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RATINGS: 195   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.97   EST. CALORIES: 169   ABV: 5.63%
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Our flagship beer, this is a medium-bodied, extremely smooth Irish style red ale with an evenly roasted malt character throughout.


4.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
BackyardDogs (41) - South Carolina, USA - NOV 9, 2013
Excellent red. Full of balanced flavor. Great beer to drink at a bar. Well suited for beer drinkers of all varieties. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gnoff (7942) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - NOV 27, 2010
12 fl oz bottle at Bishops Arms in Umeå on November 26, 2010
Clear copper color, very big lasting tan head. Sweet, malty, cream and fudge scent. Cream, malty, sweet, caramel, smooth, very nice taste. Smooth yet rather light mouthfeel, medium bitterness.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ChainGangGuy (4393) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - DEC 22, 2011
12 ounce bottle - $1.79 at Olde Crabapple Bottle Shoppe in Alpharetta, Georgia. The label is currently listing the ABV% as being 6.2%.

Appearance: Pours a clear, coppery body the hue of a somewhat used (but abused) penny. Two fingers of slowly settling, whitish froth. Adequate lacing.

Smell: Sweet-scented caramel, though light, paired with even lighter hints of fruit and zestful herbs.

Taste: Lightly bready, caramel edged maltiness with a fair amount of pleasing initial sweetness. Faint, faint nuttiness as the malts roll around the palate for a few sips. Hint of baked spiced apple as the fruitiness comingles with the lightly spicy, scantly herbaceous hops. Low bitterness. Drying, malty finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium-light body. Medium carbonation. Reasonably smooth mouthfeel.

Overall: Good drinkability here, the Red Ale does a fine job at just simply being a Red Ale. Though the label states the beer as being 6.2%, I’d prefer the 5-something listed here on the site, to keep things even more easily drinkable.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Malty_MacHops (640) - Eastanollee, Georgia, USA - JAN 20, 2012
Very drinkable. Great with burgers and cookout fare. The aroma is a slightly sweet caramelly toast. the beer is a copper with a slight white head. The taste is clean toasty with a medium floral hop presence. Clean and crisp medium bodied. Great.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
legion242 (2233) - Richardson, Texas, USA - OCT 7, 2013
Poured a nice amber colour. Thin head. Malty nose. Wonderful mouthfeel with a strong malt back bone.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cybercat (3391) - Georgia, USA - MAY 4, 2008
Color is a nice cloudy golden amber. Aroma is rich and malty, rather jazzy and lively. Flavor is very much like the aroma - mostly malty, with a hint of hop bitterness, plenty of zing and sass. This is a satisfying ale, not spectacular but definitely a delight.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
SpringsLicker (3158) - Tennessee, USA - APR 20, 2004
This starts out with a nice, clean, bready aroma. The sweet malt taste is balanced with a touch of acidity. Good sweet finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
changxao (104) - South Carolina, USA - NOV 21, 2004
Pours a cloudy, orange-red amber, with a relatively small head. Aroma is sweet malt with a mild aroma of hops, leaves some lacing. Full body with a mildly sweet flavor, mostly malt, but has some faint fruit hints. The finish is somewhat dry, with a little hops. Overall a very good red ale.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
EithCubes (5025) - New Jersey, USA - NOV 26, 2010
Bottle. Toast, lightly nutty grain, a little roast in with twangy acidity and light citrus under the dust. A pretty amber-red pour, lightly graded, with a big pillowy and rocky tan head. Beautiful. Taste is lightly bittersweet, dries out a touch, with bread and fruity notes on the rise, has a nice lip-smacking juiciness in the middle, just beyond the mealy grain. Medium, malt-forward body, has levels and waves, but with consistent crisp carbonation and refined hop-prickle toward the back end. Liked it a lot, a lot more than everyone else here, it seems.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tricyclist (794) - Florida, USA - APR 10, 2012
Really not a bad red ale. I enjoyed this one. Amber color with a small head. Aroma is sweet, malty, smooth, caramel, and light toffee. Flavor was a littl sweet acutally, smooth malt, caramel, very light hop character. Really smooth and a little sweet for a red ale. I didn’t mind it one bit.


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