Danny’s Irish Style Red

Name: Danny’s Irish Style Red
Style: Irish Red Ale
ABV (%): 6.50
Brewery: Moylan’s Brewery

Poured from a 1 pt. 6 oz. bottle into a freezer-chilled pint glass.

Absolutely no head on the pour.  A creamy head forms after the pour to less than a finger, then dwindles slowly to leave almost nothing behind.  Rich caramel in color with a red hue, almost copper.

Rich and fruity smell.  Hops and malt are smooth and balanced.  Lots of apple in front, followed by a bit of sweet tobacco.

This has a full malt over the entire palate.  There is a hint of burnt toffee.  The tobacco really comes out in the flavor.  There are only hints of fruit on the back palate, though which fruits are unclear.  Full-flavored, but the complex flavors are not balanced well.  The fruit lingers in the aftertaste, but is overwhelmed by the other flavors.

Smooth over the tongue.  Easy to drink, but not savory.  Not hoppy at all, especially compared to most red ales.  Enjoyable, but the burnt toffee is too prominent.  Full in flavor, but not in body.

Very drinkable.  Not heavy, not overwhelming in flavor.  However, not very complex, and therefore, not very impressive.

Look: 7
Smell: 9
Taste: 5
Drink: 6

Overall: 6.4

Grade: B


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