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

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RATINGS: 844   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.


2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Lou18 (1353) - West Paterson, New Jersey, USA - APR 14, 2007
This was had on St. Patty’s day. Mid brown body white head. Thsi was watered down in taste, nose, body.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
ElJefe (553) - Rochester, New York, USA - APR 7, 2007
Medium brownish-red with an off white head. Aroma of iced tea and toffee. Slighly twangy flavor, somewhat biscuity, but not much depth to this one at all. Pretty pricey for a very average brew.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
bluevegie (3070) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - MAR 19, 2007
Deep dark red body with a light tan head. Light nutty aroma, body is a bit thin and the taste is a little powdery but still easily drinkable.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
pet3rman (375) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 17, 2007
Pours Dark Amber with tan head. Smells of light malt and some roast. Flavor is a smokey roasted malt. Surprisingly light (I guess 4.3% isn’t supposed to be heavy) and thin. Easy to drink alot of.. Not bad.

3.5
   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.

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
cgarvieuk (20241) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 5, 2007
brown in colur,with a standart light malt nose, malty with little chocolate to it and a little smokey

3.2
   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.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
altonbrownd (5173) - 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.

2.7
   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.

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Lunkie (1734) - 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.


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