RATINGS: 29   MEAN: 2.83/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.82/5   EST. CALORIES: 117   ABV: 3.9%
Marked by a distinctive malty flavor from the malt components in the blend, Cleary Red is a darker ale that even pale ale-beer drinkers will find extremely palatable.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - NOV 18, 2007
On tap at the Wausau brewpub on 6/24/07: Pours a dark copper mahogany with a thin-lacing froth of white head. Aroma of dry, earthy, lightly toasted malt and some mild hop presence. Body starts fairly full and lightly sweet with a touch of caramel and earthy dark malts along with a decent bittering hop balance. A pretty good red ale.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
kp (10882) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
Date: 06/24/2007
Mode: Draft
Source: Brewpub

clear dark red, fine beige head, streaks of lace, sweet caramel malt aroma with light earthy hops, rich caramel and munich malt flavor, nice sweetness is balanced by light bitterness, finishes overall sweet

Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 11/20
Rating: 3/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: *4

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Silphium (3196) - Traverse City, Michigan, USA - AUG 10, 2007
On tap at the brewery/restaurant in Escanaba. Clearish amber-copper body, thin-medium buff head. Very light aroma (served at a frigid temperature), cerealy, sweet, and earthy. Fruity Cheerios sweetness, almost berry-like, accompanied by earthy, dry hops. Caramely. Pretty good Irish Ale. Its always nice to find a good craft version of this often overlooked style.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerBelcher (972) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUN 26, 2007
Im clearly going against the grain here, but I actually thought this was pretty good. This actually reminded me a good bit of Portland Brewing Cos McTarnahan Amber. The color was a deep red, almost like a Killians (I mean that in a good way). Aroma was primarily malty, and flavor was a bit unbalanced (in favor of the malt, versus the hops that were present), but hops were clearly present and counteracting a rather pleasant sweet maltiness. Mouthfeel was unremarkable. All-in-all, Id recommend giving this beer a try. I bought a 22 oz bottle at Trigs in Eagle River, WI.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
BDR (2534) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - MAY 21, 2007
Thanks again to Skyview. Red color with a faint nose. Light grainy body with not a lot going on.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
JK (6045) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - MAY 18, 2007
Another from Skyview. Light malt aroma. Red color, and a light roasty character with no discernible hop presence. Not offensive but uninspired and boring.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
badgerben (5042) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - MAY 12, 2007
Again, thanks to Skyview. Dark copper color with a medium head. The aroma is oddly orangy. Interesting for an Irish Ale. Very musty malt taste, like walking into a room that hasnt seen fresh air in a few years. Not bad, not great.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Skyview (5866) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - MAY 12, 2007
Picked up a sigle 22 oz bottle at Trigs in Wausau, WI. Pours a reddish amber brew with an off-white head that dissolves quickly. Nice lacing. Aroma has scents of roasted barley malt, apples, pears, and a touch of caramel. Flavor is lightly carbonated, medium body and mild bitterness. Finish is clean, crisp, and a nutty aftertaste. Much better than the bottled White Tail Ale.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
cheap (5698) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 5, 2007
This is listed as an irish red ale at the bar. On tap at the H&H at Cranberry near Pittsburgh. Pours a reddish. orange, orange orange. This seems to be one of H&Hs favorite recipes. I see its at all their places. Nice creamy head. Sweet perfumy flowery aroma but it is not overwelming. I can appreciate this smell, very nice. Not even a mild bitterness on the first taste. Very well behaved. After a few hits a slight bitterness does begin to grow. Does seem just a teeny bit watered down, but just barely. I would think this beer would appeal to someone new in departing from the pale yellow american beer. It is different enough to spur curiosity but not bold enough to warrant a complaint. Not offensive enough to scare away the macro drinker. Finish is smooth interesting and repeatable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
FROTHINGSLOSH (7489) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 5, 2006
Sampled on draft at the Cranberry Twp PA location this beer poured a medium reddish amber color with a small white head. The aroma is sweet and lightly malty. The flavor is sour, nutty malts with a sharp floral hop presence on the finish.

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