Bulk_Carrier (5917) - Essex Junction, Vermont, USA - MAY 10, 2017
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Reviewed from notes.
The appearance was a ruddy amber color with a slim fingerís worth of white foamy head that dissipated at a nice pace. Super light stringy lace.
The aroma had some grassy / herbal hop sweetness over top of a light malt base, somewhat caramel-like, somewhat nutty. Light toast, some biscuits.
The flavor blended the hop sweetness to the malt sweetness fairly nice. Light toast to nut to caramel aftertaste. Quick malty finish.
The feel was just a tad under medium bodied with a decent carbonation. ABV felt appropriate.
Overall, pretty good Irish red ale that I could come back to, preferably with food.
jb (3193) - Rochester, New York, USA - MAY 22, 2016
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pretty good Irish style. Nice red and malty would try again. Part of a great sampler deal.
kramer (6658) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 20, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap. Pours a clear reddish amber body with a small wispy off-white head that faded to a thin film. The nose is a nice mix of dry toasted malt and lightly citrusy hops. A light hint of graininess. The flavor is light and easy drinking with a thin toasted malt base, light bitterness on the back end. Light bodied, thinnish, with soft fizzy carbonation. Your average Red Ale I suppose. A bit boring, but a fairly solid effort.
tgncc (3128) - Bellmore, New York, USA - DEC 3, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
At the brewpub last summer. The aroma is stale, toasted, nutty. The appearance is mostly clear red brown, white head. The flavor is toasted, soap, nuts, caramel. The finish is noble hops, soapy. Medium in body. Not great, ok.
pinkie (470) - New York, USA - AUG 16, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours dark orange with a cranberry hue. Sweet hop nose with raspberries. Floral. Thin light body and a light biscuit malt. Has a kool aid quality without the sweetness. Watery Not much aftertaste and finished pretty quickly. The nose on this was delightful but in the drink it was a little bland and the hop character did not stand up to the drink. It struck me more like a pale ale and not really a red ale.
I have tasted a similar malt in all their beers and a similar body too. Itís not that itís too disagreeable but I think it would be better if they werenít all the same. This had a light touch of bitter and oil but with the weak thinness of it, it was bland. There was a touch of citrus but it was the berry on the nose of this one that was tempting.