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RATINGS: 60   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.1   IBU: 16   EST. CALORIES: 177   ABV: 5.9%
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A medium-light body and a freshly-ground caramel malt flavor with no bitterness. The combination of American caramel malt and the finest Kent Goldings hops from England add an inviting "noble" flavor and aroma. IBU 16, OG 13.4 P


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3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Shot (273) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - JAN 11, 2014
From a bottle. Pours ruby red with a white head. Good lacing. Aroma is rich caramel malt and popcorn. Flavors are buttery caramel with nutty notes. Mild hop bite with a hint of dark chocolate in the finish. Medium mouthfeel with fairly high carbonation. This ale is not terribly complex. The flavors are very straightforward--malty and nutty. It’s not bad at all. In fact, I rather like this ale. But it falls short of being truly great.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ordybill (701) - Douglasville, Georgia, USA - SEP 2, 2015
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.

3.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
BrewMaster0912 (49) - Marysville, Ohio, USA - JUN 26, 2015
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.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
superspak (3506) - Michigan, USA - MAY 10, 2015
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.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
sturmthis (914) - Ohio, USA - APR 3, 2015
On tap. Amber with little white head. Caramel malt aroma. similar taste, some nut. Nothing special.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Beerman6686 (5396) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 3, 2015
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.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DialSquare (3523) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - FEB 16, 2015
12oz bottle from Kroger in Grandview. Amber pour with beige head. Aroma of roasty, toffee, apple. Tastes of caramel malt, yeasty, light hop, raisin.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
shrubber85 (9140) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - NOV 14, 2014
Bottle. Fruity caramel malt aroma. Amber with moderate head. Sweet apple/caramel malt and lightly bitter straw flavor. Light buttery finish.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
Butters (3967) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - NOV 14, 2014
Clear golden amber pour with ring of khaki head. Nose is faintly biscuity. Flavor is caramel malt, toffee, biscuit, and slightly nutty. Very smooth and easy to drink. I’d still take a killians over this, but hey, its Suprisingly not bad!

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bulk_Carrier (2788) - Final Resting Place, Vermont, USA - SEP 17, 2014
Reviewed from old notes, March of 2012. Sorry for the late upload. This was poured into a pint glass. The appearance was a fine ruddy red color with a one finger white foamy head that dissipated within about less than a minute. Light lacing roamed around the glass. The smell started off with a dry roasty caramel note and then allowed a decent sweet nuttiness to roll underneath my nose. The taste was basically the same. On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a decent sessionability about it. The carbonation was definitely there with a basking sharpness but nothing overbearing. There was a light dry caramel aftertaste and finish. Overall, I say this was a decent Irish Red ale I could do again, but I’d have to trade for it or get my butt to Ohio to get it, until then...

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
alexsdad06 (7107) - Ohio, USA - JUN 1, 2014
12 oz bottle from Jungle Jims 2012 notes. Pours a dark orange amber color with a smaller white head. The aroma and flavor have toasted bready malts, light caramel, mild fruit, light earthy bitterness. Nothing bad, but nothing big that stands out either.


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