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

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RATINGS: 761   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.04   EST. CALORIES: 129   ABV: 4.3%
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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.


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3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
VengefulOdin (193) - , Missouri, USA - JUL 23, 2011
Pours a dark ruby red moving to amber. Has a nice frothy tan head, with some surprising lacing. Aroma has a caramel / malt / burnt sugar thing going on. I get a little bit of smoked malts as well. Taste isn’t bad, somewhat middling. There’s a big toffee note in the beginning of the beer but it’s chased away by more smoked malt character in the finish. Taste is somewhat sweet. There’s no real hop character to speak of. This beer calls itself an Irish Red but with the smoked character it feels more like a 60 schilling or something similar. Overall it’s not a bad beer but there isn’t anything drawing me back, either. Somewhat mediocre.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
guzgorog (411) - FRANCE - APR 19, 2015
Brune brune clair avec des reflets rouges, limpide, fine mousse avec des reflets cuivrés. Nez léger de malts torréfiés, épices, herbes., léger côté métallique. Bouche de malts grillés, amertume modérée, légère astringence. Bière agréable sans plus...

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
damjan (26) - CROATIA - APR 18, 2015
50cl bottle. Pours dark red color with medium brownish head. Yeasty and citrusy aroma. Taste - light malty, dry and hoppy. Medium bitterness comes quickly. Medium bittery aftertaste. Average beer with thin body.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
torejh (38) - SWITZERLAND - APR 11, 2015
500 ml bottle. Pours a clear dark red color with a light beige head. Aroma of caramel malts and roasted bread. Taste is malty, but a bit thin bodied. There's a light bitter and watery finish. An ok ale. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
azzie (377) - - APR 7, 2015
Bottle 0.5l. Clear mahogany liquid, light to medium body and light carbonation. Taste of water and baked sugar. Bitterish and watery.

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2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
CH-303 (1564) - Fribourg, SWITZERLAND - APR 7, 2015
Appearance: Dark brown, red hue? Clear. Some light tan head.
Aroma: Berries, fruit. Some light malts.
Taste: Berry sweetness, some malt. Doesn’t do it for me.
Bought: Saveur-Biere.com, 500 ml, €3.70
Info: 4/4-2015, 74/300M, BB: 28/6-2015

2.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
StDevil (29) - POLAND - MAR 29, 2015
Copper, dark red color with thin head. Caramel malty and fruity aroma. Medium bitterness and body, dry finish.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Zlotta (212) - Bonn, GERMANY - MAR 27, 2015
0,5 l bottle from Rudat, best before 28/11/2015. Clear, dark red with a small, fluffy, slowly diminishing, tan with a reddish touch head. Pleasant, malty aroma of redcurrant, raspberry, caramel and gentle hints of chocolate. Sweetish taste of redcurrant, raspberry and caramel, followed by a weird, light bitter and slightly metallic finish. Medium body, creamy texture, average carbonation. Pleasant, but not fantastic. Easily drinkable despite the empty, metallic finish.

1.9
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Lawger (201) - SWEDEN - MAR 25, 2015
Pours light chestnut with medium off-white head. Very dirty aroma with soil, compost and some sweetish, lightly roasted malts. Light bodied palate, slightly spicy and herbal. Short finish with low bitterness. Does not hit the mark for me, way below average. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
ARH (733) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 23, 2015
12oz bottle, poured into a snifter. The aroma is a faint berry sweetness, with caramel, a slightly burnt bread quality and undertones of earth and wax that strengthen later. It pours clear with a dark red-amber hue and a light tan, dense soap head that has a moderate retention and lace. The taste is a medium waxy bitter with a medium light syrup sweetness. It’s a sticky beer with a lightly fizzy carbonation and a medium light, malt body that predominantly burnt in flavor with tones of caramel and bread crust, and a light hint of fig. The finish is bread crust with a burnt character. The aftertaste is a cloying, burnt waxy note.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Idiosynkrasie (4556) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - MAR 20, 2015
330ml bottle. Clear, copper-ish red, dark amber colour with small, rapidly diminishing, minimally lacing, beige head. Bready, caramel malty and minimally fruity aroma, hints of red berries. Taste is dry hoppy, bready malty, hints of dark bread, rye crisp bread. Unspectacular.


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