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

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RATINGS: 791   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.


2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
SilkTork (5412) - Southampton, United Kingdom, Hampshire, ENGLAND - OCT 31, 2002
Massive head and a stunning deep ruby colour. I found lots of flavours including a biscuit nose that became quite cookie-like on the palate, and some apples in the after-taste. But I wouldn’t rate it high as there was no overall impression of high quality. A very pleasant, interesting and complex beer that doesn’t quite come together.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
DaSilky1 (2606) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 7, 2002
UPDATED: FEB 22, 2003 crazy red in color with a nice creamy head..malty aroma..real watery and thin..and not much in the flavor save a mellow cherry fruitiness..

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Terminus (3371) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - MAR 18, 2003
tap-pretty boring brew i must say. Being a hophead, im not into very malty brews. this one is all malt-i could not detect a hop in this one. overall, just plain boring.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Hildigöltur (5104) - København, DENMARK - MAY 12, 2003
Reddish colour. Sweet and malty with lots of caramel notes. Drinkable, but nothing to search for.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Mads Langtved (2244) - Copenhagen K, DENMARK - MAY 16, 2003
An average Irish red. quite bitter. It is an ok brew.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Indra (2711) - Overland Park, Kansas, USA - JUL 14, 2003
Faint aroma, some caramel sweetness and toasty malt. Medium red-amber color, persistent white head and lace. Malty, fruity, faintly bittersweet flavor profile, some touches of floral hop bitterness towards the finish. Light bodied, effervescent palate. Quenching.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
imdownthepub (11465) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 17, 2003
Cask Conditioned at The White Lion, Fewcott, Oxon. A red beer with a dry caramel tone, almost powdery on the palate. There is a sign of hops through a boiled vegetable flavour though bitterness does come through in the end.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MiP (14479) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - JAN 15, 2005
UPDATED: SEP 9, 2008 Bottle. Clear chestnut colour, big white unstable head. Bitter cardboard flavour. Aftertaste is bitter and slightly sour. 5 3 5 3 10

Cask at GBBF08. Sweet roasted aroma. Hazy brown colour, small white head. The flavour is a little malty with some mold. Mild, but has more flavour than a bitter. 6 3 6 3 13

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Fin (8416) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 21, 2006
Bottle (as Molings) picked this up for 99p at the ’Dodgy Deli’ on the Cowley Road 20-09-06. Poursa reddy/brown colour with a lively thick head that went everywhere, very lively carbonated beer. The aroma was a bit sweetish, the taste was of toasted malt and some caramel it had a bit of an edge with bitterness but wasn’t a beer that I would rush out to but again.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
DonMagi (5595) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 24, 2006
Aroma gives light citrus hops and malt character which vaguly reminds me of a veinna, though not very powerful. Taste is thinner again, and the hop character does not balance out the sweetness from the malt.


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