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


on tap

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RATINGS: 821   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.05/5   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 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
culchiem (3232) - Berlin, GERMANY - JAN 27, 2011
Draught in Bull and Castle Dublin. Dark red with a full head. Aroma of roasted malts. Flavour is of toffee and dark fruits. Finish is quite bitter

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
McGarnigle (600) - Rochester, New York, USA - APR 28, 2011
Nice looking beer...fine head and lacing. Of course not a hoppy beer. Decent malt flavor with slight roastiness. Scotch/irish yeastiness to it, it’s not a clean beer. Pretty good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
daje (2819) - NORWAY - JUN 5, 2011
Bottle shared at Øl og matfestivalen. Dark clear red with thick beige head. Aroma is a bit roasty, with caramel and grain. Nutty taste with fruit, malt and a hint of chocolate. Ok bitterness, but doesn’t last

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Mezcalmannen (395) - Oslo, NORWAY - OCT 30, 2011
Quite hoppy nose and taste, also malts and fruits to the aroma. Colour is red-brownish and head is off-white. (Bottle)

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
teddybeer (3083) - Kaunas, LITHUANIA - FEB 18, 2012
33cl bottle. Reddish coloured with a moderate frothy off-white head. Aroma is slightly toasty and caramelish. Flavour is moderate bittery, slightly caramelish and a final maintained with the initial bitterness. Carbonation is medium. Body is medium.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
tmongoose (1956) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - MAR 1, 2012
on draft poured out an amber color with white head with lacing. not much on aroma maybe a bit of sweet candied malt..flavor was just of malt and nothing else. didnt trace any hops decent for a 10oz pour and thats about all i needed.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
Cheosky (33) - Bethesda, Maryland, USA - APR 12, 2012
Maybe it was not the best time to try this one after so many excellent belgian beers. It is really light besides its darrk cloudy color, actually not red, more like yellow brown. Bread and licorice aroma. Kind of sweet malt taste low carbonation. The finish is a sort of Roasty smoky flavor

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Arve_Christian (4301) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAY 18, 2012
Backlog, bottle from Ireland Medium body & complexity Good, but not impressive

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Rune (9998) - Tromsø, NORWAY - OCT 21, 2012
500ml bottle at Blå Rock Café where it chilled down a bit too far. Solid rings of lacing from a lasting, beige head. Deep mahogany, red-tinged body. Faint smell of caramel malts with herbal hops. The flavour is dominated by red oranges mixed with mid-sweet malts. Notes of roasted malt bitterness to the ending. Soft and easy to drink. OK (Tromsø, 19.10.2012).

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
redpooba (402) - Texas, USA - FEB 19, 2013
A murky dark red with a poppy-white head. Spices and untamed body like one expects from an Irish ale, but a bit of lingering barely and hops. A decent beer.

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