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RATINGS: 11   MEAN: 3.17/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.11/5   SEASONAL: Spring   EST. CALORIES: 147   ABV: 4.9%
A light to medium bodied ale, with a slight caramel and nutty taste, and a moderate hop flavor.

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
muzzlehatch (4942) - Beloit, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 26, 2016
Un-Muzzling Olde Muzzlehatch Ratings, #32. Draught sample at the brewpub, late July 2008. Medium translucent amber with a bit of creamy head that dies quickly...faint lightly toasty nose, hint of brown sugar, not much going on....sweet, somewhat juicy malty (caramel-biscuity) front on the tongue, no hops evident, drier and toastier towards the finish, a bit vegetal on the retronasal, asparagus I think. Meh, another reason not to like Irish ales...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jmagnus87 (2912) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - JAN 8, 2013
Draft. Pours a dark burnt orange with a half finger of white head. Aroma is mostly caramel with some light hops and whisky flavor. Pretty good. Nothing super but very drinkable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
rubbishystuff (2503) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 30, 2012
UPDATED: SEP 10, 2016 At the brewpub. Caramel favors and some maltyness. Little thin. Quite drinkable. Good. Serving: tap

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
cbfobes (2881) - Quad Cities, Illinois, USA - NOV 3, 2011
On tap at brewpub, pours a burnt orange red with a nice thick head and lacing through out the glass, the aroma is mainly of malt, caramel and a hint of scotch, the flavor has some chocolate in the finish but is of heavy malt and really nothing much else, pretty straight forward brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheEnemy (564) - Chicago, USA - MAR 10, 2010
On tap at the brewpub,
Pours a slightly cloudy copper/auburn with a finger-width worth of foamy white head. Aroma is caramel malt, and lots of it, with a touch of alcohol. Flavor is also intensely caramel-malty with very mild hop bitterness, some nutty dryness to bring a little balance to the sweetness, and a surprising alcohol kick. I wouldnt be surprised if this years batch checks in quite a bit higher than the currently posted 4.9%. If there were such a thing as an Imperial Irish red (and there probably is somewhere since some American breweries will "imperialize" anything), this is what it would taste like. Palate is a little sticky with a lingering caramel aftertaste. This is by far the best Irish red Ive ever tasted.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Narnad (1521) - Crystal Lake, Illinois, USA - OCT 13, 2008
Poured from the tap 10/11/08 a very red/copper color with a thick head which leaves great lacing. Aroma has a caramel malt with a fruity pear scent. Flavor is very malty, tastes like there is some Munich malt, with some caramel flavor towards the end. The mouth feel is med with great carbonation. Good Irish red.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheGuy (653) - Illinois, USA - MAY 22, 2008
UPDATED: JUL 7, 2009 on tap at brewery pub one of the best irish reds ive had redish orange big head taste is of caramels and malts a little sweet very good american version of a irish red

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Brewosk (137) - Illinois, USA - MAR 22, 2007
Good Irish red with gentle aroma. Orange/Red color. nice fair weet flavor/refreshing appeared the week of St. Pattys Day. Pleasant caramel maltiness.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 8/20
SubstanceT (1092) - Saint Louis, Missouri, USA - MAR 24, 2006
Amber in color with no head. I must say that I was really dissapointed with this beer. Overall it was very bland and thin. The nose was the trend of carlyle to be thin and barely present the taste follows just about the same. Nothing interesting to say about this.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JMerritt (1941) - Macomb, Illinois, USA - MAR 28, 2005
Red-orange in color, with a medium-sized off-white head. Aroma was full of caramel malts, with a certain nuttyness (sunflower seeds?). Mildly sweet flavor, lightly acidic, with notes of red grapes in the finish. Interesting.

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