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 (58) - - 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!!
DarkBeer (47) - Ohio, USA - AUG 6, 2008
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
I’ve only had this bottled, but I live close enough to the brewery to go try some on tap and the bottled version is good enough that I plan to do that soon. Dark amber pour, nice head, lovely clean taste. Reminds me of Smithwyck’s, only better, in my opinion.
jsporrer (43) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 25, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a clear dark amber to med brown with a little white head. Smells of sweet hops. Taste is of sweet hops and a little citrus. It is very smooth and textured like a darker beer but with a much lighter flavor. It was very enjoyable. There isn’t any powerful notes just a good smooth refreshing taste. No harshness or lingering aftertaste. I liked several other beers from Great Lakes so I bought 1 bottle at Giant Eagle Mkt District just to try it. I think I’ll get some more when I go back before the season is over.