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RATINGS: 389   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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2.6
Oakes (19370) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 7, 2003
Bright orangey-amber. All crystal malt and bread crust. What more can I say - yawn.

2.8
yngwie (17284) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JAN 18, 2014
A clear, dark amber to light brown beer with a small, light beige head. The aroma is mostly on the caramel malty side, with some nuts and raisins and a touch of hoppy fruityness in the far back. It’s medium bodied and soft on the palate, quite dry, even though there’s some residual sugar. Nuts, dried fruits and caramel in the flavor, with some bitterness towards the end. A pretty decent one, boring style. 140118

2.9
brokensail (16689) - Dublin, California, USA - FEB 21, 2010
A: The pour from bottle to pint glass is a clear, amber color with a fluffy off-white foam. S: Caramel, sweet malt, and a slight bit of roasted malt. Not all that much going on in the nose. T: This is a very sweet beer. Too sweet for my taste. The flavor is very caramelly, with a fair amount of malt flavor coming through as well. Little to no hops, unfortunately, as this beer could really use it. M: The beer doesn’t feel too terrible on the tongue. A light-medium body and moderate carbonation. D: The beer itself is not terrible. It is a bit too sweet for me, but other than that, it’s not awful. The flavors that are there aren’t bad, it’s just not necessarily my cup of tea.

2.8
Dedollewaitor (16543) - Odense, DENMARK - JAN 18, 2014
Pours ruby amber with a small creamy head. Dust, toffee, fudge , dried fruit. Medium bodied.

3.4
djd07 (16289) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUL 1, 2012
On tap at San Diego Airport bar. Pours a clear copper with a small white head leaving spotty lacing. The aroma is raisin malt and toffee. Medium mouthfeel with a rich malt and caramel. Easy to drink a very good Irish ale from Karl Strauss.

3.1
bhensonb (15963) - Woodland, California, USA - JUL 26, 2007
Draft at the downtown brewpub. Light medium malt aroma. Reddish amber color with a creamy off-white head. It laced a bit. Medium body; moderate carbonation. Sweet dark fruits, but not too dark, and some carame/toffee malt. Not much bitter. Arguably a very flavorful amber. Finish is not quite dry, and again, not much bitter.

3.6
Ratman197 (15612) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - AUG 13, 2006
Bottle poured a clear redish amber with a large diminishing amber head. Aromas of fruitiness, carmel, toffee and some light citrus motes. Palate was light bodied and crisp. Flavors of sweet malt, apple, toffee and just a hint of lemon with acrisp lingeringlightly bittersweet finish. One of the more enjoyable ambers I’ve sampled.

3
gunnfryd (15483) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - APR 23, 2014
Red amber colour with a beige head. Aroma is berries, malt, hop, caramel. Flavour is berrries, malt, hop, grain, caramel, dried fruits. Medium body. Ordinary beer.

3.1
DSG (15403) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - JAN 18, 2009
(11/2/08) Draught sample at the brewpub in downtown San Diego. Clear red-amber color. Aroma of malt, some nutty notes, some toasted hints and light dark fruitiness. Sweet malty flavor with caramel, some toastiness, a bit of nuts and light fruitiness. Medium-bodied with strong carbonation.

3
Tmoney99 (15116) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 14, 2007
Draft sampler at brewpub downtown. Poured a clear reddish amber color with medium frothy white head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate sweet toasted malt aroma. Medium body. Average sweet roasted malt flavor with a moderate smooth sweet finish of moderate duration.


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