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Brewed by Dungarvan Brewing Company Ltd.
Style: Specialty Grain
Waterford, Ireland
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RATINGS: 12   MEAN: 3.41/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.16   SEASONAL: Spring   EST. CALORIES: 153   ABV: 5.1%
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bottled and cask, spring seasonal
Mahon Falls Rye Pale Ale, a punchy, fruity pale ale with a rye bite. Made with a base of rye malt and a mixture of American, Australian and English hops, this beer is all about the fresh flavour of the hops, underscored by the nutty earthiness of the rye.
Tropical fruit flavours are to the fore here with the use of Challenger, El Dorado and Ella hops to make this a punchy, fruity ale while underneath the nuttiness of the rye provides a contrasting earthiness.


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3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Creedence (282) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - APR 23, 2013
UPDATED: DEC 5, 2013 500ml bottle enjoyed at home. Really enjoyed this at the Fran Well Easter Festival from the cask so I had to try the bottled version. Aroma is similar to cask, buttery popcorn, nice nuttiness, a good deal of caramel malt scents, slight woody grassiness. Not the same citrus hoppiness to it. Taste is medium woody and caramel sweetness with a light enough bitterness and a hoppy finish that fades to a lingering (very notable) blackberry aftertaste. I can actually feel the blackberry at the back of my palate, it’s crazy (must be using Pacific Gem hops in this or something). Medium body to it, smooth carbonation. Not quite as well balanced as the cask version, and not as much of a bitterness as you’d expect from a pale ale. A little bit sickly too, I find, but it’s hard to put my finger on it (edit: figured it out - I accidentally got a little bit of the deposit into my glass, I reckon that’s accountable here). That said, this is phenomenally tasty, and extra points for the delicious blackberry aftertaste alone!
Earlier Rating: 3/31/2013 Total Score: 3.9
Cask at the Franciscan Well Easter Festival. Pours a nice cloudy amber gold, with a thin white bubbly head. Buttery aroma of hay, popcorn, hazelnut and bright citrus. Nice light malty sweetness, followed by a good hop bitterness. Really well balanced. Nice medium dry palate with a lingering bitterness. My first of the day and a brilliantly refreshing way to start.


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
johnth (17) - - MAY 23, 2014
From bottle. Slightly hazy, decent head. Nice twist to the standard ale fare with the rye.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
stravale (2099) - Near Carrick-on-Shannon, IRELAND - MAY 11, 2014
Bottle from Drinkstore, Dublin [110514]
Dark amber, soft haze, huge frothy white head, good lacing, overcarbonated from the bottle
Aroma of fruity caramel, very soft orange, hint of grapefruit, sweet mellow citrus, slight lemon, slight tropical fruits, picking up quite a lot here on the nose, touch of toasted malts
Taste of citrus zest, caramel malts, soft toasted malts, slight rye, some grapefruit, getting a very slight smoky note, fairly complex, good flavours here
Palate - soft carb (but overcarbonated at start), medium body, soft oily, good bitter / sweet balance, bit tangy. Finish of toasted malts, fairly sweet caramel, bitter zest, fairly bitter linger
Overall - Decent beer, had a fair amount of complexity in there

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beersiveknown (2964) - NORTHERN IRELAND - MAY 11, 2014
Bottle at home from Redmonds via the beer nut, cheers John
Slightly hazy mid amber with beige fluffy head collapsing to a lacing. Earthy minerally hop aroma with a touch of banana esters. Flinty, digestive biscuit malt, red berries, fairly astringent bitterness. Very austere, building fruitiness. Not as expected, rye very subtle...very burton on Trent.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
beerfest5 (1147) - Dublin, IRELAND - APR 21, 2014
500mL bottle poured into a tulip glass. Large off white head that lasts for awhile, some lacing. Weakish aroma profile of caramel and crystal malts, spicy rye character, some floral hops. Flavor is way more than the aroma, surprisingly firm smooth malt notes along with the spicy rye. Interesting hops used here that give more of a muted floral and fruit bitterness that combines well with the rye. Overall a nice but mild ale.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
niquillis (818) - Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 9, 2013
On cask at Bull & Castle, Dublin. Pours hazy amber with a froth white head. Nutty rye ale with a good zing of hops. Condition was OK but maybe could have been better. Enjoyable.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kiwianer (3339) - Otorohanga, NEW ZEALAND - JUN 9, 2013
The head is stable, the body dark brown. It smells rye, hoppy, malty, citrussy, a bit bitter. The taste is rye, hoppy, fruity, malty, intentersting and intensive. 13/12/12/12/13/12

2.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
elbernays (499) - Dublin, IRELAND - JUN 8, 2013
Pours dark cloudy brown with thin head. Woody scents with some caramel hints. Bitter aftertaste of burnt hops with along with hints of berries. Full bodied flavour.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ciaranc (875) - Dublin, IRELAND - APR 25, 2013
UPDATED: APR 26, 2013 Deep hazy copper, thin white head. Rye, toasted malt and summer fruits in the aroma. Big roasted malt and bitter hops in the flavour, bitter rye, backed by notes of dark fruits. Quite intense in flavour. Big bodied, soft carbonation. Really long bitter finish. Nice to see an Irish beer with strength of flavour.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Komodo021 (7) - Cork, IRELAND - APR 19, 2013 does not count
Aroma: Dominant malt aroma of caramel and toffee with some spice. Taste: Initially I get the sweetness from the malt then incomes the spiciness. It then fades to a lingering bitterness that's very pleasant. Conclusion: A great Irish take on the style. I would absolutely get this again. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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