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Brewed by Carlow
Style: Irish Ale
Bagenalstown, Co. Carlow, Ireland
Serve in English pint

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RATINGS: 842   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.05/5   EST. CALORIES: 129   ABV: 4.3%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
A traditional light hop flavour balances the sweet malty caramel taste. The addition of a pinch of roast barley during the brewing process lends a distinctive roast bite which is balanced by a crisp dry medium bitterness.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rayaron (1204) - Kfar Saba, ISRAEL - APR 1, 2016
Bottle 0.5l. Clear copper with big frothy beige head. Aroma of caramel, creamy and grainy with some honey. Sweet flavor with notes of caramel and honey, bitterish, citrusy hops and some graininess. Medium to full-bodied.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Taboada (727) - Compostela (Galiza), - APR 1, 2016
330 mml bottle tasted on the 18/03/2016. Clear deep red colour with semi beige head dissipating slowly. Aroma is mild, red berries, slight hoppy. Taste is bitter, with malts and slight caramel. Light to medium body and medium carbonation. Next one please!

1.1
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 2/20
josanguapo (880) - SPAIN - MAR 26, 2016
UPDATED: MAR 26, 2016 From XXXII. In Teku glass. Watching True Detective 2x07. Very dry and with a sourness that makes me think it wasnt in good state as it has no trace of the caramel other people find. Much worse than a Murphy?s

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Jsal (6) - AUSTRIA - MAR 26, 2016 does not count
Light hop flavour. Malty with a roasted taste with a caramel ending. Decent taste. Perfect for the lover of a roasted beer taste.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheCametron (2285) - CZECH REPUBLIC - MAR 26, 2016
Keg at Zapfanstadt in Dresden. Pours deep reddy Amber with a white head. Feint hoppy aroma with caramel ahoy. Flat mouthfeel. Quite pleasant. Couldnae say it was fucking shite.

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Fules (309) - Gyöngyös, HUNGARY - MAR 20, 2016
Nagy, tartós hab, barnába hajló vörös szín. Kissé karamelles, amber ale-s illat. Amber ale-s ízvilág, de markánsabb keserű, mint általában, és sokkal fanyarabb. Utóíze keserű és fanyar, némi gyümölcsösséggel, viszont nem túl tartós.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
KPD (55) - Michigan, USA - MAR 12, 2016
Had on draft at Hopcat Detroit. Small head amber, clear. Aroma is malty, dryish, not sweet malt. Medium light mouthfeel, easy drinking beer. Flavor is dry with slight bitterness, finishes with a lingering dryness slight burnt/smoke aftertaste. Interesting beer.

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Werckmeister (1831) - Vienna, AUSTRIA - MAR 9, 2016
0,5l bottle at home bought at Merkur Hoher Markt. BB 28.12.2016. dark brown / redish clear color, small off-white / yellowish head. smells of herbs, tobacco, bit cardboardish, fertilizer, hints of caramel, spices, light sweetness, light berry notes. not very exciting smell. light body, soft carbonation, slick mouthfeel. tastes peppery, spices, light cardboard, a bit oxidized, hints of coffee, caramel. finishes lightly roasted with notes of coffee, peppery and light oxidation notes. not very good, overall would have been ok, but has some off-flavours.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
LazyPyro (364) - Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - FEB 27, 2016
500ml bottle. Pours a clear dark amber red colour with a small off-white head. Aroma is mainly lightly roasted malts, but sweet caramel notes appear as it gets warmer. Taste is slightly bitter roasted malt, actually kind of a smokey flavour, hint of caramel gives it a bittersweetness thanks to the burnt/roasted/smoke notes hanging around on the palate, leading to a slightly bitter aftertaste.

1.9
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
TEJA (2077) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - FEB 26, 2016
Bottle from a collection pack at Dublin airport. Bog and brown head. Metallic aroma and cheap cocoa powder. Light metallic taste with small caramell tuch. Tired maltiness snd low bitterness.


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