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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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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.


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4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Grzesiek79 (3257) - Radom, - NOV 15, 2012
Dobre i gożkie piwo i o mocnym goryczkowym akcencie na finiszu. Piana spora i twoży na szklanicy ślady. Głęboko ciemnoczerwony kolor tego celtyckiego piwa tylko zachęca do skosztowania


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
eduardovl (865) - SWITZERLAND - OCT 14, 2014
500ml bottle served in a Thumbler glass. A: Pours a dark amber copper color. Clear. Forms a small beige to gray head with low retention. A very think layer remains on the top forever and some lacings are formed and left in the glass S: Toffee, caramel malts, wood and hops. Some notes of bready yeasts. Light lactic notes in the very end T: Slightly sweet grains upfront. Strong notes of wood. Notes of roasted malts, caramel malts, English style grassy hops. BTW, an smooth but very pleasant hoppy bitterness. In overall, a dry beer in the mouth. Very reach in flavors M: Light body. Medium to low carbonation. A little bit molasses. Excellent woody and bit bitter aftertaste O: Great drinkability. Very well done beer. Recommended [ BA Review @ 12/16/2012 ]

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Supertrev (62) - CHINA - OCT 13, 2014
Has a caramel slight chemical aroma. Poured clear deep red with a tight white head. Slight roasted taste with medium bitterness. Quite nice. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
elosop (158) - SWEDEN - OCT 10, 2014
Mörkt brunröd med fint skum. Direkt maltig med torr beska. Ganska lång, bränd karamell i eftersmaken. Hygglig.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
JimmyBoy74 (242) - Örebro, SWEDEN - OCT 1, 2014
33 cl Thai restaurang i Dublin. En helt vanlig öl svårt att nämna något speciellt om denna.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
aenima (268) - Askim, SWEDEN - SEP 27, 2014
English yeast aroma. Light caramel. Some toast. A little smoke too. Nice apperance. Dry finish.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BiffNilsson (228) - Perstorp, SWEDEN - SEP 22, 2014
Djupröd på gränsen till brun med ljusbrun liten krona. Doft av malt och lite kaffe. Smaken är ganska tunn med lätt kolsyra. Lättdrucken och god men sticker inte ut.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Cunningham (4632) - Halden, NORWAY - SEP 21, 2014
Deep amber color with a fine tan head. Ok lacing. Tad sweet and a moderate bitterness. Bready, fruity and herbal aroma. A bit sweet, but not over the top. Quite easy drinkable. Fine body for an 4,3% beer. Malty, bready, fruity and nutty. Decent.
[Bottle from Systembolaget in Strömstad, Sweden]

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
thomat (2085)
- Göteborg, SWEDEN - SEP 21, 2014
Bottle from SB. Dark red with a thick off white head. malty and nutty notes. malt, nuts, caramel and hops. Medium to light body with a dry finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Calisky (858) - ALSACE, FRANCE - SEP 19, 2014
Couleur sombre ambrée, mousse beige cremeuse. Nez malté, caramel un peu grillé, notes fumées. Gout malt grillé avec notes fumées, notes chocolat lait et café leger. Bon corps cremeux bien en bouche. Petite amertume et notes caramel en fin de bouche. Très bonne ale!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
BenOver (98) - SLOVENIA - SEP 18, 2014
Pours ruby red, little head, aroma is pleasant and sweet. Taste is very natural and mild, well balanced. A good beer specimen.


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