bethmatt0421 (337) - Covington, Kentucky, USA - FEB 17, 2006
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Roasty in flavor and in aroma.There is a hint of caramel. Great look to it. Dark bronze, with a red tint? A nice off-white head that stays long. A strong malt palate throughout, although, a slight bit watery. Another Great Lakes winner. Drink up!
Sammy (9683) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 16, 2006
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Enormous initial head, looks roasty, light colour. Very fresh draft-lkike taste. A bit of roast and alcohol in aroma, fairly neutral. Mild, creamyish mouthfeel, light body close to watery. Easy drink, bitter with mild roastiness.
apoptosis (1317) - Denver, Colorado, USA - FEB 16, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pretty, crystal-clear reddish-orange body...Refreshing, slightly fruity and dry aroma - very light. The flavor has a hint of fruitiness as well, something I’d appreciate in warmer weather, as in general, the flavor is very light a delicate. Very malty, and gentle on the hops. Pretty thin. Not a bad beer, just nothing to write home about.
notalush (5392) - Denver, Colorado, USA - FEB 16, 2006
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Thanks to OhioDad for this - clear strawberry color, nice lacing - light fruits and caramel in the aroma, along with a somewhat toasty smell - crisp, yet heavy on the malt sweetness - a roastiness and moderate hop bitterness tries to balance this, but doesn’t quite get the job done - not bad.
roder60 (1288) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 16, 2006
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a crisp clear copper color with a lot of small bubbles and a nice medium layer of froathy white head. Aroma is caramel malts mixed with some fruity, almost grapey esters. Flavor is very smooth, very very malty and sweet, a little too much so for me. Overall, decent enough, but i had hoped for a bit more.
Lou18 (1353) - West Paterson, New Jersey, USA - FEB 16, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thanks OHIODAD!. Nice orange pour with a fizzy caramel head. Nose is caramel and malts. The after taste is pleasant, no hint of alcohol Good brew here, but from a brewery that kicks butt, so no surprise!
TINOZACCA (146) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - FEB 16, 2006
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
This is an AWESOME beer, from the best brewery on Earth. Excellent smooth full flavor, rich on the palate, witha great aroma. A hint of sweetness, alot of malt. A gorgeous red color, It’s one fault is a fast fading head.
donvitozou (141) - memphis, Tennessee, USA - FEB 11, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
pours ambery with clean body. the smell is carameley as is the first tastes, finishes clean but not much else to this. it’s somewhat of an irish ale. worth a try if you like great lakes stuff but nothing outstanding
adrian910ss (2427) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 10, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a coppery amber color with a medium sized white head. Aroma is malty with hints of sweet flowers and sweet fruit. Flavor is a combination of malt and fruit, not too sweet though. Tastes like a slightly sweet lager. Not bad.
TheBeerLover (1026) - DC Metro Area, USA - FEB 9, 2006
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Very well done, domestic example of Irish Red Ale, a little more "beef" than a traditional example. Pours to a beautiful, deep amber to red color, with a white head that fades, and a good carbonation. Palate is firm, with good sweet and pale malt flavor, with a touch of buttery flavor. Finishes with good sweet and toasty/buttery malt flavor up front, then ends with a tangy hop bite that lingers. Aromas and flavors a touch bolder than a traditional example, but a tasty one. A must try on draught at the brewpub, and a nice take away beer in the bottle.