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RATINGS: 1050   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.14/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
This rich and malty ale originated in Ireland in 1710. It has a deep red color and distinctive caramel flavor from its Pale and Caramel malts. The malt sweetness is balanced by the earthy notes of East Kent Goldings hops. Cheers!

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3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
donteatpoop (127) - Youngstown, Ohio, USA - MAR 30, 2008
A beautiful ruby red with a nice adequate tan head that laced nicely and clung to the sides of the glass throughout. Had a bready/malty scent to it that was somewhat appealing, but not anything extraordinary. Nice flavor, the malts are very evident in the taste. It was also a bit bitter, but not so much so that it disrupts the quality of the beer. Very rich and creamy in the mouth with a slightly bitter aftertaste. Went down smooth. Upon first swallow I wasnt sure how into the beer I was going to be, but half way through the glass I found it to be very satisfying. I bought this in a six pack at a Giant Eagle, thankfully not in a variety pack like someone else had mentioned. Serving type: bottle

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ShawnMalloy (130) - Auburn, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 30, 2008
Pours amber. Good carbonation. Medium hopped. Medium malted. Touch of sweetness.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
tomciccateri (1034) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - MAR 30, 2008
12 ounce bottle. Clear deep amber color with slight bubbles but no head. Malty aroma. Medium body, moderate carbonation, dry malty flavor and dry finish.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
demitriustown (1188) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - MAR 28, 2008
12 oz bottle: A nice caramel malt up front in the aroma with definite grassy hop characteristics intermingled with a sweetness that is pleasing. Pours a clear amber color with a medium long lasting off white head. Taste is got a definite herbal hop characteristic, malt is on the back end. An interesting brew, i am kind of torn with this one. Its nice and interesting but the aftertaste is watery. Overall, I think its alright, interesting indeed, and rather strange on my palate right now to give it anything but an average rating.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
newbrewguy (145) - Mechanicsville, Maryland, USA - MAR 28, 2008
Bottle - Pours a nice amber/red color with a full head and some slight lacing. Sweet fruity and malty aroma. Kind of a thin sweet flavor with a slight hint of bitterness. I really liked this one, and definitely will pick this up again.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Palidor19 (3180) - Brandon, Florida, USA - MAR 27, 2008
robust and full of flavor. high on the malt with a slight toasty/earthy flavor. not much hops but the rest stands above

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
RichJ7 (1175) - Cullman, Alabama, USA - MAR 26, 2008
I hate to say this as Sam Adams brews some fine beers, but this was mediocre at best. Far too much like Killians, in my opinion. if treated to both in a blind taste taste, I wouldve been screwed. Definitely lacking. A slight cut above your run-of-the-mill macro.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
afterglow (1047) - Florida, USA - MAR 26, 2008
Bottle. Pours a clear amber with a one finger mostly lasting tan head that leaves good lacing. Aroma of sweet malt, caramel, and a hint of sweet fruit. Taste is the same as aroma. Medium mouthfeel with a mild amount of bitterness and a slightly tart finish. Very good.

3.3
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fluffy (2466) - St Petersburg, Florida, USA - MAR 25, 2008
not really a fan of some of Sam Adams beers. so are good, some are bad(cant stand the Boston Lager, i hate to admit). got the Irish Red in a variety pack, and dammit, its pretty darn good and re-drinkable. pours ruby red with not much head. smell of tart and some malt within the off yellow head. taste is bright and sharp, no real bitterness, taste is typical of reds with a good balance of maltiness and a little floral. really very nice and easy to drink, though no real aftertaste to speak of. all in all one of their better beers.

3.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
pik5el (53) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - MAR 25, 2008
my first irish ale: deep mahogany color with a sturdy cream head, and good lacing. smells of dried fruits and caramel malt. taste is a bit hoppier than expected, and the caramel tones come through nicely. nice full mouthfeel that leaves a pleasantness on the tounge. not too bad.


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