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


on tap

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RATINGS: 803   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.05/5   EST. CALORIES: 129   ABV: 4.3%
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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
einherjar (218) - Rijeka, CROATIA - JUN 12, 2015
Redish brown with small head. Dominant aroma of caramel and some hops. Taste caramel, light body, light hoppy dry finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
chrisko82 (389) - Warszawa, POLAND - JUN 10, 2015
Miedziane, przejrzyste. ładna drobnopęcherzykowa ale mało trwała piana, Właściwie nie oblepia szkła. Aromaty karmelowy i trochę ziołowy, palony przebija się ale lekko alkohol. W smaku słodkawe z paloną kontrą goryczkową. Wodniste. Pytkie. Nijakie. Niskowysycone.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Hermod (4964) - Vantaa, FINLAND - JUN 10, 2015
50cl bottle. Mahogany colored brew with a thick, dense white head. Aroma has caramel, hops, toffeeish notes, sweetness. Flavor has caramel, toasted malt, toffee and hops. Pleasant sweet, caramelly brew. Medium bodied. quaffable. Nice one.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jamaty (1541) - Madrid, SPAIN - JUN 8, 2015
Bonito color entre cobre y coca-cola, bastante turbia. Abundante espuma cremosa. Afoma discreto, algo a frutas del bosque. Sabor muy agradable, muy malteado y algo acaramelada para acabar mas amarga. Buena carbonatacion, muy adecuada, y muy muy equilibrada. Gran cerveza red.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Tonkatruck (42) - SPAIN - MAY 31, 2015
Great colour and calartity. Roasty toasty smell. Lingering low bitters. The taste is a little ash like(scorched malt?) sweetish and malty. Good drink could drink a few...

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
vinivini (795) - BELARUS - MAY 22, 2015
Copper colour, low beige head with retention below average. Weak lacing. Aroma: firstly notes of earth & vegetable, further caramel & herbs. Bittersweet flavour with dominance of medium herbal bitterness. Burnt malts & herbal hops in ending. Also a dusty note. Light to medium body, thin to oily texture. Overall an interesting sample of the style.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
GreatDane1632 (1124) - Alabama, USA - MAY 16, 2015
Rated based on notes from 24 May 2012 -- Good Red. Easy to drink and it’s a beer that makes you want to drink it.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
cervmagpt (485) - PORTUGAL - MAY 12, 2015
Review based on the BJCP2015 guidelines (style 15A). Bottle 33 cl - Batch L4310. AROMA: slight sweet roasted malt aroma, with notes of cocoa and a slight presence of red fruits. low to none hop aroma. APPEARANCE: ruby color body with slight orange highlights and translucent. low ivory head with average retention. TASTE: slight roasted malt flavour with a very faint caramel note. medium-low bitterness that persists into a semi-dry finish. clean with no esters. PALATE: low body with moderate carbonation. OVERALL: a good and traditional irish red ale, well within the style.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
StilleStorm (1208) - Stavanger, NORWAY - MAY 10, 2015
DWFID; Tap. Pours moderate, clear amber and creamy with a lasting and lacing tan head. Nose is toasted malt, caramel and dark fruit, light berries and spice. Taste is moderate sweet and bitter with a somewhat lasting sweet dark plum, grain finish. Body medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. Drunk at Karaka Irish Pub.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
lbianchi66 (171) - FRANCE - MAY 4, 2015
Robe brune, légèrement ambrée. Saveurs de malts torrefiés, épices et fruits noirs. Arrière goût métallique. Carbonatation très fine. Une bière équilibrée et largement buvable mais sans plus.

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