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


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RATINGS: 685   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.05   EST. CALORIES: 129   ABV: 4.3%
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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 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
beaconstreet (811) - Washington DC, USA - JAN 10, 2005
Tastes malty, Irishy. A very delectable beer. Thought I also tasted peat, but maybe I’m confusing my countries here. I could definitely drink this as a good session.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Linc (737) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - DEC 26, 2004
Why is it that the irish red is such a damn boring style. Surely it can’t take too much to add a little bit of flavour. This is sweet, with some influence from the crystal malt. It’s distinctly bitter yet displays little hop flavour. It’s pretty boring really.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JK (4352) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - DEC 24, 2004
Very dark read. Very large head. Some hop aroma. Flavor is sweet carmel as the description says. Think Newcastle with more body.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ALLOVATE (2349) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - NOV 29, 2004
UPDATED: JUL 9, 2005 Found this beer in the bargain bin, some months ago and thought I’d give it a try. Glad I did, because now it is a regular favourite. Pours a deep reddish-brown, with a thin lasting, off-white head. Aroma is of sweet malt and roasted grain, low fruity esters and a hint of nuttiness. Palate is light, but with well-rounded flavours. The taste was sweet in the mouth, nutty and yeasty, balanced with a mild roasted bitterness in the back and finished with a dry grainy medium length swallow. A true to form Irish Red Ale. Lovely!!!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Brewmaster88 (53) - Petrolia, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 26, 2004
Very nice brown/red colour. Sweet and lightly bitter finish. I had this beer in a 3 pack sampler brought back from Dublin by my sister.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
tbookman (618) - Ephrata, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 24, 2004
Medium brown color with a reddish tinge. Sweet, moderate flavor with a hint of hops & bitterness at the finish. Not a bad session beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dorqui (2091) - Brescia, ITALY - NOV 22, 2004
UPDATED: SEP 13, 2007 Bottled. Little lively, good foam but in the complex one firm beer. Rich aroma and elegant color.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
Emil (6066) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - NOV 10, 2004
Red-brown color, medium sweet fruity light roasted aroma and taste, light body, dry finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
ChristianSA (368) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - OCT 28, 2004
50 cl bottle. Bright clear with nice head, quite carbonated for an english ale. Nice smell og fruit and roasted malts. Very thin mouthfeel and a bitternes that is a little bit sour. Pleasant roasted taste, but too onedimensional.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
mutant (854) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - OCT 18, 2004
Ruby colour under a nice, lasting beige head. Malty fruit aroma. Flavour begins sweet because it is so thin and watery, if that makes any sense. Moderate roasted bitterness at the end. Pretty ordinary, not bad just nothing to really distinguish it.

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