Single 12oz from Total Wine in Greensboro, NC, USA.
WTF is this?? Has the color of a macro lager, tastes like a sweet version of the same thing, and in addition it lacks any appearance or characteristic of an Irish Red. Most importantly no dry finish. Soap like aroma without that soap turning into hop bitterness as it usually does.
I don’t understand this at all. It’s almost as if the wrong beer had been put into the (attractive) bottle.
It pours with a decent head and some lace, and doesn’t look bad, it just doesn’t look like an Irish Red. If we are talking “in style” then this is getting horrible scores. The fact I CAN drink it, and it looks OK means I have to score this average. Odd.
I just don’t get it. I was expecting a dry, red colored brew – this was nothing like that!!??