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RATINGS: 1008   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!


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
sstackho (249) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 24, 2008
12oz bottle purchased from Clarendon Wines in Boston - with a thought to Sam Adams’ recent hop giveaway. Consumed in Feb 08 with a July 08 best before date. Pours a rich copper with lots of carbonation. Aroma is all malt with a bit of spice. The taste follows similarly, with a bit of rounded fruitiness in the aftertaste.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
muzzlehatch (4424) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - FEB 23, 2008
12 ounce bottle from City Market in Burlington, VT (February 2008), consumed a little colder than cellar temperature from a Coors Banquet glass. The voluminious orangish-tan smooth head fills 2/3 of the glass but falls rather quickly above the dark clear amber liquid, leaving smooth sheets of lacing behind...the nose is unremarkable but not unpleasant, vaguely toasty-malty, amber-ale like though with no reall hop sharpness or pungency at all....the body is moderately sweet, somewhat thin, just a touch metallic, readily quaffable, and dull as all get-out....some woody dryness at the finish helps cut the growing cloying qualities; but this is just a nothing beer.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - FEB 23, 2008
Pours a transparent copper amber with ruby hues and a thin, stringy-lacing off-white head. Aroma of lightly sweet earthy grainy toasted nutty malts. Body starts lightly sweet, nutty and grainy with a light bitterness and earthy finish. Pretty true to style and drinkable.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
zombywoof (450) - Shawnee, Kansas, USA - FEB 23, 2008
Reddish -amber color and a frothy tan head. Moderate lacing. Prominent aroma of caramel malt, fruit and brown sugar. Tastes a lot like Killian’s red except it seems to have more earth and hops. Clean brisk finish and medium body. S’alright.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ChainGangGuy (4430) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - FEB 22, 2008
Appearance: Pours a clear, ruby-colored body with a tall, frothy, lasting off-white head. Smell: Simple, pleasing aroma of caramel, toast, spice, and cherries. Taste: Bready caramel maltiness with a medium sweetness. Pinch of light brown sugar. Cherry fruitiness. Bit of spice. Light, clean English hop bitterness. Toasted malts in the drying finish. Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium carbonation. Very slight creaminess to the mouthfeel. Drinkability: A solid Irish Red.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
roder60 (1288) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 22, 2008
Pours a beautiful clear red color with a pinkish tan froathy bubbly head. Aroma is sweet fruity caramel and cotton candy. Flavor is sweet and caramely then quickly becomes dry and roasty bitter finish. Rather light and watery. Overall, pretty good.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
maniac4016 (114) - bill clinton, ICELAND - FEB 22, 2008
malty/burnt sugar on nose. dark-reddish in color with small head & very little lacing. malty, some faint caremel, that finishes odd and dryish. decent, but far from thrilling

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
morrdt (710) - Dirty Mo’, North Carolina, USA - FEB 22, 2008
12 oz bottle from the ’new’ 2008 mixed six pack. Pours a nice deep red with a light head. Touch of malt and caramel in the aroma. Taste is rather average for Irish Red’s (a la Killian’s, etc.). Not bad to drink though. Should be a six pack by itself for St. Patrick’s Day.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
stoutchap (416) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 22, 2008
Ok - it looks nice - a ruddy irish complexion I would say. But it’s 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.


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