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

bottled
common

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common

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RATINGS: 791   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.05   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
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Lowe1983 (1391) - Dayton, Ohio, USA - APR 1, 2006
Pours a dark red color with thick tan head. Fruit aroma along with caramel. Doesn’t really apeal to me at all. Flavor is the same but reminds me of Killians only slight better. Slightly being the keyword. Not good at all.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
anders37 (19478) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAR 30, 2006
Bottle. Dark amber colour with a tan head. Malty fruity aroma. Malty fruity flavor with some hints of apples. Malty aftertaste with some bitterness.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
thehoff (596) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAR 26, 2006
A little too sweet for an irish red I think. Red in color so that lives up to all expectations. A bit dry in the finish, and a little bit of a moldy grass flavor. Not the best thing I’ve ever tasted but not the worst. Its been a while since I’ve had any other reds so I really cant compare but I vaguely remember Murphys Red being a bit better.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Fish (440) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 26, 2006
Pretty reddish brown color. Fairly malty sweet aroma. Some nice malts, hops were a little lacking. Beer was pretty overwhelmingly sweet. Decent palate. Average beer.

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 (1023) - 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 (3491) - 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 (9165) - 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 (4420) - 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.


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