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RATINGS: 131   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.73/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 171   ABV: 5.7%
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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   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
pistolpete (203) - USA - MAY 20, 2009
12 oz bottle... i am really getting tired of michelob and these knock off styles... it seems this is only average as all of their beers have been...metallic and a little off.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
hopscotch (10917) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - MAY 16, 2009
Bottle... Clear copper ale with a large, fluffy, off-white head. Excellent retention. Toasty, soapy, bready aroma. Light to medium-bodied with moderate carbonation. Too sweet up front and what little bitterness is provided tastes metallic. Finishes up as a sticky, sweet mess.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Narnad (1521) - Crystal Lake, Illinois, USA - MAY 7, 2009
Pours a red-brown color with a thick dense cream head. Aroma is a light caramel sweetness with a lot of bread malt and a stale hops notes at the ends. Flavor is slightly caramel, light bread, light citrus hops note in the background and a kinda bland cardboard ending. Overall the flavor is a bit bland for a red and has some distinct macro metallic-ness to it.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Panzuriel (2076) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - MAY 2, 2009
Nice red brown color with a persistent head of beige foam. Decent carmelly nose. Taste is slightly malty with just a little caramel. Body is thin, aftertaste is weak bitters. reminds me of killians, but a little less bitter maybe

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
blipp (8622) - La Mesa, California, USA - APR 29, 2009
Bottle. Pours red with a beige head. Sweet malty aroma, light toasty, and a little bit of berry like fruit. The flavor brings sweet caramel malt, light fruits and a dry finish. Surprisingly decent.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
halfonit (1341) - Fall River, Massachusetts, USA - APR 24, 2009
Nice brown color to this one. Smells mostly of weak malts. Has kind of an aluminum taste to this. I wouldnt mind so much if it were in a can but this is in a bottle. Leaves a bitter aftertaste making me realize that this is a first and last for me.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Headbanger (3945) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - APR 15, 2009
12oz bottle 4/15/09 (Woodmans-Green Bay)-Pours a ruby red with a small tan head that dissipates into a small covering. Aroma of malt caramel, and sweetness. Taste of sweetness, caramel, malt, and bready. This light to medium bodied brew is not bad.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
hayduke (5062) - Eureka, California, USA - APR 15, 2009
The poured from the 12 oz bottle a copper color with small tan head without much lacing. Nose of caramel malts and some light ripe fruit notes. Medium mouthfeel. Flavor is malty, and the finish is a little dry. I tend to have very low expectations from Michelpb so this was as pleasant surprise. A quite decent beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Gypsy19 (726) - California, USA - APR 14, 2009
Pours a ruby amber with a small, fluffy head. Aroma is of banana and caramel. Better than expected aroma. Flavor is initially metalllic, but then appear small honey, caramel, and generic malt flavors.. The flavor is actually okay on this one. Not great, but decent, and pretty bold for it being an AB brew. Mouthfeel is decent, medium with high carbonation. Drinkable. Not memorable, but not too shabby either. I hope that a big company like AB can continue its slow progression into craft beer, though it isnt quite there just yet. Overall, good minus.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Hangover (1126) - Atlanta, Alabama, USA - APR 14, 2009
Impressive reddish-copper pour with a thin tan head. Malty aroma with some caramel and dough/bisquit. Medium-bodied. Slightly toasty flavor with a bit of sweetness. Some metallic notes on the back-end. Its decent but its just too tame to really get much of a rating.

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