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

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RATINGS: 61   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.94/5   EST. CALORIES: 159   ABV: 5.3%
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.


MBison's rating

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MBison (548) - Southern Highlands, - OCT 19, 2009
Bottle 330ml. Poured hazy burnt copper with an averaged sized, frothy, lightly tanned head which lasted well. Aroma was of toffee malts with light notes of earthy hops, caramel, nuts, Anzac biscuits, overripe peaches and sultana’s. Flavor was smooth with a light earthy hop bitterness, slightly buttery toffee malts, caramel, red berries and ripe nectarines and a nutty finish. Light to medium bodied with medium carbonation, a dry mouthfeel, watery texture and a decent length finish. Seemed more an ESB than it did an Irish Red IMO.


2.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
KeefOz (1513) - Tarragindi, AUSTRALIA - JUN 4, 2016
Poured a clouded deep coppery brown with a one- to two-finger dense foam head that retained very well and laced poorly. Carbonation high and fine. Aroma of chocolate, smoke and malt, all nicely distinct and strong. Taste of sweet dark fruits (raisins, currants) with no real bitterness; taste not match the aroma. Light body, a bit thin. Smooth, light, slightly creamy with a thin, slightly sweet but bland finish.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Pointclick (35) - AUSTRALIA - DEC 16, 2015
smells of berries/currants. pours an amber colour a decent sized head. taste a little bitter, mainly sweet with berries. its very easy to drink for me. i do enjoy it. only if it was more easily avail. received in a 24 mixed pack for xmass.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Kurtos (182) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - NOV 29, 2015
Purchased as part of bridge roads 24 beers till christmas. Bottle. pours a nice earthy red Aroma. Currants and Licorice on the nose. Taste. similar to aroma mainly dominated by currants. Overall. nothing too special buy enjoyable none the less.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
StevieT (1537) - AUSTRALIA - APR 4, 2015
From a bottle. Malty aroma and thick, smooth malt flavours, I liked it way more than I thought I would. Will definitely have this again.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Capa (2627) - Kitsap, Washington, USA - JAN 18, 2015
Full of toasted and roasted malts. Tastes like a home brew shop smells. Mild hoppy bite in the back. Good.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Bootlegger007 (92) - AUSTRALIA - JAN 17, 2015
Small but good solid head, amber red in colour, heavily hopped aroma, had a nutty, toffee caramel flavour, full bodied ale, creamy, very enjoyable ale.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
floydian1 (1346) - FNQ, Australia, - NOV 30, 2014
A decent malty red ale with a mild citrusy hop finish. Nice smooth palate. All about the malts this. From a 330ml bottle it pours Amber-brown with an off white head. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
motman (15) - - NOV 20, 2014
This beer has a thin, spicy palate and aroma that I cannot identify by is quite similar to my last batch of home brew, which I do not like! I suspect it represents a malt forward but lighter body beer.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
whoisghost (193) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - OCT 2, 2014
Brown with a deep red tinge. Thin, crisp white head with poor retention. Smells more boozy than it is, dominated by caramel malts. Slight roasted coffee to taste, with a nice complex malty after-taste. Tastes more like a brown than a red. Texture is a little light on and watery. Good, gentle carbonation gives a refreshing feel.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Rosslew (320) - AUSTRALIA - SEP 20, 2014
Gives impression of a brown ale. Certainly that colour. Very nutty. A bit light. 339ml. 5.3%. 1.4 std drinks. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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