liamagester (17) - Swords, IRELAND - OCT 28, 2013
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Taste profile is quite simple. Cereal and biscuit malt. Finish is quite short. Not bad for the price.
ciaranc (595) - Dublin, IRELAND - MAR 8, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Amber red pour, big fluffy eggshell colored head. Sweet, bread y roasted malt with an edge of caramel in the aroma. Traditional Irish ale flavour, ala Smithwicks. Texture is creamy and quite robust, low carbonation. Finish lets it down a bit, slight unbalance, lacks a little sweetness for my tastes.
triskaideka (83) - IRELAND - MAR 6, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from Aldi. Reddish-brown with good white head. Malty flavour and pleasant amount of caramel notes. Overall, not at all bad.
Deu (523) - Nantes, FRANCE - JAN 18, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle 500ml from Aldi. Appearance: Medium brown/red with a thick proud white head. Good carbonation. Decent roasty finish. Classic Irish Ale
Sizzler80 (382) - Dublin, IRELAND - OCT 5, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark ruby red pour with a frothy wide head. Simple red ale with a subdued balance of aromas. On the nose you have hops, malt, hint of coffee, leaves and caramel. It’s a smooth, easy drinker with slightly bittersweet notes. All in all a decent beer
garthicus (2482) - Dublin, IRELAND - SEP 19, 2012
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
This is now branded as ’ O’Shea’s Traditional Irish Ale’ . Bottle from Aldi. Appearance: Medium brown/red with a thick proud white head. Lots of carbonation. Aroma: Quite malty with acidic notes, toasty, caramel. Flavour: Lots of malt at first, smokey, good amount of hops, caramel with a decent roasty finish.
KnutAlbert (5571) - Oslo, NORWAY - APR 10, 2010
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Malty sweet, pleasant body, a little sting in the tail. But ultimately very boring.
angrybeerman (259) - Dublin, IRELAND - JAN 31, 2010
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Got this one in Aldi at a pretty good price. Had a dark red body with a small white head that did not stay the course. Aroma was roasted caramel. Tasted very toasty with hints of vanilla and caramel. I like my ales to be fruity however, and this did not deliver. Was lightly bitter, especially on the finish. Medium bodied and a little creamy. Overall this did not have a huge flavour but it got nicer the more you drink it. Good for its price I guess.