ARH (1045) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 19, 2014
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz bottle poured into a shaker. The aromas are not very strong on this one, but what does appear is a cereal and grainy note with a faint caramel sweetness and an abundant damp and leather aroma. It’s a dark, but clear, amber-orange color (maybe more brown than orange) with a big white-ish, puffy head. When it reduces, it gets a swiss-cheese look to it. The head hangs around for a while until it reduces to a soda-fizz looking ring, but it leaves a good amount of puffy lace down the glass. The taste is a flat, medium-light sweetness and light bitterness. The mouth is light bodied (maybe medium bodied), thin texture, with lots of effervescent, fizzy carbonation. There’s a flat citrus flavor in the mouth with a bit of nut flavor and a light caramel. There seems to be an underlying rye, or just generally grainy, flavor throughout. It finishes with a light toasty note and some grassiness. The aftertaste is mostly clean with a rye and cereal flavor that doesn’t linger very long.
Oldschool_Mike (262) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 23, 2016
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle into pint glass. Pours a clear reddish brown colour with off white head. Aroma is stone fruit with a breadiness. Taste is malty with a slight fruitiness.
undercurrent25 (1782) - Barnton, Cheshire, ENGLAND - JAN 12, 2016
2.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a red colour. Taste is fruity and malty. A nice beer .................................................
Larry_Duffman (246) - - NOV 12, 2015
2.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
I had it from the bottle. The taste is corn malt, caramel, and a light hint of bitter hops. It’s crisp and refreshing. It’s always a decent choice. It’s drinkable and solid.
Javibi (10) - Valencia, SPAIN - NOV 8, 2015
1.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Fácil de beber pero le falta cuerpo, aroma y sabor. No está mal para beberla de grifo si está bien tirada
Travlr (18602) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - OCT 21, 2015
1.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Draft. Clear amber red color, off white head. Aroma of caramel and light toffee. Taste is caramel, light body. Plain and uninteresting.
jredmond (6923) - New York, New York, USA - JUL 31, 2015
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draft in Ireland with the family. Pours a deep amber red brown body with thick head. Mouthfeel is medium and well-carbonated with notes of caramel, sweet toffee, spice, light grains and sugary malt.
The_Osprey (4848) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 12, 2015
2.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Keg at The Errigal Country House, Co Cavan. Short review at a social event. Murky red, light haze, foamy off-white head. Body is medium, soft carbonation. Taste is light with toffee, wholewheat bread with a cherry-like tang, nutty finish. Basic, but OK.
arminjewell (9142) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - JUN 19, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pour on tap at Kytelers Inn, clear dark red pour with white head, aroma brought notes of caramel, watery grain, hints of husk, touch of grass. Taste was a mix of orange, grass, bread, slight caramel into a bit of spice, finishing slightly watery, slightly sweet.
ramboraffe (1526) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUN 7, 2015
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
On tap at pub in Dublin. Amber with thick off white head. Sweet malty with caramel. Smoothie. Semi dry watery with low bitterness and low carbonation.
romolime (137) - - JUN 4, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Buona birra sul classico stile delle rosse irlandesi, un pò come la kilkenny. E’ piacevole a bersi.