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


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RATINGS: 688   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.05   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 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
drunk_again (164) - GREECE - APR 27, 2014
330ml bottle. clear dark amber color wih medium head. aroma of malts and caramel. taste is malty with hints of caramel. dry finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
fhoublon (316) - Lachine, Quebec, CANADA - APR 25, 2014
Bouteille de 500 ml achetée dans une LCBO de Ottawa. Dégustée le 8 juin 2008 (pint). Bière ambrée limpide. Col moyen assez persistant. Assez effervescente, bulles moyennes. Odeur de sucre, de toffee, d’amertume. Goût de fumée, de caramel, de noix. Un peu trop sucrée mais quand même bien équilibrée, pas trop lourde.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
Erzengel (2536) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - APR 21, 2014
Dark red brown in the glass with no defined smell. The beer starts malty-neutral. Not very full-bodied. Malty-earthy, ok, but not that interesting. The aftertaste is slightly bitter, malty-earthy, dry. -->9/12/9/10

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
budedou (380) - Saint Etienne, FRANCE - APR 15, 2014
Une bière rousse pas terrible... Irish ale not very good.... Next one please! ;)

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beerhunter111 (7105) - Hasborn, GERMANY - APR 5, 2014
Ins Glas ergießt sich ein dunkel rötlichbraunes Bier mit schöner Schaumkrone. Geruch sehr malzig, dunkle Früchte, hopfig. Geschmack bitter hopfig, malzig, leicht würzig, dunkle Früchte.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Bozo_skeleton (469) - Grenoble, FRANCE - APR 1, 2014
Jolie robe rouge foncée, petit col soutenu par une tres faible carbo. Aromes de caramel et d’écorce de bois. Piquante en attaque avec une deuxieme vague en final. Caramel et noisette en final également. Sympa mais sans plus

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
tomekk1978 (436) - POLAND - MAR 23, 2014
Barwa: rubinowa, żeby nie powiedzieć czerwona, klarowna. Piana biała drobno pęcherzykowa, obfita i po chwili ładnie oblepiająca szkło. Aromat: sodowy z karmelem, chmielowy oraz niestety nieco metaliczny (potwierdził to test skórny). Smak: słodowy, niezbyt słodki - raczej wytrawny, karmelowy, zbożowy. Goryczka poniżej średniej. Browar Carlow przyzwyczaił mnie do wypuszczania przyzwoitych piw. Może nie wybitnych, ale solidnych. Tym bardziej jestem zaskoczony stwierdzoną nutą metaliczną. Z tego względu i tak niezłą ocenę zawdzięcza ono głównie walorom wizualnym, które są na prawdę wzorowe.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
The Etruscan (528) - Tuscany, ITALY - MAR 23, 2014
Light beige full lasting creamy head. Dark copper colour. Aroma is moderately fruity with light caramel, roasty and fruity (prunes) notes. Flavor is malty, slightly weak with fruity (plumes) and roasty tones, ending in a bitter, hoppy and roasty, moderately smoked finish. Light to medium bodied.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bursprak (481) - Aarhus, DENMARK - MAR 21, 2014
Shared 500 ml bottle. Pours dark amber with some dirt white head. Aroma is sweet malts, dark bread and some honey. Taste is sweet, raisins and roasted malts.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
superspak (2543) - Michigan, USA - MAR 17, 2014
330 ml bottle into pint glass, best before 1/31/2015. Pours fairly crystal clear ruby red color with a 2 finger fairly dense light khaki head with good retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Spotty foamy lacing clings down the glass, with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of caramel, toast, pear, apple, raisin, brown bread, brown sugar, light roast, and herbal earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance of malt, yeast ester, and earthy hop notes; with decent strength. Taste of caramel, toast, roasted malt, pear, apple, raisin, brown bread, brown sugar, floral, grass, and herbal earthiness. Fair amount of earthy herbal/roast bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of caramel, toast, roast, pear, apple, brown bread, brown sugar, floral, grass, and herbal/toasted earthiness. Nice balance and solid robustness of bready/roasted malt and earthy hop flavors; with a good malt/bitterness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and light-medium bodied; with a very smooth and crisp mouthfeel that is good. Alcohol is very well hidden with no warming present after the finish as expected of 4.3%. Overall this is a solid Irish red ale. Good balance and solid robustness of malt, yeast ester, and earthy hop flavors; and very smooth and crisp to drink. A pleasantly enjoyable offering.

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