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


on tap

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RATINGS: 680   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kwoeltje (2232) - Manchester, Missouri, USA - JAN 17, 2003
Deep brown color with only a hint of red. Hint of peat in the aroma. Slightly sweet malty taste. Much better than Killian's.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Frank (2733) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 28, 2002
UPDATED: MAR 22, 2007 Red chestnut color. Roasty malty flavor with hints coffee. Very smoky throughout. Unfortunately, it’s a bit too thin for the style. It really ruins the whole thing overall.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
awaller05 (305) - Sharon, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 24, 2002
Alright, I tried to rate this one seriously, and did the official rating. It smells acidic and unapealing to the nose. First sip, not bad feeling in the mouth, then the swallow and holy cripes a bad metallic aftertaste that took scrounging around to find some old Jelly bellys to get rid of. My overall recommendation is that this one stinks.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
boto (1826) - Granby, Connecticut, USA - DEC 8, 2002
Not bad. Better than the domestic attempts at a true Irish Red. A little pricy, but I’ll be having a few more!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
DaSilky1 (2606) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 7, 2002
UPDATED: FEB 22, 2003 crazy red in color with a nice creamy head..malty aroma..real watery and thin..and not much in the flavor save a mellow cherry fruitiness..

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
daalamar (405) - new albany, Indiana, USA - DEC 5, 2002
I am a little disappointed. I was expecting ssomething heavier and more malty. What I got was a very watery weak brown ale. Aroma was nice, nutty with malt sweetness ans smoke. Appearance waas transparent brown with an off-white head that does last and leaves a nice lacing. Thats about all I have to say about this one.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
bluemeow76 (693) - Lewis Center, Ohio, USA - NOV 13, 2002
Ahhh... weird. Plastic-y tasting with brown sugar tones. Very odd acidic flavor, dark honey color. Lacing on top throughout.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Dogbrick (7585) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - NOV 12, 2002
Tasted at the Barrelhouse Brewing Company Microbrew Fest on November 9. I found this to be a bland grocery store Irish Ale. Nice red color but the flavor and aroma didn’t do much for me.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Slick (1969) - Thief River Falls, Minnesota, USA - NOV 9, 2002
nice,balanced with a good flavor very little after taste well worth getting more but the price i felt is a little high at $11/6-pack not priced in the heavy drinking range but well worth it if you wanna treat yourself once in a while

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
SilkTork (5162) - Rochester, Kent, United Kingdom, Kent, ENGLAND - OCT 31, 2002
Massive head and a stunning deep ruby colour. I found lots of flavours including a biscuit nose that became quite cookie-like on the palate, and some apples in the after-taste. But I wouldn’t rate it high as there was no overall impression of high quality. A very pleasant, interesting and complex beer that doesn’t quite come together.

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