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Biddy Early Red Biddy

 (RETIRED)
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75
91
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Formerly brewed at Biddy Early
Style: Irish Ale
Inagh, Ireland
Serve in English pint

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RATINGS: 42   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.33   EST. CALORIES: 147   ABV: 4.9%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Ingredients: Pale Ale, Chocolate and Crystal Malts, and Bog Myrtle (a wild herb hand-picked from the nearby Mount Callan) which is used in the place of flavouring hops.
Creamy headed Red Biddy is a strong red Irish ale.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
KyotoLefty (6273) - Kyoto, JAPAN - MAY 17, 2009
The color is deep reddish-brown. It is very dark indeed with a tall white head. The head is fine and light. It has a sweet malt aroma, a touch sour, and very fruity. With chocolate and caramel. There is a rich malt flavor, with chocolate, caramel and a bit of sour as well (old?). It is nicely roasted. There is not much hop; It has a medium to heavy body and high carbonation. There’s a roasted malt finish in the sourness remains. A touch of berries, maybe. It is very nice, rich malty and interesting. Nice balance is a bit bitter is that hops or the myrtle?

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
McWorta (571) - LUXEMBOURG - JAN 27, 2009
Relative large foamy head. Roast/toast malt smell and dark bread hop taste maybe a bit woody. chunky beige-like/tan head, dark amber to red colour, flat liquid. Light sweetgoing towards relatively heavy bitter tastes, finishing very light sour. A full body light oily texture, creamy touch medium-long finish. Good aftertaste! Mouth-watering taste and a good alternative for the non-guinness drinkers (if there are any...). It makes a difference.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
cellar (508) - Dublin, IRELAND - JUL 29, 2008
Clear red amber with short lasting creamy head. Notes of roasted malt, ripe fruit, bit of hops. Sweet and short bitter finish. Soft great mouthfeel.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
KimJohansen (10349) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - JUL 22, 2008
Clear red with medium off white creamy head. Sweet aroma with floral hops and caramel. Sweet flavor with floral hops,caramel and toasted malt. Ends bitter. Creamy mouthfeel.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Perm (151) - Tryon, North Carolina, USA - NOV 12, 2007
The Red Biddy is a wonderful brew. Easy-drinking and congenial, it was the absolute perfect thing to enjoy along with a bowl (or three) of homemade potato soup on a rainy Irish afternoon, after a morning of soggy hiking. If ever you are in the west of Ireland, find it and drink it. It can be found here and there in Dublin as well.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Skyview (5172) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - OCT 7, 2007
From a 12-oz bottle shared by Badgerben poours a redish amber brew with a thin off-white head that quickly dissolves toa film and white ring. Aroma of caramel malt, some earthy herb spice, a touch of roasted nuts and nutmeg. Taste is medium bodied, light carbonated with flavors of caramel malt, some mincemeat raisin and some flowery hops. Finish is semi-dry with a mild bitter aftertaste.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BDR (2534) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - SEP 27, 2007
Thanks to Badgerben for carting this back. Amber color with faint white head. Caramel nose with faint spiciness, but I didn’t really consider it a Christmas spice like Joe. Light hoppy flavor in the body and more malt.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JK (4400) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - SEP 24, 2007
More from Badgerben. Light red color. No hop presence in this beer, and that is fine for the style. Quite dry. Maltly, but fairly bitter, and a bitter is actually what I thought it was. An enjoyable session beer.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
badgerben (4391) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - SEP 21, 2007
Bottle brought back from the brewpub. Dark red color with a medium head. Slight aroma of wintergreen. As Joebrew mentioned, a little like Christmas. Nutty and caramel taste. Sweet malt. Quite nice.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
joebrew (608) - Farewell Minny; Hello Puyallup, Washington, USA - SEP 21, 2007
Pours a nice reddish auburn, with a huge tan head. Very creamy nutty, christmas like spicy nose. A wierd floral hoppiness and the christmas like spices come through. Very nice, but very unique.


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