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Biddy Early Red Biddy

Formerly brewed at Biddy Early
Style: Irish Ale
Inagh, Ireland
Serve in English pint


on tap


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RATINGS: 42   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.33/5   EST. CALORIES: 147   ABV: 4.9%
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GeneralGao (3614) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - JUL 4, 2005
Had it on tap at the brewery/pub in Inagh, County Clare, Ireland. Nice reddish hue with a lasting off-white fluffy head. Slightly malty with a touch of hoppiness and caramel flavor. Finish is slightly bitter. Very good beer. One of the best I tried in Ireland.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
johndoughty (5006) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUN 3, 2005
Creamy head and brownish/red appearance. A bit thin for its strength which stopped it getting a higher mark.Not bad though.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
madsberg (11405) - Søborg, DENMARK - NOV 20, 2004
Bottled: Amber coloured. Clear. Huge light brown head. Dense. Malts, light sweetness and light chocolate notes in the aroma. Hops, fruit, caramel and herbs in the flavour. Is refreshing and dry. Light bitter with a vague malt tone in the end. Pleasant.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
icarus (57) - The Colony, Texas, USA - SEP 16, 2004
Lagery taste with a little malts kicked in. Middle of the road taste, but drove the road once others to find.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
HopsOrDie (687) - New Lenox, Illinois, USA - SEP 8, 2004
Amber color with no head. Flavor was toasted but with an off flavor (must have been from the Bog Myrtle.) I’m all for experiments but this one doesn’t work.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Maltman (2) - WALES - OCT 3, 2003 does not count
Red coulour, loose head with next to no head retention.Initial malt nose with a herby something ? Good mouth feel with malty start fading to a fruity herbal finish .To much carbonation.The draught at the Biddy Early pub in Co Clare was wonderful far better than the bottled I'd give that an 18 for overall impression .The Blonde biddy was cloudy and tasted of vinegar the black was good also . I'm sure red biddy had heather in it as well

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Aurelius (5094) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - AUG 13, 2003
Disappointing. A mildly malty UK ale aroma. Dreadful label, decent medium-dark brown-red brew. Cidery, and somewhat homebrew tasting. There's a reason that hops have largely replaced bog myrtle for bittering. Medium-light sweetness, some cocoa, but generally indistinct. A little on the thin side.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
austinpowers (2826) - New York, New York, USA - FEB 11, 2003
Thin flavor with massive globs of hoptaste. Nice head, though, and an excellent aroma. But the bottom line's the taste, right? And I'm left with the impression I drank an american pale ale, not an irish ale.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
UnionMade (621) - Connecticut, USA - JAN 8, 2003
Nice looking beer. Earthy reddish brown. Tan head that holds up well. Maybe it’s my glass, but the beer smells soapy. Really disgusting. If my glass was soapy, then I’d probably have no head on the beer. Taste is a bit thin, with nothing in the front, tapering off to an earthy light roastiness and mild hops in the finish. Mildly sour, with a touch of something strange. Tastes like dandelion or some other kind of weed. Not that kind of weed, dorks.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
joet (2547) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - NOV 22, 2002
Better looking than I’d imagined -- big mousse atop a very dark ruby-edged liquid. A nutty, bushy aroma with a floral edge and pencil erasers. Flavor is a bit peppery, hints of fruity sourness, mineral heavy feel and toush of dark candy sweetness, finishing in an appreciable earthy low sounding bitter.

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