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RATINGS: 522   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.33   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 25   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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A malty beer with a notable toasty flavor derived from lightly roasted malt. Slight fruit and hop accents add to the overall complexity. Available Mid-January to late March


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
superspak (2481) - Michigan, USA - MAR 7, 2014
12 ounce bottle into signature pint glass, best before 4/7/2014. Pours fairly crystal clear orange copper color with a 1-2 finger dense off white head with good retention, that reduces to a thin cal that lingers. Light spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of caramel, biscuit, toast, toffee, pear, apple, raisin, floral, herbal, pepper, light nuttiness, and herbal/toasted earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance of malt, hop, and yeast ester notes; with solid strength. Taste of caramel, biscuit, toast, toffee, raisin, pear, floral, herbal, light pepper, light nuttiness, and herbal/toasted earthiness. Slight earthy herbal bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of caramel, biscuit, toast, toffee, raisin, pear, floral, herbal, light pepper, and herbal/yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice balance of bready malt, yeast ester, and light-moderate hop flavors; with good robustness and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, crisp, and lightly bready mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a slight warming present after the finish. Overall this is a very nice Irish red ale. All around good balance and robustness of bready malt, yeast ester, and light-moderate hop flavors; and extremely smooth to drink. A very enjoyable offering.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
dmac (3924) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - MAR 7, 2014
12oz bottle from Crossroads. Poured a reddish amber with a fizzy smaller off white head. Aroma is malt forward, seimsweet with notes molassess, toffee, nuts, grains and dough. Flavor is earthy and malty, dry crusts, toffee, molassess, raisins, nuts and dough. Medium body that is slightly syrupy with stronger carbonation and a dry finish. Meh......nothing special.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Evolutionary (272) - Ohio, USA - MAR 7, 2014
Tap at champps. Color is great but nose is too sweet. Smooth but sweet with some strange fruity notes. Ehh really. ---Rated via my mouth

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
BREWMUSKCLES (2205) - New Jersey, USA - MAR 3, 2014
toasty caramel and slicky sweet this deep copper brew with the soda like fizz has a wee bit of fruit. something like a peat in there is suppose.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
bth122 (1228) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 2, 2014
Bottle. Copper color. Medium small head. Aroma of grains and some caramel. Light sweetness. Light bitter. Slick texture. Average carbonation. Meh. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gripweed57 (612) - Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA - FEB 21, 2014
12 ounce bottle. Bright amber orange color. Medium-sized rocky beige head stays around long. Fragrant toasted malt aroma. Sweetish, fruity toasted malt flavor has notes of caramel and spicy hops. Very well balanced and flavorful. Finishes with light complex hops and a hint of vanilla bean. A nice, easily drinkable ale.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
SamP01 (547) - New Jersey, USA - FEB 21, 2014
12oz bottle. Pours a crystal clear dark ruby amber hue. Aroma and taste is of sweet mildly toasted malts and grains, mild fruity notes and hops bitterness. Palate is a medium body with moderate carbonation. Finishes with toasted malt, grains and light fruity tones and mild hops bitterness, has a pleasant mild nutty after taste. Overall nothing really stand out but still a good drinking brew.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
salvaticas (412) - - FEB 21, 2014
On tap at the feve. Smooth with a good bite even though there isn't that strong of a flavor. Good ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ed5388 (1977) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - FEB 19, 2014
12oz bottle from Crossroads Spirits. Pours a clear amber color with a small foamy off white head. Aroma of roasted malt and some light fruity hops. Taste of roasted grain, a slight fruitiness, yeast, and grass.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
sturmthis (370) - Ohio, USA - FEB 16, 2014
On draft. Clear cooper color. Roasted taste. Smooth and dry finish. It is a solid beer.


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