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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mkgrenwel (604) - North Shore, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 17, 2007
UPDATED: MAR 19, 2007 Draft. Dark amber pour. Just a touch of a haze. Big tan head. Creamy and long lasting. Light malt and some sweet floral hops. Nutty malt flavor with some caramel. A bit of cherry/strawberry notes from the UK hops. Just a bit of biterness in the back. A very nicely balanced beer with good sweetness and hop flavor. Great example of the style.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
cgarvieuk (19761) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 5, 2007
brown in colur,with a standart light malt nose, malty with little chocolate to it and a little smokey

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
faroeviking (10284) - FAROE ISLANDS - FEB 14, 2007
Bottle. Red-brown with a nice big head. Sweet aroma of toasty malts and hops. Flavour of bitter caramel, toasty malts, hops, bit fruity, bit of spices. A good tasting red ale.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
altonbrownd (5109) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - FEB 6, 2007
Bottle at home. Bought this at Dublin airport. Ruby color. Nice lacing. Vegetable aroma. Sweet taste. Carbonated. Smooth finish. Decent enough.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
vanvenlo (1652) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - JAN 17, 2007
23 Apr 2006 - Vegetable celery sweet hop aroma. Clear brown-ruby colour, good head lacing. Celery sweet hoppy light roast malt flavour. A bit thin, hop malt finish.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Lunkie (1726) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - JAN 10, 2007
Bitter malt hop aroma with grass. Clear red brown colour with foaming head and good lacing. Sweeet malt flavour with cut grass aftertaste. Smooth palate.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
shigadeyo (3571) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 30, 2006
My brother-in-lawww gave me a 6-pack of this as a Christmas gift. I had tried on on 12/23/3006 while opening gifts. Now it’s time to have another and capture my my thoughts about it. O’Hara’s Irish Red pours an amber color (slightly darker than average) with a reddish hue. This brew is clear, visible carbonation level is moderate, and has a large light caramel colored had that collapsed to leave a nice crown with decent lacing. There is some nuttiness and a hint of roasted malt in the aroma. The flavor is caramel malt and moderately sweet. There is a hint of smoke in the finish mildly bitter finish. It has is medium bodied and has an average mouthfeel. Overall this is a well balanced brew and enjoyable to drink. 12 oz bottle (Best Before 31 MAR 07) from 6-pack. Gift from Brother-in-Law. Thanks man!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Borup (10173) - Albertslund, DENMARK - DEC 29, 2006
Bottle. Clear red colour with a medium off-white head. Aroma and flavour of hops, fruit and malt with some bitterness in the finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bitbucket (2164) - Kirkland, Washington, USA - DEC 26, 2006
Bottle. Pours a clear reddish amber with a lacy off-white head. Some nutty sweetness and fruit in the aroma. Light, watery body and active carbonation. The taste starts lightly sweet with nuts, bread, caramel moving to a touch of smoke and earth for a dry finish.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
KnutAlbert (6593) - Oslo, NORWAY - DEC 14, 2006
50 cl bottle from Dublin. Red ale with large head. Rather sweet ale, quite thin and watery. May be true to the style, but it’s not my favourite style!

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