Irish Red - Davidson Brothers Restaurant & Brewery

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42 Ratings
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Ratings: 42
Reviews: 13
rAvg: 3.52
pDev: 18.18%
Wants: 1
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Davidson Brothers Restaurant & Brewery visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
Irish Red Ale |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 09-24-2003)
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3/5  rDev -14.8%

Photo of metter98
3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

Photo of StonedTrippin
3.65/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

appreciably dry, thats my favorite part of this red, its not sweet like some american ambers, definitely more of an irish dry type, which i think is appealing in this beer, which is medium bodied but full of carbonated life. decent hops on it too, bitter enough but real drinkable. intentionally safe i reckon, but its the good safe, the kind thats born from an understanding that your recipe is really pretty polished. medium bodied and fluffy in feel. magically refreshing when cold, but less nice when it warms up, so drink it quick. the carbonation, which starts brilliantly, is also constantly depreciating. there may be a touch of interesting grain in here, id guess flaked oats in some proportion, it has that softness. davidson has proved to me this week that their beer is all solid, but a step below incredible, maybe a step and a half, but i havent had one i wouldnt drink again.

Photo of nickfl
3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

Photo of WesWes
4.05/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

The beer pours a ruby red color with a thin off-white head that fades to lacing. The aroma is great. It has a very nice malty scent that is enhanced with some excellent aroma hops. The taste is good. It has a strong bitter hop bite which is mellowed out with a strong malty core. It goes down smooth and finishes with a bitter aftertaste. The mouthfeel is fine. It is a medium bodied beer with adequate carbonation. This is a good Irish red. It has good malt character and wonderful hop qualities.

Photo of OWSLEY069
3.75/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a clean orange-ish to copper color with an off white head. In the aroma, a mellow caramel roasted malt. In the the taste, caramel roast and a grapefruit citrus rinds. A small hop bite and a medium to lighter bodied mouthfeel, with a dry grapefruit rind in the aftertaste. Kind of standard in the beginning and big hops in flavor, quite nice.

Photo of Durge
3.75/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Enjoyed at Longfellows Inn in Saratoga Springs, NY, this red ale is a deep copper-red color with an off-white, decent sized head and very full lacing. The aroma offers a nice malt-apple-whisky medley. The tongue picks up a pleasant lemon apple-wheat with nutmeg-malt with a great dry wood finish. Better than average for this style. The body is medium light with modest carbonation and mellow, crisp feel. Very much a decent brew and worth a try.

Photo of smithj4
3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

Photo of Lovely85
3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

Photo of vonnegut21
3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

Photo of thekevlarkid
3.73/5  rDev +6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Off tap at the brewery this beer was a clear, bright orange color with one finger of khaki-colored head. The retention was good but the lacing scant. The aroma was acceptable, a light blend of caramel malt, bread and some hints of nuts. The flavors were quite similar with the sweet malt, bready malt and caramel malt combining nicely to create the distinctive sugar cookie flavor typical of the style. Baked goods! The nuttiness and a medium bitterness were also detected on my pallet. The body was medium, the carbonation good and the mouthfeel average.

Photo of TheBeerdedCharmer
3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

Photo of gwiedman1
3/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of drseamus
2.9/5  rDev -17.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Nice red color but almost no head; just a touch of a white rim. There is a light touch of biscuit malt in the nose. Flavor is very light, almost macro like. A touch of malt is there but not nearly enough. Very light bodied. Drinkability is pretty poor indoors but might be nice outside on a hot day. A let down for Davidson as their brown is pretty damn good.

Photo of fishguyac
3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

Photo of Giantspace
2/5  rDev -43.2%

Photo of williamherbert
4.03/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Looks very clear, but is far more orange than red. Looks like the color of, say, Triaminic. Has a nice head that looks like it might leave a lace.

Has a buttery smell that seems to have a nice hop/malt balance. Quite butterscotchy. Smells very sweet but in a smooth, buttery way. Not saccharine sweetness. Possibly has wet hops?

Excellent, slightly bitter citrusy hop flavor but with a pleasant mild hop balance. The ringwood yeast is very prominent. Has a buttery finish with no hop bite. Strong yeast aftertaste.

Very smooth flavor and feel. Doesn't have the typical German/amber malt bite I usually expect. Unusually silky. I think I really like this one. Has a nice hoppy/malty balance. Slightly sweet taste. Very appealing.

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3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

Photo of brentblack1
2.5/5  rDev -29%

Photo of BigPlay1824
3.5/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Served in a pint glass at baileys pub in saratoga

A: pours a transparent red with a slight golden tint. Pours with an inch of frothy head that dissipates, leaves a nice amount of lacing

S: nice sweet scent with a slight hop note

T: sweet taste with a slight woody finish

D/M: smooth on the pallet, slight carbonation, leaves a slight woody taste on the tongue

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3.25/5  rDev -7.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

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4/5  rDev +13.6%

Photo of almychristopher
3.9/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

pours a nice golden color with red highlights and a tall off white head that has some pretty impressive staying power. the aroma isn't quite as impressive as the appearance, with a decent sweet malt character and a faint piney hop presence, it leads into the taste quite well, where the fruity esters and hoppy bitterness at the end really come through. it has a nice medium body that's well balanced by the co2. an easy drinker to say the least. at a nice 5% ABV according to the beer menu I could have a few.

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Irish Red from Davidson Brothers Restaurant & Brewery
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