Leighton (13565) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 3, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours an enticing, clear russet with a small, white head. Nose is mostly caramel malts with some hints of fruit. Flavor is dominated by a sweet character throughout, with many notes of caramel, as well as some fruit, spice, and plenty of bread and biscuit. Light to medium in body, a little syrupy, a little sticky. Not too shabby overall, but I wouldn’t want to drink very many of these beers.
bhensonb (12140) - Woodland, California, USA - MAR 19, 2009
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from BevMo. Dark coppery red color with a decent beige head. Light spice over roast caramel malt. Medium minus body with mild carbonation. Turns thin. Flavor is malt, and some decent hop, but not unduly sweet or bitter. Despite that there is a strength to the flavor. Has a certain astringency. It can stand with most American versions of the style, though perhaps not toward the front.
Tmoney99 (11691) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 27, 2008
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from Michelob Craft Collection at Sam’s. Poured clear dark amber color with a large frothy off-white head that mostly diminished with fair lacing. Moderate sweet malty aroma. Medium body with soft carbonation. Medium sweet malty flavor with a medium sweet finish of moderate duration.
jcwattsrugger (11359) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - APR 11, 2009
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz bottle-pours a foamy light tan head and copper/red color. Aroma is fruit, spice, light malt-caramel/bread. Taset is sweet light malt-caramel/bread, fruit, some spice/earth hops. Thin, light side of medium body. Thanks jwc215 for picking this one out.
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - APR 13, 2009
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Name: Michelob Irish Red
Date: April 05, 2009
Source: Beerfest, Classic City
Appearance: clear dark red, fine beige head
Aroma: sweet caramel malt aroma, lots of bready character, light earthyness
Flavor: sweet and bready caramel flavor, touch of candy sweetness, just a touch of balancing bitterness
Aroma: 5/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 5/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 9/20
daknole (10112) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JUN 3, 2009
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle. Reddish pour. Tons of caramel malt in the nose and all over the tongue. A bit sweet. Odd bitterness. Meh.
Drake (9999) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - SEP 24, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from a sampler. Deep red color with an off-white 2-finger head. Fruity and slightly grainy caramel aroma. Taste is caramel and other grains with an earthy finish. Some fruitiness. Not very complex, but fairly pleasant.
hopscotch (9997) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - MAY 16, 2009
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle... Clear copper ale with a large, fluffy, off-white head. Excellent retention. Toasty, soapy, bready aroma. Light to medium-bodied with moderate carbonation. Too sweet up front and what little bitterness is provided tastes metallic. Finishes up as a sticky, sweet mess.
DocLock (8386) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 14, 2009
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle from Pat’s 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.
marcus (7301) - Sacramento, California, USA - MAR 26, 2009
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
This reddish amber beer poured with a decent beige head and a fruity aroma. There is a roasted malt flavor that is a bit rough around the edges and a barely discernible bitter hop finish. As usual from A-B, there is just not enough ingredient.