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

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RATINGS: 711   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.04   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.


2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
jackafholmes (209) - - JUL 16, 2014
O’haras irish red from bar in Rome. Clear red ale with good off white head. Malty and hoppy aroma. Same taste, but slightly metallic. Prickly, and quite thin. Average.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Borresteijn (4733) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - JUL 14, 2014
33cl Bottle from a bottle shop on Syros. Clear deep reddish amber-brown colour, light-beige head. Aroma of caramel, burnt sugar, molasses, roast, toast, some green hops. Flavour is medium sweet, malty, caramel, roast, molasses, decent hoppy bitter finish. Light-bodied. Tasty.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Saeglopur (348) - Vienna Woods, AUSTRIA - JUL 8, 2014
Bottle from AmmersinO, Vienna. Dark copper, clear body, with a big, rocky, beige, really stable head, that leaves a lot of lacing. Aroma of nuts, chocolate, roast, hay, dark berries. Taste is a bit watery, with about the same aromas. Mouthfeel is light, with almost no carbonation and it finishes light, roasty and bitter. It starts very promising, but unfortunately it gets worse with every step: beautiful appearance, decent aroma, watery taste and finally a really light mouthfeel. Much too thin for my liking, even when considering the low ABV.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Hrc_Cro (69) - Zagreb, CROATIA - JUL 6, 2014
UPDATED: SEP 8, 2014 0.5l. Pours nice head and nice smell, really promising. Now comes the problem. It tastes like... well, when you drink it you feel no taste, and aftertaste is not really good, just a little smoke and caramel. I am slightly dissapointed.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Toomio (215) - Joensuu, FINLAND - JUL 4, 2014
Oikein hieno pullo, aivan mielettömän kaunis punainen väri. Miellyttävä tylppä maku, joka kaipaisi hiukan loppupotkua ja paksuutta. Hyvä valinta!

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Blade86 (588) - Wrocław, POLAND - JUL 2, 2014
caramel & a little toasty; amber, clear, small white foam; medium sweetness, light(+) bitterness; Palate: medium body, little oily, moderate carbonation, moderately long bittersweet finish; Overall: decent beer, quite drinkable

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Vighals (1193) - Sørumsand, NORWAY - JUN 28, 2014
Mørk gylden brun klar med høyt beige skum. Karamell, malt, smør og nøttelukt. Karamell og nøtter i smak også samt noe bitterhet. Kort, oljete

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hoptimusPrimed (54) - SPAIN - JUN 27, 2014
One of my favourite reds, a gorgeous colour when poured and a good level of hoppyness.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
miquelcrush (1384) - Granollers, SPAIN - JUN 25, 2014
Bona cervesa, bastant equilibrada i gustosa. Buena cerveza, bastante equilibrada y sabrosa.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Kauge (155) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUN 24, 2014
An overpriced 50 cl bottle from some generic Irish pub in Venice, Italy, in June 2014. Pours a beautiful mahogany red with a huge frothy head that just stays forever. Aroma is malty of caramel, rather sweet. Malty, roasty taste with a decent hoppy kick in the finish. Also slight hay and grapefruit. Flat carbonation; light body. Overall a really simple yet lovable brew. Too bad we don’t have this in Estonia.


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