ARH (1124) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 4, 2014
On tap, poured into a nonic pint glass. The aroma is a prominent floral aroma, with a mild caramel and lactose note. There’s also a faint roasted grain and/or rye aroma. It pours a clear red brown with an oily sheen to it. A very thin white ring is retained and a very light, web lace is left behind. It’s a primarily medium bitter sweet, with a deceiving medium sweetness hidden beneath. The beer is slick in texture with a medium full body and lots of soft carbonation. It finishes with a full resin, rye, and citrus rind flavor and some toasted caramel. The resin sticks to the mouth with a mild cereal and caramel for a little while, but it’s not strong, nor does it stick long. ryanfolty (2538) - Bourbon County, Minnesota, USA - APR 29, 2014
April 29, 2014 - on tap at Lily’s. Clear copper pour with some head and lacing. Malty, hoppy and slight caramel. strongpieman (1651) - Mount Airy, Maryland, USA - DEC 24, 2012
Draft. A decent red amber style that is a rusty amber color and has a light head. Moderate maltiness with a long finish.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone mikem409 (2022) - bloomfield, Michigan, USA - JAN 1, 2012
growler from the brewery. pours an off red with not much head. tatse was kinda generic with some roasted malt sweetness and slight hop. Silphium (3199) - Traverse City, Michigan, USA - APR 12, 2011
6th Annual MBG Winter Beer Festival, Grand Rapids. Translucent copper body, medium clumping tight buff head. Nose of round caramel, toast, and diacetyl. Body quite dry and hoppy for the style, with toffee brown sugar, leafy, spicy hops, and light diacetyl. Interesting.
chibuck (3513) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 30, 2011
On tap at the pub into a mini pint glass...This just looks terrible, a light copper that was watered down, totally see through. However, the head is amazing, its a super thick dark tope. A decent cap, but the lacing is unreal. It fully coats from the top of the glass to the beer, amazing. Scoring has me quite confused...The aroma is a really hoppy subdued pale ale with a hint of rye. Needs a little more rye in this, but the hops are nice...The mouthfeel is great and this is an easy drinker. Solid red worth trying thedm (6143) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - OCT 26, 2006
This draft brew from a festival poured a medium sized head of foamy finely sized bubbles that was long lasting and left behind a transparent uncarbonated dark orange colored body and an excellent lacing. The weak aroma was hoppy vinous and Irish Red malty. The mouth feel was weakly tingly at the start and at the finish. The thin flavor contained notes of Irish red like malts and hops. hotstuff (5140) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - SEP 8, 2006
Draft. Small ivory head that mostly diminished, excellent lacing, transparent, no visible carbonation, and the hue was orange. Malt, caramel and hoppy nose. Ditto for the flavor with a bit of bitterness thrown in. Smooth mouthfeel. 11026 (1772) - Alabama, USA - MAR 31, 2005
Tap. Attractive reddish amber color with a decent off-white head. Decent amount of hoppy aroma which is promising. On the lighter side of medium bodied. Decent balance with a decidedly hoppy finish. Fair to decent beer. Eyedrinkale (3214) - Astoria, New York, USA - MAR 30, 2005
Amber color with a tiny head. Malty aroma with both a sweet and sour (as opposed to bitter) taste. Some lemon taste that I think shouldnt be there. Not much going on. If going to Lily’s, stick with the stout.