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


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RATINGS: 714   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.04   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 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Magjayran (1379) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - MAR 14, 2005
Nothing special in the nose. Maybe some hints of skunk. Pours a rather attractive deep red color. Taste is slightly bitter. Thereís just nothing special about this beer. Itís not bad but at $9.99 a six pack I could get something just as good from a local brewer for a few bucks cheaper.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
braudimusprime (75) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 13, 2005
Fairly typical Irish ale, with a nice berry note in the otherwise dry flavor. Unfortunately itís overcarbonated; too bad because it was on its way to being a nice brew.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
oh6gdx (20602) - Vasa, FINLAND - MAR 11, 2005
Bottled, had it as Carlow Molings Traditional Red Ale. Reddish brown colour. Hoppy aroma, with hints of fruits. Very fruity and fresh taste. Smells more than it tastes though. Pretty much carbonation.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Silphium (3173) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - FEB 17, 2005
Clear deep copper red body, big puffy light cream head. Metallic, earthy, hoppy nose with rough grain notes hiding in the background. Very dry body, mostly earthy hops, toasty and without much caramel or fruit development that I expect from the style. A couple more sips and itís apparent that there really isnít much flavor at all. Ugh. A waste of money.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
hershiser2 (1228) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - FEB 16, 2005
From what I hear, a new beer, and one thatís going to take over the market from Killianís Irish Red... well go ahead, I donít know many people drinkiní Killians. Anyway, could this take over? Sure... itís virtually the same. Same plain, malty taste, with a hint of metal. I was not overly impressed here.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Cornfield (5497) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - JAN 27, 2005
Unlike the ratings that Iíve been glancing at, my bottle of Molings came without a head. Nice deep reddish-brown color, though. The smell is very sweet, almost caramel candy-like, with some roast barley undertones. A sticky drink, this has a sweet caramel taste with little else but some fruitiness to balance it out. To me, this drink is more interesting than it is good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
highlandlad (1417) - Blue Mountains, AUSTRALIA - JAN 19, 2005
Superior example of one of my least favourites beer styles. Plummy colour verging on brown. Pours with a big 3cm creamy tan head that lingers nicely and leaves some lace. The unusual nose reminded me of Chai Masala and sent me running to the spice cupboard to confirm that the dominant aroma is cloves, with some nutmeg and spiced apple. Intriguing. A classic Irish medium-to-full creamy body that echoes a porter. A little fruit in the sweetish middle. Toasty malt notes dominate a dry bitter-chocolate finish. (Bottle)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
heemer77 (5104) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - JAN 19, 2005
A very dark amber almost brown color. The head was huge. Aroma is a sweet and malty honey. Hints of apples and some nutmeg. The taste was drier than I thought it would be. There are some dry red wine notes. Also hints of apples and cinnamon. A trace of spice. A light and fluffy mouthfeel. A decent beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MiP (13662) - SÝnderborg, DENMARK - JAN 15, 2005
UPDATED: SEP 9, 2008 Bottle. Clear chestnut colour, big white unstable head. Bitter cardboard flavour. Aftertaste is bitter and slightly sour. 5 3 5 3 10

Cask at GBBF08. Sweet roasted aroma. Hazy brown colour, small white head. The flavour is a little malty with some mold. Mild, but has more flavour than a bitter. 6 3 6 3 13

   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 Iím confusing my countries here. I could definitely drink this as a good session.

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