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RATINGS: 385   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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4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
MurrayK (5) - Forest Lodge, - JAN 24, 2014
Great beer. And this makes it 75 characters long. Or this will. Or this. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


3.6
Zarrach76 (295) - 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 (28772) - 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 (478) - , 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 (1181) - 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 (2606) - 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 (1498) - 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 (2248) - 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 (151) - California, USA - MAR 4, 2017
Bottle pour - barely a layer of foam. Sweet malty aroma with flavors of caramel and raisins.

4.4
PugUglyBrewer (742) - - FEB 24, 2017
I really enjoyed this one! Maybe it is because I’m Irish. Loads of toffee and caramel malt lend to prune flavors. Whispy tan head supported above a rich copper color. Pass me the corned beef for this one.


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