Kingsley (26) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 15, 2006
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
I got this on a trip to North Carolina. Rating based on bottle, thougjh I had it on draft there as well. Coppery in color, with a decent head that fades in little time. Aroma is malty and a bit metallic and alcoholic. Flavor fruity and malty at first, but the hops quickly overwhelm everything else. One question: why is this called Gaelic ale? I though Gaelic was a language.
jcwattsrugger (12198) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUN 10, 2006
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz bottle-pours a light tan head with copper color. Aroma is a good balance of malt & hops. Taste follows with a hops finishing with a bite. Good carbonation.
TheBeerOrg (2145) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JUN 7, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours amber with a thin light tan head. Aroma is bready, lightly sweet and malty, with aromatic toasted malts and a very subtle hint of pine. This beer tastes almost like a malty, bready German lager, with well balanced herbal hoppiness. Very neutral ale yeast playing little role in the taste. Mouthfeel is medium/full bodied with moderate carbonation. This is a great beer from one of my favorite cities.
Cam501 (58) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - JUN 4, 2006
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Fairly thick head. Very smooth with a nice balance between maltyness and hoppyness.
WarFockewulf (21) - Douglasville, Georgia, USA - JUN 3, 2006
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Another one of my favorite beers. Great malty smoothness and just the right bitterness. A light smokiness to go along with the malt and hops.
Kevin (2192) - New Mexico, USA - MAY 25, 2006
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Clearish gold hued brown. Above average off white head. Aroma is maltcentric with light cocoa and a bit of something close to caramel with a sweet tart quality to it. Definitely some chocolate in the flavor. A not quite woody, not quite earthy, not quite citrus flavor. A Popsicle stick feel that I don’t like. This doesn’t do much for me
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Delirium (657) - Falmouth, Cornwall, ENGLAND - MAY 21, 2006
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours dark, clear copper with a bubbly tan head. Aroma is mostly of flowery hops, with a bit of malt. Flavor is much more malty, somewhat but not overly sweet, with bittering hops in the background. Medium-bodied with a dry finish. Very well balanced. Easily drinkable anytime, but an especially good springtime ale.
notalush (5732) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAY 13, 2006
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Copper/amber in color with a kind of "from the cask," bubbly head - the aroma and flavor have the biscuity, bready notes and medium woody hop qualities I find most often in english bitters - medium bodied - very smooth and balanced - a nice brew for the spring.
apoptosis (1317) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAY 13, 2006
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark, crystal clear copper/orange body. The aroma is nearly nonexistant, though...possibly I detect some sugar, malts and an earthiness. The flavor is also nearly as light. Many more malts here, with a slight sprinking of hops, but its a decent amber ale all around.
shrubber85 (10760) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - APR 24, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Sweet apple-cherry malt aroma. Reddish amber color with small head. Lightly sweet apple cider and malt flavor with a touch of lemon and mild hops finish. Nicely drinkable.