edwardbass (641) - Illinois, USA - MAR 2, 2013
1.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
Wow, I pretty bad red in my opinion. A lot of malt with almost no hops. It seemed very "empty" to me. I’ve had way better amber ales. Thankfully this one was just a taster sample :)
jrallen34 (3496) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 30, 2011
1.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 3/20
On-tap into a taster... This one starts off really nice. A bright clear medium copper, hints of amber. The head is a nice tope color, great retention, looks good... The aroma is light with notes of rye and a hint of toffee; a little generic but unoffensive... The taste is horrible, fuesal alcohol finish with a bit of toffee. Was this the base beer for BA 1000 IBU? Tastes like burning.
sbanach (222) - Alabama, USA - MAR 1, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
This one was good. Red amber color. Sweet nose, caramel also. Sweet flavor. Chocolate/crystal malts used for sure. Maybe wilamette and liberty hops used. Mild hops, mild malts. The brew needs more malt though and make it a medium body opposed to a lighter body. My irish red was better that I brewed in November. Great beer to drink with a burger or steak.
anders37 (19148) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAR 8, 2010
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft @ Harrisons, Orland Park, IL. Pours a reddish color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty caramel aroma. Fruity malty caramel flavor with some hoppy hints. Has a fruity malty caramel finish.
dm9831 (1512) - Monee, Illinois, USA - JUL 13, 2008
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
pours an appealing purplish-brown color, slim tan head. aroma is slightly sweet air. the flavor is also slightly sweet with a touch of creaminess. medium bodied with a dry finish. not a bad attempt by harrissons.
gws57 (1275) - Saint Charles, Illinois, USA - JUN 5, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Had this one on draught at the brewpub in Orland Park, Illinois. Pours a clear, deep copper tone, with a fluffy, off white head, faint citrus in the nose, very mild maltiness, would be a great session beer but lacks oomph. Finishes clean.
StewardofGondor (1934) - Washington Heights - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 26, 2005
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Transparent and magnifying amber with a tan wrung for the head. Caramel, honey roasted peanuts, hops and rye give it a snappy nose. Munich malts make their presence known, churning a whole wheat bread persona. Caramel, wheat, peat and rye provide the rest of the flavor fillers. Seemingly an Irish Red by all means except the ingredient list.
RAYBOY01 (2012) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 5, 2005
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Also surprised at the improvement in this one from my last visit. Rich toffee maltiness nicely balanced by signifigant hop bitterness. Much better since my last review.
frankenkitty (1981) - Oak Lawn, Illinois, USA - MAY 21, 2005
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A clear, deep copper with an ecru head. Caramel malt aromas under piney hops. Rounded flavor, albeit a little weak. Fizzy mouthfeel with an astringent finish.
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DrnkMcDermott (2899) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - FEB 2, 2005
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draft. Not quite the disaster I remember when I was last here 3 years ago. Think the current brewmaster has been trying to get management to care about what they had treated as a mere adjunct to yuppie steaks and cigars... Deep amber color under a thin, slightly lacy head. Clearly force carbonated, and therefore gassy. Still, some lightly roasted and crystal malts with a bit of fruity esters. A bit of hop spiceness to finish off.