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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.


2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
drowland (5989) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - AUG 13, 2009
Well it does in fact start malty sweet and fade to a dry finish, as they claim, but the dry finish is too much; it really knocks you over. The aroma is malty and sweet with touches of cinnamon. Nice head and great color!

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Bradrcr (806) - Renton, Washington, USA - AUG 13, 2009
8/12/09 from 12oz bottle. Aroma is all malt with a sweet/sour caramel note balanced by a black pepper background. Appearance is faintly hazy copper with a very well maintained cream colored head. Flavor matches well with aroma, with a slight earthy addition added to the maltiness and low bittering.Mouthfeel is medium bodied with a seemingly low carb feel that still lingers on the tongue. Overall, not bad, but could be a bit richer.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
williamherbert (1281) - Syracuse, New York, USA - AUG 12, 2009
Glassy red (or dark orange). Some root beer-like head. The color of a lava lamp. Sweet roasted malt, not really bitter. Nutty, kinda like a roasted brown. Only slightly sweet. Roasted malt of a Smithwicks with a Guinness. A tiny bitter Irish bite. Slightly sweet, akin to the sweetness of an Oktoberfest. Some nice roasted malts (more bitter with warmth). Nutty and not overly bitter. Milky but a little bubbly fizzy. Some nice bite. A solid, slightly bitter, slightly sweet Irish ale. A nutty red ale.

2.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
DocLock (7824) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 14, 2009
Bottle from Patís variety Michelob case. Brownish medium pour with 3-finger off-khaki head. Nose is malt, hops, brown sugary. Tastes on the sweet side, very caramel malty, with very mild hops and a brown sugary flavor. Not very complex, and muddles more as it warms.

2.3
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Bigmmartin (603) - Dayton, Ohio, USA - JUL 10, 2009
I havenít had too many "Irish Ales" but Iím pretty sure this isnít the best representation of the style. Actually has some a decent malt character to it, especially for a macro. No hops really. But hey... I didnít puke when I drank it, so cheers!

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jimhilt (2397) - Bow, New Hampshire, USA - JUL 6, 2009
Pours a four finger very light tan head that fades quickly to a thin layer leaving some lace. Crystal clear red/amber color. Light-medium carbonation and medium bodied. Roasted malt nose. Flavor is roasted to almost burnt malt, hops almost balance. $1.50 for a 12oz bottle from Beverage Warehouse Winooski, VT.

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Gregis (1281) - Shawnee, Kansas, USA - JUN 27, 2009
Pours a clear reddish-brown with a small khaki head that collapses fairly quickly. The nose is sweet, fruity and malty with no discernible hops in support. Light-bodied and effervescent it finishes a bit tinny. Sweet and malty, the flavor more-or-less follows the nose with the diminishing contribution of an odd, light plastic/medicinal note thrown into the mix. If they just added some bittering hops to the recipe, this could be a pretty solid offering from AB. As it is, however, itís just way too sweet for my tastes.

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
nuplastikk (4322) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 22, 2009
12oz bottle. Amber-brown, ok, red color. Looks filtered. Stale malt flavor, tastes old. Corny, sugary, some caramel malt as well. What a crappy beer. Drinkable, in a cut off from civilization kind of way. Not good.

2.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
daknole (9044) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JUN 3, 2009
Bottle. Reddish pour. Tons of caramel malt in the nose and all over the tongue. A bit sweet. Odd bitterness. Meh.

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
pistolpete (203) - USA - MAY 20, 2009
12 oz bottle... i am really getting tired of michelob and these knock off styles... it seems this is only average as all of their beers have been...metallic and a little off.


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