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

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RATINGS: 50   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.


2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
motelpogo (6559) - 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

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jmgreenuk (4258) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAR 20, 2013
Draft at Taps Beer Bar, Kuala Lumpur. Poured a deep reddish brown with a thin glass hugging head and no carbonation. The aroma is rich, fruity and of malt. The flavour is uber malty. It’s not a thick, rich beer, but you really feel as though you could chew the malt. There are some cherry notes on the palate too. This is like no other "red" I’ve ever tasted. It’s packed full of diverse flavours and deserves a better rating IMHO. The malty flavour did disappear fairly soon after it was poured though, so drink it quickly!

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
mkel07 (3339) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - FEB 11, 2009
Poured a murky and cloudy copper colour with a very tiny white head. Toffee and caramel notes. Has a very distinct flavour, almost soft drink like.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
gam (3219) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - APR 12, 2009
Light biege head good carbonation in a reddish brown misty pour aroma caramel malted nuts coffee toffee flavour roasted tastes coffee caramel smoothness of tastes mild bitter that works well a grittyness or fizz on the palate finish malty roasted tastes mild bitter that lingers okay

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
maneliquor (3070) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JUL 11, 2014
Bottle cheers to the boob at good food & wine fest. Pretty straight forward beer. Massive malt bomb - burnt brown sugar, very nutty, huge toffee biscuit. Nothing wild just a solid drinker

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
bluevegie (3052) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - APR 10, 2009
Tried on tap at the brewery. Tawny brown body with light tan head. Smooth malt taste (toffee) with a little hit of hops on the finish.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
hawthorne00 (2410) - 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.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
jonno (2290) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
davidm (1928) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Davros (1920) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - NOV 3, 2009
Pours ruby/copper with a decent white head that then proceeded to grow into a towering mound well above the rim of the glass, and left lots of lacing. Aroma is a mix of brown sugar, resinous hops, caramel, confectionery, white wine and bread. What an eclectic mix! Quite nice though! Many of the above aromas are mirrored in the flavours, in particular, sweet caramel, bready malt and resinous hops. Finishes with a very tame bitterness, which lets the malt dominate in an overly sweet manner. Body feels slightly watery, and I think a bit more carbonation might have helped to create a drier finish.


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