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


on tap

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RATINGS: 840   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.05/5   EST. CALORIES: 129   ABV: 4.3%
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 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
piscator34 (2261) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
patrick767 (3918) - 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.

   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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
leaparsons (9499) - 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.

   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.

   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.

   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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
BrewDad (5324) - Olympia, Washington, USA - JUN 27, 2007
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,

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
swoopjones (7021) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JUN 26, 2007
Bottle. Decent Irish red with a little smokiness to boot. Sweet malty taste due to caramel malts. decent but far from great

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