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MillKing it BRIK Irish Red
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RATINGS: 21   MEAN: 3.08/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.01   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
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Whereas hops are the star in AXL, the complex harmony of malt dominates this easy drinking Red Ale. Five different malts are skillfully blended to create a medium bodied, crowd-pleasing ale. The nose breathes caramel, malt and complexity. The beer is medium bodied, has the appropriate alcohol of 4.8% and is definitely a beer deserving the title, ďsession beerĒ.


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2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
tectactoe (1524) - Michigan, USA - MAR 20, 2014
UPDATED: MAY 29, 2014 Can: Amber body with a deep red hue glazed over it, beige-ish, foamy head resting on top. Aroma is subtle with a somewhat stereotypical "red ale" profile; some caramel, light toffee candy, toast, & a backing of floral, lightly earth-driven hops, steering clear of the citric notes often found in American versions of the style. Taste is similar, certainly malt heavy; light caramel, buttery toffee, bread, flowers, a touch of residual sweetness, & perhaps the lightest dash of roast. Mild dirty, earthy, & herbal finish from the hops, moderately bitter but balanced mostly by the sweetness from the malt. Not too much to say about this one... Decent Irish red ale, front to back, maybe just a little underwhelming.


3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
koleminer20 (546) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - MAY 16, 2014
On tap at Dan's. This one is a little different. The pour is definitely amber work a light tan-ish head that fades down pretty quickly. The aroma is pretty typical for a red ale. There is a bit of malt, some light caramel and toasted notes. The flavor is equally as disappointing here. There is a light malt and some caramel notes, but rather uneventful. The mouth feel is thin, slick with a minimal carbonation and leaving a lot to be desired, even through the aftertaste. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
ARH (337) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 29, 2014
on tap poured into a shaker. The aroma is a toast and burnt caramel with a light floral quality to it. Itís a clear amber brown color with a very light head, and a no lacing - very oily look to it. The taste is a medium sweet with a medium light bitter. Itís a medium bodied, malty beer, with a light, zippy carbonation and a thin texture. The finish is mostly burnt, caramel, with some candi sugar to it. Itís got a biscuity and burnt toast aftertaste with some caramel sweetness, but itís very light and doesnít last long.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
rumproasts (2734) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - APR 4, 2014
can. Deep amber with two finger head. Caramel malt base. Light hops. It doesnít do much for me flavor-wise.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Alextricity (509) - Michigan, USA - OCT 5, 2013
$2 16oz can... Iíve heard of this brewery before, but hadnít had anything from them before. Appearance: Burnt orange/red/brown sort of color. About as carbonated as a pop... head bubbles away before it even really forms. Thereís a nice haze. Absolutely zero lacing. Pretty unattractive beer, to say the least. Smell: Caramel malts, with a slight bit of roast. Mild hoppy presence. Nothing extraordinary here, but it just has a quality aroma. Taste: Like the aroma, really. The hops come through a bit more, and the prickly carbonation opens up the taste buds. Pretty mild bitterness... nice bit of sweetness, and an overall solid balance. Aftertaste has a bit of that roast character that I got in the aroma. Carbonation is moderate/high with some prickly carbonation, and the feel is pretty thin. Iíd maybe prefer a bit more body, but for some reason, this is working for me right now. An ugly beer as far as appearance, but the price is right, and this is actually a very good beer. Itís nothing thatíll knock your socks off, and youíll no doubt have better from the style, but this is very enjoyable. Iíd gladly have this again. Try it.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
fakebeersnob (137) - Saginaw, Michigan, USA - JUN 27, 2013
Is it bad that I am unsure if I prefer killians? It is a weaker Irish red than I was expecting. Reddish brown in color. Medium bodied. Appropriate carbonation. Unsure if it was due to the stellar beers I had before and after, but nothing stuck out at me. Good beer, but nothing spectacular.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mittenator (1251) - Michigan, USA - APR 21, 2013
Draft at beggar's banquet. Copper color with maybe a hint of red. Tiny bit of fruit and malt aromas. Sweet upfront with a strong malt finish. Nice light and smooth body.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
RespertFTW (520) - Michigan, USA - APR 21, 2013
Draft. Light brownish red color. Not much aroma. Watery heavy malt taste. Not a great beer for me.

2.5
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
EricTeusink (678) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - APR 5, 2013
The can stated that this beer was brewed "true to style." This led me to wonder whether the folks at MillKing it Productions hate Irish Reds. Poured a beautiful ruby red. That was where the fun ended. Tasted like a lager that had a flavor packet poured into it. Never again. Can - Sicilianoís Specialty Market - Grand Rapids, MI

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dogbrick (7666) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - OCT 20, 2012
Sample at GABF 10/11/2012, thanks to Bluemeow76 for assistance with note-taking. This beer is clear reddish-amber color with a medium off-white head and short strings of lace. Aroma of malt and caramel. Light-bodied with a sweet caramel malt character and a touch of grassy hops. The finish is short and malty. Slightly above average overall.


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