edgallow (3609) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - MAR 12, 2012
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
12 oz bottle pours red with a white head. Aroma of roasted malts and yeast. Taste is the yeast, malts and a bit of bitter hops.
generallee08 (772) - New York, USA - JUN 20, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
The body has a deep reddish or crimson amber color with good clarity. Its head is tall, light and foamy with a light tan, almost peachy color. The head slowly fizzles down to a very thin covering and makes just a little bit of slick patchy lacing. The aroma has a very sweet and malty character with a hint of doughy yeast and a touch of spicy hops. There is a big malty sweetness with notes of caramel and sweet bread. There are also some buttery notes mixed in there as well. Hop flavor is light and has a light spicy, leafy and mineral-like presence. The hop flavor is picked up more in the finish with a light bitterness fading off the tongue. The texture is light and easy drinking with a medium body and average carbonation.
jmagnus87 (2912) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - MAR 23, 2013
2.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
From notes. Caramel abd light grains. Pretty watery. Bad example of the style, but easily poundable.
NeoHippie2 (1074) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - SEP 3, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: NOV 30, 2012 Not bad but definitely one of the weakest reds I’ve had. It just feels watery. But for AB, hey this is a masterpiece. Copper pour with a white head. Malty nose with a mildly malty palate but none of the caramel or toasty notes a good red should have.
djd07 (9748) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUL 18, 2012
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle. Pours a cloudy brown with medium beige head leaving spotty lacing. The aroma is caramel and raisin. Thin moithfeel with a bitter malt and toast with watery finish. Not much going on with this one.
jcweaver (768) - VA Beach, Virginia, USA - OCT 24, 2011
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle. Pours red to copper with a large, white head. Aroma of caramel and toasted malts and bread. Taste is sweet, bready and lacks bitterness. Metallic finish.
seymour (1873) - Maplewood, Missouri, USA - OCT 12, 2011
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Tasted bottle from mix-pack into standard pint glass. Pours a clear, reddish-amber color with vigorous off-white head. Roasty, bready, very subtle hops aroma. Some malt-sweetness, smooth hops bitterness, flavors of caramel, toffee, roasted barley. Mildly fruity, dry aftertaste. An alright interpretation of Irish Ale, albeit a bit watery, metallic, and oxidized.
Thorpe429 (5016) - , Illinois, USA - FEB 16, 2011
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Reviewed from notes.
Pours a moderate colored caramel color with hues of red. Off white head. Nose brings some slightly sweet bready notes along with hints of caramel. Taste brings a bit more caramel but doesn’t blend all that well. Moderate body. Drinks fairly well and is a decent enough offering.
Serving type: on-tap
Reviewed on: 10-08-2010
wlajwl (5684) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - FEB 1, 2011
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: JUN 24, 2011 Grainy and slightly caramel in flavor, not a very good irish red but watery enough to be easy to drink.
Heathen (1500) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - NOV 5, 2010
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
THOUGHTS: Had this one way back on St. Patrick’s Day, but I am super behind in entering my ratings after getting married and moving to another state. When I picked this beer up, I wasn’t expecting too much from it, but I did have some hopes since the Michelob line has some decent beers. It was a decent beer, but a little bland. Not bad for a macro, though. It got even a little bit nicer as it warmed. Decent flavor, but the aroma was a little off-putting.
TECHNICAL: Bottle. Poured a clear, medium to dark, reddish amber with a large to huge, foamy, off-white head that slowly diminished, but kept a nice sheet and left good lacing. The aroma was light to moderate grain, roasted malt, nutty malt and caramel; light to almost moderate, grassy hops; vegetable, ever so slight hint of vinegar, hints of tobacco, hints of cherry and slight candy. The initial flavor was light to moderately sweet, slightly acidic and slightly acetic; while the finish was sweet, light to moderately bitter, slightly acidic and lightly sour with an average duration. There was caramel malt, toasted and nutty malts, tart cherries, a little burnt malt, light to moderate hops and some grain. The light to medium body was sort of oily and slightly syrupy and then dry with lightly fizzy carbonation and a dry and ever so slightly metallic finish.