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

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RATINGS: 792   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.05   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
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
bluevegie (3067) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - MAR 19, 2007
Deep dark red body with a light tan head. Light nutty aroma, body is a bit thin and the taste is a little powdery but still easily drinkable.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
pet3rman (366) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 17, 2007
Pours Dark Amber with tan head. Smells of light malt and some roast. Flavor is a smokey roasted malt. Surprisingly light (I guess 4.3% isn’t supposed to be heavy) and thin. Easy to drink alot of.. Not bad.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mkgrenwel (602) - North Shore, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 17, 2007
UPDATED: MAR 19, 2007 Draft. Dark amber pour. Just a touch of a haze. Big tan head. Creamy and long lasting. Light malt and some sweet floral hops. Nutty malt flavor with some caramel. A bit of cherry/strawberry notes from the UK hops. Just a bit of biterness in the back. A very nicely balanced beer with good sweetness and hop flavor. Great example of the style.

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
cgarvieuk (17632) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 5, 2007
brown in colur,with a standart light malt nose, malty with little chocolate to it and a little smokey

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
faroeviking (10284) - FAROE ISLANDS - FEB 14, 2007
Bottle. Red-brown with a nice big head. Sweet aroma of toasty malts and hops. Flavour of bitter caramel, toasty malts, hops, bit fruity, bit of spices. A good tasting red ale.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
altonbrownd (3911) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - FEB 6, 2007
Bottle at home. Bought this at Dublin airport. Ruby color. Nice lacing. Vegetable aroma. Sweet taste. Carbonated. Smooth finish. Decent enough.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
vanvenlo (1463) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - JAN 17, 2007
23 Apr 2006 - Vegetable celery sweet hop aroma. Clear brown-ruby colour, good head lacing. Celery sweet hoppy light roast malt flavour. A bit thin, hop malt finish.

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Lunkie (1578) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - JAN 10, 2007
Bitter malt hop aroma with grass. Clear red brown colour with foaming head and good lacing. Sweeet malt flavour with cut grass aftertaste. Smooth palate.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
shigadeyo (3296) - Harrison, Ohio, USA - DEC 30, 2006
My brother-in-lawww gave me a 6-pack of this as a Christmas gift. I had tried on on 12/23/3006 while opening gifts. Now it’s time to have another and capture my my thoughts about it. O’Hara’s Irish Red pours an amber color (slightly darker than average) with a reddish hue. This brew is clear, visible carbonation level is moderate, and has a large light caramel colored had that collapsed to leave a nice crown with decent lacing. There is some nuttiness and a hint of roasted malt in the aroma. The flavor is caramel malt and moderately sweet. There is a hint of smoke in the finish mildly bitter finish. It has is medium bodied and has an average mouthfeel. Overall this is a well balanced brew and enjoyable to drink. 12 oz bottle (Best Before 31 MAR 07) from 6-pack. Gift from Brother-in-Law. Thanks man!

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Borup (8222) - Albertslund, DENMARK - DEC 29, 2006
Bottle. Clear red colour with a medium off-white head. Aroma and flavour of hops, fruit and malt with some bitterness in the finish.


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