RATINGS: 38   MEAN: 3.43/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.39/5   IBU: 20   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
"Far better it is to dare mighty things, than to take rank with those poor, timid spirits who know neither victory nor defeat." – Theodore Roosevelt

This Irish-style red ale is as sessionable as it is complex, with bready, caramel notes leading to a robust finish without the hop bitterness. A fantastic beer to enjoy with food.

Pairing suggestions: Sheep’s milk cheeses, pomme frittes, Neapolitan pizza, sautéed mushrooms with sherry-cream sauce, English trifle.

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jjgmd (2248) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - DEC 3, 2011
Nice dark red appearance, a bit too sweet for my taste.... but enjoyable and drinkable. Medium bodied with light carbonation.

Fritz123 (1597) - Boca Raton, Florida, USA - NOV 12, 2011
The Red Dawn is a decent Red Ale. It pours a nice deep red color with a hefty head. The initial aroma is that it will be very malty with heavy roasted nuts. The actual taste doesn’t deliver quite the nuttiness that seems to be in the aroma. It has a slight watery taste and leaves you wanting something more. Overall though it was good.

smith4498 (3674) - Winter Springs, Florida, USA - NOV 12, 2011
Draft @ Treasure Coast beer fest. Pours reddish brown color with tan head. Aromas of toffee and toasted malts. Moderately sweet caramel flavor with some nuttiness. Medim body with moderate carbonation.

Ernesto987 (6050) - Arizona, USA - OCT 29, 2011
Sample at funky Buddha, English malt bill of a stellar esb, red roasty malts, with a malty finish

pumpmaster (1437) - Pembroke Pines, Florida, USA - OCT 28, 2011
Sample at the Funky Buddha bar on 10/28/11. Very good but I prefer the Amber Ale.

nuplastikk (6454) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 25, 2011
Draft at Funky Buddha. Deep unfiltered amber brown. Massive head, partially just a bad pour. Soapy red, not so impressive. Big amber malt flavor,,,woody sugary cherries. This really doesn’t all come together if you ask me, sort of watery, and the minimal hops are covered up don’t really meld well with the overbearing amber malt. Like a homebrew Canadian Amber. Unimpressive.

Gription79 (2892) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - OCT 7, 2011
Growler thanks to Maltzill.
A:bread/toasted malts, slight tartness
T:bread/toasted/roasted malts, fruity hops, slight tartness
The tartness makes me feel that this beer saw some rough days as it traveled from Florida to Utah, I would try it again.

ganache (6057) - New Jersey, USA - SEP 8, 2011
Draught, dark red pour, short tan head. Flora/herbal nose, taste has really fun syrupy biscuit and fruit, chocolate and burnt toffee. Sticky light body, some interesting red berry, maple syrupy, brown sugar. Like!

blomster (289) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - SEP 5, 2011
Bottle, thanks to darkguardian. Clear, reddish brown pour, with a tan, two-finger high, creamy head. Aroma of spices, caramel, nuts and quite a bit of butter. Even more butter in the taste, nuts, bready malts, grassy hops. Medium to full body, sweetish aftertaste, lively, almost aggresive carbonation. Somewhere in the background this feels like it could be a good beer, but the amounts of butter in aroma and taste is not all that pleasant. Don’t know if that was intended?

markwise (5450) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - AUG 9, 2011
On cask at the St. Pete Craft Beer Expo. Pours slightly hazy amber with a small tan head. Nose is lots of malt sweetness, caramel, slight toffee, and a bit of light fruit esters, and some nuts. Flavor is similar with lots of malt and some esters and nuts. Medium in body and smooth in mouthfeel. This is an outstanding beer, and very sessionable; dangerously sessionable. I could personally drink the hell out of this beer. Not quite sure on the style of this one. If it’s an Irish Red, then it ties with Brian Boru as my favorite Irish Red. If it’s an amber, then it has more malt quality than most ambers, and is an outstanding amber. Damn it, Funky Buddha, why are you so far from Tampa!?!

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