RATINGS: 15   MEAN: 2.71/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.72/5   ABV: -
A translucent, copper-red, top fermenting brew made with a touch of Munich malt and three different hops. With a malty body bearing a hint of toffee flavor and a gentle aroma hop finish.

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   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
edwardbass (858) - Illinois, USA - MAR 2, 2013
Wow, I pretty bad red in my opinion. A lot of malt with almost no hops. It seemed very "empty" to me. I’ve had way better amber ales. Thankfully this one was just a taster sample :)

chibuck (3513) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 30, 2011
On-tap into a taster... This one starts off really nice. A bright clear medium copper, hints of amber. The head is a nice tope color, great retention, looks good... The aroma is light with notes of rye and a hint of toffee; a little generic but unoffensive... The taste is horrible, fuesal alcohol finish with a bit of toffee. Was this the base beer for BA 1000 IBU? Tastes like burning.

sbanach (222) - Alabama, USA - MAR 1, 2011
This one was good. Red amber color. Sweet nose, caramel also. Sweet flavor. Chocolate/crystal malts used for sure. Maybe wilamette and liberty hops used. Mild hops, mild malts. The brew needs more malt though and make it a medium body opposed to a lighter body. My irish red was better that I brewed in November. Great beer to drink with a burger or steak.

anders37 (26878) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAR 8, 2010
Draft @ Harrisons, Orland Park, IL. Pours a reddish color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty caramel aroma. Fruity malty caramel flavor with some hoppy hints. Has a fruity malty caramel finish.

dm9831 (1512) - Monee, Illinois, USA - JUL 13, 2008
pours an appealing purplish-brown color, slim tan head. aroma is slightly sweet air. the flavor is also slightly sweet with a touch of creaminess. medium bodied with a dry finish. not a bad attempt by harrissons.

gws57 (1276) - Saint Charles, Illinois, USA - JUN 5, 2007
Had this one on draught at the brewpub in Orland Park, Illinois. Pours a clear, deep copper tone, with a fluffy, off white head, faint citrus in the nose, very mild maltiness, would be a great session beer but lacks oomph. Finishes clean.

StewardofGondor (1934) - Washington Heights - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 26, 2005
Transparent and magnifying amber with a tan wrung for the head. Caramel, honey roasted peanuts, hops and rye give it a snappy nose. Munich malts make their presence known, churning a whole wheat bread persona. Caramel, wheat, peat and rye provide the rest of the flavor fillers. Seemingly an Irish Red by all means except the ingredient list.

RAYBOY01 (2010) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 5, 2005
Also surprised at the improvement in this one from my last visit. Rich toffee maltiness nicely balanced by signifigant hop bitterness. Much better since my last review.

frankenkitty (2012) - Oak Lawn, Illinois, USA - MAY 21, 2005
A clear, deep copper with an ecru head. Caramel malt aromas under piney hops. Rounded flavor, albeit a little weak. Fizzy mouthfeel with an astringent finish.

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DrnkMcDermott (3130) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - FEB 2, 2005
Draft. Not quite the disaster I remember when I was last here 3 years ago. Think the current brewmaster has been trying to get management to care about what they had treated as a mere adjunct to yuppie steaks and cigars... Deep amber color under a thin, slightly lacy head. Clearly force carbonated, and therefore gassy. Still, some lightly roasted and crystal malts with a bit of fruity esters. A bit of hop spiceness to finish off.

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