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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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clowe (23) - Ohio, USA - JAN 30, 2010
On tap at Surly Girl Saloon. Frothy off-white head, Malty flavor and amber orange in color. 6.5% ABV. Good seasonal beer in a good bar on a cold day.

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WabashMan (1024) - Noblesville, Indiana, USA - APR 24, 2010
A decent beer, with a nice balance of hops and malty character. But, really, not much going on here.

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Pawola22 (3262) - Woodridge, Illinois, USA - APR 27, 2010
12oz bottle from a trade with phaleslu. Thanks Peter! Pours a crystal clear, copper-gold colored body with a finger-width, frothy, off-white head that dissipates quickly and leaves a moderate lacing. Aroma is at first a wet grain smell, almost like the smell of a mash. Upon second whiff, the sweeter caramels come out more with a bit of a toasted, nutty toffee. A faint apple-butter, herbal spice, and non-distinct hop. Flavor is much better. Sweet caramels and lightly toasted toffees greet the tongue before a wet grain, light grass, and some cherries come in. A few estery fruits thrown around as well as a touch of nutty spice. Finishes fairly crisp and dry with a very light bitterness and a medium length aftertaste. Light to medium body, very smooth, somewhat chewy at times, and a soft, moderate carbonation. Overall, not a bad Irish Ale. I think the wet grain works in the flavor much more so than the aroma. Malty, fruity, and lightly toasted/hopped that makes for a simple and sweet, but solid beer.

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DrSilverworm (9671) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 30, 2012
12oz bottle. Clear light red color, minimal white head, big bubbles. Crisp but a bit heavy carbonation. Very good with a toasted jimmy john’s sandwich, becomes much more enjoyable with a meal. Nice light spice, caramel, fruity taste. Light bitter. A decent Irish.

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ccex (1313) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 26, 2013
12 oz bottle pours a cleareddish amber with small white head and minimal lacing. Aroma is bready, with some fruit, and touches of caramel and toffee, but nothing very strong. Body is light to medium with average carbonation. Taste is slightly sweet with a short malty finish. Easily drinkable and quite good, yet forgettable.

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ben4321 (6506) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - FEB 17, 2013
Location: 12 oz bottle, 2/17/13

Aroma: The nose is sweet and malty, some caramel, toffee, bread, and a little bit of fruit
Appearance: It pours a clear reddish color with a small off-white head that leaves some light lace
Flavor: The taste, much like the nose, is rather sweet and malty, with minimal bitterness
Palate: It has a light-medium body, some fizzy carbonation, and a bit of stickiness on the mouth
Overall Impression: I thought this was a decent example of the style, but it so sweet and so fizzy that the drinkability takes a big hit. There are some nice components here, but I could have used a bit more balance and a bit less carbonation.

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mlunger12 (645) - Orlando, Florida, USA - FEB 21, 2013
12 oz bottle. Amber malt, a bit of dirty bitterness. Not a bad little beer.

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hotstuff (5158) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - MAR 25, 2017
Bottle. Enjoy by 03/29/17. The appearance consists of a medium sized fizzy khaki head with a short retention, transparent amber orange body, lively, fast rising carbonation observed, and no lacing. The aroma has a hint of hops, hint of fruit, toffee, sweet, bready, caramel, and toasted malt. The flavor presents light bitterness, light fruit, some toffee, caramel, and toasted malt. The mouthfeel is light carbonation and this beer is light-medium bodied. Overall, this is an easy drinking beer and a beer that I might consider drinking again.

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ravidesai (978) - Bombay, INDIA - MAR 20, 2002
a smooth malty irish red but I expected something with more flavour from great lakes

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daboskabouter (1470) - Fergus, Ontario, CANADA - APR 7, 2002
Golden color. Sweet malty, light hop nose. Fruity hop bite, quite sweet. Good alcohol content, nice long palate.


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