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Carlow O’Hara’s Winter Star

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

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RATINGS: 58   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.06/5   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 24   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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.


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hrabren (648) - Zagreb, CROATIA - APR 23, 2016
At Sheridan’s Irish Pub in Zagreb. Amber colored, off-white diminishing head. Malts, yeast, biscuit, cinnamon, gingerbread. Sweet with a gingerbread kick! Full Taste, enough body, medium carbonation. Nicely spiced, excellent, it was worth the money!

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
pivnizub (9895) - Bochum, Porúří, GERMANY - MAR 13, 2016
Bottle: Deep golden, clear, small off-white foamy layer; mild nose of dark to toasted malt with cinnamon in the background, orange peel and - as indicated on the label - barely detectable; mild bitter-sweet flavour, pretty light bodied; dry and thin finish of coconut and cinnamon flavours. Oh no…

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
fonefan (42843) - VestJylland, DENMARK - FEB 28, 2016

Draught @ Taphouse, Lavendelstraede 15, DK-1462 Copenhagen, Denmark.

[ As Carlow O’Hara’s Winter Star ].
Unclear medium amber color with a average, frothy to creamy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, caramel, nutty, dusty, fruity. Flavor is moderate sweet with a long duration, spicy, hoppy, caramel. Body is medium, texture is oily to watery, carbonation is soft. [20160122]

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
anders37 (21888) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JAN 31, 2016
Draft @ Taphouse, Copenhagen. Pours a slightly hazy orange color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty spicy aroma. Fruity malty spicy caramel flavor. Has a fruity malty caramel spicy finish.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TaxiDriver (1678) - Stadland, GERMANY - JAN 24, 2016
A light malty smell, some bread. The head is large, dark white and creamy with a long duration. The body is cloudy and orange. A quite bitter taste, strong taste of hops. The body is light to medium strong, quite dry with a normal carbonation.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Borup (10295) - Albertslund, DENMARK - JAN 21, 2016
From tap at Taphouse. Clear amber colour with a white head. Aroma and flavour of malt, cinnamon, spice, herbs and hops.

2.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
markschiedon (517) - NETHERLANDS - JAN 15, 2016
Drinking from a 0,5l bottle. In the aroma oranges, cinnamon and spices. This is also the case in the taste what makes is a very special beer. Wouldn’t buy another one.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Tometclo (206) - Paris, FRANCE - DEC 30, 2015
Pas de mousse, une belle couleur orange cuivrée, arôme céréales. A la première gorgée on retrouve les céréales et la cannelle. L’amertume est très sèche et longue en bouche. Une bière de noël surprenante. Attention teneur en alcool 5% et non 4.3%. 50Cl Comptoir Irlandais Saint-Brieuc.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
VDuquerroux (1085) - Airvault, FRANCE - DEC 25, 2015
Bottle, 50cL. Home. Gift from GPG & co. A golden clear brown orange beer with few bubbles ; medium white head. Roast, herb, resin, citrus, cinnamon (+), caramel, flower. Light sweet, medium dry bitter refreshing. Light body, thin texture, smooth, good carbonation, bitter toffee dry spicy finish. Overall, ok dry herbal and very spicy beer ; maybe too much cinnamon for me.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Ungstrup (33428) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - DEC 14, 2015
Draft. A dark amber beer with a lazing yellowish head. The aroma has notes of malt, caramel, and cinnamon. The flavor is sweet with notes of cinnamon, coconut, malt, and caramel, leading to a dry spicy finish. I like the aroma, but the flavor is over the top for me - sorry.


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