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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: 28   MEAN: 2.82/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.83/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ChadPoole (284) - Ontario, CANADA - AUG 29, 2016
Pours dark amber with a small off white head. Aroma is carmel,  biscuit malts and honey. Taste has a little sweet, a little bitter and a clean refreshing finish. All in all a good beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BreWedge (482) - goose bay, Newfoundland, CANADA - AUG 30, 2014
On tap @ The Agrarian Bloomfield. Rated as the "Irish Red". Pours a deep amber with a minimal off-white head. Aromas are sweet biscuit malts, and and honey. Taste for me instantly evoked baked-beans in molasses but with a very subtle bitterness. Light body, medium grainy finish which was surprising given the sweet overall character. Interesting but a little too sweet. Would be a great beer if a little more of the biscuit and hops came through. ---Rated via Beer Buddy

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
fhoublon (459) - Lachine, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 28, 2014
Dégustée en fût (sous le nom de Dylan’s Killer Red) au Pub Italia à Ottawa le 14 juillet 2011. Bière ambrée rouge limpide. Aucun col ou presque. Légère odeur de caramel brûlé. Très douce, un peu sucrée, un peu amère en finale. Saveur un peu aigre, de noix. Un peu légère, manque de caractère.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
solidfunk (7627) - 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 (821) - 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 (344) - 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 (9267) - 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 (2362) - 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 (7165) - 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 (7034) - Montréal, 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)

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