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RATINGS: 17   MEAN: 3.15/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.04   EST. CALORIES: 142   ABV: 4.75%
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Can an ale be both rich and flavorful & light and drinkable? Our Irish Red satisfies both parties, with a big chewy malt character and smoothness for days. McLovin is brewed with an array of imported caramel and roasted malts, and distinctively fruity and aromatic English yeast, and is nitrogen-charged for a creamy texture and beautiful cascading presentation.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dogbrick (8658) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - AUG 21, 2014
Sample at the brewpub. Clear copper color with a medium off-white head that diminishes steadily to a film. Strings of lacing on the glass. Aroma of roast malt, caramel and slight hops. Light body with flavors of caramel malt, toffee and earthy hops. The finish is sweet with a short malty aftertaste. Slightly above average overall.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
DrSilverworm (6942) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 7, 2014
Taster on tap at Old Fashioned in Madison, Wisconsin. Caramel malt up front, and some dark fruitiness. Spicy malt. Not much interesting about it at all. Very basic Irish Red. Clear dark red color. Thin off-white khaki head. Not much lace. Medium body. Smooth, kind of soft / crisp lighter carbonation. Light slick texture. Pretty boring, basic stuff. Just amber sweet beer. Nothing wrong with it, really. Just the most basic, boring style of beer possible

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Lemke10 (824) - Waukesha, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 3, 2014
On -tap pours a reddish orange color with a creamy beige head. The aroma is a little burnt and malty. The texture is a little thin and not too complex. Not bad but a little too thin for my liking.

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
rockbeer (36) - , Illinois, USA - APR 24, 2014
On draft at Vintage and first pour out of the barrel. Tasting a little flat and not much flavor on the front end. Has a mild nutty palate.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
XmnwildX12 (2078) - Farmington, Minnesota, USA - OCT 15, 2013
On tap at GABF 2013, light roast aroma and taste, creamy malty body, not great.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
pkbites (694) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 17, 2013
Clear--dark copper with an above average white head that dies quickly but laces the glass nicely. Very light mouth feel for this style. Light alcohol too. Very malty yet too light for my taste. Actually decent for chugging, if that’s what you’re looking for.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Brigadier (3095) - Clevelandish, Ohio, USA - AUG 16, 2012
On tap at brewpub
Wrapping up the night with a good irish ale I chose one of the regular beers that I haven’t yet had. An average release, this beer was not the best on tap but neither was it the worst. They can’t all be home runs.

Aroma / Appearance - The slick base has an opaque ruby hue with orange accents. Caramel chews, hints of spices, and a sweet base are very dense for the style.

Flavor / Palate - The thick caramel glaze starts at the front of the throat and moves downwards. Melted red licorice peeks through from time to time. The latent kick was surprising. Overall this is another fine beer from the brewers in Madison.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheAlum (5909) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - AUG 13, 2012
Pour on tap at Vintage Brewpub (Madison, WI). Pours a richer deep copper brown hue, hint of haze but near transparent. Richer deep glow, more orange and touch brighter on the edges and bottom. A frothy tannish head dies to a mellow layer, laces ok and sticks around in a decent film. Aromas are touches of carmelization and toast, gentle kisses of toffee, more biscuit and bready malts with a hint of spice and earthy dry hops, bitter light quality. Smooth, mellow, a touch toasty. Initial is lighter end of medium bodied, preaching gentle carbonation and carmelized malts up front. Gentle toast, biscuits, and touches of dried fruit, a bit of raisin and oranges. Middle offers a bit of mellow fruit, biscuits. Backend quickly moves into dry florals and earthy hops, gentle with a light dryness, some toast, lingering carmelized malts and touches of spice reminiscent to some Dunkin Donuts Munchkins, perhaps the yeast or spice? A bit sticky, fruity, mellow finish yet that spicey element is distinct. Not bad. Interesting for a largely dull style in my opinion. Gorgeous pour though.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ughsmash (7181) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 25, 2012
GNBF. Poured clear, honeyed amber with a short off-white head. The aroma picked up sweet, toasty caramel and fruity malts with fresh, light grass and citrus accents.. well-balanced. The flavor found toasty, lightly-smoked honey, fruit, and caramel malt at the core.. fresh, complementary bitterness around.. again very well-balanced and tasty. Lighter-bodied with just enough carbonation to keep it moving.. this came together well.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
dionysus (1448) - Arizona, USA - FEB 24, 2012
On tap @ Vintage. Pour is copper with an off-white head. Aroma is sweet with notes of caramel, light toast, and apple. Flavor shows the same with additional notes of nuts and floral hops. Overall body is light to moderate and the finish is lightly bitter.


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