JFGrind (2047) - Glenside, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 7, 2009
This was my favorite Michelob out of the ’Craft pack’ I purchased. Crisp medium bodied Irish Ale with roasted caramel malts and even a bit of a bite. It’s beers like this that remind me A-B is capable of making decent beers. jjuf1853 (1302) - Land O Lakes, Florida, USA - JAN 7, 2009
Bottle from Michelob craft beer variety 12 pack. Pours a clear, dark, reddish amber color with a beige head. Caramel malt aroma. Sweet/bitter flavor of roasted malts with a slightly dry aftertaste. johnnyoski (445) - Macomb, Michigan, USA - DEC 29, 2008
12oz bottle from Michelob Craft Collection 12 pack. Pours dark amber red with a small tan head that quickly disappears. Not much on the nose, just a faint aroma of sweet toasted malt. Initial taste is sweet with hints of caramel and sweet fruit. Finishes dry but smooth. Mouthfeel lives up to the label, very malty carbonation but a little watery. Not bad. If they made this available in sixers I would pick one up from time to time. halstokes (18) - Georgia, USA - DEC 28, 2008
Coming from Michelob this was not a bad beer. I think Coors does a better job with their Irish Red (Killians), but this is a drinkable beer. The flavor is good, there just is not enought of it. llcooldave (1217) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - DEC 27, 2008
I did not expect too much from this offering from Michelob but I was pleasantly surprised. Dark hazy amber brown in appearance, with a nice yeasty bready aroma with a nuttyness added in. Flavor was a clean roasted malt with a slight herbal hoppy aftertaste that lingers. Overall this is a nice sipping brew for the winter.
LinusStick (3462) - Moon Twp, suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 23, 2008
Not too bad. Aroma was roasted malt and caramel, but a little weak. Pour was a nice deep brown with a one finger off white head. Taste was very thin. Bitter roasted malt dominates, with some caramel coming in and out. The taste disappears after the swallow. Little carbonation. With more flavor and some carbonation this couldve been in the 3s bubbleflubber (2227) - Swannanoa, North Carolina, USA - DEC 17, 2008
Very nice pour, deep amber into the glass with a nice eggshell-tan head that leaves trace lace. Light caramel malt to the nose. The flavor is somewhat doughy, with a hint of toasted caramel malt. The finish is subdued and lackluster. The mouthfeel is a little watery and lacking of complexity. Just a very mediocre Irish Red, unfortunately. rampmaster (642) - Alden, New York, USA - DEC 14, 2008
Presentation: It was poured from a brown 12oz bottle into a pint glass.
Appearance: 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.
Smell: The aroma has a very sweet and malty character with a hint of doughy yeast and a touch of spicy hops.
Taste/Mouth feel: 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.
Notes: Overall I would say that this is a solid beer with good drinkability.
arventresca (567) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - DEC 13, 2008
Bottle. Reddish with white head. Creamy beer. Smelll of fruit and malt. Once again not bad, but nothing spectacular. It was smooth I will say. heemer77 (5358) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - DEC 13, 2008
A medium khaki head tops a beautiful deep red mahogany. The aroma is rich deep caramel with some fresh cut wood. There is also a little bit of leather. The taste has some dry woodiness with a little bit of burning trash. There is also some weird bitter pear seed taste. A strange brew, that is drinkable, but not worth seeking out.