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

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RATINGS: 756   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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3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ruigo (1381) - - 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.


3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Zlotta (185) - Bonn, GERMANY - MAR 27, 2015
0,5 l bottle from Rudat, best before 28/11/2015. Clear, dark red with a small, fluffy, slowly diminishing, tan with a reddish touch head. Pleasant, malty aroma of redcurrant, raspberry, caramel and gentle hints of chocolate. Sweetish taste of redcurrant, raspberry and caramel, followed by a weird, light bitter and slightly metallic finish. Medium body, creamy texture, average carbonation. Pleasant, but not fantastic. Easily drinkable despite the empty, metallic finish.

1.9
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Lawger (176) - SWEDEN - MAR 25, 2015
Pours light chestnut with medium off-white head. Very dirty aroma with soil, compost and some sweetish, lightly roasted malts. Light bodied palate, slightly spicy and herbal. Short finish with low bitterness. Does not hit the mark for me, way below average. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
ARH (706) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 23, 2015
12oz bottle, poured into a snifter. The aroma is a faint berry sweetness, with caramel, a slightly burnt bread quality and undertones of earth and wax that strengthen later. It pours clear with a dark red-amber hue and a light tan, dense soap head that has a moderate retention and lace. The taste is a medium waxy bitter with a medium light syrup sweetness. It’s a sticky beer with a lightly fizzy carbonation and a medium light, malt body that predominantly burnt in flavor with tones of caramel and bread crust, and a light hint of fig. The finish is bread crust with a burnt character. The aftertaste is a cloying, burnt waxy note.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Idiosynkrasie (4451) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - MAR 20, 2015
330ml bottle. Clear, copper-ish red, dark amber colour with small, rapidly diminishing, minimally lacing, beige head. Bready, caramel malty and minimally fruity aroma, hints of red berries. Taste is dry hoppy, bready malty, hints of dark bread, rye crisp bread. Unspectacular.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
YantarCoast (315) - Moscow, RUSSIA - MAR 17, 2015
500ml bottle. Pours clear reddish brown with a medium beige head. Aroma of caramel, roasted malts and raisins. The taste is similar, followed by a slighty bitter finish. The sweetness is a bit overdone really.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
moderrnlifeiswar (71) - Maryland, USA - MAR 15, 2015
.................................................. via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Camons (6782) - Hasselager, DENMARK - MAR 15, 2015
Bottle @ Home. Pours dark brown with a huge light tan head. Aroma of malt, caramel, sweet chocolate, cocoa. Flavor is light sweet, malty, cocoa, chocolate, light sour, hint of coffee. Thin to medium body, fine lively carbonation. 160315

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
branko (45) - Zagreb, CROATIA - MAR 12, 2015
0,5 bottle. Dark red color with thin head. Aroma of berries, bread and toasted malts. Medium bitterness.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
alomtnez (96) - SPAIN - MAR 9, 2015
UPDATED: MAR 19, 2015 Bottle. Average white frothy head not lasting. Hazy ligth amber colour with redish hues. Aroma is toasted, malty and hoppy with caramel and flowerish notes. Taste is fruity, malty , toasted with hoppy flowerish and bitter aftertaste. Medium high carbonation and medium body. Quite an interesting beer where the hop dominates the malty features.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rotin (130) - Neratovice, CZECH REPUBLIC - MAR 9, 2015
Bottle 0,5l. Clear, light red/brown colored beer. Aroma of toasted malts, bread, fruit-forest red berries (raspberries), apples, maybe some cherries. Medium bodied, semi-sweet, flavor of red berries, hops, nice bitterness. Finish is dry and bitter- hops, bread, toasted grain.
Quite nice ale.


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