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Clanconnel #1 McGrath’s Irish Red

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Clanconnel
Brewed at Hilden

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

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RATINGS: 35   MEAN: 3.1/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.04   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.


2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Miksu (4830) - Jyväskylä, FINLAND - MAR 18, 2014
0.5 l bottle, thanks hanniku! Reddish amber color. Fairly fruity and berryish aroma with caramel, pine resin and toffee. Resiny, caramelly and minerally taste with toffee and bitter burnt caramel. Lots of caramel which is not my favourite taste.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
McNeillR (979) - SCOTLAND - FEB 12, 2014
Firm clear amber, simple contrasting bubbly wee white head. Nervy malt, easy sweetness and lightly soily nose. Straightforward stuff here - simple caramel sweetness doesn’t mask a dry tang although some listless hops. Decent carbonation and a clean dry finish. metallic and lightly bitter.

Bottle, The Vineyard, Belfast

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
stravale (1898) - Near Carrick-on-Shannon, IRELAND - FEB 11, 2014
Bottle from Supervalu, Longford [090212]
Copper red, white frothy head, some lacing
Aroma - slight roast, quite vegetal, cereal, quite odd
Taste of caramel malts, soft old red fruits, some toasted malts, bit vegetal
Palate - Medium carb, light to medium body, light sweet bitter. Finish as main flavour, slightly dry
Overall - Not a great Irish Red, rather over priced considering the quality. Very disappointed

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Lonick (781) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 10, 2014
Bottle at Craig’s. Pours amber, little or no head, not much nose, light toffee light caramel. Same on the palate with some biscuit coming through as well.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
allmyvinyl (2179) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 8, 2014
Bottle at Craig’s. Pours amber with little to no head. aromas of biscuit, toffee, red fruit, caramel. Light earthy hops. Taste has butter and caramel. Clean finish. OK.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BenH (2014) - 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 (13188) - 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 (435) - 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 (20004) - 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 (2741) - 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.


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