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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!


fidemaster's rating

3.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fidemaster (281) - Naperville, Illinois, USA - JAN 29, 2013
A lightly sweet aroma. It has a beautiful rich, ruby red color. It has a simple caramel and malt flavor. It has a pleasant smooth finish. Its not a complex beer, but it has a wonderful flavor, and one I could drink all day long.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
generallee08 (506) - New York, USA - JUN 17, 2014
Its body is dark reddish copper in color and it has nice clarity. The head is average size, light tan in color and fades down to thin covering. The aroma is sweet and malty with hints of caramel and toffee. The favor is much the same as the aroma with a malty character and light mild hops in the background. Its finish is smooth and clean with a medium body and a smooth creamy texture. This is a very easy drinking beer with simple pleasing flavor.

3.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
moderrnlifeiswar (49) - Maryland, USA - JUN 15, 2014
.................................................. via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
writerljberg (627) - Oregon, USA - JUN 15, 2014
Bottle. A: Beautiful red bordering on purple. Thin white head dissipating.N: Toffee, biscuit, grain, pine, pineapple, oranges. Bubblegum, coriander, banana. T: Very sweet bordering on barleywine territory. M: Puffy, light mouthfeel.O: Seems like a cross between hefeweien and a soft barleywine. Fine for what it is, glad it didn?t cost me anything.

3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bookseeb (107) - Wenatchee, Washington, USA - JUN 13, 2014
Appearance is ruby red in color that support a thin dissipating head leaving nil head. Smell has a light aroma of malt and hop with an off scent in the back. Taste of a little astringency associated with the specialty malt and hops. Mouthfeel is medium with good carbonation.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Hartung32 (206) - Indiana, USA - JUN 1, 2014
Not a huge fan of Reds(Irish or otherwise), but this isn't bad. Nice sweet nose of roasted malts and a great smooth taste with a sweet finish. Wouldn't/couldn't drink consistently, but I'd drink again if wanting this style. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TXBadger (1217) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAY 19, 2014
Pours a clear darker reddish color with off-white head. Caramel malt, some pine, and a little toast on the nose; follows onto the palate. Quite balanced for an Irish Red.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Darkmagus82 (444) - - MAY 18, 2014
Transfer from BA reviewed 1-20-12 - Poured from bottle into pint glass Appearance - A brownish red color which upon pouring forms an off white/tan head. The head is thick with tiny bubbles, but fades fast leaving a nice film on the brew. Smell - The smell is relatively subdued. Malt is the most I pick up with a bit of caramel and toffee mixed in. Taste - Malty up front with some biscuity flavor. Some sweetness of toffee and caramel come into the mix with an ever so faint hint of nuttiness with a bit of hoppy bitterness coming in toward the end. Mouthfeel - A good level of carbonation with a fairly moderate body. It is very fitting for the style and makes it an easy drink. Overall - A slightly better then average brew, but when given the choice of others (like the others in this Sam Adams brewer’s choice collection) would choose others (like original Sam or whitewater IPA).

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Meilby (7189) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAY 17, 2014
Bottle 330ml @ fonefan
Pours clear deep golden with a off-white head. Aroma has notes of malt, caramel, some fruits and floral. Taste is medium sweet and light bitter. Body is medium, texture is thin to oily, carbonation is soft.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Bamsen78 (2885) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - MAY 17, 2014
Bottle @ America Strikes Back, Ulfborg. Pours clear copper brown with small off-white head. Clear aroma of malt, with mild fruity and buttery notes. Sweetish, malty flavour, with notes of fruit and sparse hoppy touches. Bittersweet aftertaste. OK but this is not my favourite beer style, so I cannot get myself to praise it.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
chrisv10 (10755) - DENMARK - MAY 17, 2014
Bottle. Clear dark amber with small off-white head. Aroma is malt, caramel, toasted and hop. Flavour is malt, caramel, toasted, medium sweet, hop, little chocolate and a little bitter.


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