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RATINGS: 578   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.33/5   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


4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Louipa (121) - USA - MAR 21, 2007
Oh my god, super super drinkable. I REALLY liked this one. Great lakes rules. It is a little bit like nosferatu light. But its great stuff.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
edfitz (118) - Toledo, Ohio, USA - MAR 8, 2007
Malty aroma with hints of fruit. Copper color with lacy white head. Toasted malt taste with a slightly bitter finish. Unusual style that is nice when in season.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
BeerSquare (117) - - APR 16, 2013
Pretty good for what it is-- not my favorite style of beer, but nor is this a real traditional Irish red. It’s lighter, with a strawy, wheatey, sharp yeastiness. How bout that. It’s the balance the retains a pretty good rating-- you can tell this beer was made with some love and skill when flavors don’t work for you, but something still makes it work. Here, it’s the strange lack of carmel or roasty / toasty maltyness. It’s there in balance, but there are no major flavor notes in these areas. It’s all much lighter and brighter than that-- very mellow, but not rich. So, good, fairly drinkable, a good beer to give my dad. He’s great, but he won’t sprain a taste bud on a strong hop flavor.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Duster72 (117) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - JUN 20, 2007
Pours a clear reddish amber with little head and no retention. Aroma is sweet malts with no hop character. Taste is very like iced tea with some roastiness and strawberry present. A fine beer but nothing remarkable -- I wouldn’t be interested in having it again, especially when it sits next to Commodore Perry!

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
peterschreurs (113) - Illinois, USA - MAR 19, 2015
On draft. Copper color with a light tan head. Caramel and some grassy notes in the aroma. Taste is mild, but sweet. Nice and mellow beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
laguerita (111) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 16, 2009
draft at jerry’s sandwiches. lots of malty flavor, with some toastiness. just a touch of hops. super easy to drink. another solid beer from great lakes.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bag (106) - Bethel Park, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 27, 2009
From bottle... poured amber with medium white head. Sweet, malty aroma. Flavor of toasted malts. Smooth, slightly sweet finish. Pretty good.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
bigirishphan (106) - Peoria Heights, Illinois, USA - JUN 12, 2012
Decent but forgettable. Nose was fresh and nutty. Dull taste that was brought on by the malts that never hit in the right spot.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mandalarules (104) - Akron, Ohio, USA - DEC 14, 2011
Bottle. Pours a clear amber body with a medium white head that thins out over time. Slight aroma of hops, caramel and a bit of nuttiness. Tastes of a hint of caramel and nuts and light addition of hops. Nothing to special but a nice session beer. Why do people expect so much complexity out of an Irish ale?

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
AwYeh (102) - Canton, Ohio, USA - JAN 25, 2011
Pours a clear copper-amber color; two fingers of fine white head with decent retention; not much lacing. Smells of toasted malts, and amazingly like bread; definitely picking up more of a bread/toast flavor than with any other beer I’ve had. Light caramel malt aroma; no hop presence here. Taste again starts off with bread, with a bit more of that caramel malt. A bit of floral hops on the finish, which provide balance to the beer’s lightly sweet flavors. Thin-medium body, moderate carbonation, very smooth.


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