randy1969 (169) - Marengo, Illinois, USA - APR 10, 2018 cooplander (543) - Florida, USA - OCT 23, 2012
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
red amber color, aroma of toast, burnt caramel, bread, flavors are the same, with some roasted nuts, grain, hops, decent beer but nothing exciting
caramel malt aroma with some citrusy hops. dark red in color with minimal head. light caramel taste wasn't as sweet as expected. full body, oily texture, good level of carbonation Cybercat (6584) - Georgia, USA - JUL 18, 2017
Can. Pours clear mahogany with a frothy light tan head. Aroma features toasted malt, woody and clove notes. Flavor kicks these up a notch and adds a pinch of hoppy bitterness. Mouthfeel offers fair fizz and body. Catch this bus and get rollin’! Bulk_Carrier (6064) - Vermont, USA - MAY 19, 2017
This was poured into a mug.
The appearance was a moderately burnt amber color with a finger’s worth of sturdy white head. Must have held there for a good minute before dissipating to leave some light stringy lace.
The aroma had some toast, nice caramel/toffee malt features, some dried sweet wood, touch of floral, light herbal and a little bit of leather.
The flavor was malty dry with a crisp floral sweetness making a good effort to invade. Aftertaste was moderately leaning towards the toast and caramel malts. Finish was crisp and semi-sweet with the dryness.
The palate was between light and medium bodied with a fair sessionability about it. Carbonation felt fine. ABV felt fine. Flowed fairly nice along my tongue.
Overall, pretty nice as an Irish red ale. I wonder if that guy below me knows enough that this style is supposed to be poured into mugs for correct reviews. ChadPolenz (1848) - Lakeland, Florida, USA - JUL 23, 2016
2015 BJCP Category: 15A Irish Red AleSanfordBrewer (1616) - Sanford, Florida, USA - MAY 27, 2016
AROMA: Mild/neutral nose. Slight amber/red maltiness. Light red fruit notes too. 6/12
APPEARANCE: Fairly dark magenta/burgundy hue. Tan foam almost completely dissipates. 1/3
FLAVOR: Subtle caramel malt flavor and sweetness; slight red fruit flavor (cherry, plum). Mild earthy hop character, but low perceived bitterness. No roasty or chocolate flavors. Nothing off-putting but nothing to really enjoy here. 10/20
MOUTHFEEL: Medium-light body; low carbonation. Smooth and quaffable, with a dry aftertaste. Not refreshing. 3/5
OVERALL IMPRESSION: Not a bad beer, just a boring one. Not sure why they would include this style in their lineup. 5/10
TOTAL SCORE: /50
DISCLAIMER: The author is not a certified BJCP judge; therefore, this score sheet is not necessarily indicative of proper BJCP judging techniques and protocol. The author is grading to 2015 BJCP Guidelines in order to prepare for examination.
Translucent ruby with a lasting beige head. Silky medium-full body with moderately high carbonation.
umich03jm (3512) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - MAY 5, 2016
Aroma: rich caramel and roast, sweet bready malt.
Taste: caramel, bready malt, chocolate, tobacco hops, and a touch of roast in the finish.
Great food beer. A bit too rich to be true to style, but a very good beer. Great layered complexity, and each element is deptly balanced.
Can. Aroma is caramel and bread. Tastes a bit watery and artificial. Stale hops. Boring. zvikar (7525) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - APR 25, 2016
Pours brown with a medium head, aroma of caramel, cookies, honey, flavor of caramel, cookies and honey, bitter, medium bodied BelgianBeerGal (4343) - Panama City, Florida, USA - APR 10, 2016
Draft at Fishale because I was rushed. Clear copper color with a thin film of white on top. Light aroma of dusty caramel malt. Sweet malt and light bitterness in the flavor. Fine.
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From a can. Pours clear bright burgundy brown with a fizzy off white head. Tastes like dried fruits, malty, toffee, and nutty. Light/medium body and low carbonation. Smells like toffee, strong malt, dried fruits, and nuts. TXBadger (2811) - Dallas, Texas, USA - DEC 30, 2015
Pours a clear coppery reddish color with off-white head. Caramel malt, light pine, bread, and toast on the nose; follows onto the palate. Medium bodied. Finishes with some caramel malt and light grass.