drewaha (129) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - FEB 12, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a reddish amber. Moderate to low carbonation. Much sweeter that. I expected with minimal bitterness. Nice beer.
donteatpoop (127) - Youngstown, Ohio, USA - FEB 20, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
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
TylerPow (122) - Washington, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 5, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
Louipa (121) - USA - MAR 21, 2007
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
edfitz (118) - Toledo, Ohio, USA - MAR 8, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.
BeerSquare (117) - - APR 16, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
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.
Duster72 (117) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - JUN 20, 2007
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
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!
peterschreurs (113) - Illinois, USA - MAR 19, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
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
laguerita (111) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 16, 2009
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
bag (106) - Bethel Park, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 27, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
From bottle... poured amber with medium white head. Sweet, malty aroma. Flavor of toasted malts. Smooth, slightly sweet finish. Pretty good.