topherh (1916) - Kearney, Missouri, USA - APR 21, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle pours reddish amber with a thin beige head. Aroma is toasty caramel malt. Flavor is malty, light roast, light bitterness, with a dry finish. One of the better attempts by AB.
Lagunitasfan (1321) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 15, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
A neighbor who knows I like "good" beer brought this over while I was hangin’ out front wit hthe kids. Not a bad looking copper pour, with its eggshell head. Not a bad malty sweet nose. Taste wasn’t bad malty sweet either. Bit of roast, bit of smooth sweetness. Nice maltiness and caramel. If there were a cooler full of other beers from the macros, I’d happily pull this’un out.
GuinnessGal (93) - Virginia, USA - MAR 14, 2010
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bought a six pack of bottles to continue my irish beer drinking during St. Patrick’s week. It pours a light brown/dark red color with a tan head that leaves quickly. Roasted caramel malt flavor and a slightly hoppy/metallic finish. I will not buy again but appreciate Michelob for trying to make an irish ale.
coyforce (684) - California, USA - MAR 12, 2010
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Actually a good beer from the macros. Very tasty. This beer has a beautiful red color with almost no head.
beerscout (298) - New Windsor, New York, USA - FEB 11, 2010
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Variety pack bottle. Great pour. Decent head that did not vanish for several minutes. Flavor was strong in malt accents, with caramel, nutty roasty cereals. Strong malty aroma. Pleasant to the palate. Nice round finish. Its not the best red ale I’ve had, but as I’ve found with this craft brew collection from Michelob, its a great value.
JPDIPSO (5133) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 18, 2009
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Light chestnut color with hints of rudy when held to the light. Somewhat fizzy taupe colored head. Caramel, toffee, and doughy whole grain bread in the aromas. There is a perfume scent that is sweet and a bit annoying as well. Far too sweet smelling for the style. Sweet sugary start that clings on through and into the linger. Touch of grain in the finish and just a hint of bitterness late as well. Sweet, but not cloying, so it’s got that going for it, but that is not much. Not much of an irish ale in my book.
Snot19kilo (103) - Illinois, USA - OCT 27, 2009
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours reddish amber with a thin white head. Aroma is malt some caramel, fruit and nuts. Flavor is kind of hoppy, caramel, some sweet fruit and nuts. Dry finish, very drinkable. Good for a Michelob beer.
AndyReynolds (1079) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 3, 2009
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle. Pours a nice dark amber with red hues when held up to the light. It has a smally lingering white head. Aroma is sweetmalts, Notes of caramel, dark fruit, and walnut come out. On the palate, it is a bit light for an Irish red. The flavor is a bit sweetier than I expected, but it a good way. It finishes rather dry. Pretty good beer, esspecially for a Macro. Very sessionable.
MadIndian (2663) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 23, 2009
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Nice attempt from a beer company I do not like. They are however striving for a better beer and I can totally respect that.
BigBen2120 (688) - Derry, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 17, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz bottle from Shaw’s. Pours a dark red copper body with a thin film of light tan head. Smells fruity, nutty, with some caramel. Nut and caramel jump out of the flavor, with a fair bit of a fruity sweetness. Medium in body with moderate body, and easy drinking. Nothing stellar, but a solid example of the style, tasty and drinkable. A good brew.