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

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RATINGS: 854   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.05/5   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 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 (25680) - 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 (7252) - 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.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Paskal (146) - La Prairie, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 25, 2005
Bouteille-Odeur caramalisée et d’épices. Rouge-brune avec un col beige semi-crèmeux. Présence de houblon? Goût très amer. Rondeur pleine bouche.--Bottle-Caramalized and spices smell.Dark red color with a beige semi creamy head. Hops presence? Palate mouthful.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Numenor (871) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - MAR 14, 2006
Good mahogony body with a medium volume white head. Very thin aroma, sweet malts are evident. Watery body, hops do balence the caramel malts, but the overall taste is thin. Cool ending with caramel aftertones.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
sunevdj (3911) - Copenhagen OE, DENMARK - MAR 17, 2006
50 cl bottle. Molings Celitic beer. Dark brown with tanned foamy head. Sweet with aromas of meduim-dark malts. Hints of alcohol and residual sugars. Short, light dry finish. Rather one-dimensional beer.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Lou18 (1353) - West Paterson, New Jersey, USA - APR 14, 2007
This was had on St. Patty’s day. Mid brown body white head. Thsi was watered down in taste, nose, body.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
jgentgesdo (692) - Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA - MAY 1, 2007
Pours beautiful deep brownish red with a generous tan head that lasts forever. Nose is cream, apple, pear, earth. The flavor is heavily malty, with more apple notes, bread, very little hops. Watery mouthfeel. OK I guess


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