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RATINGS: 1052   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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3.5
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
fluffy (2472) - 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
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.

3.2
kyzr (1542) - Montana, USA - MAR 25, 2008
Thick red amber pour with creamy small off-white heat. Very malty nose with hints of caramel. Flavor is rather malty with touch of caramel on the back. Medium body with dry malty finish.

3.3
Beerdedone (3401) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 25, 2008
Bottle. Pours amber in color with a nice fluffy beigh head. Aroma of toasted malts, light caramel, and some faint hops. Flavor is a bready caramel maltiness with hints of brown sugar and some toffee notes. Medium body with a dry and light bitter finish.

2.9
BOLTZ7555 (3027) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - MAR 24, 2008
So if you are looking to slowly persuade someone away from the world of macros, this is a baby step. Slightly more colorful and flavorful, but not so over-the-top (and that I mean AMAZING) as to scare them away. Golden tangerine (no red here) with cotton head. Aroma is a subtle caramel/toffee. The flavor is traditional malty sweetness. Average.

2.9
hotstuff (5158) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - MAR 24, 2008
Bottle. Small fizzy vanilla hued head, splotchy lacing, carbonation observed, transparent, and an amber hue. Nose was malty, caramel and lightly hoppy.Flavor was malty and caramel.Tingly mouthfeel and medium in body.Quaffable, nothing special was noted about this beer as it is a simple, easy drinking beer.50-50 if I’ll have it again.

3.7
jrmac (335) - South Carolina, USA - MAR 23, 2008
this beer is a Killians killler. So balanced between the hops, malt and dare I say caramel. Seriously a good beer for anytime.

3
badnewsbeers (2312) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAR 23, 2008
red body with small head..aroma of light caramel, earthy hops..flavor is similar with a heavier emphasis on florals..very earthy and basic

2.8
Unique69crazy (120) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - MAR 23, 2008
Nice caramel aroma. Pours a red color with a small golden head. I noticed this to taste very similar to a Killian’s. This brew has more of a tart taste compared to the Killian’s. The Kent Goldings adds a bittering taste for a aftertaste that quickly disappears. It’s a good balanced brew, but the true quality of the taste isn’t exceptional.


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