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RATINGS: 1033   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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3.4
jason (1836) - Easton, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 6, 2008
Bottle. Poured a deep red body with thin head. Aroma is caramel, malt. Flavor has a sweet malty taste with caramel and light hops. Smooth, easy to drink and a nice mouthfeel.

3.3
junon (430) - Honolulu, Hawaii, USA - MAR 6, 2008
Wow. Havent had a beer that looked like this in a while. Very nice. Aroma was some what lacking though. Im tasting this pleasant nutty aftertaste. Its working. Good release from Sam Adams.

3.2
bigrond (1499) - factoryville, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 5, 2008
I liked this beer. It was very malty and a little dry. It’s color was a deep rich red/brown. I will enjoy this beer on the upcoming holiday.

3.7
SoBloHero (56) - Buffalo, New York, USA - MAR 5, 2008
Pours a nice dark red color, as the name implies. A full taste, moderately think in flavor. A pleasant surprise from a beer I wasn’t expecting too much from.

2.8
Gregis (1291) - Stilwell, Kansas, USA - MAR 5, 2008
Pours a clear reddish-orange with a frothy ecru head that leaves behind a decent web of lace. The nose is of pale and caramel malts with supporting notes of burnt sugar and lightly earthy/herbal hops. Light to medium-bodied and soft, almost creamy, with a dry and lightly bitter finish. Burnt sugar, caramel and pale malt with a fairly clean finish. It’s a decent Irish red, but it’s a bit too sweet for my tastes Overall, this one doesn’t do a lot for me.

3.6
BigMilly8 (389) - Wesley Chapel, Florida, USA - MAR 3, 2008
From bottle : Pours a clear dark red color, with a very impressive finger and a half of white foamy head, with very good retention, and sticky lacing. Nose is caramel malts, dark fruits, nuts, and some faint hops, very sweet. Sweet flavor with caramel malt notes and dark fruits. A sweet bitter ending, with a pretty pleasent aftertaste. Medium bodied with a stinging palate. Pretty good though.

2.8
nick76 (4402) - Tampa, Florida, USA - MAR 3, 2008
The aroma is sweet with malt, caramel, and grassy hops. The appearance is red/amber with a nice big head. The flavor is sweet with toffee notes and an astringent bitter finish. The palate is average. Overall it’s pretty good.

3.2
rugbydude05 (478) - Bridgewater, NJ, New Jersey, USA - MAR 3, 2008
12 oz bottle, pours a dark red, almost rusty color with moderate head. Aroma wasnt as much as I expected but still carries the sweet caramel aroma that gets sweeter as the drink wears on. Taste is plentiful and rather generic; somewhat bitter but also sweet. Palate is average. Overall decent Irish ale and definitely beats Killian’s.

3.3
iride15 (238) - Rockledge, Florida, Florida, USA - MAR 3, 2008
It’s a good Irish ale, but it lacks in comparison to other imports. great appearance and aroma to it, but the taste is missing something the imports get right.

3.5
gws57 (1276) - Saint Charles, Illinois, USA - MAR 3, 2008
Found this one bottled at Top Shelf in South Elgin, Illinois. Clear, dark reddish-brown pour with a thick, tan head. Sweet, caramelly, nutty and chocolate malty nose. Sweet and malty early, caramel, butterscotch drifts into a nice bitter smokiness. Muted finish, and very quaffable.


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