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


on tap

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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.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
sdmmb (508) - USA - MAR 14, 2014
Drunk from 50cl bottle bought from Dunne Stores, Ireland. Pleasant red Irish ale. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Onslow (1102) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - MAR 13, 2014
Pour from a 12 oz bottle. Clear brown brew with tan head. Aroma of caramel malt and nuts mixed up with some grass and metal. Taste is nice sweet malts at the very start followed by an unbalanced blend of nut, metal and grassy bitter from middle to end. Ends bitter...

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
commonmac (196) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAR 10, 2014
Tap at Memory Lanes. It’s a bowling alley so expectations set accordingly. A pretty standard red color with a great deal of head. Taste reminds me of malt that’s sat out too long. Kind of bitter and not really any balance. You can skip this one.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
HuskerTan (343) - Kearney, Nebraska, USA - FEB 21, 2014
UPDATED: FEB 22, 2014 Draft. A- Coffee, Cocoa, malty, alcohol, roasty, caramel. A- Dark red color, hazy liquid, minimal head. T- Coffee, caramel, malty, watery, alcohol, nutty. P- Medium body, thin texture, flat carbonation, malty finish. O- A unique taste I can’t quite describe. Solid and rich flavors of coffee, caramel, and barley.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
LarsEngen (346) - Sandvika, NORWAY - FEB 16, 2014
50 cl bottle from Meny Kolsås. Pours clear brown with small beige head. Aroma is light roasted malt with some coffee notes. Taste is malty with toffee and roasted notes. Medium body, lively carbonation, quite short finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
flying_pig (834) - SCOTLAND - FEB 6, 2014
500ml Bottle from O’Reilly’s in Lisnaskea (£2.39):
Light, earthy malts and a faintly sweet aroma with some sugar coming through. There is a little caramel and some toasted malts as well but the smell is quite a light one overall.
Dark caramel amber with a thin, beige head that turned to a soapy lacing after about thirty seconds and looked slightly wavy around the circumference.
Toasted malts and caramel start things off, followed closely by some background sweetness, some bread and a light bitterness with some basic, earthy flavours as well.
Medium body & carbonation about the same, there is an earthy bitterness throughout and hints of sweetness, although these are few and far between. Smooth bodied and with a slight tang but overall the balance is quite good.

Sadly this was another fairly average Irish offering that seems to be a common feature of the beers I have tried from the country, albeit with a few exceptions. An okay beer but not one that would warrant a second try really.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
IPAgutten79 (362) - Skui, NORWAY - JAN 31, 2014
Rødlig med lavt skum. Behagelig aroma av mild karamell, tørket frukt, ristet malt og gjær. Intetsigende smak, malt og karamell. Tynn konsistens, ganske uspennende. Mildt bitter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
HammerTroll (205) - Pula / Zagreb, CROATIA - JAN 28, 2014
Bottle 0,5l. Deep red color, average taste. Expected something with more aroma.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ERB92 (172) - Bergen, NORWAY - JAN 25, 2014
Caramel, bread, dried fruits and a hint of roasted malt in the aroma. Dark brown with a red tint, off white head. Medium sweet and light to medium bitter. Medium body with a soft carbonation. Overall i really like this brew, not an explosion in flavour but really well balanced.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
veceo (239) - CROATIA - JAN 24, 2014
Reddish brown color, lively carbonation, sweet aroma and bitter aftertaste. Overall: solid beer.

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