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RATINGS: 1000   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!


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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
stoutchap (400) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 22, 2008
Ok - it looks nice - a ruddy irish complexion I would say. But itís not that flavorful. A little maltiness with soem nuts in the background and the barest trace of hops. Not bad, but not amazing either.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
RunDWP (203) - San Jose, California, USA - FEB 21, 2008
Looks great...reddish brown color with beige, foamy head. Tastes a bit weak. Toasty flavor one expects from this style barely there. Just little hops...very timid taste. Goes down smooth and smoothing to be said for that. I was expecting more from a pretty respectable brewer.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
TampaBeer (255) - Tampa, Florida, USA - FEB 21, 2008
This is a bit blah, a bit bland as somewhat expected from such a large brewer. There are slight notes of flavor here and there but generally unsubstantial.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
wahday (2) - USA - FEB 21, 2008 does not count
I tried this the other night. The look is real amber and has a nice aroma. I did expect more flavor, but it still tastes good and goes down easy. I will buy another 6 pack.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
DJC (238) - USA - FEB 19, 2008
Red body with a fairly decent off-white head. The head dissipated rather quickly, but at least it produced some lacing. The aroma is fairly malty, while there are also hop and acidic notes. The flavor is much like the aroma. Carbonation level is perhaps a bit on the lighter side, yet it seems to fit the style. Overall, I found this beer to be enjoyable, but I doubt if Iíll always have a supply on hand.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
BrianHagmeier (299) - Coralville, Iowa, USA - FEB 18, 2008
Beautiful clear red pour with a tall foamy head that falls at a normal pace. Nose is sweet and malty with hints of fruit and hop. The heavy body allows this beer to deliver that sweet malt flavor slowly and lets it mix with the lite bitter hop finish. Im a stout man so I think this is a great beer. But I can see how Irish Ale lovers would find this a bit heavy.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
cbkschubert (2900) - BFE, Arizona, USA - FEB 18, 2008
12 oz. bottle from Sun Devil Liquors - Pours a deep amber color with a one and a half finger thick light tan head. Light lacing. Aroma and flavor is toasted caramel malt with light esters. Medium body. A run of the mill Irish ale.

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Pwn3d (1962) - Manhattan, New York, USA - FEB 18, 2008
12oz bottle. Pours rather nice off red amber. Taste is so-so for the style.. im not a fan of the caramel and slight syrupy mouth which is thin.

2.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
dp (608) - uniontown, Ohio, USA - FEB 17, 2008
surprised by the hoppy finish, the after-taste of malt is quite good, appearance excellent, not an irish red in my mind, but decent

2.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
pkbites (674) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 17, 2008
This beer is confused. It pours a beautiful off-red with a rich and creamy malt head. Excellent nose of fresh bakery and caramel. But thatís where it ends. The flavor skips around. Itís not complex and not simple. This is one of the most hard to describe tastes Iíve come across. It doesnít really taste like a true irish red, but I canít tell what itís trying to do. I donít think it does either. Itís not terrible, but itís not all that good either. Iím rather disapointed in it, and probably wonít try it again.


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