TaktikMTL (7798) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 29, 2014
En fût. Verre de 12 oz dégusté à l’établissement de Portland au coût de 4,00$. Arôme: Légère odeur de caramel avec une pointe de noix. Apparence: La couleur est ambrée avec une très faible densité de bulle. Présence d’un mince col mousseux et d’une fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Léger goût de caramel avec une pointe de noix et de céréales grillées. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture légèrement onctueuse. Moyenne effervescence en bouche. Légère présence de caramel en arrière goût. (Rating #5859) edgallow (4211) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - JUL 27, 2014
16 oz draft pours reddish amber with a off white head. Aroma of malts, herbs and grain. Taste is malty, nutty and herbs. Bulk_Carrier (6065) - Vermont, USA - JUL 1, 2014
Reviewed from notes.
This is an Irish Red Ale, hmmm..as an American with Irish blood, well, uh...okay, I certainly hope my notes speak my mind.
This was poured into a pint glass.
The appearance was a super light red color with a large transparency running about the beer to allow some light carbonation to be seen rising and trying to fill a one finger white foamy head that’s trying to dissipate within less than thirty seconds.
The smell had some burnt light caramel tones. Hops, what hops, they weren’t there, no matter how many times I’ve had this brew. They just weren’t.
The taste was mainly sweet and no balance and it had a really strong caramel aftertaste which ended up leading to a super dry finish.
On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a fairly sessionable quality to it. The carbonation was actually somewhat decent.
Overall, for the most part, this wasn’t much of an Irish Red ale. As someone from an Irish descent, I’m actually somewhat offended. No way would I have this again and its not because I hate basketball, its because this beer just isn’t that good. Imaena (2322) - Maputo, MOZAMBIQUE - JUN 30, 2014
Bottle. This is a pretty rough irish red ale that is lacking in many of the aspects i look for in session beers - not a highly drinkable ale to use Coors parlance. jdobbs (411) - New Brunswick, CANADA - OCT 10, 2013
New England and he comes back with two bombers of Red Claws Ale. Neither one of us would of guessed it was an Irish Ale. However, the pine hops did give off a lower bitterness. Copper medium bodied ale, creamy head and an easy drinker.
Reimer96 (1743) - Alberta, CANADA - OCT 31, 2012
On tap at Portland brewpub, pours a reddish amber with a small off white head. Smells of caramel and nuts. Taste is malty with a bit of caramel. Very mild hop finish. Average red ale. Duhast500 (414) - Cumberland, Rhode Island, USA - OCT 17, 2011
Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a pin glass.
The color is a clear copper with a slight finger of foamy white head with little lacing left on the glass.
The smell is a slight bit hoppy with a touch of some fruity flavors. Some slight apple and cinnamon mixed with a malt flavor that is holding it’s own. There is a slight bitterness that is in the backend but gone quickly before really getting a chance.
The feel of this beer is medium bodied and feels like a plain, average ale. It’s easy to get into and makes for an easy drinking beer and would be something that would go well
phaleslu (10247) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 23, 2011
Irish Ale! It makes sense now. Mistakenly written as "Red Claws Brown Ale" on the marker board. I guessed it was more of an amber ale. Irish ale fits. Anyway, this one pours a clear amber with a small eggshell head that leaves a ring. Aroma of lightly toasted malts and brown sugar. Like a sweet breakfast cereal. Flavor of sweet and toasty malts, caramel, and brown sugar. Not far off. Light-medium bodied, with moderate carbonation and a dry, malty mouthfeel. boto (2211) - Granby, Connecticut, USA - JUL 25, 2011
Draught @ Brewpub: This one pours a dark amber color. There was very little of an off-white head on it, and about no lacing. The aroma is decent. Mainly some caramel malt. Some roastiness, smokiness and chocolate to the nose. The taste is good. Slightly bitter with a touch of a dry finish. Faint roast, caramel, no sweetness at all. Some earthy notes. Not bad. TATE (407) - Lubec, Maine, USA - JUN 4, 2011
Bottle. Pours a deep amber color with a thin tan head. Aroma is apple and coffee. The beginning has a bit of a sweet caramel flavor quickly balanced off with the hop finish. Medium body and very easy to drink. This is one of my favorites along with all the other Gritty’s products. I was told that this Red Claws is the same as Grittys Best Brown and it does taste similar to their brown.