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

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RATINGS: 858   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.06/5   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.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
puboflyons (3098) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - JUL 2, 2016
From the 330 ml. bottle. Handsome looking reddish-amber pour with a long lasting off-white head. Great clarity. Aroma of roasted barley and some caramel or toffee. Low hop profile. The body is medium. The taste is nice and roasty with a clean finish.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tfontana (691) - Fremont, New Hampshire, USA - JUN 30, 2016
Bottle pour into nonic pint glass from One Stop Market. Aroma is bread, caramel, dark fruit, vanilla. Appearance is clear dark orange/red with fast rising sparkle, 1/2 finger-width frothy off-white head with poor retention and trace lacing. Taste is roasted malt, caramel, earth, balance of sweet and bitter. Palate is medium bodied with airy texture, lively carbonation and dry throughout, including finish. Overall, more interesting aroma than flavor with nice appearance and decent palate.

2.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
suurjuust (2852) - ESTONIA - JUN 18, 2016
Bottle. Deep copper beer with a red tinge. Nose is mild caramel and toasty malt. Flavor is malts, less caramel than the nose, some herbal hops. Malty acidity in the aftertaste. Overall it’s kinda thin and watery. Smells nice.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cenzura (554) - Warsaw, POLAND - JUN 14, 2016
Aroma: malts, yeast, light caramel and toffee. Taste: malts, caramel, yeasy and little bit of dried fruits. Medium head, poor lacing and medium carbonation.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
toscanoigor (104) - Belo Horizonte, BRAZIL - JUN 9, 2016
Do tap: uma apresentação linda, de um vermelho profundo, transparente, com creme persistente, na medida. Aroma forte de caramelo, notas de malte torrado, nozes. Sabor doce, com amargor moderado e balanceado. Retrogosto do malte torrado. Uma ótima Irish Red, mas para os aficionados por lúpulo e amargor, talvez não seja a melhor escolha.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
solidfunk (7610) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - MAY 28, 2016
Tastea pretty much like rusty copper. Reddish pour. Tangy finish with clingy unpleasant metallic aftertaste. Bottle.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
chucklemation (1424) - Royal Oak, Michigan, USA - MAY 28, 2016
Pours brownish red with an off white foam head. Aroma is roast and toffee and caramel, with earthy hops. Flavor is roast and caramel, with some earthiness. Lightly bitter. Has a light body and soft carbonation. Good.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
zvsn (1640) - ISRAEL - MAY 19, 2016
Bottle. Clear dark amber with a creamy off-white head. Aroma is malty, notes of toasted bread and honey. Moderately sweet, flavors of grains, caramel, toast, honey and biscuit, finish is dry and bitter. Light-medium bodied. Decent.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DraftDodger (1079) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 15, 2016
Copenhagen 15/5 2016. 50 cl bottle from Meny. Very red label with some obscure markings. Pours clear deep amber with with small white head. Settles as paper thin patch of foam. Aroma is sweet and of toffee, brown sugar and bitter coffee. Medium carbonation and slightly thick palate. Flavor is quite sweet followed by light bitterness. Something slightly roasted i the aftertaste. Quite good one - sweet without overdoing it.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
davidtjm (1074) - Berlin, GERMANY - MAY 1, 2016
Bottle. Pour is dark amber with a frothy head, aroma is malty, light toffee. Taste is toffee, earthy malts, sweetness, light burnt coffee notes and bitterness towards the finish. Good


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