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

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RATINGS: 55   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.06/5   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 24   EST. CALORIES: 129   ABV: 4.3%
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.


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3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Marko (4543) - Split / Zagreb, - NOV 13, 2012
Draft at Sheridan’s, Zagreb. Lovely shiny full amber body, lasting bubbly head. Subtle sweetish nose, orange and vague cinnamon. Lovely jaffa cakes orange dominates the slightly too watery body. Liiiight bitter finish. Man, it’s so watery but so damn tasty. I’d have it again and again. Great stuff.


2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
anders37 (20883) - 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 (1655) - 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 (9453) - 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 (475) - 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 (163) - 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 (924) - 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 (32202) - 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.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
joergen (24774) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - DEC 12, 2015
Draught at Taphouse. Clear amber colored with a medium sized white head. Fruity aroma of caramel and spices. Fruity flavor of caramel and spices with notes of hops. Spicy finish.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
yespr (37603) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - DEC 9, 2015
From tap. Pours clear and with a small tan head. Aroma is toasted and flat malty. Light butterish. Bitter, herbal and toasted dry. Herbal and bone dry finish.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Desverger (5780) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - DEC 7, 2015
Tap@Taphouse, Copenhagen - orange amber pour with white head. Aroma and taste is spicy and malty, some light caramel sweetness, with some spices and herbal hoppy notes, christmas spices, body is kind watery though, not doing much for me.


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