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Irish Red Ale | Buckeye Lake Brewery

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Brewed by:
Buckeye Lake Brewery
Ohio, United States

Style: Irish Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): not listed

Availability: Year-round

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Added by tastymug on 02-04-2013

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Ratings: 19 |  Reviews: 4
Photo of akopczyk
3.66/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Brutaltruth
3.69/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

From the 12 oz stubby bottle in a snifter. This decent little red pours a
nice reddish amber with a nice head of white foam that subsides to a thick
ring, subtle thin pool, and shows subtle lacing. Nose of deep caramel malts
and subtle herbal hop notes. Flavors exceed by presentation with deep caramel
and light stone fruit notes of peaches flowing into a subtle herbal hop flavor.
Nice mouth feel; medium body, medium carbonation, and a subtly dry yet
wet finish.

Overall, a solid representation of the style.


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Photo of firkingroovin
2.3/5  rDev -27.9%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of acashk
3.72/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of KonigObHops
3.54/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

This beer pours from its 1pt. 6oz bottle a deep Amber color with an off white head that is about a finger's width thick. The foam lingered for about a minute.

The beer smells yeasty with some sweet notes.

The initial taste is somewhat sweet and earthy. In the middle, the beer is a bit caramely. It finishes a bit bitter like most ales of this style do.

The mouthfeel is full bodied with the carbonation a bit on the high side.

Overall this is a solid Irish Ale. It is exactly what you would expect from this style. The brewers did not try to do anything fancy or over-hop it. You get what you would expect from this Irish Ale.

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Photo of Kbtom71
3.42/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of gregcordle
2.5/5  rDev -21.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Lembeh
3.9/5  rDev +22.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Look: Kinda looks like a cup of tea where the bag has been steeping for a little too long. Leaves that nice dark copper color.

Smell: Sweet malts, cereral. All grain on this one, very faint at that. No hop presence there at all sort of expected for this style.

Taste: This is a maltheads ideal session beer. Smooth sweet malts persist throught with faint tea-like aftertaste. Very enjoyable and refreshing.

Feel: A bit thin but overall not too bad, carbonation is spot on.

Overall: Really like this one, picked it up on a trip to Columbus, OH. Too bad I'm no where close to Ohio or this would be in my regular rotation. Go get one if you can find it.

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Photo of BuckeyeMan
4.25/5  rDev +33.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of OhioLimoncello
2.8/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of RazorX67
4.25/5  rDev +33.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Chuffbomb
3/5  rDev -6%

Photo of gabrielsyme
2.75/5  rDev -13.8%

Photo of canawler
2.75/5  rDev -13.8%

Photo of buschbeer
3/5  rDev -6%

Photo of nineworldseries
2.75/5  rDev -13.8%

Photo of apasternak
2/5  rDev -37.3%

Photo of OB1
3.5/5  rDev +9.7%

Photo of tastymug
2.8/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Appearance: Pours a clear, medium amber with a thin head.
Smell: Sweet, malty.
Taste: Very malty, maybe some caramel, toasty.
Mouthfeel: Light body, some carbonation.
Overall: I sampled this beer at AleFest Columbus. I’m not a huge fan of Irish Ales, and didn’t find this one particularly notable. I thought it had a very thin body and the flavor was just ok.

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Irish Red Ale from Buckeye Lake Brewery
Beer rating: 3.19 out of 5 with 19 ratings
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