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

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RATINGS: 728   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.


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.


2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
matlev76 (20) - Ontario, CANADA - NOV 20, 2014
its a virtual clone of Newcastle. Great red-brown color, thin creamy head. Light mouthfeel, slightly nutty and malty. Finishes of a bit dry and smokey, and not as bland as Newcastle, worth a try to compare the two.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
puredelusion (14) - Lviv, UKRAINE - NOV 20, 2014
0,33 bottle. Dark to red colour, light minimal head and hazy liquid. Strong fruit with nuts aroma. Medium carbonated. A lot of prunes in the taste and a strong bitter finish. Interesting, but something is missing.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 5/20
Orange_times (2) - UKRAINE - NOV 20, 2014 does not count
Drinking in kitchen in English pint 0.33l. Color: dark brown, low head, medium carbonated. Taste: caramel with medium bitter finish

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
kirarockrocks (10) - Alberta, CANADA - NOV 20, 2014
Deep dark red color, with a thin white head. Modest to no aroma, hinting at hops. Relatively light bodied, very dry, and medium bitter. Not sweet in the least - very little detectable malt profile. Slight metallic bitterness in the aftertaste

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
soolash (54) - Gdynia, POLAND - NOV 20, 2014
Butelka 0,5 l. Aromat karmelu, paloności i skórki chlebowej. Piana średnio pęcherzykowa, jasna. Zdobi szkło na średnim poziomie. W smaku jak w aromacie. Wydaje się raczej wytrawne, słodycz i goryczka ładnie wyważone. Wysycenie średnie do niskiego. Finisz lekko goryczkowy, przyjemny.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Jahe (36) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - NOV 15, 2014
Pours dark red from bottle almost no head. Dark malty aroma with chocolate, caramel. Light bodied with taste of caramel, liquorice ends with a medium bitterness

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dazz3 (1554) - Hällefors, SWEDEN - NOV 14, 2014
Bottled. Pours amber with a small white head. Smells and tastes burned roasted malt with a clear bitter finish.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Fashawn (168) - Montesarchio, ITALY - NOV 9, 2014
Birra color rubino con schiuma beige evanescente e pronta a scomparire abbastanza presto. Aroma secco di malto, qualche sentore di affumicato e qualche spezia. In bocca caramello e malto affumicato appena percettibile. Birra semplice, acquosa e con poco corpo. Beverina ma non trascendentale.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
belgis (159) - LATVIA - NOV 2, 2014
Clear red color.thin but stable foam.malty aroma.mild bitterness. Slightly burnt aftertaste.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
metalspice (113) - Jevnaker, NORWAY - OCT 31, 2014
Mørk colafarget. Lukt av karamell og lette toner av gress. Smaker mye karamell med et lite hint av røyk. Lett bitterhet mot slutten. Lett kullsyre.


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