Strykzone (7311) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - MAR 10, 2009
A very red pour, perhaps too red. It almost looks like cranberry juice. No head at all but some active carbonation. Nose is sweet malt with some unmalted barley. Flavor is malt, rye, toffee, and fruit. It is much drier than expected. It is a pretty nice beer and I would never pick it as a Michelob at a blind tasting. MIchelob might become the next Sam Adams. shigadeyo (3730) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 4, 2009
unclemike (3115) - Ft. Riley, Kansas, USA - MAR 3, 2009
3/04/2009: My impression of Michelob Irish Red is that it pretty much looks (really well-done on the appearance!), smells, and tastes like an Irish-style Red Ale. I like the chewy bit of caramelized malt in the flavor as well as the slight hop bite in the finish. I think Michelob did a good job of creating a beer that represents the general style nicely.
12 fl. oz. bottle from Bigg’s Hypermarket in Harrison, Ohio. Rating #62 for this beer.
(bottle. Aroma is sweet, of cream, sugar, and malt. Flavor features malt, candy sugar, toffee, and a strange skunkiness. Not terrible, but definitely on par with my (low) expectations fromred2green (187) - , Ohio, USA - MAR 3, 2009
Bottle. Pours a dark amber with an off white head. Aroma is very malty. Flavor is malty as well, and would be excellent if it werent for the metallic aftertaste. Overall, though, second only to the porter in the michelob craft collection. fidelis83 (2403) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - FEB 24, 2009
Pours a nice bright red with amber at the edges and a 2 finger fizzy yellowish head that actually has decent retention. Aroma is toast, caramel, some slight fruity notes, there are some sour notes that seem less than appealing. Flavor is caramel, cereal grain, some plant hops. Finish is slightly bitter with planty hops and a hint of wood. Palate is medium-thin, stickier than it should be and pretty over carbonated. The Hop Hound I just had got my hopes up a little for this one but its has too many strange flavors and scents.
BeerBaron617 (358) - Royal Oak, Michigan, USA - FEB 24, 2009
This is another surprise AB product that I might actually buy again. I got this as part of the craft series multipack, and this along with the porter and the pale ale were all decent brews. This pours a Killians red, with a 2 finger head. The aroma is slightly sweet along with the flavor. There is a slight hoppiness on the finish. If I were short on cash, this is definitely something I would get again.Cheers! lithy (2996) - Capital of Appalachia, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 23, 2009
Pour is a dark ruby red with a thin quick light tan head. Dry malt, tin, and caramel aroma. Taste is slightly sweet, some fruitiness and caramel. astrofrk (341) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 21, 2009
Ruby-red. Medium head. Aroma: Malts, caramel, wood. Flavor: Same with roasted character. Woody, dry finish. kseecs16 (1216) - Naperville, Illinois, USA - FEB 20, 2009
Bottle. Pours a clear dark red/brown. Thin off-white head clings to the edge the glass, leaves no lasting lacing. Quite sweet smelling, a bit sugary. Slighly tinny mettalic flavor, somewhat cloying with a bitter finish. Medium, a bit foamy feeling. Bleh. Shag (2987) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - FEB 19, 2009
This poured an amber color with a quickly dimishing beige head. The aroma is fairly nice with some caramel, toffee, and buscuit notes. The flavor is rather bland with some buscuit and caramel being the primary flavors. The palate is quite watery. Overall might be a little better than Killians and it is cheaper. But not something to go out of your way for either. Average