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RATINGS: 513   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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3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
AwYeh (102) - Canton, Ohio, USA - JAN 25, 2011
Pours a clear copper-amber color; two fingers of fine white head with decent retention; not much lacing. Smells of toasted malts, and amazingly like bread; definitely picking up more of a bread/toast flavor than with any other beer I’ve had. Light caramel malt aroma; no hop presence here. Taste again starts off with bread, with a bit more of that caramel malt. A bit of floral hops on the finish, which provide balance to the beer’s lightly sweet flavors. Thin-medium body, moderate carbonation, very smooth.


2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
sawbuck (253) - Round Lake, Illinois, USA - APR 23, 2014
Mild aroma of malt..hints of bread and hay. Crystal clear orange red in color...white head leaves quickly. Rich malty sweetness is in the beginning. Stalls there, then a mild bitterness moves in. Pretty uneventfull. Not a bad session beer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mansquito (3114) - Nueva York, New York, USA - APR 19, 2014
From my girlfriend’s parents’ basement. Fortunately, this beer is best before 4-22-2014, so I am still getting in the Goldilocks zone. Anyway, it pours an amber color with a small white head. Aroma is fruity, vegetal, caramel malts, and some little hops. Taste is sweet and fruity at the front. Small underlying hoppiness. Mild bitter aftertaste. This is a kind of different 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 don’t 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, I’m 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 (that’s 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 GLBC’s best. It’s an alright beer, but likely not one I’d pick up again. I don’t hate it though, not at all. I’d 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 (101) - 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 (542) - 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 (2227) - 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 (3667) - - 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 (501) - 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 (1096) - Michigan, USA - MAR 28, 2014
Bottle. Clear copper with a beige head. Sweet hay, caramel malt and grains. Sweet and clean. Dry.


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