Strykzone (7586) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - JUL 19, 2012
Sampled at the brewpub. Quite hazy brown with a decent beige head. This is rich and malty and has something I canmot identify but makes this distinct and tadty. It is roasted and smoked but is not peat. Caramel is also tasted. Thos is superior to most and more interesting. BeerBelcher (972) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUN 26, 2007
I’m clearly going against the grain here, but I actually thought this was pretty good. This actually reminded me a good bit of Portland Brewing Co’s McTarnahan Amber. The color was a deep red, almost like a Killian’s (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, I’d recommend giving this beer a try.
I bought a 22 oz bottle at Trig’s in Eagle River, WI. SSKD814 (854) - Pennsylvania, USA - APR 21, 2010
A- Transparent medium red/brown body with thin white head. Head fades rather quickly and leaves behind little lacing in the glass.
S- Light nose of caramel malt and hops.
T- Caramel malt taste upfront. Finish is mostly caramel malt but has a slightly aggressive bitter character to it due to the hops. Caramel malt sweetness lingers.
P- Medium carbonation and thin-somewhat watery body. I like my Irish reds with with a nice smooth creamy body and this one just doesn’t have it.
O- Its very easy to drink and somewhat enjoyable. I will probably get again next time I am at H&H-but I wouldn’t get it anywhere else.
Serving type: on-tap
Reviewed on: 09-06-2007 15:23:19 jewedekind (450) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 5, 2004
Well made red ale with caramel malt predominating. Nothing especially great or noteworthy. Quite drinkable TheDean (786) - MIlwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 21, 2004
One of the two better beers I had at this brew pub. Tasty with a bit of fruit taste to it. Nothing stellar, but nothing at this brew pub is.
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. Silphium (3199) - 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. It’s always nice to find a good craft version of this often overlooked style. railcat1 (702) - Kissimmee, Florida, USA - APR 12, 2008
I got this from my girlfriend who got a bomber for $2.99 and bought it.I had not ever seen it before so it sat in my fridge for 6 months and now i decided to try it,taste was malty and smooth not much alcohol to it with fruity flavors and smell and very drinkable not bad at all.CHEERS! slothgar (39) - Wisconsin, USA - FEB 1, 2005
A good Amber/Red, some good body and color. Not much head. Goes great with the Butcher’s Challenge. dpjuart (1112) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 28, 2007
12/27/07 - Winter Road Trip ’07 - Draft sample at brewpub. Clear red w/ off white head, nice lacing. Sweet malt nose, caramel and fresh baked bread. May be some fruity yeast esters. Pretty big malt character, caramel and bread, leading to a dry, hop finish, floral and a touch of bitter. This is a decent offering.