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

bottled
common

on tap
available

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 848   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.


3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
shrubber85 (10252) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - DEC 26, 2007
Bottle. Sweet toffee malt aroma. Red amber color with small head. Toasted caramel malt flavor with a light bitter finish. Nice toasted malt aftertaste.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
cyrenaica (1126) - Milton, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 23, 2007
500ml bottle
4.3% ABV
I tried this beer on October 27, 2007 after purchasing from my local LCBO outlet. The beer poured a beautiful translucent red colour with a 1 inch tan coloured head. The aroma was hoppy and slightly sour. The mouthfeel was full-bodied and creamy with mild carbonation. The taste was hoppy as well, with some bitterness on the side of the tongue.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TaktikMTL (6943) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 18, 2007
Bouteille de 500 ml achetée chez LCBO (Ottawa, ONT). Arôme: Odeur de caramel et de céréale avec une pointe de noix. Apparence: La couleur est ambrée foncée avec une moyenne densité de bulle. Présence d’un moyen col beige crémeux et d’une large dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Goût de caramel brûlé avec une pointe de torréfaction (?). Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen. Moyenne effervescence en bouche. Arrière goût légèrement fumé. (Rating #1385)

3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
bhensonb (13742) - Woodland, California, USA - DEC 16, 2007
Aroma is caramel, yeast and floral. Brown color with ruby hilites. Beige head that lacked retention. Medium body with fizzy carbonation. Flavor is malt, floral, almost chocolate notes. The finish is low level roasted malt and a very light bitter. Drinks very well.

2.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
daniel0017 (441) - Yukon, CANADA - DEC 15, 2007
500mL bottle: Poured, looks like a glass of cola with nice frothy tan head. Aroma is slightly methanic with hints of malt. Spicy, dry with lasting bitter aftertaste. Decent palate. Good beer.

4.3
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
dkazuk (248) - winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - DEC 9, 2007
500ml bottle under the name Molings Traditional Celtic Beer.
Pours a deep cherry brown with a small tan head. Aroma is pleasant. Nutty, bready, a little yeasty and sweetly floral as well a nice chocolate note. Warms up adding some smoke and red grape scents. Light bodied feel. Low carbonation. Flavour has some chocolate malts and a little bit of fruit, Ending dry and lightly chocolaty, bitter and smoky. I think this one is a little underrated. I loved it, one of my new favourites, for sure.

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 (3097) - 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.


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