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RATINGS: 176   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.2   EST. CALORIES: 138   ABV: 4.6%
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A light-bodied, aromatic, Irish-style specialty ale. Double-hopped with PAcific Northwest Cascade hops for the flavor and smoothness of a traditional ale without bitterness of heaviness.


2.6
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
celogan (201) - Oroville, California, USA - MAR 28, 2003
Not too bad for a macro brew. Nice head that hung around longer than some, but dissappeared in a short time. Adquate Carbonation. Aroma wasn't bad, color was nice and had at least some taste. I wouldn't seek this out, but it's not bad at all; good thirst quencher. Got this from a beer trading buddy at work, so I don't know if it's worth the price or not. If it's cheap; I'd say it is worth a try at least.

1.3
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
Aubrey (3430) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - MAR 5, 2003
UPDATED: JAN 18, 2006 Very clear and pale yellow ... headless. Corny nose. Thin and watery texture. Malts were reminiscent of wet bread with honey and a little DMS on top. Ripe apple notes were nice, albeit subdued. No head, but rather carbonated mouthfeel ... a little chewy, too. Finish was dry and relatively lifeless. A few seconds later, in the aftertaste, some bitterness (with a hint of toast) surfaced. Not quite enough to balance things out, though. Yawn.

2.2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
harlequinn (2744) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - JAN 20, 2003
I did not like it the first time I tried it, but after the 2nd and 3rd time it is not bad stuff and it is cheap.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jimmydoug (32) - Operation Joint Forge, USA - JAN 6, 2003
OK, I"m a goober because I like it! It is one of the very best cheap beers out there. We keep a 12 pack in the fridge.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
deftrager99 (7) - Grantham, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 22, 2002 does not count
pretty good stuff but the private reserve is better and its cheap so eh whatever

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Slick (1969) - Thief River Falls, Minnesota, USA - NOV 3, 2002
not bad was a little skeptical at first but it wasnt bad for a cheaper beer

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
ElGaucho (2193) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - OCT 28, 2002
Sweet malt aroma. Dark gold with thin, fine bubble head. Nice flavor, but not nearly hoppy enough for a Pale. Nevertheless, makes for an exceedingly good session beer. As a stand alone, a little thin, but for volume, at least keeps your taste buds interested.

3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
beerguy101 (5277) - Newark, California, USA - SEP 17, 2002
Medium gold color, small head. A medium bodied ale. Advertised as a “traditional Irish” ale. Malty and slightly hoppy. Smooth taste, perhaps a bit too carbonated? Mouthfeel is full. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly bitter.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Merc (313) - Pullman, Washington, USA - SEP 8, 2002
Nearly indistinguishable from the private reserve, except for some barely-there ale qualities. Touch of hops are the only way you could tell the two apart. Actually, I think I would stick with the private reserve. It didn’t have a weird skunky corn like taste I noticed in the ale.

1.7
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
DrunkAsASkunk (847) - Lynnwood, Washington, USA - SEP 6, 2002
This was a frickin Labatt Blue without the carbonation. It looks like an MGD, it tastes like a La Blegh, and its not a particularly good beer. Its a cheapy though...you get what you pay for.


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