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Brewed at Hilden

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

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RATINGS: 45   WEIGHTED AVG: 3   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.


2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
visionthing (2727) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUN 13, 2012
50cl bottle at Bittles Bar, Belfast. Pours deep amber with a small off-white head. Lightly fruity and hoppy aroma lightly toasted malt, caramel and hints of spices. Medium body and carbonation. Sweet with biscuits and caramel. Quite bitter finish and aftertaste. Refreshing. (2011-06-09)

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fonefan (35055) - VestJylland, DENMARK - NOV 24, 2011

Bottle 500ml.

Clear medium to dark red amber colour with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, nutty, caramel, berry notes, light to moderate hoppy, grass, dusty. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20111105]

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
yngwie (13555) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - NOV 5, 2011
Bottle. A crystal clear dark amber colored body is topped by a dense, off-white head. It’s malty on the nose, with a touch of dried fruits. Rather weak. The flavor is equally boring and uninteresting. It’s a beer that drinks easily, but I know for sure I couldn’t drink it all night due to its dullness. There’s some caramel and dried fruits, but they certainly didn’t use much hops in it. Booooring. 111105

2.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Geokkjer (5719) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - NOV 5, 2011
Bottle@Ulfborg tasting.Pours amber with a small off white head. Aroma of malt, caramel, butter and hay.Flavor is sweet and malty with some caramel and fruitiness.Medium body, average carbonation.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Dedollewaitor (13912) - Odense, DENMARK - NOV 5, 2011
Bottle @ Ulfborg, Early Winter Tasting, 2011. Pours amber with a small creamy white head and lacings. Sweet toffeee, caramel and fruit. Medium bodied. Pleasant.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rasmus40 (11193) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - NOV 5, 2011
Clear brown with an off-white head. Aroma is sweet, malty, caramel and fruity. Flavor is medium sweet and light bitter. Dry and light bitter finish. 051111

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
chrisv10 (11111) - DENMARK - NOV 5, 2011
Bottle. Dark amber with small tan head. Aroma is malt, caramel and fruit. Flavour is malt, caramel, fruit, hops and a little bitter.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
saxo (14044) - Hřjbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - NOV 5, 2011
Bottle @ fonefan tasting. Nice head with good duration. Color is brown. Aroma and taste are caramel, malt, bread and hops.

1.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
AR (1000) - Georgia, USA - OCT 14, 2011
Brown appearance with a a slight red tint. Weak aroma. Flavor is a raisin metalic with a hint of uncooked red meat that hasn’t been properly preserved.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beersiveknown (2950) - NORTHERN IRELAND - SEP 2, 2011
Russet coloured beer with tan beige head. Alcoholic musty, dried fruits on the nose. Fairly dry with light carbonation, candy sugar, shortcake, custard with astringent yet sweet finish.


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