Bulk_Carrier (2593) - Temporarily, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 9, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
This was poured into a pint glass.
The appearance was a semi-hazy burnt red color with a light carbonation to be seen rising. A one finger white foamy head dissipated within a minute leaving a light lacing glossing the sides of the glass.
The smell had a combination of nutty to caramel malts.
The taste was basically the same in a sweet sort of malty way. A long rich malty aftertaste bled into a dry finish.
On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with good sessionability about it. The carbonation was smooth. I liked it.
Overall, I say this was a good Irish Red ale that I would have again.
BeerAndPonies (109) - Medicine Hat, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 9, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
341 ml bottle purchased singly from Sobeys Liquor, and served in a short, footed flute glass. The first Star Trek-inspired beer I ever saw (or has been made), and the second one Iíve reviewed (or are about to). I donít recall any potent potables from Vulcan on the shows or in the movies, only blue Romulan ale and crimson Klingon bloodwine...perhaps this brew is a well-kept secret, helping them to shed their fortress-like, cold, pure logic and warm up for a night of Pon Farr release (calling it "lovemaking" doesnít fit with our pointy-eared Federation pals). Enough illogical yakking; letís get to the pure scientific analysis. Pours a hazy orange-amber, with light carbonation, and a slightly puffy off-white head with large doilies of lace. The nose is spicy, woody hops with toasted grain, a few winey red berries, and some weiss/wit-esque banana, all mildly sweet. For an Irish red ale-inspired libation. this profile is rather...well...illogical. Flavor-wise, I detect lightly spicy fruitiness, fragrant woodiness, and dark toasted malt, not very sweet on the whole, and with a touch of caramelized banana, all definitely...fascinating. Moderately thick mouthfeel and appealingly chewy. A strange style hybrid, but one that is worth further examination. Spock out. (Sorry, got carried away...)
Alanthebeerguy (200) - - JAN 27, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
As other comments, bought it for the novelty. Pleasantly surprised, not a bad Irish Red Style of Ale. Pours reddish brown with big foamy head. Smells of of caramel and malt sweetness with some florals. Taste is caramel and biscuit with a balance hop bitter in the middle. The finish is more on the burnt caramel side with another spike in sweetness. Not bad but a bit sweet.
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bhensonb (12173) - Woodland, California, USA - JAN 16, 2015
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from Total Wine in Lynwood, WA. Pours copper with a yellowish head. Caramel aroma. Not really pleasing. Med body. Caramel flavor, sweetish, with hints of hop bitter. Aftertaste has possible chocolate notes. Flavor volcano compared to a macro loger, probably decent for the style, but dullllllll!
cyrenaica (1095) - Milton, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 13, 2014
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
RBC Plaza LCBO Outlet (Toronto, Ontario, Canada)
April 7, 2014
The beer pours a translucent red with gold hues and a generous light tan coloured head. The aroma is caramel, burnt wood, and floral hops. The mouthfeel is light to medium bodied with average carbonation. The flavour is burnt caramel, metallic tones, and an almost artificial sweetness.
kemoarps (23) - Seattle, Washington, USA - OCT 11, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Look, Iíll admit that I bought this pretty much entirely for the novelty. It was relatively cheap, and I love Star Trek, so I figured why not?
The pour is a nice surprise: Ruddy amber body: appears crisp and clear. One and a half finger almond meat head dissipates eventually down to just a couple of cm, all the while leaving wonderful lacing down the edges.
Nose is wonderfully caramel rich, some biscuits and some spicy... something? Canít quite put my finger on it. Definitely driven by the toasted caramel and biscuits. The pleasant surprise continues
Starts out more green than expected based on style and aroma, but considering the blood of its namesake..
Sweet toffee and caramel greet the crisp... green-ness (almost kind of vinous, maybe somewhat leafy?), dominating most of the malt profile, which is the driving force in this brew. Thereís some biscuit stuffiness, but itís definitely sweeter than most red aleís Iíve had (admittedly not that many).
Fairly crisp, and a bit of leafy hops continue through the finish. The stale-type biscuit malts are present, but the sweet greens and toffee really drive this thing.
BrewDad (5117) - Olympia, Washington, USA - SEP 17, 2014
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
330ml Bottle - Not bad. Reddish amber in color, clear with a thin head. Very malt forward brew. Easy drinking, this was a decent beer.
mikedR (1532) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - SEP 16, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
An enjoyable beer. Solid malt notes. The Irish ale aspect comes in towards the back end, with a wee bit of kick. But this one is probably mislabeled style wise. Itís more of a solid German-like malty beer.
maxwelldeux (4138) - Snohomish, Washington, USA - SEP 14, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours a slightly hazy amber color with a moderate light tan head on there. Nose has some sweet bread elements and just a bit of caramel to it. Taste is a bit sweet and very malty, with some doughy caramel coming through. Quite creamy, actually.
terrybail (702) - London, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 6, 2014
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
500 ml can from the Lcbo
pours a nice ruby red
nice malt aroma
this is much better then the ratings would suggest
Pretty descent Irish ale