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Carlow O’Hara’s Winter Star

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61
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Brewed by Carlow
Style: Spice/Herb/Vegetable
Bagenalstown, Co. Carlow, Ireland

bottled
common

on tap
available

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 40   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.1   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 24   EST. CALORIES: 129   ABV: 4.3%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Limited edition seasonal, bottled, keg.
Cinnamon, fresh orange juice and coconut were added to this juicy Amber Ale to spice it up for the long winter nights. The hops and yeast lend a fruitiness that compliments the spice additions. Dual purpose Northern Brewer hops add to the spicy taste.


3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 14/20
veceo (733) - CROATIA - APR 21, 2015
Slightly hazy deep amber color, average sized off white head. Aroma of raspberries, cinnamon, malt, light hoppy touch. Taste of malt, cinnamon, vanilla. Sweet, slightly bitter and dry finish. Light body, average carbonation. Water, but tasty enough.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 12/20
azzie (383) - - APR 11, 2015
Bottle 0.5l. Clear dark red liquid. Light body, medium carbonation. Cinnamon, vanilla extract, cake, a hint of metal. Too watery.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MichaelAwesome (5176) - Wanne-Eickel, North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - MAR 30, 2015
Nettes Piwo. Hält sich in den Kräutern recht zurück, bietet dafür ein paar rote Früchte, etwas an Würze und zum Abschluss die beworbene Orange. Absolut trinkbar, ohne jedoch übermäßig zu glänzen. Dennoch gut.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
McTapps (5195) - Ruhrcity, GERMANY - MAR 30, 2015
Bottle from trade with Culchiem. The beer has got a hazy orange-amber colour with a low head and medium body. Aroma of christmas spices and malt. Taste of mild mulled wine, mild malt, plums, sherry, christmas spices, anise and fennel. Cinnamon hints with an herbal finish. Drinkable (during christmas time).

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
nihtila (1391) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 28, 2015
27.1.2015. Clear orange. Aroma of cinnamon and spices. Aroma of christmas spices, cinnamon, orange, malts.

2.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
FireGlider (156) - CROATIA - MAR 20, 2015
Orange color with no foam, spiced smell. Aroma of cinnamon and coconut and some other spices. Too spicy taste and too sweet. It is more like drinking perfume than beer.

2.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Hrc_Cro (203) - Zagreb, CROATIA - MAR 20, 2015
0.5l bottle. Clear orange color with almost no head. Aroma of cinnamon, coconut and other spices. Taste is spicy bitter with watery finish.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
gorkogrlo (208) - Zagreb, CROATIA - MAR 15, 2015
Bottle. Clear, amber color, medium white unstable head. I read on bottle label, that this beer contains cinnamon, orange zest and coconut and really in aroma and flavor is actually good balance of those three. But I am not sure if I like coconut and cinnamon, so if somebody like this spices this is good beer for him/her. Other, I have toughts that here is missing some sweetness, maybe too hoppy (these metal flavor hops) for this kind of beer and absurdity is that I also think that here is missing some complexity, beside these dominant spices. But Ok beer.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beerhunter111 (9676) - Hasborn, GERMANY - FEB 19, 2015
Klares bernsteinfarbenes Bier mit einer ordentlichen leicht beigen Schaumkrone. Geruch leicht röstmalzig, Karamell, nussig, hopfig. Geschmack bitter, Gewürze, Pflanzen, später etwas Citrus, Nüsse, leichtes Röstmalz.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
MoritzF (8676) - Bochum, GERMANY - JAN 31, 2015
(bottle) Clear, deep amber colour with a medium-sized off-white foamy head. Mildly malty aroma with notes of cinnamon, ginger bread, cocos and other X-mas spices, accompanied by a subtle fruity and slightly soapy touch. Moderately bitter and delicately sweet flavour, light bodied with a mild carbonation. Slightly malty base with present notes of cinnamon; slim, bitter-sweet finish with notes of cinnamon and coconut. Drinkable, not my cup of tea. 29.XII.14


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