Brewed by Bridge Road Brewers
Style: Irish Ale
Beechworth, Australia
Serve in English pint


on tap


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RATINGS: 61   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.94/5   EST. CALORIES: 159   ABV: 5.3%
Originally brewed for Beechworth’s annual Celtic festival, the Celtic Red Ale is now a Bridge Road staple.

The Celtic festival is held in november each year and aside from the music, having a few ales is a big part of it.

The Celtic Red Ale is classed as an Irish Red Ale in beer speak. It presents a wonderful deep red hue and a creamy off white head. The Red Ale has a big malty body owing to the use of caramalised malts and roast barley. The flavour is slightly roasted with smooth notes of chocolate, toffee or Jaffa, bringing back childhood memories of the occasional Jaffa that was actually consumed and not just thrown at the back of someone’s head. The malts are back up with the use of noble hops to provide a good lick of bitterness. At 5.3% this one is sure to make you merry.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Jessop (207) - AUSTRALIA - APR 12, 2011
Poured lovely red from the tap, however it was served far too cold, these guys are artisan brewers and they should know better. I could hardly smell anything on the nose and the taste was nice, if the beer was warmer then I could have tasted more of what the brewer intended. The customer shouldn’t have the sit there for half an hour for his/her beer to warm to an exceptional temperature.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ndon (857) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 29, 2010
Bottle at the Local Taphouse, Darlinghurst. Pours a deep red, with a small head. Aroma is quite biscuity, light berry as well. Flavours were quite few and far between, with mainly biscuity/bready malt with a tangy raspberry bitter finish. Not a lot going on with this one, one of the few bridge rd beers that i’ve tried that i havent enjoyed.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Mattburns (114) - USA - NOV 7, 2010
Poured nice. BIg white head. Red body ... slightly brown. tangy flavour. biscuit, malty. bitterness which gave it just enough to balance. Nice drink

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
jimmythechippy (90) - , AUSTRALIA - MAY 15, 2010
first beer in a long time i poured out, there was a overpowering tangy bitterness, which was quite unpleasant.....

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
donfardz64 (538) - Wellington, New Zealand, NEW ZEALAND - APR 13, 2010
Pours hazy red/amber with off white head. Biscuity malt nose, no real hop aroma. Flavour has a biscuity malt body and very mild bitterness. There is an odd sourness - seems odd for a red ale. Quite pedestrian.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
hawthorne00 (3540) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - FEB 28, 2010
Bottle. Gushed a bit. Deep red with an inch of beige head. Aroma has a mixture of dark sugars and a little grass. Taste is fairly sweet with quite a lot of bite from the high remaining carbonation. Fizzy palate improves a little with a swirl, but this is still pretty dull.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Jade (434) - AUSTRALIA - FEB 13, 2010
Dark caramel / red colour. Nice thick beige head that dissapears quite quickly. Strong aroma of toffee or caramel. Not as creamy as I expected but still quite plesant. Definite roasted toffee flavour with a sweet, almost fruity after taste that seems to cling to the top of the mouth. Not a bad drop.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
davidm (2069) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - DEC 22, 2009
Tap. Sweet and nice. Aromas of roasted malt, and cola. Flavour is sweet, with light bitterness, and it has good length. Palate is velvety, and medium-bodied. Amber colour, with a frothy long-lasting head.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
mickmac (484) - Ngunnawal, AUSTRALIA - DEC 20, 2009
Bottle. Pours witgh a large off white ehad over a clear red-yellow body. A sweet molasses, slightly smokey aroma. Taste of butterscotch and caramel. A slightly dry finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
jonno (2524) - JAPAN - DEC 4, 2009
Poured a deep amber hue with fizzy head. Nose is unique malt, although not too interesting. In the mouth it is a little thin but has a unique character. Didn’t really agree with me.

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