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Clanconnel #1 McGrath’s Irish Red Ale

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Clanconnel
Brewed at Hilden

Style: Irish Ale
Craigavon, Northern Ireland
Serve in English pint

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RATINGS: 50   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.97   EST. CALORIES: 129   ABV: 4.3%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
McGrath’s Irish Red is named in honour of the ’Mighty’ Master McGrath, the greatest greyhound to have ever raced and who won the hare coursing Waterloo Cup 3 times in 1868, 1869 and 1871. Owned by the 2nd Baron, Lord Lurgan of Lurgan, Co Armagh Master McGrath became the town’s most famous sporting hero being renowned both nationally and internationally. During his racing career he was defeated only once in 37 course meetings. A medium bodied traditional ale, combining the caramel sweetness of the malts with toasted biscuit notes, balanced carefully by the earthy hops, finishing slightly dry but smooth on the palate. To be savoured on its own is a must...however it can equally be enjoyed when paired with meat or game dishes.


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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Borup (6304) - Albertslund, DENMARK - DEC 18, 2014
50 cl. bottle. Clear dark amber colour with a small off-white head. Aroma and flavour of malt, caramel, nuts, hops and grassy.

2.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
SperkeleForce (613) - FINLAND - NOV 28, 2014
Bottle 50 CL. Pours copper reddish with small white lacing head. Notes of grass, nuts, citrus,toasty. Decent taste with slight bitterness but too watery body.

- beerbasher

2.1
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
thellgren (311) - Helsinki, FINLAND - OCT 26, 2014
0.5 l bottle from K-Supermarket at Lohja, Finland. Red amber colour. Taste has some hops and malts, but overall a bit too much on the light or watery side for my taste.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
TBone (12999) - Pori, FINLAND - OCT 15, 2014
Bottle 500ml (from K-Kamppi)
Dark copper-amber color, small steady beige head. Aroma has caramel and nutty maltyness. Light-bodied, watery. Nutty, some caramel, light bitterness in the finish. Basicly flavors are traditional and fine but this brew is way too watery.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
mikkopen (873) - Oulu, FINLAND - SEP 19, 2014
500 ml bottle. Clear coppery colour, thin off-white head. Aroma of toasted malt and caramel, grassy-hoppy notes. The flavour is dryish, toasted malty, with a grassy-hoppy finish. OK.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Beerheart65 (1024) - Pori, FINLAND - AUG 9, 2014
Clear mahogany ruby with one finger light brown frothy head. Malty caramel and biscuit, dark fruits, bit licorice, raisins. Smooth palate, soft carbonation, light to medium body, long dry malty taste, bit coffee. Taste is better than flavor .

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
pentaz (1242) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUN 15, 2014
Bottle @ Papsř. Pours clear amber with a tiny bubbly head. Aroma is caramel, toffee, herbs and a hint of phenols. Taste is light+ sweet, light bitter and very light acidic. Body is light+, texture is oily, carbonation is soft+. Finishes light sweet, metallic and watery with caramel.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
joergen (21533) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUN 14, 2014
Bottle at Papsř. Clear orange coloured with a small off-white head. Fruity aroma of caramel, grass and hops. Fruity flavour of hops and grass with notes of caramel. Hoppy finish.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
madsberg (10459) - Sřborg, DENMARK - JUN 8, 2014
Bottled. Dark amber coloured. Unclear. dense light beige head. aRoma. LIght herbs, caramel, sweetness. Flavour. Caramel, sweetness, grass, light herbs. Thin bodied. Ends grassy bitter.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Stuu666 (3570) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 8, 2014
Bottle at Craig’s. Pours copper amber, bitter and malty, dry toffee, biscuit.


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