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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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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BigBen2120 (688) - Derry, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 17, 2009
12oz bottle from Shaw’s. Pours a dark red copper body with a thin film of light tan head. Smells fruity, nutty, with some caramel. Nut and caramel jump out of the flavor, with a fair bit of a fruity sweetness. Medium in body with moderate body, and easy drinking. Nothing stellar, but a solid example of the style, tasty and drinkable. A good brew.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
rampmaster (642) - Alden, New York, USA - DEC 14, 2008
Presentation: It was poured from a brown 12oz bottle into a pint glass. Appearance: 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. Smell: The aroma has a very sweet and malty character with a hint of doughy yeast and a touch of spicy hops. Taste/Mouth feel: 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. Notes: Overall I would say that this is a solid beer with good drinkability.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
unclemattie (4116) - Georgia, USA - FEB 5, 2009
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 6,5,8,5,14

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
FROTHINGSLOSH (4763) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 7, 2009
Sampled from a 12 oz brown bottle this beer poured a bright red-brown color with a large orange-khaki head. The aroma was sour, tangy, fruity and malty with a light caramel undertone. The flavor was tangy, tart and fruity with notes of caramel and nut underneath. The finish was long, fruity and malty. Pretty good.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
generallee08 (506) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
llcooldave (1065) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - DEC 27, 2008
I did not expect too much from this offering from Michelob but I was pleasantly surprised. Dark hazy amber brown in appearance, with a nice yeasty bready aroma with a nuttyness added in. Flavor was a clean roasted malt with a slight herbal hoppy aftertaste that lingers. Overall this is a nice sipping brew for the winter.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sneagrams3 (2337) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - OCT 11, 2008
Tasted 10/9/08. 12oz bottle. Filtered with a reddish hue. Slight off-white head. Malty aromas with hints of caramel and cooked sugar. Medium bodied with a dry finish. Crisp effervescence and a solid bitterness. Bready and slightly spicy with hints of toffee. Decent hop presence. Nice bitterness rolling from spicy malts to the hop finish. Well played!

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
williamherbert (1258) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JFGrind (1833) - Glenside, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 7, 2009
This was my favorite Michelob out of the ’Craft pack’ I purchased. Crisp medium bodied Irish Ale with roasted caramel malts and even a bit of a bite. It’s beers like this that remind me A-B is capable of making decent beers.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
beerscout (298) - New Windsor, New York, USA - FEB 11, 2010
Variety pack bottle. Great pour. Decent head that did not vanish for several minutes. Flavor was strong in malt accents, with caramel, nutty roasty cereals. Strong malty aroma. Pleasant to the palate. Nice round finish. Its not the best red ale I’ve had, but as I’ve found with this craft brew collection from Michelob, its a great value.


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