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RATINGS: 593   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.33/5   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 25   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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A malty beer with a notable toasty flavor derived from lightly roasted malt. Slight fruit and hop accents add to the overall complexity. Available Mid-January to late March

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3.6
inkubus27 (269) - highland, Indiana, USA - FEB 17, 2010
Irish ales suck by nature, so for me this is easily the best irish ale on the planet. Toasted notes in the flavor and aroma, a little bit drying on the palate, but nothing major. Would be better if it were green

3.9
balloonbuffoon (263) - - MAR 16, 2017
Paid $1.50 for a single 12floz bottle with a BBD 04.14.2017. Consumed from a mug glass 03.16.2017. What we have here is an amber ale in the Irish tradition, and it does a fine job of being true to style. Albeit a tad high ABV wise. Anyway, it has a copper body with a soft off-white head. A malty beer, where the cereal grains call to order a sweet doughy aroma and flavor. A hearty medium-bodied ale good for late winter/early spring swilling.

3.4
dukeandduke (260) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 9, 2015
8/8 Bottle - Aroma pleasant mix of malt, caramel, Light copper pour, decent head, moderate carbonation. Beer very sweet, goes down easy. Clean palate, a bit too sweet for me but an overall good beer.

3.7
achtungpv (259) - Austin, Texas, USA - JAN 18, 2006
My favorite Great Lakes brew. A bit malty and some good nutty flavors. Nice beer.

2.5
dankman (257) - Somewhere in, Ohio, USA - AUG 8, 2007
UPDATED: MAR 26, 2009 Uh, my first rating of this beer sounded like an endorsement for the brewery, sorry. Pours a reddish copper with a dense head, nice lacing. Smells sweet and malty. The flavor is a bland malty flavor with some hops to boot but well balanced. Nothing special.

3.3
ewestern (257) - Ohio, USA - JAN 20, 2009
Pours a nice clear copper color with a thin white head. Aroma of sweet malts. Flavor starts malty with a watery toffee taste to it. Ending flavor had some hops in it. Dull flavor that could be more but falls just short, almost bland. Nice and smooth nearly full bodied with slight bite at the end.

3.5
mrohia (256) - Ohio, USA - FEB 16, 2013
BW3, Dayton, OH. Draft. Appearance is flat. Vanishing head and lacing. Slight sour yeasty aroma. Toasty flavor. Fairly smooth. Not bad, not great. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.1
mcnealc31 (255) - Elida, Ohio, USA - FEB 17, 2011
Crisp dark orange color with a tight white head. There’s nothing overpowering in this, and that’s why I like it. It just tastes good! If you really want to search for flavors, you’ll get some bread, a little bit of roast, maybe a hint of apple (but not sour) at the end. Simple, but very good.

4.1
Jvittorio4187 (255) - Boardman, Ohio, USA - FEB 25, 2007
Good beer. Smooth taste. Rolls down your throat. Nice lacing on the glass. Leaves me wanting more.

4.2
Lyncham (251) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 14, 2010
Excellent. Had this from tap. Good roasted malt flavors wit ha complex hop profile. Both highly malted and hopped There are slight hints of rasins. Wonderful dark red color. The beer is very clear. Probably the best Red Irish Ale I’ve had. Very drinkable. My Great Lakes Favorite to date.


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