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Carlow O’Hara’s Irish Red

Brewed by Carlow
Style: Irish Ale
Bagenalstown, Co. Carlow, Ireland
Serve in English pint


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RATINGS: 805   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.05/5   EST. CALORIES: 129   ABV: 4.3%
A traditional light hop flavour balances the sweet malty caramel taste. The addition of a pinch of roast barley during the brewing process lends a distinctive roast bite which is balanced by a crisp dry medium bitterness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
pitch992 (32) - SLOVENIA - NOV 28, 2015
caramel, roasty, chocolate, grass, dough. brown-red, clear, white foam, minimal head, ok retention. very bitter aftertaste-astringent, roast, toffee. light body, slick feel, average carbonation, long finish, bitter. dissapointing

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Turtles (957) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - NOV 26, 2015
330ml bottle from Systembolaget. Clear mahogany with a fluffy yellow-white head, rich lacing. Malty caramel aroma with chocolate and spicy notes from nutmeg. Smooth and dry mouthfeel, gentle carbonated. Caramel taste with bread, sweet corn, wood and red vinergum.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
swapp (274) - Kaunas, LITHUANIA - NOV 20, 2015
330 ml bottle red - brown color with strong thin white head. taste are nice a bit sweetish to caramel notes wit some vanilla and dark fruits. aftertaste are fine dried plums it nice dry bitter at the end.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Nonshaugen (205) - Fetsund, NORWAY - NOV 18, 2015
50 cl bottle. Dark mahogany red-brown, lively carbonated, looks great in the glass. Aroma is sweet caramel, toffee and espresso with a slight bitterness to it. Taste is more dark fruits, lively cabonation and bitter chocolate.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DoctorHU (142) - UKRAINE - OCT 31, 2015
The flavor is delicious with coffee zhzhenost soft tones and slight vanilla notes. The taste somewhat muted berry acidity, a little dried fruit, caramel bitterness is not too intense. The finish is dry, zhzhenost comes to the fore, and the acidity reaches deep into the background.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
fid600 (75) - Zagreb, CROATIA - OCT 21, 2015
50 cl bottle from City Center One, served in a snifter. Dark amber to ruby red, with medium, short-lasting tan head. Aroma is earthy, chocolate, touch of caramel, mild grassy. Medium body, low carbonation. Taste is low on sweetness, with medium bitterness. Texture is oily.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rami_pl (801) - Warszawa, POLAND - OCT 19, 2015
3 i pol gwiazdki na untappd: Rami Ramidus is drinking an O’Hara’s Irish Red by O’Hara’s Brewery (Carlow Brewing Company) at Pod Mosteczkiem Fajnawe ale meczace karmelowo i slodowo na dluzsza mete, po polowie ;)

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
pityu (302) - Budapest, HUNGARY - OCT 12, 2015
Bottled - Clear ruby colour, medium off-white head, average retention. Toffee aromas, some dried fruits, breadcrust. Dry taste, caramel, red fruits, earthy notes, some hop bitterness. Medium body, average carbonation, quite bitter finish. Not bad.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
The_Osprey (4236) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 12, 2015
[Sorry - shitty numbers only rating from July 2010. Bottle in Skewen. "plain, malty, meh".]

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
George999 (292) - Colorado, USA - OCT 11, 2015
From the bottle the aroma is carmel and malts, the taste is Carmel light malts and the finish is a lightly roasted and the mouthfeel is watery. Not overly complex but well balanced.

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