ChadPolenz (1784) - Lakeland, Florida, USA - JUL 23, 2016
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
2015 BJCP Category: 15A Irish Red Ale
AROMA: Mild/neutral nose. Slight amber/red maltiness. Light red fruit notes too. 6/12
APPEARANCE: Fairly dark magenta/burgundy hue. Tan foam almost completely dissipates. 1/3
FLAVOR: Subtle caramel malt flavor and sweetness; slight red fruit flavor (cherry, plum). Mild earthy hop character, but low perceived bitterness. No roasty or chocolate flavors. Nothing off-putting but nothing to really enjoy here. 10/20
MOUTHFEEL: Medium-light body; low carbonation. Smooth and quaffable, with a dry aftertaste. Not refreshing. 3/5
OVERALL IMPRESSION: Not a bad beer, just a boring one. Not sure why they would include this style in their lineup. 5/10
TOTAL SCORE: /50
DISCLAIMER: The author is not a certified BJCP judge; therefore, this score sheet is not necessarily indicative of proper BJCP judging techniques and protocol. The author is grading to 2015 BJCP Guidelines in order to prepare for examination.
SanfordBrewer (1537) - Sanford, Florida, USA - MAY 27, 2016
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Translucent ruby with a lasting beige head. Silky medium-full body with moderately high carbonation.
Aroma: rich caramel and roast, sweet bready malt.
Taste: caramel, bready malt, chocolate, tobacco hops, and a touch of roast in the finish.
Great food beer. A bit too rich to be true to style, but a very good beer. Great layered complexity, and each element is deptly balanced.
umich03jm (3513) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - MAY 5, 2016
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Can. Aroma is caramel and bread. Tastes a bit watery and artificial. Stale hops. Boring.
zvikar (5755) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - APR 25, 2016
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Pours brown with a medium head, aroma of caramel, cookies, honey, flavor of caramel, cookies and honey, bitter, medium bodied
BelgianBeerGal (4014) - Panama City, Florida, USA - APR 10, 2016
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft at Fishale because I was rushed. Clear copper color with a thin film of white on top. Light aroma of dusty caramel malt. Sweet malt and light bitterness in the flavor. Fine.
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snoworsummer (5469) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - JAN 7, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
From a can. Pours clear bright burgundy brown with a fizzy off white head. Tastes like dried fruits, malty, toffee, and nutty. Light/medium body and low carbonation. Smells like toffee, strong malt, dried fruits, and nuts.
TXBadger (2763) - Dallas, Texas, USA - DEC 30, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a clear coppery reddish color with off-white head. Caramel malt, light pine, bread, and toast on the nose; follows onto the palate. Medium bodied. Finishes with some caramel malt and light grass.
trapped (2871) - New York, TURKEY - NOV 10, 2015
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draught. Clear copper red with large beige faoamy head, faint caramel aroma, low carbonation, sweetish caramel taste, thin body, long sticky sweet caramel finish. A bit too sweet for my taste.
decaturstevo (6138) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - OCT 3, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep amber almost brown pour with creamy tan head and lace. Aroma is nice caramel malt and floral hops. Flavor is sweet caramel malt and medium chocolate. A touch of earthy hops. Slight bitter finish. A lot of flavor and body from a 5% beer.
tnkw01 (1750) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - SEP 26, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Can. Medium Amber in color with an off white head. Aroma was hints of molasses, grains. Taste was malty sweetness upfront with a slightly bitter finish.