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

bottled
common

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 842   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.05/5   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 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
beerledgend (1196) - Waterloo, Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - NOV 26, 2007
500ml bottle labeled Molings traditional celtic ber. Dark red in colour with thin creamy white head. Caramel flavour with soft hop mouthfeel. Dry finish.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
StompBrockmore (316) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 23, 2007
500ml bottle - pours deep reddish copper, clear, and white a medium off-white head. Looks good, leaving lots and lots of lace behind. Aroma is light with dark fruit, some caramel, some grain, but fairly average in terms of distinctiveness. Flavour however is muh more interesting - begins with sharp herbal hops, cherries and sweet caramel malt before slowly moving towards a roasty, smokey finish with traces of chocolate and nuts. Aftertaste is quite long as well. Good stuff. Hindered only by a slight metallic flavour at the beginning of the sip which last somewhat into the finish.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MrManning (2009) - Hamilton, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 22, 2007
LCBO sample- Pours deep murky amber-red with some orange hues, sporting a thin tan head. Very heavily malty in the aroma. Toffee, coton candy, earthy, rye bread. Very sweet and earthy malt flavours, caramel, a touch of butterscotch, slight grassy bitterness, and a dash of treacle. Sweet, lingering malt finish. Good.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
GregClow (3074) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 20, 2007
Bottle from the LCBO. Deep copper-red with a small off-white head. Aroma of caramel malt, roasted grain and grassy, tangy hops. Medium body. Well balanced flavour with sweet and nutty malt, earthy hops, and notes of yeast, cherry, and a bit of smoke in the finish. Not too bad at all.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
daboskabouter (1470) - Fergus, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 17, 2007
Dark, shiney red colour with a clingy lace and off-tan foamy head. The nose is fruity with malty hay-like notes and a bright citrusy hoppiness. The body is somewhat sweet at the front with a bright fruitiness in the middle. Citrusy and mildly bitter hops fill out the finish that lingers on the tongue for a time.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Boutip (5680) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 14, 2007
Bottle: Poured a clear burgundy color ale with a big foamy head with average retention and minimal lacing. Aroma of medium sweet malt is somewhat bland. Taste is a mix between some medium sweet malt with some notes of caramel and mild fruity yeast. Body is about average with some average carbonation.

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
robinvboyer (3954) - Sturgeon Falls, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 12, 2007
500ml bottle. slightly hoppy aroma, and also slightly fruit, kinda sweet. Flavour tastes like caramel a bit.......withan odd cough syrup flavour. Meh, this isn’t geat.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
TheJester (2394) - Cavan Monaghan, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 11, 2007
500 mL bottle. Deep mahogany brown with a large but diminishing head. The moderate aroma is cara-malty sweet with a hint of cocoa powder and British hops. The taste is mild and slightly sweet, with a bitter, smoky finish. Not a lot going on. Body is thin and tinny. Nothing special.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Tessic (1026) - Brantford, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 10, 2007
This ale poured a dark red colour with a tan rocky head. To the nose you could smell scents of sugary malts, beef gravy and caramel. First taste was thin and watery with flavours of very light malt and mineralized water. Slight metallic flavour, not bad but there. The finish is thin and malty but thats about it. Not bad but lacking in flavour depth. Ther palate is malt and thats it.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Beer Snob (501) - Ontario, CANADA - NOV 10, 2007
Some smokiness in the aroma. Red with a small fluffy head. Taste has an unfortunate metallic tang that diminishes the impression of the hops. A tad thin as well. Still, not too bad, just not worth the premium cost.


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