superspak (4397) - Michigan, USA - APR 15, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
330 ml bottle into pint glass, bottled on 11/30/2014. Pours fairly crystal clear deep reddish copper color with a 2 finger dense and rocky off white head with great retention that reduces to a nice cap that lasts. Nice dense soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a good amount of streaming carbonation retaining the head. Aromas of caramel, toffee, toast, brown sugar, brown bread, plum, pear, apple, herbal, grass, light nuttiness, and yeast/toasted earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance and complexity of dark/bready malt, and fruity yeast, and earthy hop notes; with solid strength. Taste of caramel, toffee, toast, brown sugar, brown bread, plum, pear, apple, herbal, grass, light nuttiness, and yeast/toasted earthiness. Light herbal/grassy bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of caramel, toffee, toast, brown sugar, brown bread, plum, pear, apple, herbal, grass, light nuttiness, and yeast/toasted earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice robustness, complexity, and balance of dark/bready malt, fruity yeast, and earthy hop flavors; with a good malt/bitterness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth and moderately creamy/bready mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish as expected of 4.5%. Overall this is a very good Irish red ale style. All around good robustness, complexity, and balance of dark/bready malt, fruity yeast, and earthy hop flavors; and very smooth to drink. A nicely enjoyable offering.
smallfry (169) - - APR 14, 2015
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
(Bottle) Hmm. Pretty tasty water. Actually, I think this would be pretty good while grilling on a hot summer day. And, it has character, at least. I would drink this again but there are certainly better beers out there.
willisread (2171) - Tokyo, JAPAN - APR 12, 2015
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Old rating. Bottle from Old Town. Light aromas of caramel and toasted malts. Light body with soft carbonation. Slightly watery on the palate with a touch of malty sweetness.
Jabah (347) - Winter Park, Florida, USA - APR 10, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
This reminded me a bit of Killian’s Irish Red, but a bit heavier perhaps. Had a dark amber-red appearance. A bit bitter...with tastes of caramel, hops, malts. Think I prefer the Stouts they make better, but that is just my style. Was OK to try, and surely better than the average beer.
gregorymconway (216) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 22, 2015
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Huge tan foamy head. Transparent deep ruby body. Light bodied beer, sweet, soft carbonation. Sessionable. Minimal hop presence. Caramel on the nose and some toffee as well. A roasty quiality in the aroma I can’t quite place.
Franksv6 (760) - Tiel, NETHERLANDS - MAR 21, 2015
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Brown, amber colored beer with a small white heead. Taste is bread, watery, malty, little bitternes and little hops.
SteveOrz85 (203) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 17, 2015
2.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured from 12oz bottle to pint glass. Malty caramel and bread aroma. Appearance is dark amber with big off white frothy head. Taste is light and slightly sweet. Light bodied with a thin texture. Very soft carbonation. Light malty finish.
Ok tasting common beer. Nothing special but not a bad beer.
UncleKorm (1181) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - MAR 15, 2015
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
In tap poured a clear dark caramel hue w/ small white head diminishing to a thin cap and good lacing. Light to moderate malty aroma. Initial flavor is moderate sweet w/ a light bitter finish. Tastes are malt, bread, and caramel. Light bodied.
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mjmoen (281) - - MAR 15, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours a red color with white head. A little low on flavor, kinda watery for my taste.
Anzacaine (2) - HUNGARY - MAR 15, 2015 does not count
4.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
I love red ales and this is my favourite. It’s smooth but not creamy, Has a great colour and head and has a beautiful taste.