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

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RATINGS: 792   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.


3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tiggmtl (4545) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 22, 2008
(Moling’s Traditional Celtic Beer) Floral hops are notable over the sweet caramel malt in the straightforward and pleasant aroma. Clear, deep amber coloured body is topped by a foamy, off white head that stands well and leaves some patchwork lacing. Caramel malts up front along with some fruity esters and floral hops are balanced superbly by moderate bitterness. There’s enough flavour here for all but the most jaded of beer geeks, while you could probably still serve it to an adventurous macro drinker. Medium body with lightly prickly effervescence. I’ll forgive it for being not terribly exciting as on the whole it’s a very well-made beer that goes down well. A very pleasing surprise. Tulip glass. Cellar temperature. Bottle (LCBO, Nov-07).

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
llcooldave (1168) - 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!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tomer (2255) - Rishon Le Zion, ISRAEL - NOV 9, 2010
0.5L bottle, clear deep brown with light red streaks, small thick long lasting head, rich malty aroma with strong barnyard notes, flavour of bread and barnyard with some dark fruits at the back and a hint of metal, bitterness not to strong but quite persistent leading to a long bitter sour aftertaste. Good and satisfying.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rjplumer (694) - Foxboro, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 5, 2011
Sweet smoky caramel malt aroma. Deep brown with tan head. Starts off bitter but soon smooths out. Has deep rich feel. I’m pleasantly surprised by this one. Very respectable brew.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Duvelfan (139) - Getxo (Basque Country), - FEB 22, 2013
botella de 33 cl. Magnífico ejemplo de red ale. Corona de espuma beige, duradera..."manchando" el vaso como debe ser. Lo primero que salta a la vista es su aroma, delicioso aroma a malta y lúpulos (fruta madura???, madera??). Luego su color...ambar oscuro, precioso y por fin en boca, no defrauda, excelente para repetir...solo o en compañía.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
smiley31 (10) - East Aurora, New York, USA - JUN 13, 2015
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

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Oakes (13600) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 23, 2001
Dark chestnut colour; nutty flavours, and earthy malt, drying out to a smoky finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
belgianhomebrew (646) - Acworth, Georgia, USA - JUN 27, 2002
Nice malty aroma. Body has hints of malt, caramel, and hops balanced quite nicely. An enjoyable red.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
SJP (483) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 20, 2002
Nice dark ruby color and a very malty aroma. semmed a little ightly hopped for my tastes, but a very smooth balance of caramel and malt flavors made up for it nicely. A very good red ale.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Slick (1969) - Thief River Falls, Minnesota, USA - NOV 9, 2002
nice,balanced with a good flavor very little after taste well worth getting more but the price i felt is a little high at $11/6-pack not priced in the heavy drinking range but well worth it if you wanna treat yourself once in a while


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