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

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RATINGS: 768   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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3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ronaldtheriot (1471) - Laplace, Louisiana, USA - JAN 26, 2013
O’Hara’s Irish Red has a very thin, off-white head, a brilliant brick-red appearance, lots of bubble streams, and a little bit of lacing left behind. The aroma is of medium-roasted barley malt, molasses, brown bread crust, and candied fruit. Taste is of tannin, bread crust, and mild bitterness. Mouthfeel is light and watery, and O’Hara’s Irish Red finishes crisp, dry, refreshing, and easy drinking. Overall, this is a simple, yet good beer. RJT


3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
vinivini (587) - BELARUS - MAY 22, 2015
Copper colour, low beige head with retention below average. Weak lacing. Aroma: firstly notes of earth & vegetable, further caramel & herbs. Bittersweet flavour with dominance of medium herbal bitterness. Burnt malts & herbal hops in ending. Also a dusty note. Light to medium body, thin to oily texture. Overall an interesting sample of the style.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
GreatDane1632 (823) - USA - MAY 16, 2015
Rated based on notes from 24 May 2012 -- Good Red. Easy to drink and it’s a beer that makes you want to drink it.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
cervmagpt (355) - PORTUGAL - MAY 12, 2015
Review based on the BJCP2015 guidelines (style 15A). Bottle 33 cl - Batch L4310. AROMA: slight sweet roasted malt aroma, with notes of cocoa and a slight presence of red fruits. low to none hop aroma. APPEARANCE: ruby color body with slight orange highlights and translucent. low ivory head with average retention. TASTE: slight roasted malt flavour with a very faint caramel note. medium-low bitterness that persists into a semi-dry finish. clean with no esters. PALATE: low body with moderate carbonation. OVERALL: a good and traditional irish red ale, well within the style.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
StilleStorm (1015) - Stavanger, NORWAY - MAY 10, 2015
DWFID; Tap. Pours moderate, clear amber and creamy with a lasting and lacing tan head. Nose is toasted malt, caramel and dark fruit, light berries and spice. Taste is moderate sweet and bitter with a somewhat lasting sweet dark plum, grain finish. Body medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. Drunk at Karaka Irish Pub.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
lbianchi66 (79) - FRANCE - MAY 4, 2015
Robe brune, légèrement ambrée. Saveurs de malts torrefiés, épices et fruits noirs. Arrière goût métallique. Carbonatation très fine. Une bière équilibrée et largement buvable mais sans plus.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
mcberko (8707) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 30, 2015
On tap at John Hewitt, pours a hazy amber with a medium beige head. Nose brings out bready malts above anything. Flavour is quite dry, with bready malt, a little toffee and a dry bitter finish. Balanced and drinkable, but not terribly exciting.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gangstergafje (170) - Capelle aan den IJssel, NETHERLANDS - APR 26, 2015
Very dark red color. It looks really nice. The smell is nice. Malty and slightly bitter. The taste is also very malty and has a bread aroma. It has a high ’stout’ appearance. In the finish there is a little citrusy aroma. Overall, a nice beer.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
guzgorog (424) - 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 (44) - 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 (45) - 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


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