Bebum (193) - - FEB 15, 2014
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sparkingly clear, copper color, tall, pink head.
Yeasty, feeble nose.
Medium body, delicate and well balanced mouthfeel, low heat, adequate length.
Bitter, pp in the finish, not without sime sweetness in the background.
Could do the job of a lager if what you prefer most of the time is an ale.
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bubbleflubber (1700) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - FEB 13, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a deep amber into the glass, with a wispy white head that leaves light soap lacing down the glass. The nose is of muddy caramel and fruit. Flavors are semi-dry, of caramel malt, some light citric notes, pale malts and breadiness. Nothing "over-the-top", a medium-body and perfectly controlled carbonation keeps the mouthfeel drinkable to the palate, integration intact. Dry complexities, this is a nice take on the Irish Red from Sam.
smcolw (529) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 29, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Impressive four-finger head from a gentle but upright pour. Lots of spotty lace. The color is smudged copper with a small amount of chill haze.
Predominantly malty without being sweet smell. Lots of crystal and other lightly toasted grains. Fruity, reminding me of madeira.
Toasted biscuits with a touch of molasses sweetness. Subtle hop shows up in the swallow, while the aftertaste is strongly malty. Very nice body with a good carbonation level (like skim milk). Coats the tongue on the swallow.
Overall, this is a malty beer that does not go extreme in any way. Easy to drink.
Tschn012 (2) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 28, 2014 does not count
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
I don't generally like Irish red style beers but this one is easily drinkable and looks great in a glass.
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lukedarock (79) - Howell, Michigan, USA - JAN 21, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Definitely some heavy malts but I can taste faint hops as well decent beer made for the public not something I wouldnt drink again
catface5326 (121) - virginia beach, Virginia, USA - JAN 19, 2014
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sweet taste and smell almost like cherry. A little caramel as well. Decent beer but could have more flavor
BeerdedDave (88) - - JAN 11, 2014
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
red color; bready, malty aroma; well balanced; bitter with a bready, malty flavor
Stevesie (283) - - JAN 10, 2014
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
From bottle. Attractive beer; nice red hue, typically active with a touch of head. Good lacing. Smells like a cherry cough drop. Taste is more cherries with a mildly medicinal finish. Really not as bad as it sounds.
mstrcrwly (145) - New York, USA - DEC 30, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Seems like a variant of their Boston ale but with red hue..decent malty flavour..not bad.
HuskerTan (297) - Kearney, Nebraska, USA - DEC 27, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: DEC 30, 2013 Bottle.
A- Caramel, bready, nutty, roasty.
A- Dark red color, clear liquid, white head.
T- Nutty, molasses, slightly sweet, slight bitterness.
P- Medium body, thing texture, average carbonation, smooth finish.
O- A decent Irish red. Smooth and slightly nutty aftertaste.