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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.


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2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
edgallow (2196) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - MAR 12, 2012
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.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
generallee08 (714) - New York, USA - JUN 20, 2014
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.

2.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
jmagnus87 (2438) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - MAR 23, 2013
From notes. Caramel abd light grains. Pretty watery. Bad example of the style, but easily poundable.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
NeoHippie2 (1038) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - SEP 3, 2012
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.

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
djd07 (3699) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUL 18, 2012
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.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
jcweaver (768) - VA Beach, Virginia, USA - OCT 24, 2011
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.

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
seymour (1456) - Maplewood, Missouri, USA - OCT 12, 2011
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.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Thorpe429 (5011) - , Illinois, USA - FEB 16, 2011
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

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
wlajwl (3929) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - FEB 1, 2011
UPDATED: JUN 24, 2011 Grainy and slightly caramel in flavor, not a very good irish red but watery enough to be easy to drink.

2.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Heathen (1500) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - NOV 5, 2010
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.


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