eRock_2013 (499) - South Carolina, USA - OCT 18, 2017 slang (654) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - APR 25, 2004
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Seems average amber in every way.... WRONG! This goes down sleazy easy and leaves a nice malty palate. Would be great in mass numbers on a hot summer night. Easy to find here.
Thus far I've had a hit-and-miss experience with this popular red ale from Thomas Creek, some bottles have been overtly sweet and thin-bodied while others have had a bit more complex caramel maltiness and texture. Not sure if that's a production issue or a shelf-life issue, hard to say without a date on the bottle. Anyhow, from a recent good bottle, this poured a pale amber-red color with a cap of bright white foam and decent lacing, although I normally look for a brighter ruby color in red ales. Sweet caramel and toffee candy on the nose, followed by a predominantly caramel malt flavor with notes of subtle toasted malt and breadiness. Perhaps some earthiness from the bready malt, but not really any complex earthy or bitter hop notes. Overall, strikes me as a just a higher quality rendition of the macro Irish red Killians. Bacchus66 (886) - South Carolina, USA - AUG 31, 2017
12oz bottle at the Peace Center before the Nutcracker. Pours clear reddish amber with a thin white head. Cereal notes, sweet malt. Very light body, somewhat sweet finish. OK. JDBaker11058 (2336) - Maryland, USA - JUN 25, 2017
UPDATED: JUN 28, 2017 Re-rating after having it on draft. appearance: amber orange, short creamy/soapy light beige head. aroma: caramel, earth, brown sugar, hint of herbal hops. taste: caramel, hint of brown sugar and walnuts, orange peel, brown bread, cola. finish: slightly sweet, hint of cola and grass. notes: Not bad. Better on draft than in the bottle. Bottle from Total Wine in Charleston, then draft at Craft Conundrum, also in Charleston, South Carolina. ordybill (1815) - Douglasville, Georgia, USA - FEB 11, 2017
Poured from the tap into a pint glass at the Thomas Creek brewery in Greenville, SC. The appearance is a reddish orange color with a small white head. The aroma is slight malt and grains. The taste is toasted malt and is slightly bitter.
ghostbeer (241) - Nebraska, USA - DEC 7, 2016
Nope, not to my taste. Not good and would not recommend to anyone for any conceivable reason.
oldrtybastrd (5003) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - MAY 8, 2016
Pours a nice amber color. Not a lot of aroma, sweet malt with a hint of fruit/hops. Flavor is malty, with a touch of bitterness. jbruner (5121) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - MAR 25, 2016
Pours a clear golden orange on tap with fluffy white head that dissipates to leave moderate lace. Aroma of sweet maltiness with a hint of citrus hops. Taste is all the malt, a bit of crisp yeast. Clean and easy, just not too exciting. Austin_Ripper (66) - Iowa, USA - AUG 8, 2015
Red/amber pour. I can smell a bit of carmel and some nuttiness. Taste is sweet and smooth. A bit better than the rating would leave you to believe. Theydon_Bois (20450) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - JUN 18, 2015
Keg at Craft Conundrum, Charleston, 18/02/15.
Reddish amber with a decent off white cap.
Nose is caramel, buttery notes, sweet tunes, light malt.
Taste comrpises apple notes, caramel, straw, faint biscuit.
Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close.
So so. jb (3343) - Rochester, New York, USA - JUN 12, 2015
I liked this. Clear red minimal lace. Sweet malty nose. Quaffable at tommy condons.