estpiwo (1319) - ESTONIA - JUL 29, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft. Dublin. Red amber color, medium head. Some sweets in aroma. Taste was medium hoppy with caramel tones. Medium bitter aftertaste. Good.
goozen (3581) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - JUN 23, 2013
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap at Farrington, Dublin: Clear amber coloured brew with an decent hints of caramel.
kiwianer (3428) - Otorohanga, NEW ZEALAND - JUN 9, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
The head is ok, the body dark red. It smells hoppy, a bit roasty, malty. The taste is a bit bitter, flowery, caraamber, malty, roasty. A good Irish Ale. 12/12/12/12/-/12
Creedence (286) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 25, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draught at the Pavilion. Pours a hazy red amber with a thin almost brownish bubbly head that dissipates to lacing. Not the best aroma from it - grassy malt tones but a hint of wet cardboard there too. Taste is down a similar route, a bit better though - nice caramel sweetness, and a balanced bitterness. Quite malty again, and there is a little bit of a soapy kick which I associate with the macro English ales and bitters. Mouthfeel is a medium body with too much carbonation coming from the tap, and a lingering caramel flavour coating the palate. Disappointing, to say the least, definitely not the best Irish red around.
ciaranc (1102) - Dublin, IRELAND - FEB 21, 2013
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Red amber with a foamy white head, great lacing. Bread, sweet toasted malt and touches of caramel in the aroma. Flavour follows the nose. Slick mouthfeel, very robust. Some nice hop bitterness in the finish. A great imagining of Irish Red Ale.
Deu (912) - Nantes, FRANCE - FEB 4, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pint at the bull & Castle in Dublin. Classic irish red ale. Red amber ale. Medium size white head. I recommend
Dogbrick (10419) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - NOV 22, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sample at the brewpub. This brew is a reddish-amber color with a medium fluffy off-white head that dissipates slowly to a film. Patchy lacing. The aroma is malty with some caramel and hop notes. Light body with flavors of sweet caramel malt and floral hops. The finish is sweet with a malty aftertaste. Slightly above average overall.
Beersiveknown (4664) - NORTHERN IRELAND - SEP 10, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask@The Black Sheep, Dublin
Hazy deep red-amber with orange and mango notes on the nose. Sticky malt reminiscent of 5AM saint, but with a much lower bitterness and little of the hop resins. Nevertheless a better Irish Red than most I’ve tried.
Theydon_Bois (14996) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - SEP 7, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask at Hilden Fest 2012 - 25/08/12.
Slightly cloudy amber red with a thin off-white head.
Sweet malt aroma, fudge, butterscotch and hops on the nose.
Tastes of caramel, sweet malts, sweet candyfloss, light fruit tones and peach.
Medium bodied with a good level of carbonation. Moderate bitter finish with a lttle fruity aftertaste.
Kita (1675) - Koper, SLOVENIA - JUL 30, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught, half a pint. Clear deep amber color with small beige head and soft carbonation. Caramel malt and fruity hops aroma. Taste of sweet caramel and toffee malt with dried fruits note and abrupt bitter finish. Full body, creamy texture and moderate carbonation in palate. Very good one, but a bit too sweet...