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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.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BenH (2506) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 7, 2014
Bottle. Amber with little off white head. Aroma of biscuit and toffee, berries. Taste of biscuit and nuts, little caramel and berries. Quite bitter. Ok

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
cgarvieuk (15170) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 7, 2014
Bottle at home... Copper... Thin white head... Soft sweet toffee nose... Soft dry roast little toffee... Musty toffee malts.. Lught bitter roast

3.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Stuartyboy (720) - SCOTLAND - DEC 29, 2013
Bottle from bridge House jdw Belfast a reddy Brown ale with off White head a carmel sweetness is foremost followed by some light malt and berry fruits nice irish ale sweet and smooth

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
oh6gdx (20923) - Vasa, FINLAND - DEC 26, 2013
Bottled (thanks laiti!). Amber colour, mediumsized off-white head. Aroma is a bit sulphury along with some floral and earthy hops and a bit bready notes as well. Flavour is floral, metallic, a bit vegetably and grainy with mild bitterness. Very watery feel to it.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
mile (3127) - Helsinki, FINLAND - NOV 29, 2013
Bottle. Amber, small to average and mostly diminishing head. Moderate, malty and sweetish aroma, fruitiness, some caramel and light toffee with some berry fruitiness, light hoppyness. Body is light to medium, malty and lightly sweetish, some caramel - light toffee, some berry fruitiness and light hoppyness. Finish is average, malty and lightly sweetish, some caramel and light berry fruitiness, some grassy hoppyness. Bit watery but OK hopped Irish ale. Berry fruitiness does not go along with hoppyness.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
evadoit (36) - meath, IRELAND - NOV 19, 2013
cereal, coffee, resin, earthy, woody, red, light body, average carbonation, really lovely recommend

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
laiti (5968) - Helsinki, FINLAND - NOV 18, 2013
50 cl bottle @ home, BBE 05/2014
Aroma has British hops, toffee, some malty tones and hints of resin. Flavour is somewhat hoppy with toffee, some resiny tones, butter, hints of hay and caramel. Quite basic.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
johndoughty (4090) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - OCT 28, 2013
Bottle whilst on a lovely holiday in the south. Brownish with a trace of red. Nice malty aroma with a dry finnish. Impressive.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Skinnyviking (7235) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUL 23, 2013
Bottle. Miedium high creamy lasting off-white head. Hazy dar54k red brown body. Dried fruit berries caramel hay aroma. Sweet and yet light bitter slightly metallic citrus caramel malt flavor with low carbonation and a short finish.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
ciaranc (979) - Dublin, IRELAND - JUL 4, 2013
Clear amber, rocky off white head, not much, doesn?t last. Not much nose, dusty sweet malt. Flavour is sweet malt, caramel, slightly watery. Very light body, not much finish. The label is better than the beer.


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