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RATINGS: 386   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.16/5   IBU: 17   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Brewed with a half ton of caramelized malts, this bold red ale has caramel and toffee flavors, notes of dried raisins and currants, and a slightly sweet finish.
Color: 30 SRM
Bitterness: 17 IBU
Gravity: 15° Plato
Availability: 24/7/365, Kegs and Bottles

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3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Skip (206) - Indiana, USA - JUL 16, 2004
I like hops in my nose. Red trolley is all that. Rusty red color with a very dry but mostly barley taste (?). Fair head retention and nice lace. Sampled on tap in San Diego.


3.6
Pyrmir (6197) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - OCT 16, 2017
On tap at domcraft. Ruby red with quick beige head. Aroma and taste are malty,clean , toffee, malt sugars with low bitterness.

3.6
Zarrach76 (300) - Grenoble, FRANCE - AUG 26, 2017
Belle couleur rouge/pourpre avec des reflets cuivrés, transparente, et une belle mousse dense homogène beige. Nez classique sur le caramel, le pain chaud, un peu de pruneau, un houblonnage léger, un peu de fruits rouges (cerise, mûre et fraise), de la groseille, de la gelée de coin... Simple, efficace ! Bouche souple, corps léger sans trop être sur l’eau, alcool au niveau de ses 5.8% et qui relève bien les notes maltées et les sucres résiduels, amertume tout aussi légère mais efficace sur la longueur avec une petite astringence, levures très nettes en rétro-olfaction avec quelques notes de bois et de résine. Une petite note métallique traine à la marge, mais sans que ce ne soit trop prononcé. Sur le final s’exprime de belles notes de noix fraiche fort agréables. Un breuvage assez simple mais homogène et bien structuré dans un style brassicole (les Irish Ale) plutôt sage à ceci près que le houblonnage est à l’Américaine. Sympathique sans casser des barres... Bouteille 36cl (12fl.oz), V&B Grenoble.

3.4
joergen (28949) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - AUG 21, 2017
Draught at Karl Strauss, Carlsbad. Clear orange colored with a small off-white head. Fruity aroma of caramel, hops and biscuits. Fruity flavor of caramel, hops, bread and biscuits. Hoppy finish.

3.5
bdleedahl (594) - , Saskatchewan, CANADA - AUG 14, 2017
Medium body malt profile, low on the hops. Decent beer, quite simple, would be great with more complexity. Karl Strauss SD.

3.6
nickel (1221) - UKRAINE - AUG 12, 2017
Aroma: walnuts, malt Taste: this beer is all about malt. Rather sweet beer with interesting notes of nuts and cream. Easy drinkable

2.3
llkc (2663) - århus, DENMARK - AUG 3, 2017
Duft svag duft kant af karamel malt smag maltet karamel malt lidt sødme rosin

3.8
Rei00 (130) - CHILE - JUL 18, 2017
Una Irish Ale de color rojizo de poca carbonatacion y espuma. Aroma a lucuma con notas de manzana verde. Sabor redondo y equilibrado a lucuma con notas cremosas y lácteas. Impecable!! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
ryanscourt (1518) - Latrobe, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 11, 2017
ONe of the better irish reds. Smell aof copper and gentle english style floral hops. Lightly toasted and sweet. Very nice finish. Light body. Not overly flavorfull.

3.2
kevinsenn (2263) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 11, 2017
On tap at Karl Strauss. Fruity aroma with pepper. Creamy malty taste. Fruity hoppy notes too.

3.3
chadski (155) - California, USA - MAR 4, 2017
Bottle pour - barely a layer of foam. Sweet malty aroma with flavors of caramel and raisins.


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