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


on tap

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RATINGS: 795   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.05   EST. CALORIES: 129   ABV: 4.3%
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

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Creedence (286) - Montreal, Quebec, - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Alusmamuts (1119) - LATVIA - SEP 25, 2015
Brown clear with medium yellow head. Somoky aroma. Medium bitter taste with roasted caramel notes and touch of smoke.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
don23 (22) - Sisak, CROATIA - SEP 19, 2015
Solid beer, nice dark red colour with solid white foam, taste is sweet and light bitter but you cant feel aroma in it, have no smell. When you drink it you dont have that taste of beer in your mouth for a while

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Aragh (106) - POLAND - SEP 15, 2015
Kolor mocnej czarnej herbaty, Drobna piana opada szybko do obwódki i cośtam próbuje oblepiać szkło. Zapach nikły, chyba żywiczny. W smaku żywiczno-karmelowa słodowość i niska łodygowa goryczka. I w zasadzie ciężko coś więcej powiedzieć - nie jest złe, ale mało wyraziste, jednowymiarowe i mało ciekawe.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
mikeyo1 (459) - Linköping, SWEDEN - AUG 28, 2015
bottle @ home. Pours dark red to copper color with a small white head. Malty and caramel sweet aroma with some spices, red fruits, earth and grinded coffee, some cocoa. Taste is quite dry with coffee, grinded coffee, maltiness, some toffee and caramel but not on a level i’d expect compared to the aroma. Finishes dry with lingering chocolate, cocoa, nuts, spices, earth and then disturbing wet card board which chases the balancing bitterness away.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Hopmaestro (719) - Örebro, SWEDEN - AUG 25, 2015
Almost zero aroma. Sweet and malty and it actually taste "red" as in autumn leafs. No bitterness to be found in here, and that’s not my thing.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
gowdy (904) - Erskine, SCOTLAND - AUG 9, 2015
Taste of Kirsty’s draft pint at The Duke in Dublin. Very dark red colour. Some head. Caramel aroma.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
finol (2596) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - AUG 8, 2015
Bottle. Aroma of cola and chocolate. Rather bitter, some chocolate and dark fruits.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Malin_aiisa (325) - SWEDEN - AUG 8, 2015
Bottle. Deep red brown, off white head. Aroma of dark syrup, banana caramel. Taste surprisingly bitter, lack of sweetness. The aroma indicate more complexity of sweetness.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
Gorgosh (349) - - AUG 3, 2015
Hur mycket man än sympatiserar med Irland som nation och irländare som folk går det inte att tycka om det här. Hur mycket man än vill att ovidkommande faktorer som "vacker natur" ska infiltrera den här betygsättningen måste det ändå bli ett skitbetyg. Den är nämligen inte värd mer än så.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Teran (193) - Belgrade, SERBIA - AUG 2, 2015
Copper colour, good on nose, small beige top, sweet malt and caramel taste. Pretty much traditional ale, as it written on the label. Medium body, medium carbonation roasted malts and all together it is pretty much thin.

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