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RATINGS: 1004   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.14   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
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This rich and malty ale originated in Ireland in 1710. It has a deep red color and distinctive caramel flavor from its Pale and Caramel malts. The malt sweetness is balanced by the earthy notes of East Kent Goldings hops. Cheers!


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fonefan (36036) - VestJylland, DENMARK - OCT 27, 2014

Bottle 12fl.oz.

[ As Samuel Adams Irish Red Ale ].
Clear medium red amber color with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, caramel, light to moderate sweet malt, berry - wood notes. Flavour is moderate sweet and light moderate bitter with a average to long duration, sweet fruit - wood, caramel, nutty. Body is medium, texture is watery to oily, carbonation is soft. [20140517]

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
slowrunner77 (6114) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 21, 2014
"great sweet malty backbone...not as dry as the style calls for, but i liked it way more than i thought i would. flavor and aroma better than expected, it just doesn’t fit the style too well."

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
gunnfryd (11249) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - OCT 9, 2014
Bottle. Red golden colour with an off-white head. Aroma is fruit, malt, berries. Flavour is fruit, malt, hop, berries, caramel, floral. Medium body. Ordinary beer.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
SHIG (3667) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - AUG 16, 2014
Bottle: Poured a caramel orange red with a off white to tan colored head. Aroma was caramel malts. Taste was similar with caramel malts, grain and a light leafy hops.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
generallee08 (717) - New York, USA - JUN 17, 2014
Its body is dark reddish copper in color and it has nice clarity. The head is average size, light tan in color and fades down to thin covering. The aroma is sweet and malty with hints of caramel and toffee. The favor is much the same as the aroma with a malty character and light mild hops in the background. Its finish is smooth and clean with a medium body and a smooth creamy texture. This is a very easy drinking beer with simple pleasing flavor.

3.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
moderrnlifeiswar (65) - Maryland, USA - JUN 15, 2014
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2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Sarlacc83 (950) - Oregon, USA - JUN 15, 2014
Bottle. A: Beautiful red bordering on purple. Thin white head dissipating.N: Toffee, biscuit, grain, pine, pineapple, oranges. Bubblegum, coriander, banana. T: Very sweet bordering on barleywine territory. M: Puffy, light mouthfeel.O: Seems like a cross between hefeweien and a soft barleywine. Fine for what it is, glad it didn?t cost me anything.

3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bookseeb (118) - Wenatchee, Washington, USA - JUN 13, 2014
Appearance is ruby red in color that support a thin dissipating head leaving nil head. Smell has a light aroma of malt and hop with an off scent in the back. Taste of a little astringency associated with the specialty malt and hops. Mouthfeel is medium with good carbonation.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Hartung32 (234) - Indiana, USA - JUN 1, 2014
Not a huge fan of Reds(Irish or otherwise), but this isn't bad. Nice sweet nose of roasted malts and a great smooth taste with a sweet finish. Wouldn't/couldn't drink consistently, but I'd drink again if wanting this style. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TXBadger (1567) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAY 19, 2014
Pours a clear darker reddish color with off-white head. Caramel malt, some pine, and a little toast on the nose; follows onto the palate. Quite balanced for an Irish Red.


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