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RATINGS: 333   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.07/5   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
This strong Moylan's brew is what keeps those Irish eyes a smiling. Its deep amber radiance has been described by our brewer as the most visually enticing beer. This ale's rich malty flavor, full body, invigorating aroma, and expansive finish empower it to be extremely satisfying and repeatedly enjoyed. Great Western Two Row Pale Malt, De Wolf-Cosyns' Caravienne and Munich Malts are allied to provide the 1.070 beginning specific gravity, while Fuggle and Liberty hops balance this sweetness. A classic rich and malty ale from Ireland. Unlike most "want-to-be" red ales, Moylan's red has a rich caramel character balanced with a low hop profile.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Papsoe (25069) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUN 18, 2007
(Bottle 65 cl) Hazy, amber golden with a small, off-white head. Lightly tart, caramelish nose. Medium body, some caramel and some odd bonbon-like notes. Has a vague, underlying acidity. The finish is dry. I reckon this is slightly infected. 160607

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
kyzr (1189) - Belgrade, Montana, USA - MAY 11, 2007
Amber in color with nice frothy head, that is gone quick. Nose of malt. Flavor is malty also with a hint of grain. Body was medium. Rather a oh well ale. Not a lot exciting going on here.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
5000 (6599) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - MAY 5, 2007
Bottle: Like the Lazy Boy IPA before it, somewhat dark copper in color, moderate off-white foamy head, fairly nice lacing, no noticeable carbonation.   Nose of musty/grainy malts, soft tho, along with some earth and straw/hay.   Toasted biscuity malt start, semi-sweet, low hope profile, not as earthy grainy as I would have thought based on the nose.   Body and mouthfeel are moderate.   Finish is a somewhat cerealy semi-sweet lightly roasted malts.   Meh... not bad but not all that interesting either.   I shoulda had this with some food or something.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 26, 2007
A small beige ring of foam over a partly cloudy redish-copper body. Aroma is barnyard. Not gueuze/Saison barnyard. The horsie-just-did-poo-poo type of barnyard. That and mashed green peas. Taste is not quite as bad as the aroma suggests although a big vegetal. Some high-bran cereals, cooked vegetables, distant pineapples/cherries and even a little cardboard. Probably a bad bottle. This cannot be a true Irish Style Ale. If this was a true Irish Style Ale then the Irish would be renowned for their legendary sobriety, and itís not exactly the case.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
MartinT (8736) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 23, 2007
My Bottom Line:
Unfortunately, weeds were growing through the green pea plantation in our bottle. The citrusy hops and wet earthy, leafy finish were definitely bothered by this DMS rampage.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-A sheet of foam tops the hazy orange-red.
-Carbonation is expansive, yet does not succeed in alleviating the horrible chaos reigning in the flavor profile.
-The wetness in the hoppy finish somewhat recalls the fecal earthiness perceived in the nose (sorry for saying that, but thatís what I got).
-This one cannot be this bad all the time, so I promise a re-rate once another bottle crosses my path.

Bottle; no date!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
FlacoAlto (4045) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - APR 22, 2007
Sampled March 2007
Pours with a three-finger thick, creamed-amber to tan colored head that sits atop a brilliantly clear, reddish-amber, almost cranberry colored brew. The aroma is quite malty with notes of biscuit malt, soda crackers, fruity raisin notes, and some definite berry aromatics. The aroma almost smells artificial in some way; it is not, but something about the malt sweetness gives me this impression.

Lightly full, medium body here. It is still fairly sweet, with that ampíd up berry character here in the flavor. Toasted biscuit malt notes are evident up front and there is a touch of dark grain astringency in the finish, though I wouldnít say there is any roast character here. Lots of caramelized crystal malt character here, this brew is practically definite by it. The hops play a supporting role here; most noticeable as a light to nipping bitterness in the finish, but there is also a nice herbal hop flavor here as well. There is an almost saccharine quality to the berry-sweetness in the finish here, not sure what is giving the beer this taste, but it is a touch distracting at times. Still this is mostly a really nice, malty beer that is easy drinking and great for those who like the malt focused equivalent of a Pale Ale.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
cbkschubert (2900) - BFE, Arizona, USA - APR 7, 2007
22 oz. bottle from Plaza Liquor - Pours a slightly hazy amber color with a 3/4 finger thick light tan head. Very light spotty lacing. Has a light toasted/carmel malt aroma. Has a sweet toasted malt flavor. Medium body. An easy drinking beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
ABUSEDGOAT (2419) - California, USA - APR 5, 2007
Darker amber with a moderate head, decent lacing and good retention. Aroma is caramel, floral hops, various fruits. Flavor brings this with a medium to light body and a dry finish. I still donít care about this style.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mjg74 (2910) - La Mesa, California, USA - MAR 21, 2007
Bottle from BevMo, La Mesa. Pours a dark amber/copper color. No foam to speak of. Malty aromas. Some dark fruits. Kind of bready. Toffee as well. Smooth mouthfeel. Rich and malty with a fair amount of spicey hop bitterness. Pretty rich.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bitbucket (2160) - Kirkland, Washington, USA - MAR 17, 2007
Bomber. Pours a hazy orange amber with a thin white head. Fruit and bread aroma with citrus hops. The body tends to light, with medium carbonation. The taste is nutty caramel and bread with hop bitterness showing up in the finish.

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