jercraigs (9681) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 27, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
2009-05-15. Dark amber - copper body with a modest beige head. Flavour has an interesting malty profile, tangy, light bitterness throughout, creamy finish with mild malt lingering. (6+) Aroma is mild but pleasant, light malt, sweet caramel touches over slightly drier malt, mild hops. (6+) Average palate is smooth. (3+) Overall impression is Kilkenny-esque but better. Enjoyable but on the mild side. On tap at the brewpub.
JoeMcPhee (9268) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 1, 2004
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Red-orange colour with a thick creamy white head. Again, lots of fruitiness in this one but also some woodsy, resiny hop aroma. Flavour is also fruity, with some residual sweetness and the dry-hopping is noticed (and appreciated). Finish is much more bitter than I expected from the style, like the Irish Ale I had at the Porterhouse. Still very good.
DJMonarch (9179) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - OCT 25, 2005
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: AUG 16, 2009 1. Cask Handpump at the Marble Arch Inn, Manchester 31/01/2002
Mid brown coloured with a malty aroma. Bitter on the palate. Smooth hop finish.
2. Cask Handpump at the Howcroft Inn, Bolton 15/10/2005
Amber coloured beer some hoppiness in the nose with slighty dry finish. Bitter hints. Poured lively.
3. On Tap at Messrs Maguire, Dublin 23/08/2008
Fruit and malt aromas. Large white head. Amber coloured smooth and a little rich on the palate with some bitterness and wheat flavour in a malt finish.
sebletitje (9032) - Enghien, BELGIUM - APR 8, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft @ Messrs, Dublin.
Couleur cuivre, col crémeux blanche.
Arôme malt cara, fine note de citron, légèrement grillée.
En bouche, une bière maltée et légère avec note de caramel et citron gardant une fine touche saline/minérale. Bière est légère allant vers la limonade. Fini à qcq touches de houblons et d’épices venant peut-être de la levure.
KyotoLefty (9021) - Kyoto, JAPAN - MAR 20, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at the Brewery in Dublin. A true Irish Red Ale from this brewpub, much better than mass-produced stuff. Malty, very fruity, slightly sweet aroma. Really good fruit flavor, with berries. A touch sweet, a bit of sour, a tuch earthy. Sweet-and-sour fruit finish. Very good.
mabel (8537) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 13, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
[2142-20090515] Tap. Sweet floral yeast aroma with a touch of honey or toffee. Clear, amber orange body with a long-lasting creamy off-white head. More floral sweet yeast in the flavour with a long yeasty aftertaste. Medium body is smooth and a little watery. Drinkable, good.
(@ Messrs Maguire; Dublin, Ireland)
SudsMcDuff (7870) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - FEB 8, 2013
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Light berry .. great creamy head .. pretty fruity .. whipped cream lacing .. really nice for an irish ale, good beer .. . . .
Just read that 48 cans of Red Bull were stolen from a garage down the road during a late night heist.
I don’t know how these people sleep at night.
downender (7795) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - MAR 20, 2009
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask-conditioned at the Hillgrove Porter Stores, Bristol 19/03/09. Appealing, reddish amber in colour, with a moderate, off-white head. Sweet, caramel and dough aroma with a whiff of red berries. Flavour was cloyingly sweet, with heaps of barley sugar and crystallised fruit. One pint was enough.
larsga (7219) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAR 24, 2008
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Medium shiny creamy lasting white head. Lovely amber body. Faint fruity malty aroma. Dry roasty honeyish caramelly taste with wooden, metallic notes. A bit watery. Soft, mild mouthfeel. Not bad. (0.3l draft at the brewpub.)
nimbleprop (7176) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUN 17, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Messrs Maguire in Dublin. Pours a deep ruby, copper red with a creamy, thick white head. Nose is sweet, malty, slight spice and a little metal. Flavor is sweet, bready with some cookie dough. Creamy on the tongue and easy to drink.