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RATINGS: 323   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.41   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 171   ABV: 5.7%
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This authentic amber Irish ale is slow brewed with a blend of three malted barleys and finished with four varieties of hops. Then we dry-hopped in the lager tank to add a spicy note to warm your winter evenings. Expect this beer to be a beautiful copper-red, with a fruity ale body and a spiced hop finish.


5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
lowdog (2) - USA - SEP 23, 2004 does not count
Yadda yadda yadda - Aftertaste, schmafter taste. Chocolate this, lite hop that. Hint schmint. Lace? Isn't lace something girls have on their bras and panties? Light finish this, diminish that, does anyone understand this beer jargon crap? Simply put, this is a damn good beer, and you can consider yourself not only lucky, but damn kucky, if you ever get to try it, ’cause it’s "seasonal."

4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
mohawksin (187) - Nebraska, USA - AUG 12, 2004
HInt of sweetness on the nose. Nice blend of hops and malt smells also. Hard to distinguish the dominant smell. Dark amber color with medium head, quickly diminished. Tastes much like the smell, hard to tell if hops or malt is dominating. A pleasant mix. A spicy aftertaste that lingers. This would be a very good holiday drink........... Tastes better at room temperature. The cold masks the true flavors of fruit and spice.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Slick (1969) - Thief River Falls, Minnesota, USA - JUL 16, 2004
Very nice amber color,small off white head that lasted for a decent amount of time and then faded to a small lace.The aroma was Malty sweet and fruity with maybe a light hint of hops,also deep down i can detect a mild hint of eather chocolate or maybe its caramel hard to say.Nice flavor of malt and caramel with a slightly mild fruit accent but hard to say what that accent might be.The hops come through nicely but not to over the top with just a gentile showing.This brew is not there best work but it is a damn fine brew and very easy to drink,makes me wish i had more i could easily turn this baby into a nice session brew.Thanks go to Footbalm for sending this brew my way,along with many others.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
eboats (1082) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - JUL 13, 2004
Rich amber in color with a thin off-white head. A thicker beer with some good malt. You can taste the malt even after you finish a drink. Sweet with some spice and very good hop to malt distribution.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Jokes (1453) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 21, 2004
Slightly hazy auburn red with a thin, off-white head. The aroma has a strong hoppy nose. Sweet citrus is meshed with a lightly toasted nut and grain combination. A bit of chocolate and carmel pop in and out as well. The body is a bit thick, but as it’s a winter beer, that makes sense. The flavors are representative of the nose. There is a bit of sweet, chewy malt, but the dominate characteristic is the bitterness from the strong hops. The finish is warming and bitter, with a touch spiciness from the hops. A nice, bitter amber that would probably be better at its freshest.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
iwantalambic (1478) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - MAY 25, 2004
12 oz bottle: full light tan head that emits a chocolate-hazelnut hop aroma, with a bit of sweet caramel malt. Clear brown tangerine. Sweet malty flavour with a piney hop underbelly. Nothing spectacular in this bottle, but one of the better, more flavourful ambers.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
belgianhomebrew (646) - Acworth, Georgia, USA - MAY 13, 2004
Slightly sweet, malt aroma. Sweet carries throughout with a touch of caramel. Very lightly hopped. A good example of the style.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
ElGaucho (2207) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - MAY 8, 2004
Sweet fruit aroma (plum sugar). Fresh loganberry. Small, off-white head. Brownish red in color. Very small head. Clear body. Very little visible carbonation. No lace. Initial mouthfeel good. Hints of strong alcohol that aren’t realized. Decent flavor, but not overly exciting. An average beer. New Glarus has more average beers than good beers.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
SubstanceT (1092) - Saint Louis, Missouri, USA - MAR 14, 2004
Ruby amber with a medium frothy bubbly white head. Great lacing on the glass. The nose is sweet and some wheat in the nose. It has that lager feel to the taste and kinda sour very slightly. The body is medium. Overall, quite average.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
beermatrix (1497) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - MAR 13, 2004
Clear amber tawny brown color with a medium tannish head that sits briefly, nearly no lace, just some faint glaring clearish spots. Aroma is nice, subtle and layered with some interesting effects of malts, here's what I get - whole grain toast with some peanut butter, honey, and caramel on it. Sounds good...smells good...and tastes good...light and mild start of grasses and husks, then whole grain toasty breadyness thats very grabbing and rather rich mixing with a bit of spicy/herbal hops, that lets go to lay a leveling array of malty breads, sweetens some, notes of roasted nuts and butter squeeze through at the finish where it goes lightly dry and lighter still of tangy sweetened bread. Nice subtle complexitiy to it, me likes it. Feel is about medium, smooth and inactive carbonation lending a slight creamyness that holds well throughout. A pretty darn good little amber here, reminds me more of a Vienna, but drinkable for sure, a close cousin to Eliot Ness in some regards.


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