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

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RATINGS: 757   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.04   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.


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
labattfreak (58) - Coldwater, Michigan, USA - MAR 19, 2006
Nice color, had a bit of a berry taste to it. It had a beautiful red color. Tried it as a "St. Patty’s day special."

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Sregnar35 (1004) - Rotterdam, New York, USA - MAR 17, 2006
On tap at Mahar’s on St. Patty’s Day 06. Very good session beer. Flavor was malty, a little too sweet, but good starter for sure.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
sunevdj (3336) - Copenhagen OE, DENMARK - MAR 17, 2006
50 cl bottle. Molings Celitic beer. Dark brown with tanned foamy head. Sweet with aromas of meduim-dark malts. Hints of alcohol and residual sugars. Short, light dry finish. Rather one-dimensional beer.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Numenor (871) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - MAR 14, 2006
Good mahogony body with a medium volume white head. Very thin aroma, sweet malts are evident. Watery body, hops do balence the caramel malts, but the overall taste is thin. Cool ending with caramel aftertones.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DJMonarch (9162) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - MAR 12, 2006
Cask Stillage at the Memorial Hall, Northwich 22/09/2001 Dark red / amber coloured and smooth on the palate. Malt flavours. Hop finish.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
muzzlehatch (4424) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - MAR 7, 2006
12 oz bottle from Julios Liquors in Westboro, MA (Feb 2006), sampled at cellar temperature from a Samuel Smith (is this a faux pas, this being Irish and all?) pint glass. Murky dark amber-bronze with a largish quick-diminishing cream-colored head....rather faint, lightly grassy aroma with subtle hints of caramel and milk chocolate....body is a touch sour even from the first, growing as it warms, vaguely fruity (blueberry, apple) with a decent pale malt background and just a touch of grassy hops....but the finishing lactic/sour qualities don’t work in this simple rather lightly carbonated ale’s favor and leave one with a somewhat unpleasant, metallic-mineral cheesy aftertaste. I guess it’s drinkable if you do so quickly without thinking too much about it.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
thegreenrooster (3399) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - MAR 4, 2006
Pour is a nice looking red with a white head. Aroma is also nice mix of malts and a bit of fruityness in there. Flavor though is a bit weak and watery. Some malts and biterness show up but nothing to put this over the top. Looks and smells good but that’s about it.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Grandpa (327) - Verona, New York, USA - FEB 20, 2006
Dark, redish, translucent with a good sized off-white head. Nice malty aroma. Slightly bitter. A bit thin. Not much aftertaste.

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 8/20
Braudog (5950) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - FEB 6, 2006
2/6/06 (bottle, labeled Moling’s Traditional Celtic, purchased at the Shannon Airport duty free): Rusty red with a massive boiling head. Sugary malt nose. Disappointingly watery. Pronounced bitterness overpowers everything else ... like a really bitter piece of fruit. Disappointing.

2.2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Sammy (9198) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 4, 2006
nice white head. Beery chease aroma. Some chocolate malt and molasses in here, along with pronounced bitterness, some roast was nice carmel at end. Astringent medium mouthfeel. Overall doesn’t work but a meal would make the bottle finishable.


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