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RATINGS: 68   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.12/5   IBU: 17   EST. CALORIES: 126   ABV: 4.2%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
2006 Great International Beer Competition Gold Medal Winner. A slightly caramel, medium bodied smooth Irish Red Ale. Rich, creamy and mellow. A VPB favorite for 23 years! Designed to be a session ale at 4.2% ABV. Very lightly hopped to enhance the appeal for the masses. A true crowd pleaser. We have proudly served over a half million pints of this popular ale to our loyal customers! 12 SRM

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3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
HonusWagner (2159) - Florida, USA - APR 9, 2017
Theres a lot to be said for beers like this. Very high drinkability, nice sweet crisp maltiness that doesnt overwhelm, mild bitterness. Quite tasty while not reinventing the wheel.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bulk_Carrier (5843) - Essex Junction, Vermont, USA - OCT 21, 2016
This was poured into a pint glass. The appearance was a dark red to brown with a nice layer of white foamy head. Dissipates at a nice pace. Moderate lace. The aroma started off with some toast, and caramel malts. Sly roast comes out as it warms. The flavor copies the aroma nicely. Light red delicious apple sweetness comes in for a sly balance. Crisp toastiness and malts in the aftertaste and finish. On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a nice smooth semi-creamy mouthfeel. Low carbonation. Overall, nicely done Irish red ale that I could have again.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
JStax (6112) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - OCT 18, 2016
Draft pour at the source. The beer is a dark brown with a beige head of foam. The aroma is toasty and has big caramel notes. Toasty and sweet taste. Medium body and medium carbonation. Creamy mouthfeel.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
biirusaikou (2699) - - JAN 4, 2016
Draught at the brewpub. Caramel malt with light dark fruit and nutty notes, fairly dry finish. Nothing exciting but a pretty decent classic Irish ale I guess.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Drake (13488) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 2, 2015
New England Bucket List Trip #132. Keg at the brewpub. Pours a slightly hazy copper with a thin fizzy tan head. Good head retention. Aroma of caramel malt, dark fruits, floral hops. The taste is caramel, toffee, bitter piney hops. Medium bodied, mild lingering bitterness.

3.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
AdamChandler (4910) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 13, 2014
dark brown to read. craeamy head. Nose has a touch of vanilla ice cream, root beer and burnt sugar. Taste is malty with roasted qualities, wood and more marshmallow and roasted coffee

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mabel (9109) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 8, 2014
[5291-20130428] Tap. Toasted grains aroma has a hint of butteriness. Clear, dark orange amber body with a long-lasting creamy off-white head. Woody fruit and grainy toasted bread dough flavour. Medium body. Good. (6/3/7/3/14) 3.3
(@ brewpub, Burlington, VT)

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bytemesis (8094) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - JUN 19, 2013
Tap. Pours clear red amber with a tiny head and some lacing. Aroma is bread, caramel, light grass. Flavor is medium sweet, no real bitterness, pleasant but not really noteworthy. Medium body, no carbonation.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
williamstome (1825) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 10, 2013
Hazy ruddy brown pour. Aroma is roasty; toffee with a hint of butterscotch. Roasty, mild flavor. Lightish body.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jercraigs (10302) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 10, 2013
2013-04-28. Crisp red amber body, nice beige head and lace. 3+ Mild, dusty toasty malt aroma. Flavour is similar, mild, toasty dusty malt, sweet caramel notes, finishes dry malt and lightly tangy. Average bodied palate, carbonation is mild. A just okay take on a style I dont personally care for. On tap at the brewpub


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