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

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RATINGS: 858   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.06/5   EST. CALORIES: 129   ABV: 4.3%
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.


2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
bigrond (1499) - factoryville, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 24, 2008
had this at a ber fest. Nice beer, but nothing special. I would have to say this was a very average beer.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
GRM (3738) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 20, 2008
Brown bottle, 500 ml, labelled as "Moling’s Traditional Red Ale", purchased at the LCBO, savoured on February 20 2008; eye: dark caramel with a reddish hue and pale caramel reflections, nice voluminous creamy beige head, clear, no effervescence, lacing; nose: grainy malt, light hops, light peat, lights spices; mouth: a bit thin, a bit of grainy malt, a bit of caramel, a bit of peat, a bit of hops, a bit of spices on the tip of the tongue, finale in grainy caramelized malt, a bit of astringency, mildly bitter, slightly sweet, mildly carbonated; overall: correct FRANÇAIS Bouteille brune, 500 ml, étiquetée comme « Moling’s Traditional Red Ale », achetée à la LCBO, savourée le 20 février 2008; œil : caramel foncé avec une teinte rougeâtre et des reflets caramel pâle, belle mousse crémeuse beige abondante, claire pas d’effervescence, dentelle; nez : malt granuleux, léger houblon, léger tourbe fumé, léger épices; bouche : un peu mince, un peu de malt granuleux, un peu de caramel, un peu de tourbe fumé, un peu de houblon, un peu d’épices sur le bout de la langue, finale en malt caramélisé granuleux, un peu d’astringence, moyennement amère, très légèrement sucrée, moyennement carbonatée; en résumé : correct

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
bierkoning (12383) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - FEB 4, 2008
Bottle from Tbone_, thanks! Dark amber color. Cinnamon, butterscotch, cookies and the slightest hint of peaty smoke in the aroma. Sweetish, malty, slightly peated flavor with cardemon and cookies. Some nutty bitterness in the aftertaste. Warming ale with a somewhat sticky mouthfeel.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
aerosol999 (113) - Quebec, CANADA - JAN 29, 2008
Bottle reads Molings: Appearance: Nut brown colour, low head disappears quickly. Aroma: Dried fruits figs cherries leather and bread. Flavour: Bready and biscuity with a goodly dose of floral hops some leather and tobacco. Mouthfeel: Light bodied witha prickly mouthfeel. Overall: Bready smoky and leathery and lots of complex fruit esters. Reminds me of a trappist beer without the sweetness or alcoholic zap. Easy drinking finishes dry and moreish. It would be great with cheddar and apples.

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tiggmtl (4544) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 22, 2008
(Moling’s Traditional Celtic Beer) Floral hops are notable over the sweet caramel malt in the straightforward and pleasant aroma. Clear, deep amber coloured body is topped by a foamy, off white head that stands well and leaves some patchwork lacing. Caramel malts up front along with some fruity esters and floral hops are balanced superbly by moderate bitterness. There’s enough flavour here for all but the most jaded of beer geeks, while you could probably still serve it to an adventurous macro drinker. Medium body with lightly prickly effervescence. I’ll forgive it for being not terribly exciting as on the whole it’s a very well-made beer that goes down well. A very pleasing surprise. Tulip glass. Cellar temperature. Bottle (LCBO, Nov-07).

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Tmoney99 (13466) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 8, 2008
Bottle. Pours hazy reddish/brown with a moderate frothy white head that diminished slowly with fair lacing. Medium roasted sweet malty aroma. Medium body. Medium bitter flavor with a medium bittersweet finish of moderate duration. My expectations where met.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
sstackho (249) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 5, 2008
500mL bottle purchased from LCBO. Pours a dark, but clear, brown without much head. No lacing. Even with my stuffed up nose, I get the sense of a strongly malty aroma. Flavour is all malt and of decent strength. Unfortunately, that’s not really my thing. Seems a decent enough beer though for those who like the type.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
JohnBarleycorn (537) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 4, 2008
Bottle. Deep red/brown appearance is a pleasure to look at. Sweet malt aroma is complemented by fruity strawberry and pomegranate, and a slight whiskey note. Palate evolves pleasantly from gritty to smooth. Flavour begins with nice, dry malt, evolves to a fruity middle and then flattens out with a watery finish. Slightly above average overall.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
markas101 (2295) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - JAN 2, 2008
50 cl bottle, Winnipeg. Slightly reddish amber colour, nice hop aroma. Lighter bodied than expected but nice flavor regardless, smooth with a clean finish.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Slacks (615) - Bolton, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 1, 2008
500ml Bottle: Pours dark red and brown, very small ivory head. The aroma is sweet malts, grains, and faint hops. Flavour brings through the sweet malt and hops, adds in touches of breadiness and fruit. Well balanced, tasty.


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