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

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RATINGS: 714   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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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
J_man (716) - Tustin, California, USA - APR 30, 2010
A really tasty, well balanced red ale. Beautiful brown-ruby color with white head. An Irish malt aroma floats off the pour and is followed by a smooth, roasted, grainy malt body with a sweet follow through that doesn’t over do it like a lot of reds, and a little bit of sour twist at the end. Really nice easy drinking red with a complexity not typically found in this style.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ThomasMetal75 (6) - Massachusetts, USA - MAR 20, 2012 does not count
Aroma- Malty and sweet with a roasted caramel scent. Appearance- Ruby head with a nice thick head. I noticed little lacing. Taste- Same as aroma. Malty sweet, and has a nice roasted, almost toasted. caramel thing going on. It is mildly bitter. Excellent! Palate- Light and extremely drinkable. Not heavy at all. Ohara’s Irish Red is a great light, easy drinking beer that is easy on the drinkability. All the flavors work well with each other and the abv is so low that a few could be had easily. A+ brew!

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Piero1987 (686) - Iglesias, ITALY - SEP 13, 2012
Persistent beige foam and intense aroma of malty and caramel. Taste is a good balancing of malt and hop.

4
   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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Toomio (219) - Joensuu, FINLAND - JUL 4, 2014
Oikein hieno pullo, aivan mielettömän kaunis punainen väri. Miellyttävä tylppä maku, joka kaipaisi hiukan loppupotkua ja paksuutta. Hyvä valinta!

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GBZ59 (1137) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
run20six2 (119) - USA - JUN 18, 2005
A good tasting beer with a bitter finish. Overall a good tasting beer. Similiar tasting to a killians

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Phatz (225) - Paradise, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 6, 2006
Appearance: Pours a dark translucent amber/brown with a 2 finger off white head. It stayed nice and frothy throughout the entire duration of the beer. Fantastic lacing. Smell: It has the classic Red Ale element, what ever it is that makes that attribute so recognizable. It has an aroma of sweet roasted malts and a speckling of dryness. The hops are present but very hidden. Taste & Mouthfeel: Very sweet and malty! There is not a lot of depth, or complexity to the taste, but it is pleasant and easy to drink. There are hints of that classic ’red,’ that may be birch or cream soda. This is a very straightforward, inoffensive and balanced beer. The taste experience moves right into to mouthfeel, largely because the predominate characteristic is the creaminess. This beer is extremely smooth and creamy with a full body and lightweight. It has a nice dry finish. Very easy on the palate! Drinkability: This is not the most interesting beer but it is extremely easy to drink. It sits light in the stomach and begs for more. Definitely a sessionable beer for me. I wish I had gotten a case. If you like the style (this may not be the best in it but) you will probably enjoy this beer. Hope this is helpful. Cheers!

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
themadmumis (347) - Westminster, Maryland, USA - SEP 27, 2006
Outstanding Irish Ale. Very smooth and balanced. Not very sweet like some Irish Ale’s. Well rounded and very drinkable.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
llcooldave (1101) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - AUG 9, 2010
Sweet roasted malt nose. It pours an awesome dark brown with a touch of red. Solid toasty malt flavor; also a bit of sweetness thrown in. I’m also detecting some herbal notes, licorice maybe? Overall, I can really see this as a great session beer for me; solidly easy drinking but with some complexity to chew on... good stuff!


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