rob897 (62) - Buffalo, New York, USA - MAR 12, 2008
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark amber pour with off white head, great malty flavor and nice arrangement of hops. Very easy to drink. Tasted great with pizza.
idbowman82 (62) - Painesville, Ohio, USA - MAY 1, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Another good selection from GLBC, this is about as textbook irish ale as you can find.
Pours a clean copper with a moderate not-quite-white head. The aroma is immediately malt with hints of roasted nuts, toast, and just a bit of dark fruit.
The taste is much the same, very noticeable again are the roasty toasty malt notes with the faint fruity hops becoming more apparent as the beer warms.
It finished relatively dry and clean with almost no lingering to speak of. Very ’textbook’....but in a good way.
mnovacanes (61) - Crestwood, Illinois, USA - APR 14, 2009
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Appearance: fairly textbook; reddish amber; low off-white head
Aroma: lacks intensity but the expected aromas are present: moderate malt, slightly toasty caramel, possibly with a touch of butter
Flavor: has a toastiness, also caramel malt and a bread or popcorn note; pretty appetizing
Mouthfeel: medium-light body; mild carbonation; quite smooth texture; enjoyable
slats1221 (60) - Ohio, USA - FEB 19, 2012
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
It’s a typical Irish ale with not much flavor good head and a slightly bitter aftertaste. Nothing to write home about but not bad.
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Hussey (60) - North Carolina, USA - JUL 21, 2012
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle from Bestway. Pour: Nice tawny, copper brown hue. No real foam or head. Little carbonation. Aroma: Nutty with biscuit-like notes. Taste: Nutty, toffee flavors combine well. Solid medium body. Overall: Enjoyable brew. Irish-style ales are not my thing, but I enjoyed this beer. Imbibed for the experience.
jonhall (59) - - JAN 22, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Medium amber with nice balance. A bit bready and could use more complexity in the malt for my tastes but drinkable.
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labattfreak (58) - Coldwater, Michigan, USA - MAR 19, 2006
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice red color, not a lot of head. Nice, fruity aroma, with a strong yeast flavor. Finished clean.
piwodevo (53) - chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 4, 2005
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I think i rated this beer as high as i could for a style of beer that really doesn’t knock me out....but these guys really consistently brew up excellent product. clean, tilted toward malty, but with a perfect amount of bitterness to balance it nicely. every flavor shines through. the best irish style ale i’ve ever had.
BeerScout49 (49) - - FEB 18, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice Carmel color--head a bit small. Enjoy the taste--reminds me of an Oktoberfest. Malty and nutty with a slight dark fruit taste. Good overall
crazydiamond (48) - Michigan, USA - APR 8, 2002
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
The local IGA isn’t normally a place one discovers a new great beer. Lo and behold, miracle’s never cease. There nestled next to 8 month old 6 packs of Corona & Zima (dust everywhere I tell ya) was this little gem. Malty, hoppy, and only 6 blocks away!! This is officially the best beer (aside from the stuff I and my fellow homebrewers brew ourselves) within a one mile radius of my home!!! Now, as long as my buddies don’t discover the find, I’ll be all set!!