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RATINGS: 366   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.14   IBU: 17   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Brewed with a half ton of caramelized malts, this bold red ale has caramel and toffee flavors, notes of dried raisins and currants, and a slightly sweet finish.
Color: 30 SRM
Bitterness: 17 IBU
Gravity: 15° Plato
Availability: 24/7/365, Kegs and Bottles


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
KyotoLefty (7433) - Kyoto, JAPAN - MAY 15, 2012
Bottled. Malty caramel nose, earthy, chocolate. Nice malt flavor, chocolate and caramel, very rich and rounded with fruit and a good level of sweetness. Bready. Nice and drinkable.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ibrew2or3 (7423) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - NOV 2, 2006
On tap at Columbia Street brewery. Clear copper to red color with lasting off white head. Almost no aroma. Really tasty sweet malt flavor of caramel malts with some toffee notes. A bit of bitterness rounds out the flavor.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bb (7382) - Alamo, California, USA - AUG 1, 2005
Draft. Copper color with an off-white head. Light aroma - some malt. Malty flavor with some toffee and low fruitiness - plum/date. Fairly rich flavor.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - MAR 21, 2003
Medium copper red color with minimal head. Sweet caramel malt body with decent palate, but a bland finish. Your standard "red ale".

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
slowrunner77 (6923) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 18, 2014
"a little on the sweet side, surprising since the nose had a nice hoppy & malty mix. pretty good, but not great. would need a little more balance for that. worth trying, though."

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
blipp (6869) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 24, 2011
Bottle. Pours deep amber red with a beige head. Malty sweet aroma, with toffee, and a hint of dark fruits. The flavor has sweet caramel malt, light toast, toffee, and light dark fruits. Not bad.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
AmEricanbrew (6320) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - DEC 4, 2008
Brilliant copper/red with a tight tan head. Sweet toasted caramel aroma. Medium body. Decent spicy toasted caramel flavors are easy on the palate. Not too bad.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
blutt59 (6231) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 10, 2011
Bottled, red amber pour with thin off white foam, aroma and flavor is a malty red licorice with some decent hop bit, metallic finish

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Sledutah (6013) - Utah, USA - OCT 14, 2010
On tap at La Jolla brewpub
Appearance: Clear reddish amber with a medium sized beige head and lots of lacing left in the glass
Aroma: Caramel and nutty
Taste: Sweet malts, caramel and nutty
OK

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
djd07 (5889) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUL 1, 2012
On tap at San Diego Airport bar. Pours a clear copper with a small white head leaving spotty lacing. The aroma is raisin malt and toffee. Medium mouthfeel with a rich malt and caramel. Easy to drink a very good Irish ale from Karl Strauss.


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