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

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RATINGS: 779   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.05   EST. CALORIES: 129   ABV: 4.3%
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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.


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
branko (65) - Zagreb, CROATIA - MAR 12, 2015
0,5 bottle. Dark red color with thin head. Aroma of berries, bread and toasted malts. Medium bitterness.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
alomtnez (165) - SPAIN - MAR 9, 2015
UPDATED: MAR 29, 2015 Bottle. Average white frothy head not lasting. Hazy light amber colour with reddish hues. Aroma is toasted, malty and hoppy with caramel and floral notes. Taste is fruity, malty , toasted with hoppy floral and bitter aftertaste. Medium high carbonation and medium body. Quite an interesting beer where the hop dominates the malty features.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rotin (199) - Neratovice, CZECH REPUBLIC - MAR 9, 2015
Bottle 0,5l. Clear, light red/brown colored beer. Aroma of toasted malts, bread, fruit-forest red berries (raspberries), apples, maybe some cherries. Medium bodied, semi-sweet, flavor of red berries, hops, nice bitterness. Finish is dry and bitter- hops, bread, toasted grain.
Quite nice ale.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ascelja (196) - Neratovice, CZECH REPUBLIC - MAR 9, 2015
Bottle 0,5l from Interspar Zagreb. Brown to red little hazy body, beige medium head. Aroma of the foam isn’t good, but body of beer below smells nice: dark berries, floral hops, nuts, red apples, bread. Taste is very hoppy, with it leaves, apples, strawberries, needle-leaves, bread, roasted seeds. Strong (pleasant) bitterness, slight to medium dryness (especially in the aftertaste). Medium body.
Easy drinkable and very tasty ale.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Krigla (118) - SLOVENIA - MAR 8, 2015
Bottle, 0.5l. Nice dark reddish colour wirh minimal beige head. Soft carbonation. Sweet caramel and roasted malt aroma. Taste is the same as aroma with moderate bitter aftertaste. Overall very good beer.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Cool_Bond (1978) - Kung av Öl @ Facebook, SWEDEN - MAR 8, 2015
Creamy, bitter and some metallic scent. The taste is bitter and some toffee. Not so good bitterness that fills the mouth’s front section to a weak moment. Do not buy this again but it was pretty mediocre. Follow me @ Kung av öl @ Facebook for more pictures and ratings.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
massingasetta (395) - München, GERMANY - FEB 7, 2015
A very bitter redish dark beer, yet the bitterness is appropriate and fulfilling. The Irish red is one sided in taste but that taste is great. A beer to definately try and savour.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Rammer (346) - Moscow, RUSSIA - FEB 3, 2015
Red drink. Nothing special, light bitterness. The finish is long enough. Not Bad.

2.2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Fredd_an (191) - Borlänge, SWEDEN - JAN 31, 2015
Maltig söt doft. Litet huve. Lätt kropp. Kolsyrad smak & lätt karamell. Lätt maltig. Industriell? Kändes väldigt dålig i smak & kropp. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MrHult (419) - SWEDEN - JAN 26, 2015
Flaska från @thaalcoholic, tack! Mörkt bärnstensfärgad vätska med ljust stort skum. Doftar lite karamell och metall. Smakar maltigt med tydlig beska.


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