WilderPegasus (39) - - JUN 14, 2017
This is just completely terrible and undrinkable. I can’t believe it was put on the market. Bulk_Carrier (6065) - Vermont, USA - JUN 2, 2017
And I’m a fan of Irish red ales or at least good ones! Ugh, well, anyways, the appearance was a red color with no head or lace.
The aroma had some toast and caramel malts. Slight raisins.
The flavor was caramel malty sweet. Aftertaste and finish was the same.
The palate was light bodied with an oncoming trying sort of sessionability about it. Carbonation felt fine. ABV actually felt on par.
Overall, probably the closest thing AB can do that’s actually half decent, though not exactly close to being a true Irish red ale. Could actually come close to style if there was that herbal/earthiness to it. BeerRenter76 (1013) - Texas, USA - SEP 13, 2016
I got this out of the craft collection case, Irish red pours a decent looking reddish body, with ample carbonation but a thin head. Aroma was a little disappointing with hardly anything showing up excpet very faint hints of malts. Flavor was a little better with the caramel malts appearing, it had a nice finish with a good aftertaste. Overall it was fairly decent. Originally rated on 11/28/08. generallee08 (772) - New York, USA - JUN 20, 2014
The body has a deep reddish or crimson amber color with good clarity. Its head is tall, light and foamy with a light tan, almost peachy color. The head slowly fizzles down to a very thin covering and makes just a little bit of slick patchy lacing. The aroma has a very sweet and malty character with a hint of doughy yeast and a touch of spicy hops. There is a big malty sweetness with notes of caramel and sweet bread. There are also some buttery notes mixed in there as well. Hop flavor is light and has a light spicy, leafy and mineral-like presence. The hop flavor is picked up more in the finish with a light bitterness fading off the tongue. The texture is light and easy drinking with a medium body and average carbonation. jmagnus87 (2912) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - MAR 23, 2013
From notes. Caramel abd light grains. Pretty watery. Bad example of the style, but easily poundable.
NeoHippie2 (1074) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - SEP 3, 2012
UPDATED: NOV 30, 2012 Not bad but definitely one of the weakest reds I’ve had. It just feels watery. But for AB, hey this is a masterpiece. Copper pour with a white head. Malty nose with a mildly malty palate but none of the caramel or toasty notes a good red should have. djd07 (14469) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUL 18, 2012
Bottle. Pours a cloudy brown with medium beige head leaving spotty lacing. The aroma is caramel and raisin. Thin moithfeel with a bitter malt and toast with watery finish. Not much going on with this one. edgallow (4211) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - MAR 12, 2012
12 oz bottle pours red with a white head. Aroma of roasted malts and yeast. Taste is the yeast, malts and a bit of bitter hops. jcweaver (768) - VA Beach, Virginia, USA - OCT 24, 2011
Bottle. Pours red to copper with a large, white head. Aroma of caramel and toasted malts and bread. Taste is sweet, bready and lacks bitterness. Metallic finish.
seymour (2045) - Maplewood, Missouri, USA - OCT 12, 2011
Tasted bottle from mix-pack into standard pint glass. Pours a clear, reddish-amber color with vigorous off-white head. Roasty, bready, very subtle hops aroma. Some malt-sweetness, smooth hops bitterness, flavors of caramel, toffee, roasted barley. Mildly fruity, dry aftertaste. An alright interpretation of Irish Ale, albeit a bit watery, metallic, and oxidized.