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RATINGS: 131   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.73/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 171   ABV: 5.7%
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The Irish Red Ale is an all-malt ale brewed with toasted caramel malt to naturally produce its signature red color. Its fruity nose and initial malt sweetness is a classic interpretation of the style.

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2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
wxman (1756) - OFallon, Illinois, USA - DEC 6, 2008
Pours a dark ruby color with a full light tan head. Toasted malt aroma along with some breadiness. Dry crisp taste not sweet at all. Flavor of the malt dominates somewhat buttery along with toasted bread characteristics. Not really my idea of an Irish Ale but an enjoyable brew nonetheless.

2.6
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
drpimento (3227) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 1, 2008
Interesting, sort of. This is way better than their Marzen. Poured with some head and lace. Nice red color. Malt and again some circus peanuts in the aroma. Lots of toasty malt in the flavor with a bit of sweetness to balance. Has an unusual character of "old beer" though. Body is full. Might or might not order another.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
twindadplus2 (683) - Wisconsin, USA - NOV 30, 2008
Dark red color with a pretty good sized head. A lot of malt and dark sugar in the aroma. Flavor is very sweet caramel malt with a light herbal bitterness in the finish. It’s nice to see the Macros brewing something with flavor in it but this just isn’t my favorite. It’s way too sweet and not bitter enough for an ale.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
tgncc (3107) - Bellmore, New York, USA - NOV 29, 2008
Any macrobrewery which attempts to to create craft beer get begruging respect from me, as if atoning for their sisn of forcing completely bland beer on the American public. Nice dark red ruby color. Small but persistent white head. The aroma is entirely mlats, wih notes of caramel and bread. Very pleasant. The flavor is true to the style: all malt, some sweetness resembling caramel, toffee. The finish had a nice bittering from the modest amount of hops present. Realy not bad at all.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
kidmartinek (4758) - austin, Texas, USA - NOV 28, 2008
A brilliant dark red color. Nice 1.5 inch tan head with pink tint. molases and sugar malt aroma. Taste is pleasing, all malt , a little malty sweetness. Body is medium/thick. Finish is a tiny bit nutty.

2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
SODAK14 (357) - Rapid City, South Dakota, USA - NOV 28, 2008
A darker red than most with a nice head. Really did not like bitter finish. Not a red I would recommend or buy again.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Derek881 (1255) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 28, 2008
Poured into a tall glass from the bottle to drink. A toasty caramel malt and barely aroma was most present, with a weaker grainy hops mix. The beer was a semi-clear, rusted-copper color with a big foamy tan head that had good retention and cling. The taste was sweet and malty with a bittering effect too. A thinner, watery beer with lower carbonation and a mild feel on the palate.

2.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
beezz86 (68) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - NOV 21, 2008
Bottle. Poured a clear red color with a very nice (2 1/2 finger) head. Aroma of caramel and toasted malts. Beer had a medium body, somewhat creamy texture, average carbonation, and a dry finish. The flavor was the same as the smell, just not as good. Overall, I just am not a fan of red beers and this one did nothing to improve my thoughts.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
T2Tool (352) - Murfreesboro, Tennessee, USA - NOV 21, 2008
Bought as part of the mix pack. Poured from the 12-oz bottle a deep red color with a nice fluffy white head. The smell was of slightly toasted malt. Taste of caramel and toasted malt, with some sweetness in the finish.

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
WakeandBake (549) - Greenville, Michigan, USA - NOV 20, 2008
Bottle.This came in a sample 12 pack Wow a serious dark amber pour,with an offwhite head. A hearty malt aroma with some floral hop notes.Spicy malty flavor with a dry hop finish,pretty straight forward beer with a good mouthfeel and medium body.A good drinker,and solid offering for the price. Reviewed on: 11-09-2008 16:27:54


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