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Carlow O’Hara’s Natural Blonde

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74
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Brewed by Carlow
Style: Golden Ale/Blond Ale
Bagenalstown, Co. Carlow, Ireland

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unknown

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RATINGS: 10   MEAN: 3.25/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.06   IBU: 15   EST. CALORIES: 129   ABV: 4.3%
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The best of Irish malts are combined with a single hop to make this thirst quenching blonde beer. The hop lends a crispness associated with the lager style.


2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
elbernays (540) - Dublin, IRELAND - AUG 9, 2014
Pint at norseman. Bread notes. White head. Creamy Lager mouthfeel. Not bad for style.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Beersiveknown (3072) - NORTHERN IRELAND - JUL 1, 2014
keg at norseman 1696, dublin
pale gold, crisp, some sweetness, grain decent enough

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
culchiem (2569) - Berlin, GERMANY - MAY 16, 2014
Draught. Hazy gold with a solid head, good lacing. Aroma is grain an a little fruit. Flavour is light citrus hop, a dry sweet ferment base. Palate is dry, a little fizzy on the tongue.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ryanscourt (775) - Latrobe, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 28, 2014
Flight done at Brewers Corner in Kilkenny. Samples healthy portion, 8 oz. Tasty notes as follows: Irish Stout: coffee, dry, tasty Irish Pale Ale: good pun on name, good flavor, nice hop balance Irish Red: strong alcohol flavor, finish is taste of pool water, hard to finish, biased against style in general, had in nitro as well which was more enjoyable Helles Lager: crisp, mild hop finish Natural Blonde: drinkable, koslh-esque? Leann Follain: Barrel aged flavor, enjoyable like most irish dry stouts Double IPA: Boozy, strong hop flavor, not up there with the good ones Widow Retro Pale Ale: conservative, middle of the road, not offensive but not great Amber Adventure: tastes similar to pale ale, hops present and noticeable, bitter, caramel malt Winter Star: spicy, winer holiday flavor

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
wimpyjoe (4152) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - OCT 24, 2013
A pale golden pale ale with a small head. Dry hopped with a tropical fruit aroma and taste.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
thellgren (293) - Helsinki, FINLAND - OCT 7, 2013
Draught somewhere in Dublin (sorry, forgot the place). More citrus than hops in the taste. Quite refreshing.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ciaranc (914) - Dublin, IRELAND - JUL 5, 2013
Draught @ brewery corner. Brilliant gold, foamy white head, lots of bubbles, looks great. Lots of hay and grass in the aroma. Flavour follows the nose, grassy straw notes, palette is soft but quite robust, soft carbonation, short finish.

3.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
kerenmk (2421) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - JAN 28, 2013
Draught at Porter & Sons. Pours hazy blond with white head. Grainy and floral in the nose, a little sweet and also pear. Tastes grainy, a little rotten and sweet with bitter undertones. Light body, grainy finish, fizzy. Gets better in the 3rd sip.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DSG (6106) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - JAN 27, 2013
Draught at Porter & Sons. Deep golden with a white head. Aroma of bready and biscuity malt and some hops, earthy and slightly citric. Sweetish bready flavor with light fruity notes and a bitter hoppy finish, earthy and slightly citric and minerally. Medium-bodied. Decent and easy-drinking. First sips are pretty boring, but it really grows on me as I drink a bit more.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BeerItsNice (95) - IRELAND - SEP 9, 2012
UPDATED: SEP 16, 2012 Hazy golden colour with a white head. Aroma is malt and hops with a similar flavour and a hint of bitterness to finish. --- BeerItsNice


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