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


on tap

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RATINGS: 795   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.05   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
onlyrocknroll (379) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - JUL 17, 2007
Dark orange with a medium head. Predominantly malty, nutty and caramel. Dry finish. A very nice Irish ale, all the more welcome given the poor qualiy of its big brand rivels.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
beerinmarch (2830) - Washington, USA - JUL 5, 2007
Pours amber, very clear, with a soft white head. Caramel and lighly toasty flavor. Finish is earthy in the hops, dry and a faint smoked flavor. Great balance and smooth on the palate.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
jpm30 (1587) - East Central, Georgia, USA - JUN 29, 2007
From a 11.2 oz. bottle, best before date on the back label, sampled at cellar temperature in a pint glass. Poured a clear reddish amber with a foamy, bubbly topped off-white head that slowly settled into a thin creamy lacing, minimal amount of laced sticking. Aromas of toasted caramel and grains, herbal tea-like hops and a light fruitiness. Good carbonation and a crisp, dry, smooth medium-light bodied mouthfeel. Tastes of toasted grains and buttery caramel, herbal hops along with dry tea leaves, a subtle sweet fruitiness, and a dry spicy, toasted toffee malty finish. Not bad, easy drinkability, a bit refreshing on this summer day.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
BrewDad (5120) - Olympia, Washington, USA - JUN 27, 2007
A deep reddish color brew. Had a deep flavor with a good use of malts These bottles where out of date by one year and where still very good. Had a slight smokiness and finihsed very sweet and smooth. Nice beer,

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
swoopjones (7008) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JUN 26, 2007
Bottle. Decent Irish red with a little smokiness to boot. Sweet malty taste due to caramel malts. decent but far from great

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ogivlado (6467) - Zagreb, CROATIA - MAY 23, 2007
Bottled(330ml). -Dark amber coloured, medium size beige head. I had a coid so I couldn’t detect the nose. The aroma is toasted malt and slight caramel with notes of bread and nuts. Mild sweet finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Marko (4343) - Split / Zagreb, CROATIA - MAY 20, 2007
Bottle. Poured a nice dark red body with a medium sized beige head that went away at a medium pace. The nose is caramel in its entirety. Mild taste, subdued bready maltiness, weak weak caramel. Very low hoppy bitterness that forms a stump of an aftertaste. Watery. 10.4° and it sure shows. Somewhat pleasant, very drinkable and extremely average. Manages to be nearly as dull as the nitro wasteland that is so damn common in Irish beers. Either my tastebuds are oblivious to the subtle nuances of beers belonging to this style or this one’s close to a trainwreck. Granted, not as huge one as Kilkenny’s, but closer than it has any right to be.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bu11zeye (12343) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - MAY 2, 2007
(Bottle) Pours a clear amber body with a small off-white head. Aroma of caramel malt, bread, and grass. Flavor of mild hops, caramel, and nuts.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Maria (10190) - Thisted, DENMARK - MAY 2, 2007
Nice head and the aroma has notes of malt and a hint of yeast. The flavour has notes of roasted malt, peat smoke and a low bitterness in the finish. I would like more harmony...

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
jgentgesdo (682) - Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA - MAY 1, 2007
Pours beautiful deep brownish red with a generous tan head that lasts forever. Nose is cream, apple, pear, earth. The flavor is heavily malty, with more apple notes, bread, very little hops. Watery mouthfeel. OK I guess

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