EithCubes (5555) - New Jersey, USA - AUG 3, 2016
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Nose a little vegetal, a little weedy (not the kind with THC). Pour deep and hazy blend of reddish amber and brown, abundant carbonation and a large but airy and foamy beige head. Taste lightly sweet, lightly dry, medium bitterness starts slow but sneaks up on you, harsh dark caramel with interesting scored notes, and the sweetness transcends fruit into hard candy. So a lot of aggressive caramel malt, which works well here, but a little herbal-grassy clash. Full body picks up cloy with volume. Not a disaster, but it’s a hard pass. [2016.08.03: 2.6]
ChainGangGuy (4778) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - JUN 5, 2016
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 ounce bottle - $2.49 at Total Wine & More in Greenville, South Carolina.
Appearance: Pours a clear, dark reddish-copper body with a reluctant, stray, off-white head.
Smell: Fairly neutral aroma, small touches of toast, brown sugar and a thin measure of earthiness.
Taste: A thinned taste of toast with a little grain backing. Lightly sweet with some hints of dry brown sugar. A mixed, vaguely berryish fruitiness. Very minor hops, softly earthy and just a bit spicy with near nil bitterness imparted. Fairly relaxed, mild finish that’s a wee bit drying.
Mouthfeel: Light-bodied. Medium carbonation.
Overall: A refreshing, easy-going, harmless red.
ryanscourt (1360) - Latrobe, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 31, 2016
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Toasty sweet hop note on a copper body. Quite drinkable, floral hop finish.
ordybill (1302) - Douglasville, Georgia, USA - SEP 2, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured from a 12 OZ bottle into a pint glass. This beer has a roasted malt aroma that matches nicely with the reddish / amber color of the beer. The head is a medium sized tan colored head. The flavor is full of malt and some hops in the background. I found this to be a thoroughly refreshing brew. I am glad I tried it and I will drink it again.
BrewMaster0912 (49) - Marysville, Ohio, USA - JUN 26, 2015
3.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a light color with very little foam on the head. Has a light caramel malt taste and doesn’t have a very dry aftertaste. Aroma is light and has a regular beer smell to it. Overall it’s good and I recommend giving it a try.
superspak (4578) - Michigan, USA - MAY 10, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 ounce bottle into pint glass, no bottle dating. Pours slightly hazy deep orange/copper color with a 1-2 finger dense light khaki head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Spotty soapy lacing clings down the glass, with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of caramel, toast, biscuit, brown sugar, light nuttiness, light pear/apple, herbal, and yeast/toasted earthiness. Very nice aromas with good balance and complexity of dark/bready malt, earthy hops, and light fruity yeast notes; with good strength. Taste of big caramel, toast, biscuit, brown sugar, light nuttiness, light pear/apple, herbal, and yeast/toasted earthiness. Light herbal bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of caramel, toast, biscuit, brown sugar, light nuttiness, herbal, and yeast/toasted earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Damn nice robustness, complexity, and balance of dark/bready malt, earthy hops, and light fruity yeast flavors; with a good malt/bitterness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Nicely clean with well restrained yeast ester notes in the aroma and flavors. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth and moderately creamy/bready mouthfeel that is great. Alcohol is very well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is an excellent Irish red ale style. All around great complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/bready malt, earthy hops, and light fruity yeast flavors; and very smooth and crisp to drink for the ABV. A very enjoyable offering.
sturmthis (1095) - Bavaria, GERMANY - APR 3, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap. Amber with little white head. Caramel malt aroma. similar taste, some nut. Nothing special.
Beerman6686 (6255) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 3, 2015
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
This poured a red color with an off white head. Aroma was of grassy hops, caramel and toast. Flavor similar, pretty standard for the style but no real underlying flaws.
DialSquare (4238) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - FEB 16, 2015
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz bottle from Kroger in Grandview. Amber pour with beige head. Aroma of roasty, toffee, apple. Tastes of caramel malt, yeasty, light hop, raisin.
shrubber85 (10587) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - NOV 14, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Fruity caramel malt aroma. Amber with moderate head. Sweet apple/caramel malt and lightly bitter straw flavor. Light buttery finish.