fidelis83 (1799) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - FEB 24, 2009
2.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Pours a nice bright red with amber at the edges and a 2 finger fizzy yellowish head that actually has decent retention. Aroma is toast, caramel, some slight fruity notes, there are some sour notes that seem less than appealing. Flavor is caramel, cereal grain, some plant hops. Finish is slightly bitter with planty hops and a hint of wood. Palate is medium-thin, stickier than it should be and pretty over carbonated. The Hop Hound I just had got my hopes up a little for this one but its has too many strange flavors and scents.
BeerBaron617 (358) - Royal Oak, Michigan, USA - FEB 24, 2009
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 10/20
This is another surprise AB product that I might actually buy again. I got this as part of the craft series multipack, and this along with the porter and the pale ale were all decent brews. This pours a Killians red, with a 2 finger head. The aroma is slightly sweet along with the flavor. There is a slight hoppiness on the finish. If I were short on cash, this is definitely something I would get again.Cheers!
lithy (2996) - Capital of Appalachia, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 23, 2009
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pour is a dark ruby red with a thin quick light tan head. Dry malt, tin, and caramel aroma. Taste is slightly sweet, some fruitiness and caramel.
astrofrk (341) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 21, 2009
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Ruby-red. Medium head. Aroma: Malts, caramel, wood. Flavor: Same with roasted character. Woody, dry finish.
kseecs16 (1182) - Naperville, Illinois, USA - FEB 20, 2009
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Pours a clear dark red/brown. Thin off-white head clings to the edge the glass, leaves no lasting lacing. Quite sweet smelling, a bit sugary. Slighly tinny mettalic flavor, somewhat cloying with a bitter finish. Medium, a bit foamy feeling. Bleh.
Shag (2546) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - FEB 19, 2009
2.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
This poured an amber color with a quickly dimishing beige head. The aroma is fairly nice with some caramel, toffee, and buscuit notes. The flavor is rather bland with some buscuit and caramel being the primary flavors. The palate is quite watery. Overall might be a little better than Killians and it is cheaper. But not something to go out of your way for either. Average
TheGuy (653) - Illinois, USA - FEB 19, 2009
1.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 3/20
Poured a very light red with off white head weak on flavor and aroma by far the worst irish ale i have had
Hance07 (192) - DownSouth, Georgia, USA - FEB 11, 2009
2.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Pours amber with small white head. Sweet and malty but mostly watery. Not terrible.
SidewinderX (14) - Williamsburg, Virginia, USA - FEB 7, 2009
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Pours a nice deep golden red with a fluffy head that persists. A slightly sweet aroma foreshadows the caramel earthy taste. Not a bad brew from A-B, much better than some of the other options in the "craft" pack.
unclemattie (4001) - Georgia, USA - FEB 5, 2009
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle from Michelob sampler 12pk, pry off cap. pours deep mahogany red, light tan creamy head. Rich caramel malt, deep malt aroma. nice toasted grain smell. Full flavored malt. Toasted grain flavor is perfectly balanced with a crisp hop bitterness. Medium bodied, very impressing. A job well done by the brewers at A-B for these Michelob beers. Finishes with a slight dryness, bold sticky sweet toased malt, and a light crisp hop presence. textbook and well done. Cheers