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RATINGS: 581   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
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
drewaha (129) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - FEB 12, 2013
Pours a reddish amber. Moderate to low carbonation. Much sweeter that. I expected with minimal bitterness. Nice beer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
donteatpoop (127) - Youngstown, Ohio, USA - FEB 20, 2008
Pours an amber red color, with a white (and quickly repelling) head. Smells of malts and grain, a little chocolatey goodness evident as well. Tasted great, nothing overpowering, but the carmel, malt, and hops seemed to have blended well. It’s got an average body to it, nothing overpowering; nothing outstanding. All in all this was another solid beer from Great Lakes. I would drink this again (and have) if it were available, but I don’t think this would be something I would intentionaly seek out. Serving type: bottle

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TylerPow (122) - Washington, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 5, 2011
Clear amber color. Very sweet aroma, brown sugar & caramel. Taste is smooth & creamy with some malts and some more caramel aftertaste. Might have to find a 5gal. for St Pattys day.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Louipa (121) - USA - MAR 21, 2007
Oh my god, super super drinkable. I REALLY liked this one. Great lakes rules. It is a little bit like nosferatu light. But its great stuff.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
edfitz (118) - Toledo, Ohio, USA - MAR 8, 2007
Malty aroma with hints of fruit. Copper color with lacy white head. Toasted malt taste with a slightly bitter finish. Unusual style that is nice when in season.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
BeerSquare (117) - - APR 16, 2013
Pretty good for what it is-- not my favorite style of beer, but nor is this a real traditional Irish red. It’s lighter, with a strawy, wheatey, sharp yeastiness. How bout that. It’s the balance the retains a pretty good rating-- you can tell this beer was made with some love and skill when flavors don’t work for you, but something still makes it work. Here, it’s the strange lack of carmel or roasty / toasty maltyness. It’s there in balance, but there are no major flavor notes in these areas. It’s all much lighter and brighter than that-- very mellow, but not rich. So, good, fairly drinkable, a good beer to give my dad. He’s great, but he won’t sprain a taste bud on a strong hop flavor.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Duster72 (117) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - JUN 20, 2007
Pours a clear reddish amber with little head and no retention. Aroma is sweet malts with no hop character. Taste is very like iced tea with some roastiness and strawberry present. A fine beer but nothing remarkable -- I wouldn’t be interested in having it again, especially when it sits next to Commodore Perry!

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
peterschreurs (113) - Illinois, USA - MAR 19, 2015
On draft. Copper color with a light tan head. Caramel and some grassy notes in the aroma. Taste is mild, but sweet. Nice and mellow beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
laguerita (111) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 16, 2009
draft at jerry’s sandwiches. lots of malty flavor, with some toastiness. just a touch of hops. super easy to drink. another solid beer from great lakes.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bag (106) - Bethel Park, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 27, 2009
From bottle... poured amber with medium white head. Sweet, malty aroma. Flavor of toasted malts. Smooth, slightly sweet finish. Pretty good.


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