So i started my first brew a few weeks ago (see http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f39/first-real-brew-irish-red-ale-317959/
) and I am 8 days into bottle conditioning. I finally decided I wanted to try one this evening just to see where it is.
I am pleased.
The smell is quite good. Smells as I would expect an Irish Red to smell. a nice amber color (not so much "red" but nice and amber) with a nice bit of carb when sipping. a slightly sweet touch at first with a nice slight bittering to round it off towards the end.
I am also quite pleased with the CLARITY of the beer. I did not expect it to be as clear as it is.
Attached are a couple quick photos I snapped.
I have to resist the urge to drink another and let this stuff sit and age another week or 2.
PS. my camera sux and I feel it doesn't do the beer justice.