Walt (2449) - Austin, Texas, USA - JUN 8, 2005
Poured hazy amber orange with a thin dense off white head...smell is fruity and sweet roasty nuts...taste is disappointing...sour grain and cloying sweetness... MrBeer (276) - Erie, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 13, 2005
Another good beer from Great Lakes. This was a pretty good irish ale that had a nice hint of fruit to the aroma and taste. ClarkVV (6962) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 12, 2005
2005 bottle from SkepticMAP, a very gracious trader! Deep orange-red. Small bubbles rise in vertical shafts from the sides of the glass, quite aggressively. Clear. Off-white head is quickly receding to ring. Smells of light raspberries, dry toast/toasted malt, hints of alcohol. Tastes of sweet and buttery malt, lots of waxy crayons. It’s either wax or baked dough I’m tasting. Medium body, much too dry and bready on the end and I just can’t shake the notion that I’m tasting ground up crayons. Low carbonation. dm9831 (1512) - Monee, Illinois, USA - MAY 1, 2005
dark brown color, small tan head. no aroma that i could detect. some kind of cherry flavor, brought this down a notch or two. pretty unmemorable. 5000 (6900) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - APR 27, 2005
Bottle: Amber, mediocre foamy off-white head, sparce lacing, strong carbonation. Grainy nose, subtle roasted malts. Underlying sweet malt background, emergence of graininess half way through but subsides quickly. Moderate mouthfeel and body. Minor hop note & soft pale fruit at the finish. Clean and smooth. Seems more of an Amber than an Irish/Red Ale. Thanks Matt D!
Tmoney99 (15120) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 20, 2005
Bottle. Medium red amber with average rocky off-white head. Aroma was moderate toasted malt. Flavor and body was a medium with average bitter finish. robertsreality (2460) - Minnesota, USA - APR 18, 2005
Copperish Coloring with Tan Head. Sweetly Distinct Malt, Caramel and Fruity Aroma. Creamy Mouthfeel. Carbonated. Nice Malt, Fruity and Light Roasts. Nice and Sweet. A Sweet and Dry Ending. Subtle but Seductively Tasty for an Irish Ale. npdempse (934) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - APR 10, 2005
Dark amber, lite tan head. Sweet nose, like cream, with some grassy hops. Light flavor: grassy, slightly metallic, a bit watery. beerhugger (572) - Oshawa, Ontario, CANADA - APR 2, 2005
OK, but didn’t stand out. Nice copper colour witha thin head and minimal lacing. Very malty on the nose, and then again the sweet malts in the taste. Medium body with a fairly quick finish. Easy drinking but not memorable. kujo9 (1095) - North Ridgeville, Ohio, USA - MAR 28, 2005
UPDATED: MAR 17, 2006 On tap @ BW3 Streetsboro, OH: Medium coppery amber/w a lasting medium off white head. Bready & sharp, grainy, caramel malts dominate w/ a medium fruitiness. Some sweet brown sugary aromas & toasty malt comes through as it warms. Well balanced and very caramelly up front. Finishes lightly malty w/ hints of bitterness. Light roast in the aftertaste as well as some herbal hop flavor. Toasty malt between. Not a lot of fruitiness in the flavor. Medium body, medium carbonation, smooth m/f. Not a bad beer, but not outstanding either. It is a good alternative to macro swill.