Bulk_Carrier (6065) - Vermont, USA - MAY 19, 2017
Reviewed from notes.
The appearance was a burnt amber color with a thin white foamy head that fell off at a moderate pace. Light stringy lace.
The aroma had some malty caramel/toffee sweetness running into some light herbal/earthy hop qualities and a little bit of sweet grain.
The flavor leaned towards a malty dryness and pulling the earthy/herbal qualities in for a nice balance. Nice smooth aftertaste and finish.
The palate was between light and medium bodied with a pretty good sessionability about it. Carbonation felt good. ABV felt good.
Overall, pretty nice Irish red ale that I could have again if I could get it. blipp (9278) - La Mesa, California, USA - JUN 23, 2013
Draft. Pours amber red with an off white head. Malty toffee sweetness, light fruity hoppy notes, and hints of grain. Well balanced and high on drinkability. Pretty good. cheap (5859) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 28, 2012
UPDATED: DEC 30, 2012 Unlike most red ales, this one actually is a little red, orangish red if that. So many so called red beers are not red at all but amber or brown. Slight flowery aroma. Slight bitterness on the palate but not obnoxious to say the least. For the most part well behaved. Yes, a tad of those ale attributes are present but overall a pretty good beer experience. Nicely done for a red ale. Many manners and much refined.