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

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RATINGS: 783   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.05   EST. CALORIES: 129   ABV: 4.3%
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.


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3.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Bryanvdv (613) - - SEP 28, 2013
0,5 fles gedeeld met Rikstar. Donker kleurig weinig schuim. Geur is caramel. Smaak is zoet, licht bitter.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Xavalias (245) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUL 24, 2015
On tap at The Slaney, Dublin airport. Mahoganny red with a big, peristant, pale beige head that leaves a lot of lacing. The aroma has caramel, brown sugar, artificial sweeteners, some fruits. Medium bitter and sweet. Well balanced.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
borre_m (677) - NORWAY - JUL 16, 2015
Pours a clear brigyt red. Aroma is sweet and malty. Taste is medium bodied, malty sweet.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jamestulloch (2116) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 10, 2015
Keg at Karaka Irish Pub, Dubrovnik, for the Murray vs Federer Wimbledon semi-final. Clear amber/red body with a thin off-white head. Low carbonation. Faint lacing. Aroma of caramel, candy and earth. Flavour of toffee apple and red fruits. Thin to medium body with an oily texture. Soft fizz. Rather tasty.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
bartholos (98) - GERMANY - JUL 8, 2015
Bottle. Amber colored and fizzy with a small fast vanishing tan head. The smell is great with a strong aroma of coffee and roasted malts. The taste is dry and bitter as well as somewhat sour in the end with some acid. Which is overall also pretty coffee like. However, the medium body gets pretty thin and watery in middle, while the flavor and aroma is pretty weak in the mouth. Carbonation is medium as well. Great smell weak flavor.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Travlr (15867) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUN 28, 2015
Bottle. Clear deep amber brown color, off white head. Aroma of toasted biscuit, cocoa, caramel. Taste has slightly sour coffee. Not bad.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
dnoaksson (758) - , SWEDEN - JUN 23, 2015
Vill man dricka öl direkt ur flaskan, med benen slarvigt uppslängda på bordet och dagens slit impregnerad i kläderna, men ändå skapa en atmosfär av sofistikation och världsvana, då är O’Hara’s Irish Red svaret på ens böner. När en Norrlands Guld-kille vara någon annan för en stund.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
peponi (783) - Krakow, POLAND - JUN 20, 2015
Aroma: herbs and caramel, melanoidins. Appearance: clear reddish color, thin creamy head. Taste: medium bitterness (herbs), heather, caramel, roasted malts, ashy!, melanoidins, quite dry but not watery. Palate: low body and medium carbonation, roasted finish. Overall: Decent beer, but these ashy notes are strange.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
smiley31 (9) - East Aurora, New York, USA - JUN 13, 2015 does not count
As a fan of Irish Reds this is by far one of the most flavorful brews in this class I have had. A caramel sweet aroma, with a mild hoppy flavor. This makes for a very well balanced beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Carlowxxx (77) - Carlow, IRELAND - JUN 13, 2015
This was an exceptional well-balanced reddish Irish ale. It had reddish overtone. The flavor was abundant and well pronounced. It had slight hints of caramel, mint, and irish hops... and good palate. Very balanced. Finally someone produced a good red. I love this beer, it’s so much better than the norm. i give it top marks

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
valquere78 (31) - calais, FRANCE - JUN 13, 2015
Dark ruby body with a low white head. Roasted malt, red berries, pine and caramel.


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