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RATINGS: 92   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.15/5   SEASONAL: Spring   IBU: 31   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
(March 1st- April 30th) Deep ruby red in color, this well balanced ale has roasted malt tones and a crisp hop character. It is in the Irish tradition and comes just in time for springtime thunderstorms.


3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ughsmash (7507) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 15, 2007
Bottled. Poured a deep, coppery brown with a short off-white head. The aroma picked up deep, rich caramelization with darker fruits and chocolate.. very intriguing and enjoyable. The flavor had dark fruits and caramel again at the core with sharper alcohol notes and a solid dose of herbal bitterness.. sweet, toasty finish showed some stale oxidation notes. Light-medium bodied and too sharp at times. Not bad at all.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - SEP 4, 2007
12oz bottle from alldaydrinker - thanks, Jeff! Typical looking red that benefits from a very lush malt character, with just enough hops to balance. Big, bold, creamy, it may not have the most distinctive flavors but it’s certainly a very fine example of a style I generally dismiss.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
Name: Thunderhead Irish Red
Date: 04/21/2007
Mode: Bottle
Source: Tasting, 50 More Beers on the Wall

clear dark amber, fine off white head, drops of lace, chocolate and dry biscuit aroma, rich dry caramel flavor, rich chocolate provides balance and interest, nice earthy hops leads to a bitter finish,

Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 11/20
Rating: 3/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: *4

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
IrishBoy (4079) - Bakersfield, California, USA - AUG 24, 2007
12 oz Bottle from Alldaydrinker; Thanks Jeff; nose of coffee, grain, and some caramel; smells more stouty; clear cherry brown with a medium beige head; flavor of light roasty coffee, a touch of hop bitterness, and caramel

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
bgburdman9 (861) - columbus, Ohio, USA - JUN 13, 2007
C bus 7. Has a mild malty aroma with a light bitterness> A mild hop presence also nothing all that special. Drinkable though.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jsquire (4097) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - JUN 11, 2007
Out of a bottle at C-Bus 7. Amber color with a cream colored foamy head. The nose was of raw, dusty grains. I noticed lots of grainy astringency in here with a finish of grassy hops. Okay beer.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
thebaldwizard (1205) - Ohio, USA - MAY 22, 2007
C-bus 7. Lots of caramel malt in the aroma. Deep brown body. Medium palate. Light caramel taste with some roasted malts in the background and a faint bitterness.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
spector (906) - Lancaster, Ohio, USA - MAY 20, 2007
Columbus tasting 7 shared by LeopoldStoch.Very earthy aroma with some caramel in there as well.Pours a medium copper with a medium off white head.Caramel malt stood out in the flavor.Thin to medium mouthfeel with a bit of a sweet finish.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sliffy (2040) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAY 20, 2007
C-Bus 7 Bottle shared by butters: Poured a copper color with a white head. Aroma caramel fruits, some roasted notes. Flavor, fruity, caramel, some spicy hops. Not bad, definitely sessionable.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Alldaydrinker (559) - Norwood, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 2, 2007
UPDATED: MAY 12, 2007 Poured into pint glass with a fizzy off white small head with a a dark red copper colour. Aroma is roasted malts and dark fruits. Taste is roasted malts, coffee and slight hints of dark chocolate. Body is thin with slight hop bitterness aftertaste that is short lasting.


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