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

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RATINGS: 701   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.04   EST. CALORIES: 129   ABV: 4.3%
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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.


1.8
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Nano142 (12) - - SEP 6, 2014
No this was not a very tasty beer why you say because it didn’t taste of anything, except burnt flavors and a slight coffee note. It went down the drane pretty fast.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
ziobarba2000 (7) - Roma, ITALY - SEP 6, 2014 does not count
Bottiglia da 0,50. Rossa di buona qualitŕ. Aroma intenso. Schiuma poco persistente e rapidamente evaporata. Gusto affumicato e decisamente amarognolo. Finale caramellato. Consiglio 7/10

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Nisse666 (4205) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - SEP 3, 2014
Bottle from SB cons 2014-09-03 Göteborg AR: roasted malt, brown sugar, caramel, AP: amber clear, stouthy fizzy dark beige head F: fizzy, roasted malt, caramel, medium + bitternees, dry,

2.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Derbeth (313) - Kraków, POLAND - AUG 20, 2014
Draught, served as Dooliner. Red colour, white head with very good lacing. Aroma is pleasant, malty, with some hops. Easy to drink, seems to represent the style well.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Renobob (634) - Besançon, FRANCE - AUG 16, 2014
Bue en bouteille. Couleur rouge profond. Houblon au nez, note caramélisées en finale. Assez déséquilibrée à mon avis.

1.6
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 5/20
rumproasts (2879) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - AUG 9, 2014
bottle. amber red with one finger head. if you took a mediocre red ale and added some rotting vegetable flavors, you’d pretty much have this one nailed. i couldn’t drink much of it before i dumped it down the drain.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GBZ59 (1129) - BARCELONA (Catalonia), SPAIN - JUL 20, 2014
Botella de 330ml. Copa de Vino. Color ambarino oscuro y rojizo con tintes rubí a contraluz. Espuma bronceada clara y corona que se disipa con lentitud. Aromas de ciruela pasa, dátil y malta caramelo. Entrada reseca con sabores caramelizados y leve amargor herbáceo. Cuerpo medio-ligero y carbonatación moderada. Leve notas aciduladas y de madera en el seco final y el refrescante retrogusto. Deliciosa y saciante. 330ml bottle. Wine glass. Dark reddish amber & ruby tints to the light. Light tan froth, slowly diminished crown. Prune, dat & caramel aromas. Dried upfront light caramel flavors & slight herbal bitterness. Medium-light body. Moderate carbonation. Slight acidic & woody notes into a dry finish & refreshing aftertaste. Delicious & thirst quench.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
KoNrRiI (467) - Ĺrhus, DENMARK - JUL 19, 2014
0.5 bottle. Clear, dark carmine color and a small, off-white head. Malty aroma of caramel and some nuts - it’s very soft and other than that there’s nothing more in it. Taste is sweet wit loads of caramel, some nuts, earth, and a noticeable hop bitterness. Medium body, creamy texture, and average carbonation. Finish is still sweet although a tad dry which could have been expected due to the notable hop presence. Overall a nice beer but does not impress.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
kamwitsta (141) - POLAND - JUL 18, 2014
The aroma is a little faint, grainy, kvass-like, and definitely sour. Pours an exceptionally pleasant, soothing, slightly hazy deep brown with a large, crazy stable head. Very sour; the bitterness approaching medium but overshadowed by the sourness. Body below medium, carbonation low, finish weak, sour and bitter. Not too bad, certainly not spectacular, much too sour for my liking.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
jackafholmes (197) - - JUL 16, 2014
O’haras irish red from bar in Rome. Clear red ale with good off white head. Malty and hoppy aroma. Same taste, but slightly metallic. Prickly, and quite thin. Average.


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