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Willoughby Wild Irish Red Ale
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RATINGS: 8   MEAN: 3.29/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.05   SEASONAL: Spring   IBU: 21   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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Just in time for St. Patty’s Day! A distinctive red ale with a sweet malty aroma and a clean medium body. Lightly hopped for a very mild bittering. Malty notes on the tongue give way to a silky smooth finish. The mouthfeel is full, malty and a little sweet, without cloying the palate. 5.5% abv. 21 IBU’s


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3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
UDBeernut (1856) - Saint Johns, Florida, USA - FEB 29, 2012
On tap poured into pint glass A: amber rubyish color, slight head with fair retention, decent looking carbonation S: not too much to the nose, slight toasted notes T: well balanced sweet malt front, hint of hop bitterness. M&d: good mouthfeel, medium body. I feel it is a bit on the watery side


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JaBier (5011) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - MAR 20, 2014
Sample at World of Beer Easton on 3/15/14. Clear red to chestnut brown in color with a thick off-white head. Aroma of malty sweetness, some caramel and breadiness. Malty and caramelly flavor with a semi-sweet bread finish. Pretty nice.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Beerman6686 (4713) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 12, 2011
This poured a clear red color with a creamy beige head. Aroma was of toasted malt, light grass hops, and a bit metallic. Flavor was mellow, malty, but balanced by the hops and again a bit metallic which seems to shine through in these types for some reason.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Fevernova (210) - Athens, Ohio, USA - JUL 20, 2010
On tap at Willoughby Brewing Co. -- Pours dark red with a white head. Aromas of grape, dark fruit, and roast. Very dry but not bitter.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
joshwilfong (1200) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - JUN 3, 2010
dark reddish, nearly dark brown, too dark for style. head is lacking. low carbonation for style. some bitterness before a lot of roasted malt dryness. not enough crystal malt balance, beer ends of being too roasty and acrid. disappointing version

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Brigadier (3095) - Clevelandish, Ohio, USA - MAR 6, 2009
On tap at brewpub
I have never been a huge fan of irish ales as they seem to all blend together. However as a sessionable style goes they get credit; this one fits in perfectly. With enough flavor to be interesting but not so much it wrecks the palate drinking several of these in a row would not be hard to do if you were in the mood.

Aroma / Appearance - The half finger eggshell tinted head crowned a dense opaque mahogany body. Wheat and roasted malt were about all I could pick up; this was subtle on the senses.

Flavor / Palate - Grainy with a taste that reminded me of certain aspects of black IPAs (minus the hoppiness) this fades fast and leaves little trace. Delicately tiptoeing across the palate it masks what is a solid but not memorable experience. I could drink more of this but even with a limited tap list there are better options at any given time.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheOrange (479) - Kent, Ohio, USA - MAR 24, 2007
Nice dark red hue to this beer with very little of any head. The ring of bubbles around the glass were off-white. The aroma was very strong and wonderful caramel malts. The flavor was true to the aroma with a sweet cherry-ish flavor. The finish lingered and was nice and malty. Very good red. One of the best beers at Willoughby in my humble opinion.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dogbrick (8688) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAR 2, 2006
Sample at the brewpub: Dark reddish-amber color with a medium off-white head that dissipates steadily. Minimal lacing. Aroma of sweet malt and caramel. Medium body with a rich malt flavor along with sweet caramel and tropical fruit. Just a bit of hops in there too. Sweet finish is thoroughly malty. All in all a drinkable and tasty brew.


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