It's not bad, but it's also not red. More like pondwater brown, with about the same clarity. Smells very malty, almost like a bock, tastes more like an english bitter than a red ale. So, it's a bit of mutt style-wise, but it tastes good. That is the goal, after all, but there is something to be said for proper labeling.
Reviewed: May 29, 2004
For those of you used to American red ales or lagers, don't be alarmed to find that this isn't red. Not Killian's red, anyway. It's got a deep, dark maroonish color to it (not that you care). Anyhoo, this was a bit overly sweet for my tastes. I have a feeling that it was more the drinking mood that I was (or wasn't) in, but I just wasn't wild about this. It didn't impress me. Not to say that it wasn't good, but I'm glad I didn't have a six pack to have to kill off.
Reviewed: July 10, 2004