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RATINGS: 21   MEAN: 3.35/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.22/5   SEASONAL: Spring   IBU: 25   EST. CALORIES: 141   ABV: 4.7%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
An Irish style amber ale, deep red in appearance. Caramel aroma with subtle hints of tangerine, moderate caramel sweetness, with slight bitter finish. SRM:13 IBU:25 ABV:4.7%

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3.1
wingman333 (333) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - APR 1, 2009
Nice deep red color, refreshing, spicy on the finish. Not overly malty like some reds. Crisp with nut-like flavor. A bit more dynamic than the standard red.

3.2
Butters (4059) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - MAR 26, 2009
Draft at the brewery. Reddish orange clear pour with minimal ring of whitish head. Nose of caramel malts and a little nutty. Flavor has a good bit of nuttiness, but again it comes across as vegetal, more caramel, some citrus. Clean and easy drinking. Not a bad beer at all, but nothing overly special.

3.5
NachlamSie (3479) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAY 13, 2008
On tap at Barley’s: Pours a solid red hue with a fair tannish head. The aroma is quite toasty with lots of nuts, toffee, and even some light grapefruit. This brew has a fairly light mouthfeel with an easy to drink flavor profile. Hints at toast, toffee, chocolate, subtle citrus are all here but in a lighter, thirst-quenching package which makes this surprisingly drinkable. I certainly don’t get excited about Irish-styled red ales, but I could drink a lot of these.

3.2
kp (10882) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - MAY 11, 2008
Name: Irish Red
Date: 04/11/2008
Mode: Draft
Source: Barley’s, NC

Appearance: clear dark red, fine dirty white head, lots of scattered lace,
Aroma: sweet bready dark caramel malt aroma,
Flavor: rich malt flavor, nice caramel sweetness, touch of toasted malts, lots of fresh bread character, light earthyness for balance and a light bitter finish,

Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 7/10; Overall: 12/20
Rating: 3.2/5.0
Drinkability: 8/10
Score: *4

3.6
alexanderj (3605) - Branson, Missouri, USA - APR 20, 2008
On tap at tyler’s in durham. Poured a red hued brown with an off white head. Aroma of caramel and chocolate, although there may have been some sweet, citrus. Flavor was similar. A really solid caramel backbone; some chocolate. A nice amount of bitterness for the style. Citrus and orange in the finish. A very solid beer.

3.6
wilkie (1208) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - APR 4, 2008
Draught at the brewpub in WS. Reddish brown, medium off-white head. Malty nose, caramel, chocolate, sweet. Flavor is malty, with a lot of caramel, some chocolate, and roasty malt undertones. Slightly saccharin, but not too much. Slight bitter finish seems to come from roasted malts.

3.3
durhambeer (2500) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - MAR 12, 2008
On tap at Tyler’s Disappointing on the first sip, but better as I drank. Not overly hoppy... focused more on the malts. Had a nice and surprising orange peel flavor at the end. Not bad.

2.9
jcwattsrugger (12420) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUL 15, 2007
on tap-pours a creamy off white head and copper/red color. Aroma is medium malt-some sweet. Taste is medium malt-some sweet/smoky, secondary flat hops bite. OK/mild carbonation.

3.6
TURDFERGUSON (4058) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - MAR 31, 2007
Had a half pint at the brewery when I was picking up my grolwers of sexual chocolate last weekend. This a well-hopped irish/red ale. Simple to drink, smooth, and downright tasty. I could drink a few of these, easy. Thanks Jamie for hooking it up with the growlers and giving me a (beer) reason to stay in NC!

3.5
Magjayran (1378) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - MAR 31, 2007
I just finisheda growler of this solid, somewhat hoppy red ale and I am extremely impressed by its balance. Piney bitterness up front is completely justified by a wonderful maple and caramel malty backbone. Hooray for well done simple brews!


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