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5 Seasons North Connemara Irish Red Ale

5 Seasons North Connemara Irish Red Ale
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RATINGS: 8   MEAN: 3.46/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.15/5   ABV: -
This beer is a traditional Irish Red Ale inspired by the savage beauty of western Ireland and its friendly people. It has a deep amber, ruby color and a rich, smooth malt character. Notes of caramel and toasted malt persist. Tales of appearances of fairies and leprechauns abound in the mountains of the Connemara, so who knows what will happen after enjoying a pint of this magical brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Shag (2843) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - MAY 24, 2012
Orange color with a white head. Aroma has some perfume and citrus. The flavor is somewhat sour with more citrus and caramel. Overall decent session stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
beernovice39 (3270) - Idaho, USA - MAR 22, 2012
Draft at Westside. Brown with a thin tan top. Scent is roasted malts and chocolate. Taste is caramel, nuts and roasty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ChainGangGuy (4809) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - MAR 20, 2012
Appearance: Clouded, dusky russet body with over an inch of off-white foam crowning the glass.

Smell: Biscuity, bready foremost, then, a hint of toast and, further down, a low note of roast with a sweetish toffee accent enveloping all of it. Small smidgen of dried herb and fruit.

Taste: Sugary toffee tossed with crumpled bread and biscuits. Scantly toasty. Small nibble of red apple. Herbal hops provide a little amount of balancing bitterness, though the ale still manages to finish out a bit sweetish.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Just a half-notch above medium-bodied.

Overall: Has a more beefier character than most Irish Ales, presumably thanks to not being ruthlessly over-filtered.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
shp555 (2024) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAY 22, 2008
Pours an amber red color with a off white head. Aroma is malty, nutty, toasty, and some earthy hops . Flavor is malty, nutty, toasty, biscuit, and a bitter earthy finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - NOV 6, 2007
Poured a murky brown color with a creamy beige head. Dry and roasty aroma with a hint of chocolate and a little nutty. Toasted malt flavor with some yeasty, caramel and nutty notes. Dry mildly bitter finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
kp (10883) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
UPDATED: APR 20, 2008 Date: 03/18/2007
Mode: Draft
Source: Brewpub

opaque muddy red, wispy beige head, dry caramel malt aroma with earthy hops, rich caramel malt flavor, just a bit of sweetness, nice bready character, good balancing hops add character without making it apparently hoppy
-------- /> Date: 03/22/2007
Mode: cask
Source: brewpub

opaque dark red and a bit cleared than the regular tap, dense creamy beige head, same rich aroma and flavor

Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 7/10; Overall: 11/20
Rating: 3/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: *4
-------- /> Date: 03/20/2008
Mode: Firkin
Source: Brewpub
Words: dry hopped

Appearance: cloudy dark red, fine beige head, streaks of drippy lace,
Aroma: dry caramel malt aroma with lots of bready character and earthy hops,
Flavor: rich malt flavor, very dry, caramel character is well balanced by earthyness, light lasting bitter finish,
-------- /> Date: 04/10/2008
Mode: cask
Source: brewpub

Appearance: hazy dark red,
Aroma: aroma is the same as the dry hopped cask with dry bready caramel balanced by lots of earthy hops,
Flavor: same dry caramel flavor with the big balancing earthyness,

Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 7/10; Overall: 11/20
Rating: 3.1/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: *4

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
unclemattie (4358) - Georgia, USA - APR 4, 2007
Hazy garnet color. Very nice lacing! rich nutty, malt flavor. light bitterness. sweet like boiled peanuts. smooth, light-medium bodied.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Cybercat (5171) - Georgia, USA - MAR 21, 2007
Excellent! The cloudy dark brown color is inviting, and the aroma is decidedly ale-ish and smoky. Flavor is mild and free of bitterness, but vivid and with smoky and nutty undertones. Smooth as a baby’s cheek, this is a delightfully drinkable ale, the sort that you sip.

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