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Church-Key House Red

Church-Key House Red
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Brewed by Church-Key Brewing
Style: Irish Ale
Campbellford, Canada
Serve in English pint


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RATINGS: 25   MEAN: 2.79/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.78   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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A House Red Ale made for establishments around Eastern Ontario.

Satan's Killer Red (Pub Italia, Ottawa)
Phat Pastor (Jake's Neighbourhood Grill, Peterborough)
Toro Rojo (Port Hope)

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
solidfunk (2999) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - OCT 27, 2013
On tap at pub italia as dylans killer red. Smells off, a little swampy. Pours red without much head or lacing. Weird sour and light astringent aftertaste. Funky malt taste. Tap.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
gilvanblight (761) - Windsor, Ontario, CANADA - APR 26, 2013
Clear darkish brown pour with very little head that faded very quick. Very hoppy smell. Very sweet, I wasn’t expecting that. Like sweet grasses and herbs. Church key has a very distinct hops flavour and that’s here. Sadly I’m not a huge fan of their hops. Thankfully though it’s muted in this particular beer. Low carbonation, refreshing. Just a touch too sweet. Not bad. Note: also nothing amazing either. It’s alright, pretty good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
GuillaumeCL (343) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 27, 2013
Bottle form the beer club. Bottle just says "Church-Key Red". Pours a clear deep red with a good amount of head that dissipates slowly. Smell is caramel and biscuit malt with a bit of floral hops in the undertone. Palate is light bodied with average carbonation. Taste is slightly sweet at first then gets a bit bitter and sort of lingers there getting weaker over time. Taste isn’t great, but it’s a decent Irish ale I’d look for in a pub.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JoeMcPhee (8188) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 25, 2013
Rated as Church-Key Irish Red at The Loose Moose. Deep ruddy pour with a thick white head. The aroma is lightly earthy and a little bit leafy. A touch of light crystal and some moderate sweetness. A very faint fruitiness. Pretty nice for this style actually. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Ontbeertaster (2269) - Ontario, CANADA - MAR 19, 2011
Nice to drink, easy down, dark malts, comes through with a bittering taste, its not bad, decent offering, would have again

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Radek Kliber (6321) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - OCT 27, 2010
On tap at Volo
Aroma mild malty character , brown sugar , caramel malt.
Appearance slight murky hue , seep amber red with lighter top. Good colour less so head.
Flavor and Palate : Low carbonation , sided with malt. Slight woody-caramel character found at mid. Slight fruitiness found as well. Straight session ale.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TaktikMTL (5545) - Montréal-Nord, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 19, 2010
En fût. Verre de 10 oz dégusté au Pub Italia (Ottawa, ONT) vendu sous le nom de Dylan’s Killer Red . Arôme: Odeur d’houblons avec une pointe fruitée. Apparence: La couleur est ambrée avec une très faible densité de bulle. Présence d’un mince col mousseux et d’une fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Léger goût de céréales et de caramel légèrement fruité. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture légèrement huileuse. Moyenne effervescence en bouche. Légère présence de caramel en arrière goût. (Rating #3320)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
GRM (2828) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 23, 2010
Sample, at the brewery, savoured May 22 2010; eye: copper, clear, no effervescence, creamy white head; nose: grain, light hops, light fruity; mouth: grain, light hops, light fruity, foamy texture, good carbonation, medium body, lightly bitter; overall: correct FRANÇAIS Échantillon, bue à la brasserie, savourée le 22 mai 2010; œil : cuivrée, claire, pas d’effervescence, mousse blanche crémeuse; nez : grain, léger houblon, léger fruité; bouche : grain, léger houblon, léger fruité, texture mousseuse, bonne carbonatation, corps moyen, légèrement amère; en résumé : correct

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
JesseM (1136) - Margaritaville, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 4, 2010
On tap at Pub Italia. By FAR the least inspired thing I had all day, and I even took a serious look at some Schoune stuff in Gatineau before this. Dark deep red with a tiny beige surface film. Lousy creamy malty aroma that is painfully faint and unimpressive. Flavour is equally faint, some garbage toffee malt and that’s about it. Pathetically simple, and I’m a guy who likes subtlties. ’Crisp’ I guess, though it would compare well with soda water and red food colouring, that was still somehow over-priced and overly filling-feeling. This wouldn’t even impress moronic frat-boys my age who you may be trying to get into craft beer with ’approachable’ stuff. Awful, wasn’t even alllowed to send it back, so thanks a lot Church Key for 1) making your stuff f***ing impossible to find (even at the brewery), and 2) making swill that never promises to impress when actually found. Seriously. Could you dial this one in a little more lazily? Sorry to be a dick but, come on! I’ve barely enjoyed ONE of your beers that I had to track down and beat up several old ladies to obtain. What the hell are you trying to accomplish as a brewery/business? *rant off*

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
robinvboyer (2876) - Sturgeon Falls, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 9, 2010
On tap at the stinking rose. A good base of bready malts, with some light caramel. Light floral hops, semi dry bitter finish. Nothing incredible, but well made and super drinkable.

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