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

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RATINGS: 714   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.04   EST. CALORIES: 129   ABV: 4.3%
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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 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
Hansen (6768) - Assentoft, DENMARK - JUL 8, 2003
Not impressed at all. Well, ok appearance, red and fine head. Not much aroma and the flavor has an uncharming hint of cola.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
pauliefrog99 (302) - FLINT, Michigan, USA - JUL 1, 2003
Poured a reddish brown color which left small white lacing on the glass. Malty flavor with notes of caramel and light smoke taste.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
LoveCaissa (873) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUN 20, 2003
Pretty brown colour, perhaps with a reddish glow. Fine sweet aroma of toffee. Nice malty flavour with a somewhat smokey and pleasantly bitter finish. However, a bit waterish mouthfeel.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
MaxPower (961) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JUN 20, 2003
Deep reddish- brown in color, small white head that doesn't last long, light sweet roasty nutty-caremel aroma. Some roasted malty nutty flavors, light to medium body, light and smooth mouthfeel, a bit watery leaves a somewhat dirty aftertaste, not all that great.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
hotstuff (4142) - Indiana, USA - JUN 13, 2003
This Irish Ale poured a medium tan head of fine-small bubbles. There was some lacing present. The body was amber colored. The aroma was slightly sweet and the taste was fairly smooth.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
thedm (4948) - Fort Wayne, USA - JUN 13, 2003
This brew pours a medium head of finely sized off white bubbles that left a good lacing and a transparent brown body. It has a malt hop aroma with slightly bitter fizzy start and a smooth finish. It has flavors of roasted malt and caramel.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
stefanberggren (135) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 6, 2003
The lable indicates malty, but I was expecting more. Like the Red Rocket ale of California... Nice and drinkable, with a malty note and hint of peat? Smooth and very much like an english bitter.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
hopscotch (9242) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - MAY 30, 2003
Same beautiful color as Rogue's Younger's Special Bitter. Lovely, sparkling clear amber beer with orange highlights. Small, creamy, ivory head. Mostly diminishing with no lacing, although a nice, wafer-thin, creamy cap remains afloat throughout. The aroma is moderately malty and sweet with notes of cereal grain, alcohol, toffee and light sourgham molasses. Interesting malty flavor with a subtle hint of beef broth to go along with the blasts of roasted nuts and English toffee up front. Well-balanced with a grassy, lightly pungent hop presence on the backside. Light-bodied with an oily mouthfeel and lively carbonation. Short, sharp, metallic, dry finish with a hint of clover to cap things off. Hey, it's an Irish brew. Gotta include a little clover!

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Ungstrup (29486) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - MAY 20, 2003
A dark amber beer with a small fast disappearing head. The aroma is weak but slightly sweet. The flavor is wheaty (?) - too sweet and boring. All in all an average beer.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
flemdawg (531) - Naples, Florida, USA - MAY 20, 2003
This beer looked great. Red would not be the word I would use to describe it, more brownish with red accents. Head was fluffy white, and didn't dissapaite too quickly. However the taste was average. Easy to drink, but nothing outstanding.


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