RateBeer
overall
43
49
style
Clanconnel
Brewed at Hilden

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

bottled
available

on tap
unknown

distribution
unknown

Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 44   WEIGHTED AVG: 3   EST. CALORIES: 129   ABV: 4.3%
Share this beer with friends!
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.


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
omhper (19218) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - OCT 29, 2010
Bottled at Bull & Castle, Dublin. Copper colur, rich airy head. Marked roasty aromas with overripe fruits, dough and grass. Mid sweet with light-medium body and well rounded mouthfeel. Peaty and roasty, lightly salty. Mildly bitter finish. Pleasant and hugelydrinkable with some depth.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
johndoughty (3880) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Oakes (12234) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 28, 2011
Bottle @ John Hewitt, Belfast. Deep red colour. Thick head. The aroma is of rich caramel. Deep earthy caramel, toast, biscuits. Full body - a rich and characterful example.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Diaga (8) - IRELAND - JUL 25, 2012 does not count
Pours a deep copper/red with a tan head that quickly dissipates. Hints of toasted chocolate on the nose, with the same on the tongue followed by a nice earthy bitterness to finish. Fairly dry on the palate with a satisfying after-taste.

3.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Stuartyboy (599) - 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

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
kiwianer (3317) - Otorohanga, NEW ZEALAND - JUN 18, 2013
The head is good, the body red-brown and clear. It smells grainy, ambermalty, malty, some bitterness, refreshing, flowery, ok. The taste is a bit malty, bit hoppy, flowery, fruity, interesting. 13/12/11/12/12/12

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
evadoit (30) - meath, IRELAND - NOV 19, 2013
cereal, coffee, resin, earthy, woody, red, light body, average carbonation, really lovely recommend

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beershine (5212) - The Sunshine State, Florida, USA - MAR 10, 2011
Bottle @ the John Hewitt. Deep garnet brown with rather thick stable head. Spicy gingerale aroma. Malt is doughy and house character yeast is similar to the blonde and shows here too. Juicy palate. Flavors are nice. The body is more so, is much fuller than the blonde with nice malt character.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fonefan (34282) - 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]

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Pyrmir (3252) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - MAR 12, 2013
Bottle @Linköping Beer Expo 2013. Aroma heavy of caramel/burnt sugar, some whiskey notes in the background. Taste is woody, lots of burnt sugar. Body is thin-medium


We Want To Hear From You



Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »



Page    1  2 3 4 5


Tick this beer

for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Copyright © 2000-2014,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
reserved.
about us
About RateBeer
FAQ
Contact/Feedback
New Beers
add
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Events
membership
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50