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RATINGS: 1015   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.13   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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2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
ThisWangsChung (826) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - MAR 13, 2013
Reviewed 2/16/13. 12 oz bottle into a nonic pint glass. A: Pours a clear reddish copper color. The head is a one finger light cream shade with an excellent creamy texture. Retention isnít great, but the lacing left on the glass is good. S: The only thing I really notice aroma-wise are sweet caramel malts and earthy hops. Maybe a touch of diacetyl comes through, Iím not really sure. Whatever it is, itís not very impressive. T: Just like I said in the aroma, itís caramel malts and some earthy hops to finish it. Thereís a faint touch of fruity esters and some hazelnut in the midtaste, but this is very simple otherwise. This does a good job of dictating exactly what the aroma suggested - by being quite mediocre. M: This comes off rather sweet and syrupy; given its clean texture, it feels rather strange on the palate. If any beer needs a drier finish, this is it. Not particularly drinkable for that reason. O: Canít say Iím a huge fan of this one. Itís hard to really place what I donít like about this, but it ultimately doesnít come together nearly as much as it should.


2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
ozzy70 (174) - Nebraska, USA - AUG 9, 2015
12 oz. bottle. Pours red/amber. Aroma of roasted malts and toasted nuts. Taste, hops and sweet malts.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ktwse (2844) - SWEDEN - JUL 17, 2015
Pours clear deep copper with flat head. Aroma of caramel, nuts, toffee. Taste is caramel and butterscotch sweet with a faint bitter finish. Light, smooth body with soft carbonation.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
GuideDogSaint (834) - Xiamen, CHINA - JUN 4, 2015
355ml bottle from Tasty Life, Xiamen. Pours red brown with a dissipating white head. Aroma of caramel and malt. Sweet finish.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
rdixon77 (1591) - Georgia, USA - APR 12, 2015
Old rating. Big caramel and maltiness in an Amberish. Better than macros, but sort of same generic taste.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
X (121) - California, USA - APR 3, 2015
Kinda meh beer. Good when you are just looking for a better grade of a macro bud type of a beer. Not really anything to get excited about.

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
Cousin_Larry (643) - - MAR 27, 2015
Just not digging the caramel in this Irish red ale. Just tastes like brown sugar and excessive carbonation.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
raymow (1063) - Bensalem, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 15, 2015
bottled - flavor is caramel and malt. Nice red coloring. Decent aroma. Not bad.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
TBone (14267) - Pori, FINLAND - MAR 2, 2015
Bottle from San Juan. Deep ruby-copper color, medium-sized beige head. Berryish, caramelly aroma. Medium-bodied. Caramelly-candyish flavor with some berries. Sweet version of Irish red, tastes industrial.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Brandon1989 (437) - Euless, Texas, USA - JAN 29, 2015
Pours a dark amber reddish color with a medium white head. The aroma is caramel, hops, and some fruit. The taste is similar but I am not a fan of this beer.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
TimE (4154) - Tokyo, JAPAN - JAN 25, 2015
really indistinctive malt Amber brew that is hardly a step from mass produced beer.


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