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

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RATINGS: 858   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.06/5   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.


2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 10/20
mribm (460) - Ocala, Florida, USA - AUG 16, 2002
This bottle of beer had a nice brown head, with lots of lace. It had a very mild malt smell and taste and seemed to be highly carbonated. I couldn’t taste much at all in this beer, and it was my first beer of the day. Not as strong flavored as I expected, but not bad either.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
daalamar (405) - new albany, Indiana, USA - DEC 5, 2002
I am a little disappointed. I was expecting ssomething heavier and more malty. What I got was a very watery weak brown ale. Aroma was nice, nutty with malt sweetness ans smoke. Appearance waas transparent brown with an off-white head that does last and leaves a nice lacing. Thats about all I have to say about this one.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Uglyradio (791) - Greenville, South Carolina, USA - FEB 15, 2003
This one pours a deep, clear, reddish brown color with a small, off-white lingering head. It has a nice malty aroma of sweet caramel. Medium bodied, medium carbonation with a slightlysweet malty flavor up front and a dry finish with no after tastes. A little light on flavor, this is a typical red ale, nothing outstanding.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
ericnixon (743) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 24, 2003
Nice deep ruby color with this. The taste had this weird smokey flavor to it. the palate was kinda sorta watery.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Cornfield (5570) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - JAN 27, 2005
Unlike the ratings that I’ve been glancing at, my bottle of Molings came without a head. Nice deep reddish-brown color, though. The smell is very sweet, almost caramel candy-like, with some roast barley undertones. A sticky drink, this has a sweet caramel taste with little else but some fruitiness to balance it out. To me, this drink is more interesting than it is good.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
braudimusprime (75) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 13, 2005
Fairly typical Irish ale, with a nice berry note in the otherwise dry flavor. Unfortunately it’s overcarbonated; too bad because it was on its way to being a nice brew.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
joergen (25926) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAR 17, 2005
Red colour with a small beige head. Sweet malty aroma with notes of grain. Malty flavour with notes of grain and caramel, with a hoppy finish. Very drinkable, but an average beer.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
roder60 (1289) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 29, 2005
Pours a deep dark brown red color with a nice amount of foam slightly offwhite head. Aroma is sweet malty, slightly caramely and a tad bit of almost belgian spices. Flavor is very watery with a slight fruit flavor that quickly dissapears and replaced by a mostly dry finish. Overall, a decent watery brew.

2.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
UnsofistaCat (241) - Garden City, Michigan, USA - JUL 2, 2005
UPDATED: JUL 5, 2005 Nose was practically absent. Amber red, with small lace. Pretty boring, I was expecting more. Grassy taste offset by some bitterness. I detected no sweet malt finish as promised.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ernest (7323) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - SEP 19, 2005
UPDATED: MAR 17, 2008 Bottle (BB Feb 09). Head is initially small, frothy, off-white to light brown, mostly diminishing. Body is clear dark amber. Aroma is moderately malty (toasted/roasted grain, cereal, husks), lightly hoppy (herbs), with light notes of diacetyl, gum, tea, mint, and scorched earth. Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter. Finish is lightly sweet, lightly acidic, moderately bitter, slightly husky. Light to medium body, watery texture, lively/fizzy carbonation. Fresher sample, still kind of odd. Diacetyl and cereal-like malt brings it down, but there are some interesting subtleties under there too. Always been on the fence about this one...promising but flawed, and unfortunately the flaws are too strong to look the other way.


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