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RATINGS: 7   MEAN: 2.96/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.86/5   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 26   EST. CALORIES: 171   ABV: 5.7%
Deep mahogany colored Irish red ale with a rich malt complexity of toasty and caramel flavors, and a touch of roast barley for a semi-dry finish.

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pottygok (548) - Ohio, USA - MAR 14, 2013
Aroma: Roasted malty aromas with creamy hints of butterscotch underneath. Appearance: Dark amber with tan head Taste: Light-medium sweetness throughout Palate: Medium body, soft carbonation, creamy texture, minimal finish Overall: Soft, one-dimensional, and not too complex. A bit disappointing.

jmikolich (1486) - North Ridgeville, Ohio, USA - APR 24, 2012
on tap at FH’s 20Apr2012, an odd mix, as the beer really had no aroma, a faint smell maybe, but aroma i think not... color is good and taste is a nice balanced malt taste which works well.. the barley shines nicely and beer is definitely gulpable, i wouldnt have minded having one at 9am st paddy’s day.

Brigadier (3750) - Chagrin Falls, Ohio, USA - APR 16, 2010
Pint on draft
This was my first full pint. Rewarding but simplistic I don’t think I would go for this frequently. Irish ales are not my thing usually and this is no exception. Still for the style it’s not bad. Were it happy hour this would be a good beer to drink to while away the hours while watching the local sports teams.

Aroma / Appearance - Thick and creamy the ruby body glows without sparkling. Minimal carbonation seems to indicate this might have been put on nitro as the head seemed to hint at. Caramel glazed sugar cookies, amber malts, and sweetness are low key and muted. This has some presence but is generally mellow.

Flavor / Palate - Caramel, chocolate nibs, and malt are somewhat thin around the edges. Lacking any major flaws it also seems to lack much of a punch. The 5% ABV is easy on the palate and does not leave much of a mark. I would have liked a little more character but this isn’t the worst Irish ale on the market. If you are a fan of lower alcohol beers I’m sure you would not be disappointed.

JaBier (8235) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - APR 11, 2010
Sample at the brewpub. Clear amber pour with a big tan head. Creamy malt nose that is very thin and faint. Dank flavor of caramel, cardboard and more cardboard. Not their best.

Acetobacter (815) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 15, 2010
Enjoyed via draft at the brewery in a sampling glass. The beer pours a medium to slightly deeper amber color, with a moderate white head. English character malts come through in the nose, as does a touch of roasted character. Hops are not detectable. The palate reflects a malty richness that is in line with other good examples of the style. Hops come in to balance, but don’t play a meaningful role in the overall flavor profile. The finish is fairly dry and fairly clean. Overall, a good example of a fairly subtle and drinkable style.

Cliff (355) - The Land of Milk and Honey, Ohio, USA - MAR 8, 2010
On nitro, poured a clear deep copper with a thick creamy nitro head. Since its on nitro, no aromas, some muted grain perhaps. Grainy/toffee/caramel flavor, some like bitters and a smooth mouthfeel. i juet really don’t like nitro beers.

fiver29 (1112) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - MAR 3, 2010
Nitro tap at the brewpub pours amber red color with pillows of off white head crowning the top of the glass. Aroma is burnt astringent grain. Creamy mouthfeel. Flavor is more burnt grain and isn’t all that pleasant. I won’t be drinking this with corned beef this year.

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