Thorpe429 (5035) - , Illinois, USA - FEB 16, 2011
Reviewed from notes.
Pours a moderate colored caramel color with hues of red. Off white head. Nose brings some slightly sweet bready notes along with hints of caramel. Taste brings a bit more caramel but doesn’t blend all that well. Moderate body. Drinks fairly well and is a decent enough offering.
Serving type: on-tap
Reviewed on: 10-08-2010 wlajwl (6816) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - FEB 1, 2011
UPDATED: JUN 24, 2011 Grainy and slightly caramel in flavor, not a very good irish red but watery enough to be easy to drink. Heathen (1500) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - NOV 5, 2010
THOUGHTS: Had this one way back on St. Patrick’s Day, but I am super behind in entering my ratings after getting married and moving to another state. When I picked this beer up, I wasn’t expecting too much from it, but I did have some hopes since the Michelob line has some decent beers. It was a decent beer, but a little bland. Not bad for a macro, though. It got even a little bit nicer as it warmed. Decent flavor, but the aroma was a little off-putting.
TECHNICAL: Bottle. Poured a clear, medium to dark, reddish amber with a large to huge, foamy, off-white head that slowly diminished, but kept a nice sheet and left good lacing. The aroma was light to moderate grain, roasted malt, nutty malt and caramel; light to almost moderate, grassy hops; vegetable, ever so slight hint of vinegar, hints of tobacco, hints of cherry and slight candy. The initial flavor was light to moderately sweet, slightly acidic and slightly acetic; while the finish was sweet, light to moderately bitter, slightly acidic and lightly sour with an average duration. There was caramel malt, toasted and nutty malts, tart cherries, a little burnt malt, light to moderate hops and some grain. The light to medium body was sort of oily and slightly syrupy and then dry with lightly fizzy carbonation and a dry and ever so slightly metallic finish. sbanach (222) - Alabama, USA - OCT 26, 2010
This one smells toffee, sweet. Color is ruby red, clear. Taste is sweet, toasted malts, little hops. Tastes like a george killian. Little head disappears to nothing. Low carbonation. Brew was found leftover from St. Partrick’s day celebration 16 months later. Good for a macrobrew, but nothing special... SudsMcDuff (8429) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - AUG 14, 2010
You’re in league with that moronic woman. You are part of a league of morons. ..Light maple and expired molasses .. awesome lacing! .. . light mouth, and muddled, its a bit wacky really .. . ehh, its really just made for the struggle and grunts ...
mothman (120) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUL 16, 2010
Poured from a 12oz bottle into Sam Adams Sensory glass.
Pours a dark amber color with a small head, that thins out quickly. A little lacing observed.
Smell is of roasted and carmel malts. Taste is quite similiar, but now the malts almost seem burnt.
Mouthfeel isn’t too impressive. Not to smooth of a beer and leaves a dry feeling in your mouth.
Overall, it is a decent beer, nothing I would go and buy again. But the sampler was a decent buy so I’d recommend the sample pack.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 11-11-2008 06:59:45 amarcero (24) - , Vermont, USA - JUN 21, 2010
Drinkable. That’s about it. I’d seriously rather have a Bud Light because at least Bud Light is not trying to be something it’s not -- a good beer. Bud Light knows its not amazing, but Michelob can’t seem to shake the fact that they make awful beer. mybrainhurts (397) - North Dakota, USA - JUN 7, 2010
Earthy, toasted biscut aroma. Roasted malts, grains, and caramel flavors. Not much depth but it is quite easy to drink. It’s ok.... didn’t disgust me, thats a bonus. Leighton (21299) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 3, 2010
Bottle. Pours an enticing, clear russet with a small, white head. Nose is mostly caramel malts with some hints of fruit. Flavor is dominated by a sweet character throughout, with many notes of caramel, as well as some fruit, spice, and plenty of bread and biscuit. Light to medium in body, a little syrupy, a little sticky. Not too shabby overall, but I wouldn’t want to drink very many of these beers. Tricountybeer (167) - Dillsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 15, 2010
Bottle. Reddish with white head. Creamy beer. Smell of fruit and malt. Once again not bad, but nothing spectacular. Ismooth