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

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RATINGS: 847   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.05/5   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.


2.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
ischas (364) - - JAN 27, 2016
UPDATED: FEB 24, 2016 0,33 l Flasche. Rote Farbe, cremeweißer Schaum. Sehr komplexer, intensives Aroma nach Malz, Bitterschokolade, Früchtebrot. Geschmacklich karamellig, leicht biter. Im Abgang dann relativ wässrig.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
martjoobolut (2725) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JAN 13, 2016
Bottle (from saveur-biere). Pours brown with reddish hue and beige head. The head doesn’t stay. Aroma is sweet and malty, fresh fruits, apples. Flavor is sweet and somewhat bitter, malt, caramel, rye like notes, some burnt notes. Body is very watery. Carbonation is high. Overall: ok, but too watery and too much carbo.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
undercurrent25 (1836) - Barnton, Cheshire, ENGLAND - JAN 9, 2016
Pours a dark red colour. Taste is quite bitter with some malt and red fruits. Not a bad beer

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
lokis333 (330) - Biržai, LITHUANIA - JAN 9, 2016
Clear rye red color with creamy and lively toffee foam. Aromas sweet like cheap gira/kvas or rye bread, sweet and sugary maybe some burnt notes to it. Palate, has light, thing body but leaves bit of sticky feel to it with smoked finish. Taste is smokey! Like smoked beer, with burned malt notes and bit of dark bitterness that has some hints of coffee and bit stouty? But stil rather watery? Overall, nice interesting beer, smelled nice but tated different that expected, interesting to try but wount say it is amazing.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
beverage_god (14) - - JAN 7, 2016
Aroma: ranges from caramel to almost maple syrup, it’s very pleasantly sweet. Appearance: Amber, just past copper with a lively, long lasting cream-colored head that leaves lots of even lacing. Very pleased with the carbonation on this. Taste: Inoffensive would be a nice way to say it’s relatively tasteless and very lacking in flavor, bready and not biscuity. Just not much going on there and definitely not memorable, although drinkable. Not particularly clean and crisp either. Very neutral flavor. Palate: body is medium, very lively carbonation, slightly creamy mouthfeel. Overall: fine at the pub, not sure I would buy this for my house though.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Padchenko (247) - Dublin, IRELAND - JAN 6, 2016
Pours dark red with a smallish white head. Tasty hoppy ale with some caramel sweetness, and a hint of roasted barley. Lovely caramel aroma. Nicely balanced. Medium carbonation

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
lux_edwards (272) - - DEC 27, 2015
33 cl bottle. Pours a clear red with a tan head. Aroma of fruitcake and caramel. Taste is slightly sweet. Palate is medium body and smooth. Overall good beer.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheKernOwl (141) - West Sussex, ENGLAND - DEC 25, 2015
Fig, caramel and roast turkey & gravy nose; lovely toffee malt and soft carbonation make this lovely and smooth.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
floydslip (326) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 20, 2015
Deep auburn beer with a thin beige head. Nose of brown bread, light caramel, and a little bit of cocoa. Flavor is pleasant with light toasted bread, cream soda, and vanilla punctuated by a dry bitterness that lingers. Enjoyable, if unremarkable, beer.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
FBoekman (170) - SWEDEN - DEC 18, 2015
Mörk rödbrun. Mycket skum. Luktar bränt kaffe. Smakar lite bränt. Lite tunn. Rätt ok dock.


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