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RATINGS: 130   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.72   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 171   ABV: 5.7%
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The Irish Red Ale is an all-malt ale brewed with toasted caramel malt to naturally produce its signature red color. Its fruity nose and initial malt sweetness is a classic interpretation of the style.


2.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
sbanach (222) - Alabama, USA - OCT 26, 2010
This one smells toffee, sweet. Color is ruby red, clear. Taste is sweet, toasted malts, little hops. Tastes like a george killian. Little head disappears to nothing. Low carbonation. Brew was found leftover from St. Partrickís day celebration 16 months later. Good for a macrobrew, but nothing special...

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
SudsMcDuff (5789) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - AUG 14, 2010
Youíre in league with that moronic woman. You are part of a league of morons. ..Light maple and expired molasses .. awesome lacing! .. . light mouth, and muddled, its a bit wacky really .. . ehh, its really just made for the struggle and grunts ...

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
mothman (120) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUL 16, 2010
Poured from a 12oz bottle into Sam Adams Sensory glass. Pours a dark amber color with a small head, that thins out quickly. A little lacing observed. Smell is of roasted and carmel malts. Taste is quite similiar, but now the malts almost seem burnt. Mouthfeel isnít too impressive. Not to smooth of a beer and leaves a dry feeling in your mouth. Overall, it is a decent beer, nothing I would go and buy again. But the sampler was a decent buy so Iíd recommend the sample pack. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 11-11-2008 06:59:45

1.3
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 2/20
amarcero (24) - , Vermont, USA - JUN 21, 2010
Drinkable. Thatís about it. Iíd seriously rather have a Bud Light because at least Bud Light is not trying to be something itís not -- a good beer. Bud Light knows its not amazing, but Michelob canít seem to shake the fact that they make awful beer.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mybrainhurts (352) - North Dakota, USA - JUN 7, 2010
Earthy, toasted biscut aroma. Roasted malts, grains, and caramel flavors. Not much depth but it is quite easy to drink. Itís ok.... didnít disgust me, thats a bonus.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Leighton (10419) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 3, 2010
Bottle. Pours an enticing, clear russet with a small, white head. Nose is mostly caramel malts with some hints of fruit. Flavor is dominated by a sweet character throughout, with many notes of caramel, as well as some fruit, spice, and plenty of bread and biscuit. Light to medium in body, a little syrupy, a little sticky. Not too shabby overall, but I wouldnít want to drink very many of these beers.

2.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 2/20
Tricountybeer (167) - Dillsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 15, 2010
Bottle. Reddish with white head. Creamy beer. Smell of fruit and malt. Once again not bad, but nothing spectacular. Ismooth

2.5
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 13/20
obguthr (3636) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - MAY 10, 2010
Green olive nose. Light brown, clear, medium head. Malt forward, cherry and vanilla notes at midpalate. Cardboardy. Alcohol too insistent.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
SSSteve (3719) - - MAY 3, 2010
12oz bottle. an orange/red under a large, creamy, orange head. malty aroma with some toasted malt with an unpleasant dog food note. palate is smooth and medium bodied. somewhat creamy. flavors of caramel malt with some fruity, peachy esters. impressed..and iím really beginning to love good irish ales.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ChainGangGuy (4347) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - MAY 2, 2010
12 ounce bottle - $1.49 at Total Wine & More in Kennesaw, Georgia. Appearance: Pours out a clear, ruby-hued body with a full finger of off-white foam. Irregardless of how it may taste, it does at least look appealing. Smell: Faintly sweet-scented aroma with modest notes of toasted bread, toasted nuts, and caramel. Noted fruitiness akin to picked berries. Taste: Maltiness tasting of dry caramel with sturdy tastes of both toast and nuts. Moderate sweetness. Ripe, berry-toned fruitiness. Faintly herbal, earthy hop character, though thereís enough bitterness to counteract the sweetness. Touch of tannic graininess midway through. The body thins slightly as you hit the reasonably crisp, toasty finish. Mouthfeel: Medium-thin body. Medium carbonation. Slight creaminess to the mouthfeel. Drinkability: Okay, so while it doesnít exactly exhibit the relatively richer character of, say, the Samuel Adams Irish Red, itís still not altogether bad. Delightfully bearable!


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