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RATINGS: 1030   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.13/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
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!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
charcot25 (181) - Cordova, Tennessee, USA - MAR 14, 2008
Deep amber beer with off-white head. Has a nice aroma of yeast, bread and caramel. Taste is sweet with caramel and hard candy notes as well as a firm bitterness and dry roastiness, presumably from roasted barley. There is a touch of diacetyl. Smooth, full mouthfeel but finishes a little dry. Not bad.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
shp555 (2024) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAR 14, 2008
Pours a nice red color with a white head. Aroma is malty, caramel, some peat, and earthy hops. Flavor is malty, caramel, roast, and a earthy bitter finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
jetzler (622) - oklahoma city, Oklahoma, USA - MAR 14, 2008
Bottle, Pours a nice red to amber color, with a tan head, moderate aroma, some hops and citrus notes with medium malts. Taste is actually pretty good for a big brewery, they did well with this style which I usually find lacking but a nice a moderate mouthfeel make this a decent SA brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Redseal94 (9) - Lafayette, Indiana, USA - MAR 13, 2008 does not count
This is probably one of my fav. beer sam adams beer. The mix 12 pack it comes in is my fav. mix pack.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
wxman (1732) - O’Fallon, Illinois, USA - MAR 13, 2008
Pours a bright ruby/amber color with a full off-white head. Aroma is maple syrup and spice. Taste is sweet roasted malt, caramel, licorice and mild hop bitterness. Not outstanding, but a decent representative of the style.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Haslinger (907) - The World of Beer, Texas, USA - MAR 13, 2008
I was very underwhelmed by this offering from Sam Adams. I was hoping for more flavor than what I got. Wouldn’t buy again

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - MAR 13, 2008
Bottle: Dark brown, tawny color, tannish head. Nose of sweet light caramel, grass and some juniper. The flavor is balanced, chewy malts, generic bittering hops. OK Mouthfeel, good red. A bit lacking in punch but drinkable and a good body.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bigtaster (898) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAR 12, 2008
Pours deep red and golden brown. Thick off white head. Aroma of caramel malt and some yeast/bread. Distinct hop flavor that is light, moderate bread dough. Light bodied and well balanced.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
milljam (682) - Norman, Oklahoma, USA - MAR 10, 2008
Very rich and malty....not bitter like other Irish ales tend to be. Decent aroma, with a solid palate....malty and crisp, with a nice balance between the hops and malt. Beer is a perfect fit for EKG hops. Very enjoyable and definitely one of the better brews from SA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
VitaminR (540) - Colorado, USA - MAR 10, 2008
Raisiny brown sugar nose. Reddish amber with medium cream colored head. Deep maple sweetness, with decent bitterness. Medium bodied, perhaps a little over carbonated. All around fairly pleasant beer.

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