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RATINGS: 54   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.23/5   SEASONAL: Spring   IBU: 30   EST. CALORIES: 168   ABV: 5.6%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
For Slane’s Ale™, we blend 5 grains and 2 hop varieties to produce a luscious ale whose smooth flavor is complimented by both C02 and Nitrogen/Creamer dispensing. Its beautiful deep ruby color is accented by the tight, creamy head produced by either of these methods. Since Diamond Knot uses no filters or pasteurization to clear our products, you are guaranteed every sip of full ale flavor!

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3.2
fluffy (2472) - St Petersburg, Florida, USA - JUL 26, 2012
a completely solid irish ale if ever there was one. its a bit sweet on the palate, overtly like shortbread. but otherwise its quite good.

3.2
cheap (5959) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 14, 2012
Yes, quite cheap for a bomber, $4 at total beer & wine in florida. Pour is not really red, just kinda brown and hazy, looks like cream soda. Nice creamy head. Smell is quite malty. From the first taste I was pleasantly surprized; could this really be over 6%? Hides the alky well. Has a slightly wild attitude about it with a mildly tart appeal. Some bitterness begins to build but it never seems to be too much for this lager lover. Yes, a fairly good overall taste that you can get to like. That wild tart thing really makes this brew happen. Pretty good sizzle. Did not expect this to taste like it does, not bad! finish does have this medium bitter thing in there but again the whole beer experience overcomes this one bad attribute. Interesting lacing on the glass thru-out the session. Goes down reallhy easy, yes very interesting indeed. If you like mildly tart beers that come across a little wild, give this a try. Looking forward to trying other beers from these guys.

3.2
ChainGangGuy (4908) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - APR 1, 2012
22 ounce bottle - $3.99 at Total Wine & More in Kennesaw, Georgia.

Appearance: Pours out a clear, dark tan-hued body with a two fingers worth of just barely off-white foam.

Smell: Toasty, caramel-scented maltiness with a scant hint of fruit, a slight, slight touch of earthy hops, and a few drops of clean booze.

Taste: Toasty malts wrapped in a crust of sugar with some caramel flavor going on, but also some alcohol coming into play early on. Sliver of apple skin. Fairly low hop character, but enough bitterness (along with the alcohol) to balance things out. Dry, reasonably malty finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium carbonation. Slight creaminess to the mouthfeel.

Overall: So-so. For me, I’d have preferred it with a little less alcohol.

3.4
PorterPounder (8170) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - MAR 31, 2012
Tampa, Fl - Total Wine - 22 oz bomber. Light brown - tea colored pour with an off-white head. decent lacing. Earthy, peat-like aroma, quite pleasant. Flavor has some sweet toffee. a hint of milk chocolate, some back end vegetable notes that remind me a bit of rhubarb. Mouthfeel is decently thick. A very flavorful Irish Ale.

3.3
alexanderj (3605) - Branson, Missouri, USA - MAR 31, 2012
Bottle from TW; poured a burnt orange color with a large off white head. Aroma of caramel, earth, orange, earth, and "Irish" malt. Flavor had a nice pleasantness to it, but nothing really substantial. NOt much deviation from the style, but good enough.

2.5
nick76 (4399) - Tampa, Florida, USA - MAR 31, 2012
The aroma is grainy and sweet with cardboard and citrus - grassy hops. The appearance is amber with a medium head. The taste is like the aroma. The palate is smooth. Overall this is average at best.

2.8
Palidor19 (3190) - Brandon, Florida, USA - MAR 31, 2012
The taste is very grainy with a harsh bite. Malt is not strong and the hops are biting but not very overpowering. Weak mouthfeel but has a great drinkability

2.9
obguthr (6530) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - MAR 25, 2012
Caramel and leaves nose. Clear copper, thin yellow head. Peppery caramel flavor with dried leaves throughout. Caramel lingers on the palate. Fizzy mouthfeel.

2.6
TheBeerGod (6241) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - MAR 22, 2012
Bottle. Ruddy amber with a short, dense tan head. Aroma is caramel, fruit notes, grains, and floral notes. Taste is caramel, sweet malt, grains, slightly tart fruit and earthy hops. Body is light-medium with a strong, bubbly carbonation. More earthy hops and caramel during the finish, sweet malt, light grains, tart fruit and flowery notes.

4
Stldsf1 (616) - Florida, USA - MAR 11, 2012
Deep amber. Almost burgundy color. Chewy and caramel almost a brown ale. Nice selection ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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