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

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RATINGS: 842   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.


2.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
raymondwave (931) - FINLAND - OCT 15, 2007
Deep red, really red. Not much nose. Mostly just boring malts on the flavor. This was a bit like eating bread without anything on it, except maybe some butter gone slightly funky. Strangely uninteresting and simple flavor. Maybe I was just having a bad beer day.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Beershine (5219) - The Sunshine State, Florida, USA - OCT 8, 2007
Average and disappointing. Tried this one on tap at the cute Tolkien House in Zagreb, Croatia. Found the body to be appallingly thin, with just a hint of beery goodness. Really could be better.

3.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
FatPhil (12763) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - OCT 8, 2007
500ml bottle (as Mollings). Deep red colour, thin head. Mild beeriness in the aroma. Middle-of the road ale style - similar to many Scottish ones - mostly malt influenced, sweet, and with gentle hopping. The hops are the thing which stay around the longest in the finish though, which is nice. Very quaffable. As it warms, the burntness comes over a little more.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
daniele (7557) - ITALY - OCT 7, 2007
rosso carico buona schiuma persistente note calde di malto luppolo lievemente affumicato in bocca malto lieve caramello retrogusto amaro lievemete affumicato

2.3
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
mike5203 (38) - Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 5, 2007
Not so bad, the aroma is very mild pours a nice reddish brown with a off white creamy head. Taste is very mild also, malty with very little hops detected. It is easy drinking but not what I expected. I can drink it but it would not be my first choice.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
LinusStick (3156) - Moon Twp, suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 2, 2007
Ugh...if this is what the Irish like I don’t understand why they drink all the time. Aroma was weak. Hops and caramel are faint. Pour was nice. Dark burnt amber with a one finger white head. Taste was very thin and watery. Caramel and burnt malt with a tad of hops but the water taste (or lack thereof) overpowered this beer. Blah.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
heavy (2378) - Split, CROATIA - SEP 23, 2007
0.33 l bottle, pours brown body with medium brownish head. Very nice aroma of some caramel and vinegar malts with some herbal hops. Flavor quite empty, watery, sourish but overall not so bad. Medium carbonation which is though not easily seen, but felt on palate. Short and watery finish. Quite plain.

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Cruzan59 (197) - Lititz, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 21, 2007
Pint glass at Annie Bailey’s, Lancaster, PA...pours brownish-red in color...smell was mild, malty...taste was much of the same with some thin fruitiness to it...easy drinking beer...did it for the t-shirt, but I did enjoy it...a few of these would go down easy.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mabel (8014) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 18, 2007
UPDATED: DEC 31, 2007 [580-20070906] Tap @ Irish Times (Pickering, ON). Brewery yeast aroma with some malt. Clear, red amber body with a medium-lasting creamy off-white head. Yeasty malty grains flavour with a hint of caramel. Medium body is a little astringent. Very refreshing after a long hot walk, otherwise fair. (6/3/6/3/12) 3.0

[780B-20071026] 500mL. Some grainy malt and a bit of roasted hops aroma. Clear, dark brown red body with a quick creamy off-white head. Roasted coffee notes with a grainy bread base flavour and some chocolate notes. Medium body. Interesting, seems roastier the second time. (7/4/6/3/13) 3.3

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Aggie80 (802) - Michigan, USA - SEP 8, 2007
Awesome color. Malty aroma rising from the head and a nice lacing going around the glass. Nice flavor that lasts well past the initial swallows.


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