radio_nowhere (1287) - Maryland, USA - FEB 19, 2013
3.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
My 60th style rating! 12oz bottle from spring collection into pint glass. Clear deep dark red color with light tan head. Aroma of caramel malt and that’s it really. Taste is caramel malt sweetness, nicely balanced with minimal hop bitterness, and some roast notes. Medium body and carbonation, creamy, dry and clean finish. Kind of one dimensional for me personally but that’s probably the style. Won’t turn down one but won’t seek either.
DrNosha (1029) - Baden Württemberg, GERMANY - FEB 8, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz Flasche. Orange-braunes Bier mit flachem Schaum. Es ruecht schön nach Röstmalz. Geschmack angenehm herb. Das geröstete Malz kommt schön heraus. Bitteres Finish.
TheHopster (997) - Netcong, New Jersey, USA - FEB 4, 2016
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(Bottle). Pours a red-amber complexion with persistent white head and glass lacing. Bread aroma. The flavor is a simple mild malt with lingering hop balance. Not bad. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
FatTony (185) - Augusta, Georgia, USA - DEC 27, 2015
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
12 ounce bottle. Poured out a very nice golden orange with a bright amber, short lived head. Aroma was very floral, maybe heather? Taste was floral and citrus, very IPA. Average.
Aberry (1) - - DEC 21, 2015 does not count
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Definitely drinkable, but it does not stand out on its own. It really never excelled (or failed) in any category It has a weak head, and I almost felt like I was drinking a soda.
Sirmixsomewhat (170) - Paoli, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 10, 2015
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
I think this was the first Irish Red I ever drank, and it’s probably still better than Killian’s, the same way stubbing your toe is better than stubbing your toe and breaking your toenail.
rondphoto (3342) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - NOV 25, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle @ Jungle Jim’s / Eastgate OH --- Clear amber brown with a good 1" beige head, stripes of lace. Nice aroma of malt and caramel. Taste is edgy malt that turns sweeter on a lightly carbonated swallow. The whole thing moves from there to a lightly bittered finish that becomes more earthy as it drifts for several "minutes." A solid, easy-drinking brew.
tysongillmore (361) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - NOV 21, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Surprisingly good. Middle of the road. Toasted malty flavor. ---Rated via BeerBuddy for iPhone.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
TATE (394) - Lubec, Maine, USA - NOV 14, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours Amber with a thin head. Molasses aroma. Earthy maltiness up front with a hop bite at the end. Fairly pedestrian but okay drinking, probably wouldn’t buy again.
lukin (548) - Ontario, CANADA - OCT 31, 2015
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
bottle. Ruby-red colour, bubbly head. Malty and sweet, caramel and even a little cotton candy/vanilla on the nose. Earthy hop finish, but still overwhelmingly malty. ok.
GarrettB (1313) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 1, 2015
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 10/20
Ever since my first college Killian’s Irish Red (God rest its blessed soul) I’ve been a devotee to the Irish Red. Strangely opposite of the Belgian Strong Ale, it tends to have a single, pronounced flavor, rich with caramel and toffee, with a clean, crispness that keeps away the candied, saccharine flavors that can kill a good beer for me. So, it is with some eagerness that I attempt the Sam Adam’s version, which begins with the characteristic rich, malty smell, drizzled with quality, but also bringing in a peppery quality I’ve been noticing across some of these fancier Sam Adams beers. The flavor dumbs things down a bit with a blunt grape fruit flavor and mouthfeel, adding a little maltiness for body, but letting me down. These overwhelming sugary notes are lager killers for me, and this one OD’d on sugar cubes.