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

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RATINGS: 821   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.


2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
troyc (2870) - Illinois, USA - AUG 27, 2007
(Bottle) Pours a reddish brown color with virtually no head. Dusty aroma, with light sweet caramel notes. Taste is basically the same, with an amount of astringency in the aftertaste. Hints of toffee and fruit as well. Light mouthfeel. A fine beer to try, but certainly nothing too exciting.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
rudolf (2353) - Buffalo, New York, USA - AUG 17, 2007
Very dark brown/black, thin off-white head. Nose is oily malt, slightly fishy, dark fruits, slight burnt. Flavor is sourish malt, too bitter, a hint of fruit in the finish w. some cocoa. I remember enjoying this in the past. Oh well.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
piscator34 (2198) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - AUG 12, 2007
Ruby in colour with above average carbonation. Aromas of vanilla caramels, a bit of fruit, and some malt. Surprisingly dry in the mouth, considering the malt forward aromas. Pale malt, minerals (especially chalk), a hint of roasted barley, and some light caramel. A pretty good session pint, but a bit too fizzy for my taste.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
patrick767 (3824) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - AUG 9, 2007
bottle as Moling’s Traditional Red Ale - Pours dark read with a thin head. The aroma is of caramel malt and a little dark fruit. The flavor is of toasty caramel malts and mild fruitiness with just a little hops. It didn’t exactly blow me away and could have used some more hops bite, but I actually enjoyed it quite a bit.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
kmweaver (3207) - Petaluma, California, USA - AUG 7, 2007
Final beer style! 12oz bottle. Pours a clear, amber-brown color; off-white head with good retention and fine-bubbled lacing. Light, dried cherries and candy sugar in the aroma. Syrupy cherries and cola in the mouthfeel: overly sweet, without all that much to it; kind of one-dimensional and bland, with a light roasted character coming through at mid-palate. Quick, dry and mineral finish.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
leaparsons (9256) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - AUG 3, 2007
Bottle. Dark red and brown with a large off-white foam. Aromas are smoky and lightly roasted with caramel malts, metal and some Autumn fruit. Flavours are smoky and slightly burnt with quite a degree of bitterness. Some pear and citrus with a flat metallic note on the finish. OK.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
onlyrocknroll (379) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - JUL 17, 2007
Dark orange with a medium head. Predominantly malty, nutty and caramel. Dry finish. A very nice Irish ale, all the more welcome given the poor qualiy of its big brand rivels.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
beerinmarch (2830) - Washington, USA - JUL 5, 2007
Pours amber, very clear, with a soft white head. Caramel and lighly toasty flavor. Finish is earthy in the hops, dry and a faint smoked flavor. Great balance and smooth on the palate.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
jpm30 (1587) - East Central, Georgia, USA - JUN 29, 2007
From a 11.2 oz. bottle, best before date on the back label, sampled at cellar temperature in a pint glass. Poured a clear reddish amber with a foamy, bubbly topped off-white head that slowly settled into a thin creamy lacing, minimal amount of laced sticking. Aromas of toasted caramel and grains, herbal tea-like hops and a light fruitiness. Good carbonation and a crisp, dry, smooth medium-light bodied mouthfeel. Tastes of toasted grains and buttery caramel, herbal hops along with dry tea leaves, a subtle sweet fruitiness, and a dry spicy, toasted toffee malty finish. Not bad, easy drinkability, a bit refreshing on this summer day.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
BrewDad (5274) - Olympia, Washington, USA - JUN 27, 2007
Botte
A deep reddish color brew. Had a deep flavor with a good use of malts These bottles where out of date by one year and where still very good. Had a slight smokiness and finihsed very sweet and smooth. Nice beer,


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