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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

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
CaptainCougar (7129) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - MAR 19, 2004
Pours a clear copper bronze with a puffy off-white head. Aroma is mildy dry and caramely malty. Body has a nice caramel sweetness and lightly toasted sugary malt flavor. Finishes dry and grainy. A nice Irish ale. Thanks Drew!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
NVBeer232 (467) - Reno, Nevada, USA - MAR 18, 2004
UPDATED: JAN 31, 2005 On tap, St. Patricks day: Cool red color. Malty nose. Full bodied, with lots of sweet carmel and chocolate malt flavors. Very nice toasted malt presence, too. A little bit of hops appear at the finish, but this one was pretty much a "malt forward" beer. I could drink this stuff all the time.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
howie (549) - DeForest, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 5, 2004
UPDATED: JUL 14, 2004 Deep golden color (far from the "ruby red" the bottle claims), beautiful creamy, dense, lasting head which leaves impressive lace. Fruity sweet aroma. Sweet caramel and fruit-juicy flavors, quite malty and nicely balanced. Medium body is perfect. Very enjoyable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bubslang (438) - Kentwood, Michigan, USA - FEB 26, 2004
Deep copper color with small off white head. Nice caramel malt aroma. medium bodied, with a nicerich caramel malt taste with some light fruitiness for balance.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Wrath (362) - Valparaiso, Indiana, USA - FEB 26, 2004
Amber color with medium beige head.Sweet fruit flavor with some hop to it.Well balanced with a caramel feeling towards the end. Finishes with a small bite.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JPDIPSO (4956) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 19, 2004
Nice bright amber color with a tall beige head. Rye bread (with fennels seeds) in the nose. Additional undertones of malt and peat. Small amount of lace. Very nutty and malty. Malt demands to be chewed in this one. A rather sharp bitting acidity late in the finish, while cleansing, a touch to distracting. I find the statement on the bottle rather amusing - "In keeping with the Bavarian Purity Law of 1516, this beer is traditionally brewed...". Now why would an Irish Ale need to brewed to the Reinheitsgebot?

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerSurfer (27) - Powell, Ohio, USA - FEB 15, 2004
(Tap at Hoggy's in Columbus) Sweet malty aroma. Dark copper color. Thin white head, leaves light lacing. Flavor is smooth- rich malt followed by a fruity hop bite. This beer had nice palate feel. This has me wanting to try more Great Lakes offerings for sure.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
raindog (560) - Evansville, Indiana, USA - FEB 7, 2004
Orange/brown with plentiful carbonation. Nice,creamy,lasting head. Nice malt aroma,caramel,dark bread,fruit,hops. Full,round,palate,with very soft,carbonation. Rich caramel,toasty,german malt flavors. Finish is very malty(bready),somewhat hoppy-dry. I love GL's clean, extremely drinkable beers.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
hershiser2 (1208) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - JAN 29, 2004
Paid $7.99 for a 6-pack. First time I have actually seen it is today. Beautiful appearance: clear, medium brown, with a gigantic, fluffy tan head. Carbonation bubbles rising throughout. Very nice. Head lasts as lasts. Sweet caramel in the nose. Very pleasing. Very nice coffee/caramel combination. It's rich, but not terribly thick. Nice, pleasant flavor! I like this brew- don't love it. It REALLY is a good beer, and I'll have it from time to time (every winter).

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Silphium (3161) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - JAN 17, 2004
On tap at the Miami Inn. Red-bodied topped with an initially fluffy, soon dissipating, light tan head. Toasty aroma with caramel notes. Flavor is classic Irish Ale: toasty with a Cheerios-like grain flavor, a touch of caramel, and finishing on a bitter note. Sweeter than Goose Island Kilgubbin. A nice treat.

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