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

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RATINGS: 688   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.05   EST. CALORIES: 129   ABV: 4.3%
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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.


5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
wbrown1499 (3) - Summerville, South Carolina, USA - JUN 14, 2002 does not count
GREAT BEER!!!! One of my favs.

4.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
redhead99 (1) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUN 13, 2002 does not count
it’s just a great red beer. This is authentic irish beer not an american brew posing as real.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
erlik (26) - SPAIN - AUG 15, 2002
An excellent ale with a exciting red color. Smooth and nice taste.

4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mikeben (355) - Naperville, Illinois, USA - FEB 9, 2004
UPDATED: APR 4, 2004 Really good Irish red. A bit too hoppy but otherwise the description at the top is correct. Very beautiful color nice aroma. Creamy taste and refreshing.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
ARMed (598) - Garnet Valley, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 2, 2002
This was an exceptional well-balanced reddish irish ale. It had an efforvescent appearance with a reddish overtone. The flavor was abundant and well pronounced. It had slight hints of caramel, mint, and irish hops. Very drinkable. Try it with some Italian sourdough bread and hot red peppers!

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Dragonblaze99 (354) - Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 8, 2002
Very nice, nutty, smoky malty taste. Clean sweetish aroma and good palate. Very balanced.

4.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
sherriwilbourne99 (3) - Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina, USA - JUN 19, 2002 does not count
Finally someone produced a good red. I love this beer, it’s so much better than the norm.

4.3
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
dkazuk (248) - winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - DEC 9, 2007
500ml bottle under the name Molings Traditional Celtic Beer.
Pours a deep cherry brown with a small tan head. Aroma is pleasant. Nutty, bready, a little yeasty and sweetly floral as well a nice chocolate note. Warms up adding some smoke and red grape scents. Light bodied feel. Low carbonation. Flavour has some chocolate malts and a little bit of fruit, Ending dry and lightly chocolaty, bitter and smoky. I think this one is a little underrated. I loved it, one of my new favourites, for sure.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
austinpowers (2826) - New York, New York, USA - OCT 28, 2002
UPDATED: FEB 25, 2005 Sits in the glass like a liquid chestnut, waiting to be drunk. While the wheat beer from Carlow Brewing were pretty disappointing, this "Traditional Celtic Beer" has its sweet malt character balanced by fruity aromatic overtones. Somewhat mild and sourish, and at 4.3% abv, it’d take a lot of them to get you buzzed. A nice alternative to Harp’s when in the Emerald Isle.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
UnionMade (621) - Connecticut, USA - MAR 31, 2003
Mmmmmmmmm. Pours a deep reddisn brown, with a small lacework of head. Aroma is malty and a bit bready, with a touch of hops. Flavor is reminiscent of an english bitter, with a bit of roastiness and something earthy. Very nice. Carbonation is low, providing a smooth drinkability and demanding another pint.


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