Brewed by West Kerry Brewery/ Beoir Chorca Dhuibhne
Style: Irish Ale
Riasc, near Ballyferriter, Ireland
Serve in English pint


on tap


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RATINGS: 19   MEAN: 3.64/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.52/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
keg & Bottled, regular
Traditional dark ale

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beerfest5 (1206) - Cloneen, IRELAND - DEC 8, 2013
Not sure why this is labeled an Irish Ale, which usually means a reddish, bready malt beer, because this is really more of a Brown Ale in my eyes. Copper to brown color, aroma is of sweet to bready malts, large off white head that dissipated quickly. Carbonation level meets the expectation. Taste is of a well crafted brown, malts are forward with this beer, slight dark fruit notes. Hops are evident at the end, some pine, not getting citrus however. Finish is wonderful, very easy to drink.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
dreamflower (712) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - JUL 15, 2013
Pint from Tig Bruic, or however that’s spelled. A really enjoyable darkish beer. Smokey and a little citrus. I enjoyed it a lot.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
northropfrye (2915) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - JUL 15, 2013
Cask at brewpub on Dingle peninsula. A phenomenal beer - the best I’ve tried in Ireland. Dark brown, a touch reddish colour, off white head. Slightly sweet robust malty aroma. Taste is a fabulous roasted malt with a nice tartness to it as well, smokiness and a touch of hops. Lots of flavour. Very enjoyable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beersiveknown (4409) - NORTHERN IRELAND - MAR 20, 2013
Dark chestnut brown with cream head that soon collapses. Fruity sweet butterscotch nose. Diacetyl and caramalt sickliness held at bay by astringent dark malt chocolate and roast. Makes a change to usual Irish reds.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Creedence (286) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 17, 2013
Cask at Franciscan Well Winter Ale Festival. A - subtle banana with molasses. A - dark black with a thin brown foam. T - molasses, hints of tobacco, caramel and banana. P - medium body, lingering smoked bitter aftertaste. O - very meaty ale, worth a try.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
culchiem (3152) - Berlin, GERMANY - DEC 25, 2012
Bottle. Ruby brown with a thin head. Aroma is light peat. Flavour is smoky malt, dry, peat in the finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sizzler80 (502) - Dublin, IRELAND - JUL 21, 2012
Bottle from Pisces Restaurant, Castlegregory. Dark dark ruby pour with a beige head and legs. Medium carbonation. Malty, hoppy bitterness, caramel, raisin. Starts off sweet, finishing bitter. Aromas of dark fruit, hops, toffee and strong malty aromas. Nice beer from a beautiful part of the world. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
stravale (2579) - Near Carrick-on-Shannon, IRELAND - MAR 25, 2012
Cask @ The Central, Gateshead 220312
Dark copper..clear.. bubbly thick white head... reasonable lacing
Aroma of soft caramel malts...light toffee...quite a bit of peat smoke
Taste - caramel malts..smoky...bit of bacon..some sweet dark malts...light bitter hops..peaty smoke...like Laphroaig..a little too much
Palate - soft carb.....thin to medium body. Finish of soft malt...light peaty smoke
Overall - Interesting brown beer with a bit of peaty smoke in the flavour

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mikeschuld (55) - Bozeman, Montana, USA - NOV 3, 2011
Naturally carbonated in the cask (real ale style) with a very nice head. Clear and dark ruby red. High in hop flavors. Some subtle roast notes from the malt as well.

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