floydslip (260) - Washington DC, USA - FEB 19, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Amber beer with a medium foamy light tan head. Rather mild nose of caramel, bread, and soap. Flavor has a toffee-like sweetness up front with some vanilla and pear flavors underneath. This is finished with a slight bitterness that ends kind of watery and disappointing. Some good flavors are there, but they are ultimately under-developed.
BeerScout49 (49) - - FEB 18, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice Carmel color--head a bit small. Enjoy the taste--reminds me of an Oktoberfest. Malty and nutty with a slight dark fruit taste. Good overall
djd07 (6248) - Houston, Texas, USA - FEB 18, 2015
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a clear amber with small off white head that lasts. The aroma is bready malt and caramel, similar flavor with a light fruit flavor. Decent.
johnfranklong (7) - - FEB 15, 2015 does not count
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 9/20
Light carmel color with little to no head. Lightly roasted malt flavor balanced well with light citrus hops. If it wasn’t for the slightly high alcohol content this would be a good session beer.
fakebeersnob (228) - Saginaw, Michigan, USA - FEB 14, 2015
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
I like a decent amount of Great Lake’s beer (need to get around to rating more). This one has me a bit disappointed. Pours a very light copper with no real head. It has a creamy mouthfeel up front, but ends a bit watery. Smells like a beer (no real distinct smell, so just normal malt. Light toasted malt, maybe slight floral and fruit. Nothing that is the main focus. Very light tasting beer. I seem to prefer more stronger flavored beers (regardless of the type) so this one just not stack up for me due to the very light flavor.
Rerated only due to a mistake on initial rating.
UrbanCaveman (167) - Ohio, USA - FEB 10, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 oz bottle, poured into a nonic pint at approximately 40 degrees F.
Appearance: Pours a quite clear brown-amber, just a shade or two lighter and redder than the bottle glass. A careful pour causes virtually no head, just a short-lived cap of slightly off white that leaves no trace behind. Bubbles stream continuously from the bottom of the glass.
Smell: Warm toast wafts out of the glass, bready and malty, with some vague hints of nuts and a faint shadow of something floral.
Taste: Toast and cracker spring to the fore of the flavor profile, and are met by just enough of a grassy, floral counterpart to balance from sweetness into a state best described as having swallowed the Little Book of Calm. Swimming through the mix is a faint tone of pecan, and there’s also a soft, slight metallic tang to the beer, far off in the distance.
Mouthfeel: Full and nigh creamy, this nails the feel for a medium-bodied ale.
Overall: Quite possibly my favorite Irish Red, and one of the GLBC seasonals I looks forward to in the lineup. Easy to drink, and easy to savor and dissect.
climberbob (293) - Virginia, USA - FEB 3, 2015
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Dark amber w pale head that does not stick about. Bready yeasty aroma w some malt. Malty beer w mild bitterness. Not much hop at all. Smooth creamy finish. Decent beer but nothing remarkable.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
starewich (168) - - FEB 1, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Thin gray head that dissipates rapidly though with a fair amount of retention. Clear dark orange color. Crackery malt. Floral, slight resin from the hops. A little cheap maybe, but tasty.
Patrickctenchi (4965) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - JAN 31, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear copper with a thick, tan head.
Nutty, caramel aroma.
Taste is caramel malt, roasted nuts...a hint of chocolate.
Rich and malty.
berkshirejohn (5223) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 28, 2015
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
12oz bottle from Wegmans, West Seneca, NY.
A golden amber pour with a ring of white head;
floral aroma; soft malty taste with some floral, herbal notes;
and a rather watery finish.