Michelob Irish Red

12 oz single from somewhere in Atlanta, GA, USA. 08209 VA 94 (or maybe UA 94) on the neck label.
Pour is a very red color and produces a pleasing, caramel colored head. However, you just KNOW that the retention is going to be poor and that the lace will be lacking – that’s what happens! Some cloudiness to the body.
Nose and tastes seem excessively malty for the style. When I pick up a Red Ale of any description, I’m looking for a really dry finish rather than a sweet malty one. Strangely the malt based beers are my favorite one so I actually enjoy drinking this, but the beer seems malted out of style. Therre’s a little musty, old feel to the beer too which I don’t think is a function of its age, more a function of its character.
Strange beast this since I am disappointed by the lack of dry elements, very UNsurprised by the appearance and lack of head retention etc, but I still managed to find it drinkable and enjoyable.

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04/01/2009
Format:
bottle
ABV: 5.7 %
Appearance: 3
Taste: 3.5
Mouthfeel: 3.5
Smell: 3.5
Overall: 4
Total: 3.58
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