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

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RATINGS: 708   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.05   EST. CALORIES: 129   ABV: 4.3%
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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.


2.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
UnsofistaCat (237) - Garden City, Michigan, USA - JUL 2, 2005
UPDATED: JUL 5, 2005 Nose was practically absent. Amber red, with small lace. Pretty boring, I was expecting more. Grassy taste offset by some bitterness. I detected no sweet malt finish as promised.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
RichardGretton (4247) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - JUL 1, 2005
Bottled. Darkish beer with a red tinge and a foam head. The aroma is very light, malty and slightly stale, and the flavour is quite dry with a hint of malt. Overall a reasonable dry beer.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
roder60 (1284) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 29, 2005
Pours a deep dark brown red color with a nice amount of foam slightly offwhite head. Aroma is sweet malty, slightly caramely and a tad bit of almost belgian spices. Flavor is very watery with a slight fruit flavor that quickly dissapears and replaced by a mostly dry finish. Overall, a decent watery brew.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Pailhead (4820) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - JUN 26, 2005
Bottle: Aroma is very light but seems a little sweet or fruity. Pours a transparent amber with an insignificant white head. Flavor is lightly fruity with a touch of caramel and light roastiness. Very little hops at all. Rather plain and boring.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
run20six2 (119) - USA - JUN 18, 2005
A good tasting beer with a bitter finish. Overall a good tasting beer. Similiar tasting to a killians

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DocLock (7861) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 7, 2005
Bottle from Peace St. Market, Raleigh. This one is very good. Deep ruby/dark brown with tan head. Aromas of caramel malt, cabernet, some almonds and cognac. Caramel malt in the flavor, with some toffee, cabernet, cognac, and some nutty and rauchy notes. Complex and fairly well balanced, and at the top of my list when I go back to Peace St.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
OhioDad (2493) - Hilliard, Ohio, USA - MAY 22, 2005
Pours mahogony with a fluffy offwhite head. Aroma is hoppy with notes of citrus fruits. Flavor is malty with notes of fruits as well. Drinkable but nothing special I didn’t think. Import price will likely keep me from drinking this again.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tsarman (794) - Northern, New Jersey, USA - APR 29, 2005
One of the best Irish Ales out there. From Ireland. Delicious beer. Nice amount of malt with some hoppiness.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Papsoe (25085) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 28, 2005
UPDATED: JUN 13, 2005 (Bottle 50 cl) Called "Molings Traditional Celtic Beer" in my version. Mahogany in colour with a reddish tint and a rather stable, light brown head. Sweetish and malty with notes of caramel and smoke. Very pleasant Irish ale. 200304

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BigSkyman007 (202) - USA - APR 10, 2005
A just OK irish red. Color more copper than red. Some hops to the flavor, but a little bland for an irish red.


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