Formerly brewed at Palisade Brewery
Style: Irish Ale
Palisade, Colorado USA
Serve in English pint


on tap


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RATINGS: 21   MEAN: 2.9/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.86/5   SEASONAL: Spring   ABV: -
This Irish Ale is specially brewed by caramelizing the sweet wort in the kettle to develop a sweet malty character in the finished beer. Combined with a low hopping rate, Farmers Friend makes a smooth and gratifying beer.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Beaver (1763) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAR 20, 2010
12 oz bottle. Pours a clear dark reddish brown with a large creamy off-white head that retains well and laces the glass some.

The aroma is sweet caramel and toffee malts and grains.

The flavor is some light sweet caramel and toffee malts, nuts and grains and a little fruit. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with lots of sharp carbonation.

Overall, its an OK but rather subdued malt forward beer - not too interesting.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
phishpond417 (2088) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 7, 2009
Whats with all these irish beers? Any way, this one is pretty nice. A cloudy reddish amber, nutty, caramel and soft hoppy notes. Subtle sweetness with some rich malt character. Very fruit forward, this beer is. All the way through.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ratman197 (14380) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - OCT 24, 2009
Bottle poured a clear reddish amber with a lasting amber head. Aromas of carmel, fruittiness and light earthiness. Palate was medium bodied and crisp with a smooth finish. Flavors of fruittiness, carmel and light earthiness with a smooth lingering fruity finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
nuplastikk (6106) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 17, 2009
12oz bottle. Deep hazy amber-brown color, minimal off-white head. Mellow dark amber malt aroma. The taste is malt centered, with a decent crisp hoppiness that evens it out. Very well done, thick, malty, with quite a smooth body. Not overwhelmingly ambery nor one-dimensional. The hops and specialty malts really play off each other well, great balance. Smooth and mild caramel notes in the aftertaste. Nothing extreme about it, but a well done beer nonetheless, underrated.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
yemenmocha (659) - Glendale, Arizona, USA - AUG 15, 2009
Mohagany in color. Thin white head doesnt last long. Malty overall in the nose with a tea bag note in the background. Not especially impressive. On the palate its all malty sweetness with a toasted bread or cracker taste that fights with the bitterness of the hops. Rather full bodied and somewhat drinkable. Worth a try but not a beer I will seek out again.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 10/20
jb43 (1650) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - JUN 5, 2009
(bottle). Pours a dark amber/red color. Good clarity. Small tan head. Malt aroma with light sweetness. Light sweet malt flavor. Very astringent. Avg duration. Spare lacing. Slick texture. Moderate carbonation. Astringent presence overpowers all other characteristics of the beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
waolsen (1376) - Littleton, Colorado, USA - FEB 18, 2009
bottle. red/brown pour. fruity aroma, sweet malts, light yeast and spice. light body, sweet malts, light fruit, metallic.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 8/20
esjaygee (3904) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 13, 2009
Lifeless orange-amber-red with next to no head. Aroma of caramel, nuts, molasses and sweet malt. Taste of holy freakin astringent water with some sweeter malts mixed in. Mild bitter finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dwyerpg (5951) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - NOV 28, 2008
A clean almost soapy aroma. Dark red. This is simple mostly. Not real malty, smooth and drinkable.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
drjay44 (3622) - Salida, Colorado, USA - NOV 28, 2008
Pours a thick creamy head over a slightly cloudy lovely amber body.....nose of malts with some floral hop.....taste profile very interesting with minimal early hop, roasty nutty maltiness swing in, and late hops increase...light mouthfeel. 11/16/2008

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