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

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RATINGS: 706   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.


Creedence's rating

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Creedence (282) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 17, 2013
500ml bottle enjoyed after work watching the football! Pours a very nice deep, dark brownish red with a one finger frothy beige head that leaves a nice lacing and a little clinging head. Aroma is slightly metallic with an amount of caramel and a little straw and bread (improved as the beer warmed up a couple of degrees). Taste is better, a delicate balance of bready sweetness and redcurrant bitterness. Aftertaste is abrupt, mostly light caramel, with medium body and reasonably lively carbonation. A pretty decent red ale, but nothing entirely remarkable.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
BenOver (85) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
NallePalle (110) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - SEP 18, 2014
Bottle, 33 cl. Overall a nice ale, well-balanced, gentle finish, medium carbonation.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ekstedt (5435) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - SEP 17, 2014
Bottle (33 cl) from Systembolaget. Clear copper, medium tan head. Nutty and caramellly malt aroma, some floral hops. Light bodied, medium carbonation. Dry with low bitterness.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Peter_L (753) - SWEDEN - SEP 17, 2014
Flaska från SB. Mörkt rubinröd vätska med fingertjockt skum. Doftar karamell och fruktkaka. Lätt metallisk i smaken. Maltsötman balanseras av en neutral beska. Lite torrt avslut.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
HULK777 (365) - - SEP 17, 2014
Coffee, citrus fruits, and caramel aroma, not harmonizing though. Mild, sweet taste containing caramel, nuts, and wood.

2.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 5/20
SamTheBarrel (447) - Vallentuna, SWEDEN - SEP 16, 2014
330ml brown bottle, pours clear dark brown with a medium sized frothy beige head that settled quickly. Aroma of caramel and roasted malts. Flavours of caramel, dark bread, muscovado and roasted malts. Taste is light sweet and medium bitter. Palate is light-medium bodied, somewhat thin texture and average carbonation. Overall okay, the flavour profile is quite pleasant, but I would have preferred it stronger and more bitter.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BeerSkull (1304) - SWEDEN - SEP 14, 2014
(Bottle). Aroma of sweet malt, hops and caramel. A little metallic but crisp taste of hops that balances the taste of sweet caramel and malt pretty good.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Jorn69 (936) - Ängelholm, SWEDEN - SEP 13, 2014
@ Havregatan. Bottle (330 ml) from Systembolaget (17:-). Malty and fruity with caramely and nutty notes, sweet, medium body with a watery to oily texture. The finish is dry and light bitter with malty notes.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ClaudeB04 (124) - Dudelange, LUXEMBOURG - SEP 12, 2014
Deep red colour, nice white head, disappearing quickly. I smelled some hoppy notes, taste is bitter with some sweetness a bit watery maybe. Don’t drink it too cold, I was at first disappointed when I drank it sraight out of the fridge. But once you let it "warm" up a bit it’s a very decent beer. Still the one I like least from the 4 I got so far from this brewery.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
olsvammel (3063) - Örebro, SWEDEN - SEP 12, 2014
Bottle from Systembolaget. Fairly strong smell of caramel and malt. Sweet taste with caramel and malt. Feels very onesided and the flavour isn’t that pure. Hardly any bitterness. Drinkable but not very exciting.


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