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RATINGS: 400   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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2.9
brokensail (16449) - 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 (16171) - Odense, DENMARK - JAN 18, 2014
Pours ruby amber with a small creamy head. Dust, toffee, fudge , dried fruit. Medium bodied.

3.1
bhensonb (15253) - 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
gunnfryd (14899) - 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.

3.6
Ratman197 (14856) - 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.

3.1
DSG (14838) - 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.

3.4
djd07 (14774) - 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
Tmoney99 (14506) - 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.

3.1
argo0 (14127) - Washington DC, USA - JUN 6, 2010
SAVOR, 12oz bottle. Small beige head atop clear dark amber body. Aroma is moderately sweet, caramel, some orange. Taste is moderately sweet, caramel, some orange, light earthy. Light-medium body, low carbonation.

2.4
Christian (13670) - Odense, DENMARK - JAN 18, 2014
Amber with a small white head. Aroma of toffee, caramel and a little dried fruit. Sweet, malty flavour


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