscuit, toasty,
Palate: Medium body. Light carbonation
Overall: A beer you can have a few of. A bit to sweet
340 ml bottle, poured.
9D. Irish Red Ale
Earlier Rating: 8/10/2013 Total Score: 4.1
Aroma: Light hops, stewed fruit, roasty, toffee, buttery
Appearance: Clear ruby, no head.
Taste: Medium sweet, medium-light bitterness, dry finish, very crisp, toasty,
Palate: Medium-light body, light carbonation,
Overall: My wife’s favourite! :) A highly enjoyable, easy drinking pint
340 ml, poured.
Papsoe (25074) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAY 22, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Bottle 34 cl) Clear, orangey brown with a small, off-white head. Lightly nutty and vaguely burned aroma. Light in body and a little low in carbonation. Very pleasant nutty accents, soft mouthfeel and a smooth finish almost without any bitterness. 040508
PilsnerPeter (3029) - Flushing, New York, USA - SEP 11, 2007
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle: Pours a murky amber topped by a tan ring for head. Has a surprisingly nice aroma, almost Barley Wine-like. Fruity, berry-ish notes with some grape character, along with toasted malts. Has medium, bubbly carbonation, with less flavor than anticipated from the aroma. Has an initial mild tartness with some berry suggestions, which leads to a crystal malt middle. The finish is slightly tart as well, without enough bitterness. A decent effort.