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


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RATINGS: 656   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.04   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.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
TaxiDriver (1440) - Stadland, GERMANY - NOV 24, 2013
Bottle. The beer has a weak aroma of bread. The head has a normal size, the body is dark red. It tasted of malt, the body is light and a little bit creamy with a soft carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Creedence (282) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 17, 2013
500ml bottle enjoyed after work watching the football! Pours a very nice deep, dark brownish red with a one finger frothy beige head that leaves a nice lacing and a little clinging head. Aroma is slightly metallic with an amount of caramel and a little straw and bread (improved as the beer warmed up a couple of degrees). Taste is better, a delicate balance of bready sweetness and redcurrant bitterness. Aftertaste is abrupt, mostly light caramel, with medium body and reasonably lively carbonation. A pretty decent red ale, but nothing entirely remarkable.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Nijstrom (52) - Turku, FINLAND - NOV 23, 2013
500ml bottle. Dark amber colour with a small white head. Notes of malts, nuts and caramel in the aroma. Moderately sweet and bitter, with a quite long bitter finish. Medium body and soft carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
serban_ionescu (7) - - NOV 17, 2013 does not count
Red color beer, nice taste, you can feel the caramel a bit. Decent beer, it’s worth trying it again.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Patrickctenchi (3093) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - NOV 11, 2013
Bottle: Pours deep, clear red with a thick, light brown head. Caramel malt, old/soft apple aroma. Taste is slightly toasted, sweet caramel followed by a slightly nutty/woody bitter. Very good.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Armadill0 (205) - FINLAND - DEC 10, 2013
Bottle. Dark brown with a reddish tint. Small light brown head. Aroma is light with dark syrup and citrus. Taste has nut, wood and malt. Some citrus and fruit. Mouthfeel is watery and overall quite shallow.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ozckr (213) - Barcelona, SPAIN - NOV 29, 2013
UPDATED: JAN 8, 2014 bread, toast, cloudy, red, medium bitterness, medium sourness, light sweetness, creamy, bitter, medium body, lively,

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
sinfull (713) - Lviv, UKRAINE - OCT 29, 2013
Rich red color with small white head. Aroma of caramel malt and fruits. Taste is sweet caramel and roasted. Decent beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Marcius (142) - Geneva, SWITZERLAND - OCT 6, 2013
Appearance with reddish brown color (copper), slightly cloudy body and high head with a good ’lace’ left in the glass. Aroma of toasted malt and caramel. Flavor: a delicate bitterness coupled with a good roasting malt. A good Irish Red Ale, easy to drink and refreshing!

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JustPlainLogan (51) - Galveston, Texas, USA - OCT 10, 2013
The aroma on this beer is absolutely entrancing with a strong scent of bread-y wheat. It pours out a dark, dark red with a thick head that fades into a good lace. The taste is rich in caramels and barley, and it stays in the mouth well with a slightly bitter aftertaste. I’m certainly glad I found this brew.

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