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RATINGS: 1025   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.13/5   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!


dnstone's rating

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
dnstone (2431) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - MAR 5, 2013
Amber-red in color with a bit of white head. Tastes moderately malty, like bread crust with some earthy hop notes in the finish. Light red berry and malt aroma.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TheHopster (997) - Netcong, New Jersey, USA - FEB 4, 2016
(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

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
FatTony (185) - Augusta, Georgia, USA - DEC 27, 2015
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.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Aberry (1) - - DEC 21, 2015 does not count
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.

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Sirmixsomewhat (167) - Paoli, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 10, 2015
I think this was the first Irish Red I ever drank, and itís probably still better than Killianís, the same way stubbing your toe is better than stubbing your toe and breaking your toenail.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rondphoto (3335) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - NOV 25, 2015
bottle @ Jungle Jimís / 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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
tysongillmore (361) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - NOV 21, 2015
Surprisingly good. Middle of the road. Toasted malty flavor. ---Rated via BeerBuddy for iPhone. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
TATE (394) - Lubec, Maine, USA - NOV 14, 2015
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 wouldnít buy again.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
lukin (545) - Ontario, CANADA - OCT 31, 2015
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.

2.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 10/20
GarrettB (1311) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 1, 2015
Ever since my first college Killianís Irish Red (God rest its blessed soul) Iíve 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 Adamís version, which begins with the characteristic rich, malty smell, drizzled with quality, but also bringing in a peppery quality Iíve 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 ODíd on sugar cubes.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Cjsleme (5) - Arnold, Missouri, USA - SEP 29, 2015 does not count
This might sound strange but my favorite part of this beer is the aftertaste! Take some swigs of this and take a nice slow deep breathe through your mouth and nose and let the toasty caramel goodness pleasure your senses before it goes away! ...idk that's the best I know how to describe it haha ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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