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

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RATINGS: 685   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
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
elbernays (407) - 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 (1522) - 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 (4259) - 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 (1094) - 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 (138) - 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 (618) - 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 (698) - 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

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
drunk_again (159) - GREECE - APR 27, 2014
330ml bottle. clear dark amber color wih medium head. aroma of malts and caramel. taste is malty with hints of caramel. dry finish.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
fhoublon (314) - Lachine, Quebec, CANADA - APR 25, 2014
Bouteille de 500 ml achetée dans une LCBO de Ottawa. Dégustée le 8 juin 2008 (pint). Bière ambrée limpide. Col moyen assez persistant. Assez effervescente, bulles moyennes. Odeur de sucre, de toffee, d’amertume. Goût de fumée, de caramel, de noix. Un peu trop sucrée mais quand même bien équilibrée, pas trop lourde.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
Erzengel (2396) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - APR 21, 2014
Dark red brown in the glass with no defined smell. The beer starts malty-neutral. Not very full-bodied. Malty-earthy, ok, but not that interesting. The aftertaste is slightly bitter, malty-earthy, dry. -->9/12/9/10


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