arminjewell (9727) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - FEB 13, 2016 fsquirrel29 (91) - Michigan, USA - MAY 18, 2012
2.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 6/20
UPDATED: JUL 6, 2012 I have to say this is NOT my style of beer. I found this beer to be way too sweet and fruity for me. I’m not a hops fan and this beer says it has "light hops". So I either really hate hops, or they use more of them than the review says. But to be perfectly fair to this beer, a friend bought a 6 pack. Gave 1 to me, drank 3 himself (with the same review as mine) and gave the remaining 2 to a co-worker that likes hoppy beers and the co-worker REALLY liked this beer.
Pour on tap at HopCat, clear dark orange-red pour with white head, aroma brought caramel, toffee, bread, toast, hints of slight dark fruit, red fruits as well. Taste was a mix of caramel, bread, toast, hints of cherry, slight spice, hints of dark fruit, finishing sweet, dry. katrinaez (2355) - norristown, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 21, 2015
Low taste. Barley is noted and slight malty notes, but the hops are missing. More ale than fulfilling a red standards. The color is nice, deep in coloring. Aroma is done well. Tap bigtaster (1038) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAR 18, 2015
From a bottle. Deep red brown opaque with 1.5 finger cream head. Aromas of caramel, yeast, cherry. Medium body, creamy carbonation, quick watery finish, medium bitterness in the finish, moderate sweetness throughout. More caramel on the finish with a bit of salty earthiness. Overall well done, just not the style and flavors that I like. AcctError309270 (106) - Michigan, USA - MAR 6, 2015
Bottle. Deep amber red with very thin beige head. Aroma is dark fruits and caramel. Very sweet up front with a little hoppy bitterness. Medium body with light carbonation. With such a pleasant aroma, I expected more complex flavors. boozedude (2229) - Des Moines, Iowa, USA - MAR 1, 2015
boober shared with lamont josh and dude at the dub-sak!.. malty caramel, light coffe, other stuff I cant ppint poit, not bad,
Nephilium (1821) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - DEC 24, 2014
Sweet malt aroma, with hints of caramel and toffee. Pours a clear reddish-amber with a full off-white head. This is far on the sweet side of the scale for the style, with a lot of malt characteristics coming through, caramel, dark fruit, and toffee. Very little to no bitterness, almost tastes more like a scotch ale. Not really to my tastes, if you like sweeter beers, you’ll probably like this more. lukedarock (246) - Howell, Michigan, USA - DEC 5, 2014
I don’t really know what to think it’s a sweet beer with good feel but lacks alot of flavor to me not alot goin on here paintedmaple (671) - People’s Republic of Bloomington, Indiana, USA - NOV 22, 2014
12oz bottle...not my favor style, however this Amber deliveries a rich and complex maltiness with a bit of hops for balance. Very good. fattybladdy (830) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - NOV 17, 2014
Reddish brown appearance, pretty nice toasty aroma with some red fruit. Taste is toasted bread, caramel and dark fruits. Pretty decent. superspak (6212) - Waterford, Michigan, USA - NOV 3, 2014
12 ounce bottle into pint glass, bottled on 9/26/2014. Pours moderately hazy deep red/copper color with a 1 finger dense khaki head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Light spotty soapy lacing clings down the glass, with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of caramel, toast, toffee, biscuit, light nuttiness, raisin, plum, fig, apple, light chocolate, herbal, grass, and yeast/toasted earthiness. Very nice aromas with good balance and complexity of dark/bready malt, fruity yeast ester, and light earthy hop notes; with good strength. Taste of caramel, toast, toffee, biscuit, nuttiness, raisin, plum, fig, apple, light chocolate, herbal, grass, and yeast/toasted earthiness. Slight earthy bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of caramel, toast, toffee, biscuit, light nuttiness, raisin, plum, fig, apple, light chocolate, herbal, grass, and yeast/toasted earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice robustness and complexity of dark/bready malt, fruity yeast ester, and light earthy hop flavors; with a great malt/yeast balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a smooth, crisp, and fairly creamy/bready mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is a very nice Irish red ale. All around good robustness, balance, and complexity of dark/bready malt, fruity yeast ester, and light earthy hop flavors; and very smooth and crisp to drink. A very enjoyable offering.