Brewed by Dungarvan Brewing Company Ltd.
Style: Irish Ale
Waterford, Ireland
Serve in English pint


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RATINGS: 50   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.1   EST. CALORIES: 129   ABV: 4.3%
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A flavoursome, fruity Irish red ale, which uses crystal malt to give a caramel character that is balanced by a light dash of bittering hops. Perfect accompaniment to most meat and game dishes. Contains a yeast sediment - store upright and pour carefully. Best served at room temperature.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Grima (2108) - Saarburg, Rhineland-Palatinate, GERMANY - SEP 20, 2013
Bottle from Auchan Market, Luxembourg City!
Pours copper colored with small head. Smell has some fruity and grassy hops. Starts with flowery hops and some roasty caramelly malts. Middle part has fruity and flowery hops. Goes into a bitter hoppy and flowery finish with some bitter malt notes.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
estpiwo (1289) - ESTONIA - JUL 29, 2013
Bottle. Red copper color, minimal head. Malty aroma. Caramel tones in taste, also little bit hops and malts. Medium dry finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
goozen (3046) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - JUN 23, 2013
Bottle 0,5ltr: Clear amber coloured brew with an fruity hoppy taste with an fine caramel taste.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
SanAntonian (1) - - MAY 21, 2013 does not count
Delightful beer to enjoy in the Blarney Castle cafeteria after kissing the Blarney Stone!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Creedence (282) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - APR 2, 2013
500ml bottle after dinner in Market Lane. Pours a deep copper/red with a lasting off-white foam. Aroma of apples, citrus, redcurrant and caramel. Medium caramel sweetness with a nice citrus finish. Slightly dry, lingering hops and smooth carbonation. Worked very well as an after-dinner beer, very light and refreshing.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ruigo (1158) - PORTUGAL - MAR 16, 2013
A little too bitter and metallic in the end, but a great copper colour with a quite complex flavour.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
triskaideka (153) - Killarney, IRELAND - JAN 3, 2013
UPDATED: JUL 21, 2014 Revisited 19-JUL-14 - pours dark amber with white head. Aroma is malty and caramel. Taste follows - malty/caramel - more flavour than similar ales of this profile. This isn’t my favourite style but good version

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ciaranc (955) - Dublin, IRELAND - DEC 15, 2012
Hand pump @ L Mulligan Grocer. Brilliant copper poor, lovely foamy white head. Not much aroma, some dusty malt, orange peel. Nice fruit caramel notes in the flavour, not shy of hop bitterness in the finish. Smooth mouth feel, flat carbonation. Suits hand pump well, I like it.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Beersiveknown (3164) - NORTHERN IRELAND - NOV 30, 2012
Bottle at home from drinkstore
some chocolate and orange peel notes. Medium bodied, chocolate, caramel, touch of astringency, cocoa and toffee in finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Dogbrick (8507) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - NOV 26, 2012
Bottle at Courtney’s in Killarney. The beer is a slighly hazy reddish-copper color with a medium thin and foamy off-white head that burns away quickly. Small patches of lacing. Aroma of grain and caramel. Light-bodied with flavors of caramel malt, slight hops and a bit of cardboard. The finish is semi-sweet with a short earthy malt aftertaste. Barely average overall.

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