kramer (5034) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 1, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours a clear amber to copper body with a small frothy off-white head that left a bit of light lacing. The nose is pretty standard for the style, dry toasty malt with a touch of light yeast and a minimal touch of hops. The flavor is toasted malt with a little too much residual sweetness for my tastes. It almost tastes as though it’s a little under attenuated, but I feel like that this is what they were going for. Just a little caramel and fruitiness on the finish. Light bodied and a touch husky in texture with soft fizzy carbonation. I didn’t really care for this one all that much, I don’t think there’s a brewing flaw in here, it’s just something that doesn’t turn me on.
burg326 (3762) - Florida, USA - APR 23, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 ounce bottle poured a light amber color with aromas of light caramel, light roast, some hay, and a touch of biscuit. Flavors are the same, light haying he aftertaste, nice beer overall.
BeerSquare (117) - - APR 16, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pretty good for what it is-- not my favorite style of beer, but nor is this a real traditional Irish red.
It’s lighter, with a strawy, wheatey, sharp yeastiness. How bout that.
It’s the balance the retains a pretty good rating-- you can tell this beer was made with some love and skill when flavors don’t work for you, but something still makes it work.
Here, it’s the strange lack of carmel or roasty / toasty maltyness. It’s there in balance, but there are no major flavor notes in these areas. It’s all much lighter and brighter than that-- very mellow, but not rich.
So, good, fairly drinkable, a good beer to give my dad. He’s great, but he won’t sprain a taste bud on a strong hop flavor.
mcox90 (1563) - Wilton, New Hampshire, USA - APR 14, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz bottle courtesy of jcwattsrugger. Pours a light red/orange with a 1/2" white head. A bit of lace. Aroma is bread and fruit, think toast with butter and jam. Sweet flavor, all caramel malt. Small hint of fruity hops. Medium bodied and smooth. Mildly bitter aftertaste.
deyholla (6707) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - APR 13, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle thanks to Sarah! Pours a clear reddish amber with a white head that dissipates to the edges. Aroma has a light grassy hop note with a bit biscuit and a good amount of sweet grains. Flavor is quite sweet with biscuit and sweet grains and not much of a hop profile.
574deadzone (1057) - North Central, Indiana, USA - MAR 30, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap. Pours a clear amber-brown with a thin eggshell ring of head. Nose is "Irish," lots of toffee, pear notes, some dust, caramel apple. Mostly sweet flavor with some bitterness on the end. Heavier side of medium bodied, very malty, with abrupt twangy finish. Not a bad brew, good to pair with some pub grub, but nothing inspiring.
radagast83 (4748) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - MAR 23, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Churchkey. Poured a dark amber color with a small, off-white head. Aroma was some grain notes, slight roasted notes, with some caramel notes. Flavor was pretty malty, with some caramel, and some roast notes. Okay.
Haslinger (865) - The World of Beer, Texas, USA - MAR 22, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 ounce bottle. Smells of wet hops. Tasty mix of hops with some malt in the finish. Good would buy again
Fukito (751) - Sao Paulo, BRAZIL - MAR 22, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
bottle clear golden color with a creamy white head. Aroma is some restrained caramel and some dms . Bittersweet flavor with some skunk. Medium to light palate. forgettable .
mnmike (1033) - Minnesota, USA - MAR 22, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle pour few weeks after St. Patricks day. First Irish Ale style rate. More like an amber.