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


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RATINGS: 779   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.05   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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   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Travlr (15610) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUN 28, 2015
Bottle. Clear deep amber brown color, off white head. Aroma of toasted biscuit, cocoa, caramel. Taste has slightly sour coffee. Not bad.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
dnoaksson (726) - , SWEDEN - JUN 23, 2015
Vill man dricka öl direkt ur flaskan, med benen slarvigt uppslängda på bordet och dagens slit impregnerad i kläderna, men ändå skapa en atmosfär av sofistikation och världsvana, då är O’Hara’s Irish Red svaret på ens böner. När en Norrlands Guld-kille vara någon annan för en stund.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
peponi (725) - Krakow, POLAND - JUN 20, 2015
Aroma: herbs and caramel, melanoidins. Appearance: clear reddish color, thin creamy head. Taste: medium bitterness (herbs), heather, caramel, roasted malts, ashy!, melanoidins, quite dry but not watery. Palate: low body and medium carbonation, roasted finish. Overall: Decent beer, but these ashy notes are strange.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
smiley31 (8) - East Aurora, New York, USA - JUN 13, 2015 does not count
As a fan of Irish Reds this is by far one of the most flavorful brews in this class I have had. A caramel sweet aroma, with a mild hoppy flavor. This makes for a very well balanced beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Carlowxxx (42) - Carlow, IRELAND - JUN 13, 2015
This was an exceptional well-balanced reddish Irish ale. It had reddish overtone. The flavor was abundant and well pronounced. It had slight hints of caramel, mint, and irish hops... and good palate. Very balanced. Finally someone produced a good red. I love this beer, it’s so much better than the norm. i give it top marks

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
valquere78 (31) - calais, FRANCE - JUN 13, 2015
Dark ruby body with a low white head. Roasted malt, red berries, pine and caramel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
einherjar (145) - CROATIA - JUN 12, 2015
Redish brown with small head. Dominant aroma of caramel and some hops. Taste caramel, light body, light hoppy dry finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
chrisko82 (191) - Warszawa, POLAND - JUN 10, 2015
Miedziane, przejrzyste. ładna drobnopęcherzykowa ale mało trwała piana, Właściwie nie oblepia szkła. Aromaty karmelowy i trochę ziołowy, palony przebija się ale lekko alkohol. W smaku słodkawe z paloną kontrą goryczkową. Wodniste. Pytkie. Nijakie. Niskowysycone.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Hermod (4043) - Vantaa, FINLAND - JUN 10, 2015
50cl bottle. Mahogany colored brew with a thick, dense white head. Aroma has caramel, hops, toffeeish notes, sweetness. Flavor has caramel, toasted malt, toffee and hops. Pleasant sweet, caramelly brew. Medium bodied. quaffable. Nice one.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jamaty (1147) - Madrid, SPAIN - JUN 8, 2015
Bonito color entre cobre y coca-cola, bastante turbia. Abundante espuma cremosa. Afoma discreto, algo a frutas del bosque. Sabor muy agradable, muy malteado y algo acaramelada para acabar mas amarga. Buena carbonatacion, muy adecuada, y muy muy equilibrada. Gran cerveza red.

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