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RATINGS: 558   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.33/5   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 25   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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 (7133) - 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 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
MesandSim (7118) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 11, 2008
A Mes rate: Bottle at Tom’s UGT Pt. 2.For some reason I didn’t write any notes for this one. I think you can tell from my numbers I wasn’t exactly enamoured with it...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
drowland (7111) - Georgia, USA - FEB 25, 2013
2/25/13. 12oz bottle thanks to Tibeerious and aobecksy! Thanks for the tick! Clear amber red pour with a light khaki head that fades to a ring but sticks. Mild lacing. Light caramel with a hint of chocolate and bread in the aroma. Mild malty flavor as well with caramel and bread, a hint of chocolate, and just a dose of hop character to dry the finish a touch. Refreshing and tasty.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
swoopjones (7013) - Buffalo, New York, USA - MAY 21, 2008
Bottle. Pretty good Irish Ale. Not usually a big fan as they are usually pretty average styled beers. This is one of the better though. Amber pour with malty bready aroma. Fits the style & thats all you can ask for

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Radek Kliber (6825) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - MAR 31, 2011
On tap at Coles
Aroma mild aroma, slight hint of amber malt. Not much behind.
Appearance decent appearance. Medium plus carbonation, deep amber gold in colour. Good long lasting creamy top.
Flavor and Palate : Nutty, clean, oily body. Finishing nutty as well with solid malt base. Not overly sweet.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
blankboy (6787) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 24, 2006
Bottle shared with HogTownHarry, tupalev & Dave B. -- courtesy of HogTownHarry. Pours a clear amber-orange with a spare diminishing off-white head. Aroma and flavour of caramel malt and not much else -- a hint of yeast, fruit and hops in there. It’s good but I like more hops and less caramel in my Ales.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
djd07 (6619) - Houston, Texas, USA - FEB 18, 2015
Bottle. Pours a clear amber with small off white head that lasts. The aroma is bready malt and caramel, similar flavor with a light fruit flavor. Decent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
5000 (6599) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - APR 27, 2005
Bottle: Amber, mediocre foamy off-white head, sparce lacing, strong carbonation.   Grainy nose, subtle roasted malts.   Underlying sweet malt background, emergence of graininess half way through but subsides quickly.   Moderate mouthfeel and body.   Minor hop note & soft pale fruit at the finish.   Clean and smooth.   Seems more of an Amber than an Irish/Red Ale.   Thanks Matt D!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BBB63 (6507) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - JUN 12, 2003
Reddish tint, small head, no lacing, tint to medium-bodied. Light and tart fruity aroma. Butterscotch, apple, hint of wood on the palate. As it warmed up, a malty sweetness became present. Very good balance. Slighty fizzy mouthfeel. Lingering bitter hops. Recommended but more like an English pale or a Belgium Abbey Single than a Irish Ale.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TheAlum (6487) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - JUL 16, 2008
Poured on tap at The Galway Tribes (Frankfort, IL). Pours a deep dark auburn hue with notes of dark red throughout with a small white head that quickly subsides. Aromas are largely malty, toasted malts and caramel break through with a minor hop presence. Initial is largely caramel malt sweetness. Taste moves to a slight hoppiness that is still smothered by the caramel malt. Not very complex as any complexity that may have existed is humped into submission by the toasted caramel malts. Finishes smooth and leaves the aftertaste ever present on the palate. Decent.. not something I’d necessarily go out of my way to try again though.

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