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RATINGS: 524   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.33   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


3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
PerfectV (10) - USA - JUN 25, 2006
Another solide creation from Great Lakes. I am not a fan of irish ales so this one caugt me off guard. Starts with a light citrusy aroma and has a light colour. Taste is hoppier than other Irish ales which is a plus. Finish is clean and crisp. Well done

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeautyandBeast (10) - - APR 7, 2011
Beast: 12 oz. Bottle from GVL WEST- pours clear light amber in color with almost no head just a ring around the glass.. some malty sweetness.. medium carbonation ... very light roasty nut and caramel.. overall a little light for a red but not terrible Beauty: not available for this tasting

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
bufordsbest (9) - - FEB 22, 2011 does not count
aroma of cereal malts, toffee, caramel and toast. appearance is clear golden color with about 1 finger of head that disipates quickly. slight amount of lace as drunk. smooth on the palate with a restricted carbonation, very easy drinking for 6.5% abv. taste is continuation of the aroma, lots of toffee and caramel with a subtle background bitterness that does not stick around. nice dry finish true to style. not getting very much in the way of hop presence which is surprising since i believe they are hopping this a little heavier than the style requires. Extremely quaffable beer overall, almost reminds me of scotch ale but never the less a fine ale.

3.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ipahead24 (8) - New York, USA - FEB 26, 2013 does not count
12 oz bottle into to pint glass. Awesome red/amber color with a 1.5 finger head that disappeared after a few sips. Lacing is not very evident. A very drinkable beer, fruity, hoppy taste comes out with a lively amount of carbonation aiding to a nice mouthfeel.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Chryplewicz (7) - Ohio, USA - JAN 9, 2012 does not count
A solid winner of Irish Ale’s, perfectly timed to arrive of shelves for St. Patrick’s Day, it doesn’t take green coloring like yellow fizz water, and it’s amazing as a half-pint with some Guinness poured over it.

4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
tubbypgh (7) - mckees rocks, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 2, 2008 does not count
i thought it was christmas not st pattys day when i tasted this irish ale. great flavor, aroma, and appearance a must have if you’re in the mood for an irish beer

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
cubsman2003 (7) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 1, 2009 does not count
I really enjoyed this offering from Great Lakes. Had a sweet flavor but had enough bitter kick from the hops. It smelled so good, and had a great appearence.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
CraigTOH (6) - New York, USA - JAN 16, 2012 does not count
First one out of the bottle. Good, albeit not smooth. Second one freezing cold poured into a tall frosty mug. Outstanding. Nice head, crisp taste. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Campo (5) - - FEB 9, 2013 does not count
From bottle. Malty with great caramel and bread notes. Finishes with just a slight of bitterness. Sessionable.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
duffman0885 (2) - USA - NOV 24, 2007 does not count
Solid Irish ale. Too bad it only comes out once a year around St. Patrick’s Day. Clean palate and clean finish. One of my favorite beers


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