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


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RATINGS: 787   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.05   EST. CALORIES: 129   ABV: 4.3%
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheBeerLover (1026) - DC Metro Area, USA - FEB 2, 2006
Well done example of Irish Red Ale from an Irish brewery. This beer pours to a beautiful, bright, deep ruby color, with a creamy white head, and a moderate amount of carbonation. The nose on this beer is very inviting ,with some good sweet malty aroma paired with some estery fruit aromas. The palate on this beer is firm, with notes of sweet and caramel malts, paired with light touches of butter, and juicy fruit. It finishes with more malt and fruit character up front, then ends slightly cloying. Hops are present in this beer, but just to balance. A very well done, malt accented and fruity brew, a great beer to match with red meats such as beef or lamb.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
pigiax (5) - ITALY - JUL 1, 2012 does not count
Birra rossa molto luppolata. Resta molto a lungo il sapore sul palato. Ottima con carni rosse

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Grzesiek79 (3491) - Radom, POLAND - NOV 15, 2012
Dobre i gożkie piwo i o mocnym goryczkowym akcencie na finiszu. Piana spora i twoży na szklanicy ślady. Głęboko ciemnoczerwony kolor tego celtyckiego piwa tylko zachęca do skosztowania

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Embrouille (2831) - SWITZERLAND - JUL 6, 2008
UPDATED: NOV 20, 2008 Bottled 33cl. It pours a beautiful deep amber beer with a creamy, nicely lasting lightly tanned head. Wheaty smoky nose. Sweet smoky taste. Wheat, licorice, nutmeg, mince pies, berries, incense, banana, cloves and ginger showing up. Nicely balanced. Decent bitterness. Extremely pleasant mouthfeel. Beautiful lacing. Strong sweet smoky finish. Draught 50cl in Penny Farthing in Aarau, Switzerland. Wonderfully balanced. Hints of mince pies, candy, pear and hops. Decent bitterness. Smooth. Inferior to the bottled version. 7/3/7/4/13 3.4

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
darioklc (564) - Karlovac, CROATIA - MAY 9, 2012
Poured into original O’Hara’s 0.5l glass which I’ve bought together with beer. The color is reddish with a lot of bubbles. There isn’t a lot of foam and it gradually disappears. It has a pretty intense malt aroma with a slight sensation of alcohol This is the first red beer that I tried and maybe because of that it seems to me that this is one of the best beers I have tried. It has a rich caramel flavor, neither sweet nor bitter, just as it should be. As I said before this was really big surprise for me in a good way. Surely beer that you must try!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
PsychoGunnar (200) - Bergen, NORWAY - JAN 10, 2013
First it seduces you with a fruity attack of strawberries, dates, rock candy and a bit of black pudding; before a smoked out whisky and black pudding-aftertaste kicks in. Eventful journey through the palate. Looks a bit uninspiring, though; bad foam and unexciting colour. A pint is a bit too much.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hoptimusPrimed (104) - SPAIN - JUN 27, 2014
One of my favourite reds, a gorgeous colour when poured and a good level of hoppyness.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JustPlainLogan (58) - Galveston, Texas, USA - OCT 10, 2013
The aroma on this beer is absolutely entrancing with a strong scent of bread-y wheat. It pours out a dark, dark red with a thick head that fades into a good lace. The taste is rich in caramels and barley, and it stays in the mouth well with a slightly bitter aftertaste. I’m certainly glad I found this brew.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Toomio (337) - Joensuu, FINLAND - JUL 4, 2014
Oikein hieno pullo, aivan mielettömän kaunis punainen väri. Miellyttävä tylppä maku, joka kaipaisi hiukan loppupotkua ja paksuutta. Hyvä valinta!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GBZ59 (1193) - 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.

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