Aurelius (5294) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - DEC 12, 2008
Cold, it has a boggy smell with some dark malts. Good embossed bottle, solid label, foggy mahogany colored with a thin off-white head. Overall, this has a good balance. Not intensely sweet, especially cold. I would have just guessed that this was an American Red, but the line is blurry. Think that there are some of the standard German Bud hops in there. Woody bittering lingers for quite a while. Overall, the finish was a little too acidic. Medium body. This is a solid brew. Publix supermarket, part of the craft brew mix-pack. junon (430) - Honolulu, Hawaii, USA - DEC 8, 2008
Nice. Surprised the hell out of me with this one, Michelob. Pours real dark and more brown than red Id say. Nose is fairly light but noticeable caramel and woody aromas. Taste is just the right amount of sweet and dry. Creamy mouth feel that really put it over well with me. wxman (1814) - O’Fallon, 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. drpimento (3572) - 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. twindadplus2 (709) - 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.
tgncc (3129) - 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. kidmartinek (4999) - 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. SODAK14 (376) - 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. Derek881 (1272) - 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. 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.