RATINGS: 10   MEAN: 3.14/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.08/5   SEASONAL: Spring   IBU: 38   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
Church Street is proud to present our first seasonal brew for the early months of spring. This classic European brew uses 100% UK hops and malt, featuring Crystal and Vienna malts. Notes of caramel, toffee, and buttered toast provide for a smooth and complex flavor profile-topped with a creamy head.

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BlackBeerPG (981) - Darien, Illinois, USA - NOV 19, 2017
Taste: crisp, toasted grain, balanced with some hop to the malt. Slightly funky hop nose I did not expect. Copper hue, semi clear, small head and lace. Medium body. Grainy, just OK.

rubbishystuff (2537) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 25, 2017
At Tap room. Nice no frills Irish ale, concentrates on the roasted malt than on the hop. Serving: Tap

wlajwl (7205) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - DEC 30, 2016
Aroma is fruit/berries and mild sugar/sweetness. The flavor is strong fruit/berries, malts, mild sweetness and a dryish/slightly astringent finish.

csaso (2361) - Missouri, USA - JUN 4, 2015
Tap - fair size foamy head, slightly murky very dark amber color, sweet caramel malty aroma and flavor, mild earthy hop balance, not bad overall

jmagnus87 (3302) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - MAY 3, 2015
Draft at OC. From notes. Moderately hoppy, good caramel backbone. Impressive.

falco242 (398) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - APR 18, 2015
Disclosure - not a huge red ale fan generally. This isn’t bad but it isn’t my thing...basic red ale malt flavor but something sweet in the finish, kind of like honey but a bit too tart. Not very full body, either.

ryecatcher (1471) - Bridgeport, Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 13, 2015
Bottle. Looks like you’d expect from an Irish red ale, decent head and retention, downhill from there. Nose is grainy, palate is thin, malt and for some reason slight tartness (WTF?), getting a bit of cider vinegar in there. I’d use the rest for battering perch or cod or whatever, but that’s about it.

Sammyw1986 (8) - Austin, Texas, USA - FEB 28, 2015 does not count
Reddish brown color-head poured nice and moderately thick for a draft. Taste was overall pretty good and the finish was moderately hoppy/malty finish. Interesting and good.

HonkeyBra (4044) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - FEB 15, 2014
On draft at the brewery. Pours a nice reddish brown color with a tan, thick head. Aroma of toasted malt, some cereal malt, and hops. The hops manifest themselves in a earthy and herbal manner, though there is some fruity and floral notes as well. Flavor is mildly bitter with a strong sweetness. Medium bodied, lively carbonation, with a moderately bitter finish. This is well done, interesting.

tmoreau (4739) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - JUN 16, 2013
Draft offering at the tap room bar in the brewery. Dispensed to a logoed pint glass with a ruby highlighted, dark brown color, light tan, frothy head foam, and wavy ribbons of lacing. The aroma was toasty & malty, almost melanoidiny, with caramel & toffee hints. Medium bodied, and lively carbonated, the flavor presented a noticeable hop bitterness that had a slightly abrasive, earthy, lingering quality to it. On the hefty side in IBUs, and quite dark for an Irish Red, (more Dunkel appearance) but tasty nonetheless.

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