Pours a nice amber red (surprise surprise it is an Irish red.) Smells of carmel malt, a bit on the bland side, but not too bad. Sugar, caramel and malt dominate the flavor but the mouth feel is a bit light. A little bit of metal on the after taste.
Impression: This is pretty sweet, but a bit of a solid wheat bread on the end of it. It is not the best irish red on the market but it is not the worst. It tastes good, but at the same time it is hard to not wish for a bit more while you drink it. It is a bit paler than I would hope for an irish red, but as usual I tend to like a bit more flavor. This is easily a beer that you could get a growler of and kill it in one night. It is fairly easy drinking, but not horrible, just not great.