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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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kyzr (1459) - 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
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beerdedone (3372) - 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
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BOLTZ7555 (3022) - 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
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
hotstuff (5078) - 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 Ill have it again.

3.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
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
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
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
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
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 Killians. This brew has more of a tart taste compared to the Killians. The Kent Goldings adds a bittering taste for a aftertaste that quickly disappears. Its a good balanced brew, but the true quality of the taste isnt exceptional.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
EithCubes (5772) - New Jersey, USA - MAR 22, 2008
UPDATED: JAN 7, 2017 Bottle. Sweet malty aroma, caramel and light sweaty earth. Touch of cherry, though that may be imagined. Deep, dark, still-clear ruby red with a nice, rocky beige head. Taste is caramel malt and a dark, earthy ring, with lots of pretzel dough and a drying finish. Again, that cherry note. Consistently crisp medium body, starts a bit too sweet (not cloying) and never fully recovers. Touch of grainy nuttiness, with lesser floral hops. No strong trace of alcohol. Aftertaste isnt exactly earthy, more like dirty. Certainly gets its due, I could drink several pints, but wouldnt be overly excited - something is not meshing well here. [2008.03.22: 3.2]

Always seem to have a few of this one from a random sampler pack and then immediately forget what they taste like. Nose a touch nutty and too sweet, some light caramel and bit of a sourish cola/toast, but with some minor Doppelbock-like malt depth (plummy, cherry, red berry). Beautiful bright blood red pour in a clear body with a tawny base and large and fizzy foamy tan head -- not a great overall packaging but the vibrancy of that color is intense! Semi-sweet or semi-dry, little rubbery caramel with low-medium and smooth bitterness; touches of green and citrus from the hops, which are of pretty high quality and subtly deployed. The toasty-roasty undertones to the caramel really make this beer for me, seem rough and a little slapdash, but those can be virtues sometimes, right? Medium-full body with a little Sammy house character, but not overdone, and mouth has a slight waxy coating afterward. Its a fine drinker, just hard to recommend beyond a single. [2017.01.07: 3.2]

2.2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
garretjax (103) - Colorado, USA - MAR 22, 2008
Cherry red color with a quickly fading, off white head. Bready malt, yeast aroma, a possible touch of toffee. Full body and a bit high in the carbonation. Mainly all malt flavor, but some carmel shows through. Brisk uneventfull finish.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jb (3156) - Rochester, New York, USA - MAR 21, 2008
A nice workable beer for St. Paddys week. Theyve got the look right, malty red with a tan-tinged head. More malt and some honey in the nose with fresh baked biscuits. Creamy palate has some butterscotch, is a bit syrupy with a dry finish.


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