noer1 (109) - Massachusetts, USA - DEC 8, 2001
2.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
ok, what can I say. Reminds me of every other import that is milidly thick.
MartinT (9267) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 8, 2002
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Some hops and sugar…Some estragon and plaster…
CapFlu (5101) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 2, 2003
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
If in Cork, drop in on Callaghan’s to get some of this stuff on draught. A good ale though it might have been the atmosphere I was enjoying... I prefer the Beamish.
CourageBest (51) - Katy, Texas, USA - SEP 13, 2001
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
Has a taste closest to Smithwick’s/Kilkenny as can be found in the US
MOboy (504) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - MAY 24, 2002
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
WTF?!! I could have bought Killians Irish Red for the same shitty, corn filled taste and at least save a buck or two.
slimjim (106) - New Jersey, USA - NOV 7, 2002
2.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Light bodied amber ale. It was Ok, im not a big fan though.
Uglyradio (791) - Greenville, South Carolina, USA - MAR 28, 2003
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Pours a clear brown color with a small, off-white head that initially lingers but soon recedes. It has a very faint aroma of malts with some slight hop presence. Medium body with moderate carbonation, the flavor is initially malty, but that flavor soon dwindles away leaving nothing in the finish but a slight bitterness with metalic notes. Not too bad, about like most other Irish Red beers I have had - lacking in character and flavor but drinkable and nothing outstanding. This one came in a 16 oz can and I was expecting it to be a nitro beer, I was a little surprised when I poured it into the glass and didn't get that typical nitro pour.
Blake (396) - Orange, California, USA - MAR 30, 2003
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Had on tap at Danny K's on March 25th, 2003
Pours an amber color with a small head which dissipates quickly. The aroma is quite weak with a hit of hops, but nothing special. The taste on the other hand is strong - a bit too strong perhaps. I've had many reds that are better than this one. The taste is a bit too alcoholic despite only being 5% ABV with an aftertaste that doesn't help the cause...
DrunkAsASkunk (847) - Lynnwood, Washington, USA - MAY 3, 2003
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Wow...that was incredibly dull!!! The aroma is very nonexistant...i got something malty and a hint of hoppy, but i mean there was not much there...it smelled like cold malt to be honest. It poured a clear but carbonated copper/brown with a thin not long lasting foamy head. The taste is really subdued with malts and some apples being apparent. I just dont see the appeal of this beer...i find the carbonation level to be a wee bit in excess, and the taste is seriously lacking on something that might make me want to drink this again. It wasnt terrible...but where in the hell is there one distinguishable factor that makes this beer aside from a thin malty palate???
JCapriotti (1379) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 16, 2005
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Generous off-white fluffy head that fades. Clear amber color, sweet corn with slight cardboard aroma. Slightly caramelly in taste, along with some hops. "Premium lager"