vadavid (142) - Fredericksburg, Virginia, USA - MAR 16, 2008
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On draft. Pours a dark copper color with practically no head. Faint caramel malt aroma. Flavor is mildly bitter caramel malts. Some bitterness remains in the aftertaste. Mouthfeel is light and watery. Nothing bad about Smithwick’s but very pedestrian.
ffaoe (246) - York, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 27, 2014
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
slight malt aroma. dark brown in color with a slight head. taste is very malty and smooth
Dal9000 (196) - Ohio, USA - OCT 26, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
New bottle logo- red. Pours dark dark brown with a tan head. Tastes of slight slight sweet caramel with a lingering mild malty tang.
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Gbgbrouge (72) - SWEDEN - OCT 22, 2014
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
From tap, amber with medium thick creamy head. Aroma mild with notes of toffee and banana. Taste very mild with notes of bread and herbs. Some bitterness in the finish.
maltman53 (352) - Corrales, New Mexico, USA - OCT 20, 2014
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
From a can, it pours a dark copper. Gentle maltiness on the nose. Lightly caramelly, but mostly watery coca-cola and tea flavors coming through on the palate. The finish is watery malt w/o bitterness. Overall, it translates less in a can in the U.S. than at a pub in Dublin.
RichTheVillan (3212) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - OCT 19, 2014
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Keg at Oneill’s Euston Road; clear chestnut brown pour with a creamy beige head, feint malt aroma, taste has malts, caramel and some autumn berries.
slowrunner77 (5986) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 5, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
this would make a decent session ale, but nothing i’ll go out of my way for again. pours a brickish red, with decent lacing. the toffee maltiness is nice but a little simplistic. not bad & not great."
Arrachtas (10) - British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 5, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
The best way I’d describe the beer is ’clean and sessionable’. This is readily available, back home in Ireland - almost as ubiquitous as Guinness, really. Like Guinness, it shares some of the same traits, namely that is easy to drink quite a few, due to the relatively low ABV, non-alcoholic taste, and smooth palate. The aroma is quite delicate, mostly malt, with only a trace of hops. The beer presents itself as a reddish-hued brew, and the first taste is a moderately refreshing sweet, malty, grainy brew with light hops on the finish. The brew is relatively well-made for a macro lager, but despite its sessionability and lack of any black marks against it in the vein of off-notes, there isn’t much to recommend it over something more unique. If you are in the market for a fairly quality ale to relax with, you could do worse, and it is certainly more enjoyable than many similarly-priced alternatives.
Carlisle (62) - Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 3, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. Red ale; off-white head dissipates quickly. Malty caramel with mild bitterness. Medium finish with bitter sweetness.
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JimmyBoy74 (248) - Örebro, SWEDEN - SEP 26, 2014
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 5/20
På lokal i Dublin. Första kontakten med irländsk öl var inte så positiv som jag hade hoppats på!
Oginme (46) - New Hampshire, USA - SEP 17, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle: Poured a dark reddish amber with high off-white head. Aroma was malt strong of caramel and biscuit with no hop presence. Strong malt flavors of toffee, caramel, and roasted malts, not sweet, but malty. Clean sharp, clean, dry finish with slight hop bitterness. Mouth feel is medium bodied.