RATINGS: 1921   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.68/5   EST. CALORIES: 147   ABV: 4.9%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Rich amber color and a thick, creamy head. Introduced into the U.S. in 1981. Gold medalist (amber lager) at 1998 World Beer Cup.

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2.1
jstnwood420 (5) - Maine, USA - APR 3, 2016 does not count
Good beer not amazing but for an Irish red it is drinkable but not as good as some other Irish reds....

1.3
Xevious (78) - Amarillo, Texas, USA - MAR 18, 2016
Pours a near clear red with s bubbly head. No real aroma, just faint bread. Tastes of faint molded bread. Goes down watery. Nothing offensive, but nothing special. Drinkable.

2.8
Cousin_Larry (895) - - JAN 29, 2016
Had a bottle at Main Mill. No perceptible aroma. Flavor is creamy with a hoppy bitter finish.

0.8
Bonnie628 (50) - Tustin, California, USA - DEC 30, 2015
Nothing but dirty socks and burnt sugar. Garnet pour that’s only good thing. Bad.

3.4
tfontana (974) - Fremont, New Hampshire, USA - DEC 8, 2015
Draft pour into pint glass. Aroma is sweet caramel. Appearance is clear ruby red with small ring of head and little sparkle and no lacing. Taste is moderately sweet caramel and roasted malts. Palate is light to medium bodied with average texture, soft carbonation and sweet finish. Overall, not a nuanced beer by any means but if you like a fairly light beer that is full of caramel, this could do it for you.

2.7
Cunningham (7965) - Halden, NORWAY - NOV 21, 2015
A bit amber-ish color with a small off white head. Moderate and mild caramel and a bit bready aroma. Medium body and an ok carbonation. Mild caramel malty, bready and herbal flavor.
[Bottle from Roberth]

1.1
CLeclercq1961 (118) - Temecula, California, USA - OCT 19, 2015
Amber to red super clear. Malty sweet like an Amber bock. Lager like but malts are lean and quickly dissipating. More metallic stuff going on. Off flavors not to my liking.

2.3
Beerblogger100 (50) - Oceanside, California, USA - OCT 3, 2015
Some color some malts no hops very watery, slight metal finish. Inexpensive which is only real good thing here.

3.5
superspak (5591) - Michigan, USA - SEP 30, 2015
12 ounce bottle into pint glass, best before 8/31/2015. Pours crystal clear reddish copper color with a 1 finger fairly dense off white head with good retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Light spotty lacing clings down the glass, with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation retaining the cap. Aromas of caramel, brown bread, toasted biscuit, light nuttiness/roast, herbal, light pepper, and yeast earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance and complexity of dark/bready/roast malt and light-moderate earthy hop notes; with solid strength. Taste of caramel, brown bread, toasted biscuit, light nuttiness/roast, herbal, light pepper, and yeast earthiness. Light herbal/spicy/roast bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of caramel, brown bread, toasted biscuit, light nuttiness/roast, and herbal/toasted earthiness on the finish for a short bit. Moderate dryness after the finish for roasted bitterness. Good complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/bready/roast malt and light-moderate earthy hop flavors; with a good malt/bitterness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Fairly clean on lager flavors with minimal yeast ester notes present. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, fairly crisp, and lightly bready/chalky mouthfeel that is good. Alcohol is very well hidden with zero warming present after the finish as expected of 4.9%. Overall this is a very solid Irish Red styled lager. All around good robustness, complexity, and balance of dark/bready/roast malt and light-moderate earthy hop flavors; and very smooth and crisp to drink. A pleasantly enjoyable offering.

3.4
Nekronos (4175) - Xalapa, MEXICO - SEP 6, 2015
This beer I have had it quite a few times and never rated it before. It is just a regular beer to enjoy the moment.


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