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

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RATINGS: 685   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.


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3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ruigo (1027) - - MAR 22, 2013
Pours a dark brown colour with a thin brownish head. A little bitter at start that quickly vanishes and leaves a pleasing taste.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GBZ59 (1094) - BARCELONA (Catalonia), SPAIN - JUL 20, 2014
Botella de 330ml. Copa de Vino. Color ambarino oscuro y rojizo con tintes rubí a contraluz. Espuma bronceada clara y corona que se disipa con lentitud. Aromas de ciruela pasa, dátil y malta caramelo. Entrada reseca con sabores caramelizados y leve amargor herbáceo. Cuerpo medio-ligero y carbonatación moderada. Leve notas aciduladas y de madera en el seco final y el refrescante retrogusto. Deliciosa y saciante. 330ml bottle. Wine glass. Dark reddish amber & ruby tints to the light. Light tan froth, slowly diminished crown. Prune, dat & caramel aromas. Dried upfront light caramel flavors & slight herbal bitterness. Medium-light body. Moderate carbonation. Slight acidic & woody notes into a dry finish & refreshing aftertaste. Delicious & thirst quench.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
KoNrRiI (442) - Århus, DENMARK - JUL 19, 2014
0.5 bottle. Clear, dark carmine color and a small, off-white head. Malty aroma of caramel and some nuts - it’s very soft and other than that there’s nothing more in it. Taste is sweet wit loads of caramel, some nuts, earth, and a noticeable hop bitterness. Medium body, creamy texture, and average carbonation. Finish is still sweet although a tad dry which could have been expected due to the notable hop presence. Overall a nice beer but does not impress.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
kamwitsta (121) - POLAND - JUL 18, 2014
The aroma is a little faint, grainy, kvass-like, and definitely sour. Pours an exceptionally pleasant, soothing, slightly hazy deep brown with a large, crazy stable head. Very sour; the bitterness approaching medium but overshadowed by the sourness. Body below medium, carbonation low, finish weak, sour and bitter. Not too bad, certainly not spectacular, much too sour for my liking.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
jackafholmes (142) - - JUL 16, 2014
O’haras irish red from bar in Rome. Clear red ale with good off white head. Malty and hoppy aroma. Same taste, but slightly metallic. Prickly, and quite thin. Average.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Borresteijn (4564) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - JUL 14, 2014
33cl Bottle from a bottle shop on Syros. Clear deep reddish amber-brown colour, light-beige head. Aroma of caramel, burnt sugar, molasses, roast, toast, some green hops. Flavour is medium sweet, malty, caramel, roast, molasses, decent hoppy bitter finish. Light-bodied. Tasty.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Saeglopur (267) - Vienna Woods, AUSTRIA - JUL 8, 2014
Bottle from AmmersinO, Vienna. Dark copper, clear body, with a big, rocky, beige, really stable head, that leaves a lot of lacing. Aroma of nuts, chocolate, roast, hay, dark berries. Taste is a bit watery, with about the same aromas. Mouthfeel is light, with almost no carbonation and it finishes light, roasty and bitter. It starts very promising, but unfortunately it gets worse with every step: beautiful appearance, decent aroma, watery taste and finally a really light mouthfeel. Much too thin for my liking, even when considering the low ABV.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
Hrc_Cro (30) - Zagreb, CROATIA - JUL 6, 2014
0.5l. Pours nice head and nice smell, really promising. Now comes the problem. It tastes like... well, when you drink it you feel no taste, and aftertaste is not really good, just a little smoke and caramel. I am slightly dissapointed.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Toomio (167) - Joensuu, FINLAND - JUL 4, 2014
Oikein hieno pullo, aivan mielettömän kaunis punainen väri. Miellyttävä tylppä maku, joka kaipaisi hiukan loppupotkua ja paksuutta. Hyvä valinta!

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Blade86 (545) - Wrocław, POLAND - JUL 2, 2014
caramel & a little toasty; amber, clear, small white foam; medium sweetness, light(+) bitterness; Palate: medium body, little oily, moderate carbonation, moderately long bittersweet finish; Overall: decent beer, quite drinkable

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Vighals (1005) - Sørumsand, NORWAY - JUN 28, 2014
Mørk gylden brun klar med høyt beige skum. Karamell, malt, smør og nøttelukt. Karamell og nøtter i smak også samt noe bitterhet. Kort, oljete


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