walrussell (192) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 6, 2010
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
Skunky and bad. Funky maltiness. Off flavors galore. Great leakes makes both good and terrible beers - why?
chaz01 (190) - Miamisburg, Ohio, USA - APR 20, 2010
3.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Had this on draft at the local BW3’s because, well that’s about all they had for craft beer. 16 oz glass with my chicken wings. Amber/Mahogany in color, nice head retains well. I picked up very little aroma from my glass, maybe a faint grassy aroma. Very malty with bitter rye notes. Medium bodied with a bitter finish that reminded me of chocolate malt balls dipped in Irish Whiskey. This actually went well with my hot wings. It’s got a little bit of bitter/sour aftertaste that would prevent me from having more than one, but it’s more than I expected for a place that doesn’t normally serve craft beers.
marv3mania (185) - Lansing, Michigan, USA - FEB 4, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle poured into pint glass. Gorgeous transparent copper color. Very thin off-white head. Aroma is caramel and bread with a hint of hops. Very malty taste with noticeable caramel, though the aftertaste is a bit weak. Good crisp feel. Overall, this is a pretty strong choice, especially for an Irish red ale.
dukeandduke (182) - Illinois, USA - AUG 9, 2015
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
8/8 Bottle - Aroma pleasant mix of malt, caramel, Light copper pour, decent head, moderate carbonation. Beer very sweet, goes down easy. Clean palate, a bit too sweet for me but an overall good beer.
LuckeyHaskins99 (180) - Toledo, Ohio, USA - FEB 18, 2002
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Great Looking, but not great tasting Ale.... Great Lakes runs the gamut of quality in it’s brews, and this one is right in the middle of them. They have many better products to offer.
lethe (177) - New York, USA - JAN 25, 2006
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bright ruby pour that is transparent thin. Nose is stronger than anticipated with a light roast template holding tones of almond, dark fruit, and bready malt. Palate is thin as well and the body is definitely on the light end of the scale. Flavor is more malt character with a nice roast accent throughout. Medium hop presence in finish. Fairly enjoyable and easily quaffed; leaves a bolder body or stronger profile desired however.
udflyerfan07 (173) - Dayton, Ohio, USA - FEB 6, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz bottle from Belmont Party Supply in Dayton, OH. Amber ale color. Very creamy and goes down super smooth. Very solid beer just to kick back and drink.
starewich (169) - - FEB 1, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Thin gray head that dissipates rapidly though with a fair amount of retention. Clear dark orange color. Crackery malt. Floral, slight resin from the hops. A little cheap maybe, but tasty.
zsb19 (168) - Cincinnati, Kentucky, USA - MAY 22, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle - Pours a deep amber with a thin white head. Aroma is malty caramel. Mediuim oily palate with a nice touch of carbonation. Taste is sweet caramel malt with a touch of bread and dried fruit on the follow through. Aftertaste has a slight metallic taste. Overall, not a bad Irish Ale.
blkitson (158) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - FEB 26, 2007
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Had this as a draft at a local brewhouse. Very nice reddish color. The aftertase did not over power you. All in all, really a pretty good beer.