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


on tap

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RATINGS: 688   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.05   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheDean (786) - MIlwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 29, 2004
So with St Patrick's day coming quick, I decided to pick up this lovely Irish beer. Not bad. Good falvor and tasty. Had to have one while watching the Oscar's. Go Return of the King!!!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jbrus (4992) - Delft, NETHERLANDS - FEB 26, 2004
Little hoppy and malty aroma. Brown color, beige head, very nice lace. Light sweet, malty, caramel, nice hop bitterness, medium body. Not outstanding but still a very nice ale.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
jerohen (1990) - Bussum, NETHERLANDS - FEB 19, 2004
Clear red-brown coloured. Watery and bitter flavour. Typical irish ale. Not great.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mikeben (355) - Naperville, Illinois, USA - FEB 9, 2004
UPDATED: APR 4, 2004 Really good Irish red. A bit too hoppy but otherwise the description at the top is correct. Very beautiful color nice aroma. Creamy taste and refreshing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Garrat (1258) - Suffolk, ENGLAND - JAN 5, 2004
UPDATED: JAN 2, 2005 A great tasty beer,smoky and malty,I fancy a roll up everytime I try this.Golden Virginia if you please.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
wunderbier (1434) - Tampere, FINLAND - DEC 24, 2003
12 oz bottle, mug. Creamy, off-white head slowly diminishes to a crown on a deep red-garnet body. Cookie, caramel malt (M); flowery hops (L); peat aroma. Moderately sweet flavor becomes a lightly sweet, lightly bitter finish. Nice peat flavor in the finish, but the flavor seems a bit watered down. Medium body, watery texture, soft carbonation. The bottom line is: a little fuller and richer and this would be a rockin beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
johndoughty (3937) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - DEC 23, 2003
Nice reddish appearance but a very mundane taste.Nothing really going for it -pleasant to drink but boring.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GreatDane (101) - Skævinge, DENMARK - DEC 6, 2003
Really liked this one. It has brownish-red dark color, a creamy head. A little bitter in the end, not the it matters.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ClarkVV (3892) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 30, 2003
Pours a good dark red to light burgundy. Small white head that is rapidly disappearing. Smells of soft ripe red fruits, some caramel. Opens up with a nice strong hops presence and a drier caramel malt and some darker candied red fruits. Ends very dry, maybe almost too dry. Light coffee maybe, more of a toffee. Moderate bitterness. Quite flavorful and good medium body, no thining at all. Carbonation leaves quickly with no problems.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
IPFreely (1470) - Sanborn, New York, USA - OCT 17, 2003
Deep ruby red color, off white head. Relatively sweet all around. Slight hop bitterness at the end. Pretty nice.

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