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

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RATINGS: 688   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.05   EST. CALORIES: 129   ABV: 4.3%
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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.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DanK720 (4) - IRELAND - MAY 30, 2014 does not count
Pours a clear, deep red with a white head. Very refreshing, lightly effervescent. Fruity and rich with slightly hoppy aftertaste. Sweetish in taste and overall a nice beer especially when served chilled on a warm day.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
triskaideka (135) - Killarney, IRELAND - MAY 27, 2014
Draught from the bar itself. On nitro. Pours dark red with creamy off-white nitro head. Nutty, malty, caramel flavours. Quite easy drinking. Despite my location, I’m not a big fan of the general style - but this was good.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sissio (570) - Orsenigo, ITALY - MAY 18, 2014
On tap at Birratrovo in Como Good and drinkable Irish ale. Clear red, white head. Balanced

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
elbernays (458) - Dublin, IRELAND - MAY 16, 2014
Bottle at duffys malahide. Pours deep ruby red with slight off white head. Nuts, earthy aroma. Flavour is sweet bread malts, plum, cherries. Nice bubbles. Okay beer.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gurthnar (1629) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - MAY 16, 2014
Bottle. Aroma caramel, light roasted malt. Some fruits, malt. Clear almost dark brown colour. Taste is rather thin bodied, mostly malty and bitter. Roasty, light caramel, light fruity. Hint of astringency. Good easy drinking red.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cuso (4384) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - MAY 16, 2014
Bottle, many thanks to Netty. Dark red brown color with medium off white head. Roasted malt, caramel in aroma. Taste, roasted malt, coffee, red fruity notes. OK.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MisoW (1196) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - MAY 16, 2014
Bottle, courtesy of netty. Pours brown reddish color, lightly beige head. Aroma is coffee, toffee, caramel. Taste is medium bitter, lightly sweet, coffee, dark chocolate, cacao.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
rockana (217) - Zadar/Zagreb, CROATIA - MAY 12, 2014
Dark amber with minimal white head. Aroma is malty, a bit of caramel and coffee. Watery texture. Short bitterish finish.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Iznogud (637) - CROATIA - MAY 9, 2014
Bottle 500 ml, from supermarket in Zagreb. Pours amber with off white head. Malty caramel aroma. Sweetish flavor with some roastiness. Also some metallic hint which I didn’t like. Expected much better, but later I’ve tried draught version which is significantly better.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
ryanscourt (737) - Latrobe, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 28, 2014
Flight done at Brewers Corner in Kilkenny. Samples healthy portion, 8 oz. Tasty notes as follows: Irish Stout: coffee, dry, tasty Irish Pale Ale: good pun on name, good flavor, nice hop balance Irish Red: strong alcohol flavor, finish is taste of pool water, hard to finish, biased against style in general, had in nitro as well which was more enjoyable Helles Lager: crisp, mild hop finish Natural Blonde: drinkable, koslh-esque? Leann Follain: Barrel aged flavor, enjoyable like most irish dry stouts Double IPA: Boozy, strong hop flavor, not up there with the good ones Widow Retro Pale Ale: conservative, middle of the road, not offensive but not great Amber Adventure: tastes similar to pale ale, hops present and noticeable, bitter, caramel malt Winter Star: spicy, winer holiday flavor


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