ravidesai (979) - Bombay, INDIA - MAR 20, 2002
a smooth malty irish red but I expected something with more flavour from great lakes daboskabouter (1469) - Fergus, Ontario, CANADA - APR 7, 2002
Golden color. Sweet malty, light hop nose. Fruity hop bite, quite sweet. Good alcohol content, nice long palate. MAP (1133) - Lakewood, Ohio, USA - JAN 24, 2003
UPDATED: APR 28, 2003 Typical auburn color, nose is very boring and tells little of the flavor. Palate feels a little nice at the beginning. After a few drinks, it is seemingly all carbonation and not from the hops. The falvor passes right away after a drinks, which might be what you want, but thats not for me. The malts do little for the beer and nor do the hops. The beer is drinkable (as is water) but not really enjoyable. beerledgend (1196) - Waterloo, Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - SEP 19, 2004
red in colour with nice creamy head, big hop flavour but lacks bitterness. I’d say it is more of a lager than an ale or was I expecting to much or comparing it to Mcafreys!!! BennyTicklez (621) - USA - JAN 25, 2005
Pours ruby with no head. Malty aroma, more malty taste. Bland cardboard taste. Sweet. Odd aftertaste. I guess this is a good representation of the style. Not my style however.
Lowe1983 (1632) - Dayton, Ohio, USA - JAN 22, 2006
Pours amber in color with a thin off-white head. Malty aroma with a hint of fruit. Medium bodied and finishes off with slight fruity finish. Good for an irish ale Sammy (12762) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 16, 2006
Enormous initial head, looks roasty, light colour. Very fresh draft-lkike taste. A bit of roast and alcohol in aroma, fairly neutral. Mild, creamyish mouthfeel, light body close to watery. Easy drink, bitter with mild roastiness. blankboy (7808) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 24, 2006
Bottle shared with HogTownHarry, tupalev & Dave B. -- courtesy of HogTownHarry. Pours a clear amber-orange with a spare diminishing off-white head. Aroma and flavour of caramel malt and not much else -- a hint of yeast, fruit and hops in there. It’s good but I like more hops and less caramel in my Ales. sersdf (1020) - chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 25, 2006
pretty brown. darker than an ipa but translucent. good half-inch head. smells of octoberfest-type malts. pretty strong. unexceptional body/texture. kinda a less malty bock/octoberfest. yeah, surprisingly lagerish. apparently, this bottle is really old. i suppose i’ll rerate it some day. KingpinIPA (841) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 14, 2007
Amber color. Smell of roasted malt, oranges, zest, honey, hops and a hint of nuts. Tastes the same but a little to weak. Not really that special.