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RATINGS: 84   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.11   SEASONAL: Spring   IBU: 31   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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(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.


3.3
   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.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
shp555 (2024) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - APR 24, 2007
Pours an amber red color with a white head. Aroma is of sweet and roasted malts. Flavor is malty with some roasted malts.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - APR 21, 2007
Poured a clear copper color with a large creamy off-white head. Aroma of sweaty feet. Vegetal. Mildly tart with a mild caramel. Appears to be lightly infieted.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
emerica56 (600) - Bristol, Rhode Island, USA - MAR 23, 2007
This beer was poured into a nice beer stein and didnt have tat much of a head to it. The smell is of hops and fruit and modertly potent. when you drink it you get the taste of malt and coffee but only a hint of coffee. still a good brew though definitly good for a spring beer. overall this beer has a good taste and does what it does best getting you drunk which in the end is the result that you ultimalty want.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Drink4Satan (676) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAR 23, 2007
Pours a clear, red amber with a resilient yet short off-white head that laces in layers. Smells of toffee, roasted malt, and coffee. The taste is earthy, with hints of toffee and bready malts in the background. The finish is long and ends dry. A little on the thin side.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
OhioDad (2492) - Hilliard, Ohio, USA - OCT 19, 2006
12oz bottle via trade with zathrus13 - Thanks Jeff! - Pours copper and cloudy with a short offwhite head that stayed pretty well and laced the glass in layers.. Aromas of caramel, light toffee, and earthy notes. Flavor is caramel, toffee, bread, and a slight bitter finish. Very malty with lots of earthy characteristics. Palate is soft with much carbonation and medium body. Not too bad but overall pretty average..

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
dirtymike (2016) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - SEP 2, 2006
Amber cin color with a large off-white head. Aroma of caramel malt,bread,toast and mild hops. Sweet caramel flavors with some toasty/bread character. Medium body and overall a pleasant and easy drinking red ale.

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Thaichile (599) - 10aFly, New Jersey, USA - AUG 12, 2006
Bottle. Scents of roasted malts and hops dominate the nose. Very little head. Flavors are coffee, some hops. Thin and watery.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
eaglefan538 (2925) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - JUN 3, 2006
Poured a dark amber-red color with a disappointing head that only provided basic lacing. Aroma was funky (butter and caramel?). The flavor was of caramel malts that was slightly bitter and accompanied by significant hopping (this tasted more like a dark amber ale than a true irish ale). Nothing to seek out here.


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