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


on tap

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RATINGS: 795   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.05   EST. CALORIES: 129   ABV: 4.3%
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 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Carlowxxx (116) - Carlow, IRELAND - JUN 13, 2015
UPDATED: SEP 12, 2015 This was an exceptional well-balanced reddish Irish ale. It had reddish overtone. The flavor was abundant and well pronounced. It had slight hints of caramel, mint, and irish hops... and good palate. Very balanced. Finally someone produced a good red. I love this beer, it’s so much better than the norm. i give it top marks

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
valquere78 (31) - calais, FRANCE - JUN 13, 2015
Dark ruby body with a low white head. Roasted malt, red berries, pine and caramel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
einherjar (202) - Rijeka, CROATIA - JUN 12, 2015
Redish brown with small head. Dominant aroma of caramel and some hops. Taste caramel, light body, light hoppy dry finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
chrisko82 (346) - Warszawa, POLAND - JUN 10, 2015
Miedziane, przejrzyste. ładna drobnopęcherzykowa ale mało trwała piana, Właściwie nie oblepia szkła. Aromaty karmelowy i trochę ziołowy, palony przebija się ale lekko alkohol. W smaku słodkawe z paloną kontrą goryczkową. Wodniste. Pytkie. Nijakie. Niskowysycone.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Hermod (4790) - Vantaa, FINLAND - JUN 10, 2015
50cl bottle. Mahogany colored brew with a thick, dense white head. Aroma has caramel, hops, toffeeish notes, sweetness. Flavor has caramel, toasted malt, toffee and hops. Pleasant sweet, caramelly brew. Medium bodied. quaffable. Nice one.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jamaty (1449) - Madrid, SPAIN - JUN 8, 2015
Bonito color entre cobre y coca-cola, bastante turbia. Abundante espuma cremosa. Afoma discreto, algo a frutas del bosque. Sabor muy agradable, muy malteado y algo acaramelada para acabar mas amarga. Buena carbonatacion, muy adecuada, y muy muy equilibrada. Gran cerveza red.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Tonkatruck (42) - SPAIN - MAY 31, 2015
Great colour and calartity. Roasty toasty smell. Lingering low bitters. The taste is a little ash like(scorched malt?) sweetish and malty. Good drink could drink a few...

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
vinivini (769) - BELARUS - MAY 22, 2015
Copper colour, low beige head with retention below average. Weak lacing. Aroma: firstly notes of earth & vegetable, further caramel & herbs. Bittersweet flavour with dominance of medium herbal bitterness. Burnt malts & herbal hops in ending. Also a dusty note. Light to medium body, thin to oily texture. Overall an interesting sample of the style.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
GreatDane1632 (1124) - Alabama, USA - MAY 16, 2015
Rated based on notes from 24 May 2012 -- Good Red. Easy to drink and it’s a beer that makes you want to drink it.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
cervmagpt (457) - PORTUGAL - MAY 12, 2015
Review based on the BJCP2015 guidelines (style 15A). Bottle 33 cl - Batch L4310. AROMA: slight sweet roasted malt aroma, with notes of cocoa and a slight presence of red fruits. low to none hop aroma. APPEARANCE: ruby color body with slight orange highlights and translucent. low ivory head with average retention. TASTE: slight roasted malt flavour with a very faint caramel note. medium-low bitterness that persists into a semi-dry finish. clean with no esters. PALATE: low body with moderate carbonation. OVERALL: a good and traditional irish red ale, well within the style.

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