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RATINGS: 511   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.32   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


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3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
beerme31 (451) - Holly Springs, North Carolina, USA - JAN 27, 2013
Bottle. Red color, clear, thin lacing. Malty aroma, toast, caramel. Medium sweet taste. Medium-light body, average carbonation, texture on sticky side. Very light fruit notes in mild sweet finish. Overall all solid and sessionable Irish ale.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Alextricity (509) - Michigan, USA - APR 17, 2014
Best by 3/21/14. Poured 2/16/14. Appearance: Poured aggressively, but no head really to speak of. Perfectly clear copper color. No lacing to be seen. Looks decent. (3.5/5) Smell: One of those brews I donít have a chance of accurately describing. It just smells like beer. No specific fruit, no significant, out-of-place hoppiness, not a massively overpowering malt aroma... just smells like a balanced mix of hops, barley, yeast. All I can really add is that it offers a "red" aroma. The smell indicates that the flavor will be more maltier than hoppier. (3.5/5) Taste/feel: Strange. I swear, Iím tasting a combination of vegetables. Potato skin, celery seed, tomato juice... the beer description mentions Conway as a "meat and potatoes" kind of guy, and this beer does truthfully have a cabbage soup sort of flavor (I can assure you this is not from the glass, by the way.) Entirely unexpected, considering the aroma gives no suggestions of that. Malt, a barrage of vegetative flavors, and then the aftertaste is a super subtle roasted "red" flavor. Thin initial mouthfeel that gets a bit thicker in the mouth (thatís what she said). Medium carbonation at best. A truthfully strange beer in that it has some, again, very unexpected flavors. (3.5/5, 3.5/5) Far from GLBCís best. Itís an alright beer, but likely not one Iíd pick up again. I donít hate it though, not at all. Iíd definitely enjoy this with nothing else available. 3.5/5

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
markducommun (99) - Wilmette, Illinois, USA - APR 16, 2014
Red orange, white head. Sweet, lactose nose. Sweet, malty notes. Some grassy bitter notes. Nice medium body, chewy palate. Nice well balanced, Irish ale. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
odinstyr (541) - Hamilton, New Jersey, USA - APR 13, 2014
Pours a clear amber-red with small white head. Smells of rich malt - toast, multigrain bread, hint of hazelnut. Taste is sweet and moderately bitter - bready malt with a bit of nuttiness. Very smooth.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
troyc (2200) - Illinois, USA - APR 11, 2014
[Tap] Reddish amber in color. Light carbonation and little head. Sweet and sticky caramel and brown sugar nose. Toasted breads, sweet fruits and floral flavors. Sweet and one-dimensional, but a nice palate at least.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
SSSteve (3661) - - APR 10, 2014
bottle. clear amber with a small head. malty, crystal malt, sweet aroma. full bodied and chewy. nice and mellow carbonation. sweet crystal malt flavor and a pinch of roasted malt for color. mild floral hop and fruity yeast. a standard but highly drinkable beer. love a good irish ale.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
bconch (263) - - APR 7, 2014
Cooper pour with thin but creamy head. Malty nose. Taste follows with small hop bite and mild sweetness. Creamy mouthfeel with mild carbonation.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
ADesenberg (500) - Ohio, USA - MAR 30, 2014
Draft: copper color with a light tan head. Bready... Caramel and some grassy notes in the aroma. Taste is mild, but sweet. Grassy and sweet. Nice and mellow drinker.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Mittenator (1090) - Michigan, USA - MAR 28, 2014
Bottle. Clear copper with a beige head. Sweet hay, caramel malt and grains. Sweet and clean. Dry.

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
N3lson1 (118) - Long Valley, New Jersey, USA - MAR 27, 2014
Great lakes has better beers, first time I saw this decided to give it a whirl! Decent beer nothing special. Has alittle bit of a hoppy flavor for an irish ale.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
koleminer20 (429) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - MAR 23, 2014
From notes. On tap at Danís on March 14. The pour is a clear copper, almost garnet, with no head, other than a thin white quarter-sized island in the middle of the glass, and naturally there isnít any head. The aroma is sweet with a good malt character and nice fruitiness in the middle of the nose. The flavor is malty and sweet at first on the tongue, then a little bitterness and almost a light hop take over in the middle before a malty caramel sweetness on the back end. The mouth feel is thin, with medium carbonation and a sweet, yet dry aftertaste.


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