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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: Sheeps milk cheeses, pomme frittes, Neapolitan pizza, sauted mushrooms with sherry-cream sauce, English trifle.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Oakes (16106) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 19, 2012
Hazy brownish red. Has a bit of a fruity aroma. Sweetish. Slight caramel and also a little bit of tartness. Not in great form.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jtclockwork (15435) - , New Jersey, USA - FEB 26, 2015
Draft. Pours reddish amber. Nose/taste of toffee, caramel, resin and fruit. Medium body.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ferris (13526) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 18, 2015
Draft - Caramel and some light twig. Deep dark Amber with almost no head. Grainy and caramel with a light finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Scopey (13311) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 3, 2012
Tap at Funky Buddha. It pours cloudy deep red, with a large beige head. The nose is dark fruit, leather and chocolate. The taste is caramel, red fruit, wood, leather, milk chocolate and spice, with some dryness in the finish. Medium body and prickly carbonation. Not bad, but nothing special.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Lubiere (13183) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 27, 2013
A hazed reddish amber with a thin off white head. In aroma, a grassy malt with chalky notes, so-so. In mouth, a caramel malt with brassy malt, OK. On tap at brewpub, Feb. 13 2013.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
djd07 (12567) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAR 6, 2014
Growler thanks to Nick! Pours a cloudy brown with beige head. The aroma is a bready malt, caramel, and cheese. Medium mouthfeel with light caramel, bitter malt. Good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jcwattsrugger (12295) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUL 10, 2011
on tap-pours a light tan head and copper color. Aroma is medium malt-caramel/barn. Taste is malt-roasty/caramel, some rasin/brown sugar, barn/earthy hops.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hopscotch (10761) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - OCT 18, 2010
UPDATED: OCT 19, 2010 Hand bottle Pours brown and murky with a small, creamy, off-white head. Good retention. The nose is subdued and difficult to pull from my glass. Once I really dig in, theres a lot going on here, aroma-wise very malty and nutty, but more fruity and vinous than anything esters, I assume. For a fairly low ABV beer, this one is very full-bodied and creamy. Interwoven, tickling carbonation. Im picking up some dark cherry, dark port (minus the sweetness) and Russian black bread. Minerally, black cherry finish that dries out a touch. Bottle courtesy of hankchinaski. Thanks Kevin!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
MartinT (9571) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 10, 2013
My Bottom Line:
Toasted, caramelized cereals bump into burnt edges and fruit candy before leafy hops attempt balance.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-A sheet of foam covers the dark red.
-Hops also contribute spiciness in the finish.
-There is something within that simply doesnt work for me, creating nearly off flavors.
-Bready limpness adds to the confusion.

On tap at the brewpub.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
nuplastikk (5911) - 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 doesnt all come together if you ask me, sort of watery, and the minimal hops are covered up dont really meld well with the overbearing amber malt. Like a homebrew Canadian Amber. Unimpressive.

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