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

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RATINGS: 49   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.89   EST. CALORIES: 159   ABV: 5.3%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


2.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Dredd (686) - Bentleigh, AUSTRALIA - JAN 13, 2007
Quite a good take on the Celtic Ale, aroma is minimal which isn’t surprising for this style. Appearence is great, nice reddish brown colour with good lacing and head retention. Flavours are very yeast driven with some bread and stonefruit, finish is mainly some burnt malts and minimal bitterness.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
motelpogo (6203) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - OCT 26, 2006
bottled, brewtopia, melbourne. a pretty boring style. reddish brown with a creamy head. some choc mint and toffee flavours. not awful but a bit too sweet for my tastes

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
mutant (854) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - JUN 28, 2006
Opaque rust colour with a huge head and minor yeast particles. Moderate malt and bread aroma. Flavour is profoundly malty and yeasty but is one dimensional. Has a short finish with very little bitterness. Not distinguished.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
bridge (659) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JUN 5, 2006
A bit weird, like some Irish ales I guess. This was sweet and syrupy, needing a bit more carbonation to break it up. Some spice or ginger or something like it, with a bit of soil in the finish.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
chonga65 (13) - portland, AUSTRALIA - MAR 9, 2006
Poured a large creamy head which ended up minimal but mostly lasting. Dark red colour sweet malty/toffee aroma. Dark Chocolate flavour with strong copper like aftertaste. Nice beer for a cold night and an open fire.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Lunkie (1392) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - FEB 27, 2006
Sweet malt hop aroma. Murky brown red colour with poor head and lacing. Sweet malt flavour with fruit. Smooth palate.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
mullet (849) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - FEB 13, 2006
Relatively dark I suppose, with a towering, ice cream head which looks great but makes drinking a bit difficult. Tastes a bit like ice cream too, oddly enough. Nice toasty, bready malt, chocolate milkshake, some herbal spirit (Chartreuse?), raspberry and a tiny bit of dark malt raspiness. Not particularly exciting, but I suppose that makes it true to style.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
vanvenlo (1191) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - FEB 9, 2006
9 Feb 06 - Lovely sweet malt hop aroma. Cloudy medium brown- red colour, ordinary head and lacing. Sweet choc malt and hop flavour. Medium mouthfeel with malt hop finish and tangy aftertaste.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Stew41 (1722) - Woodend, AUSTRALIA - JAN 13, 2006
Red brown in the glass with not much head to speak of. Nose is a little unique, rusty malts spring to mind! Nice enough. Fizzy palate makes it tough for the flavours to express properly. Some funky malts come through with some faint metallic notes but otherwise this beer doesn’t have enough happening to get interesting.


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