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Galway Bay Ale

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Brewed by Galway Bay Brewery
Style: Irish Ale
Galway, Ireland
Serve in English pint

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RATINGS: 23   MEAN: 3.26/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.15   IBU: 33   EST. CALORIES: 126   ABV: 4.2%
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keg,regular
Also available bottled
Bay Ale is a copper coloured, traditional ale with malt and hop aromas and a smooth and well-balanced flavour.
Hoppy, yet malt-forward this ale strikes a great balance. Using Northern Brewer, Bobek and Willamette hops alongside a strong malt backbone this beer is both for savoring and thirst-quenching, depending on your mood.
Speciality Malts - Brown, Crystal & Munich
Hops (33 IBU) - Northern Brewer, Bobek and Willamette(Note: Change of Hop from Perle to Northern Brewer)


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beerfest5 (1064) - Dublin, IRELAND - APR 12, 2014
Not the best style out there for a hop head like myself. I normally am not a fan, but this is really nice. Pours a deep mahogany into the tulip glass, medium off white head that dissipates in time, almost no lacing on the glass. Bread, marmalade, hay, some hop resin the in the aroma, taste is similar, but the mouthfeel and finish are both nice and smooth, where most Red or Irish ales can get cloying and over-sweet. Really nice interpretation of the style.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Theydon_Bois (7002) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - JAN 29, 2014
Bottle at the pre Bamberg tune up in the Sham, from Callans Dundalk, 23/01/14. Hazed amber with a moderately appointed light beige covering. Nose is bitter fruit, light caramel, faint hops, blood orange. Taste comprises caramel, fruit tang, bitter orange, straw. Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying closure. Very so so.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
madmitch76 (13360) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 27, 2014
23rd January 2014
Pre Bamberg bash tasting at Colin’s house with Mr Bois and James. Ta Colin. Lightly hazy amber beer, small pale cream coloured head. Palate is light and semi dry. Mild carbonation. Minerals. Light paper. Little dried fruits. Light dry finish. Mild malty linger. Not too bad.

3.5
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
elbernays (312) - IRELAND - OCT 26, 2013
Pours cloudy deep red with white head. Sweet biscuit nose with toast and hints of smoke. High concentratd carbonation that hits on initial sip. Earthy taste with toffee malts and nice bitter finish, some nuts and a smoky aftertaste. Looks the part and is a good beer.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sizzler80 (423) - Dublin, IRELAND - SEP 9, 2013
Ruby red pour, medium dissipating head. Malt, caramel, bread, slight berry, leaves. Dry, hoppy and medium bodied. Medium soft carbonation. Overall not bad. Could be a lot better. 5am Saint is a great example of this style.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ciaranc (706) - Dublin, IRELAND - AUG 24, 2013
500ml bottle. Nice colour, deep copper ruby red, nice and dark. Not much of a head. Traditional Irish red, malt nose, hints of caramel. Flavour is nice and fresh, toasted dusty malt, quite dry with just a nod to caramel sweetness. A subtle dry hoppy bitterness underpins the whole thing. Soft carbonation, light enough body. Finish is toasted malt. Not my favourite style but a decent representation.

3
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Coyler (112) - Dublin, IRELAND - AUG 20, 2013
500ml bottle. Pours dark brown with a thin head. Fruity aroma, lively carbonation, hoppy, hints of caramel, bit more body then I expected also has a good long finish. Good Irish red.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mzaar (1366) - Varberg, SWEDEN - JUL 8, 2013
Fat @ The Black Sheep, Dublin. Kopparfärgad med vitt skum. Nötiga och fruktiga dofter. Samma i smaken. Lätt beska. Len munkänsla.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Elscaldieo (10) - IRELAND - JUL 7, 2013
A very fine example of a good Irish red. Crisp on the tongue, followed by a smooth malty finish. Nice

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
goozen (2726) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - JUN 23, 2013
Tap at Brew Dock, Dublin: Clear amber coloured with an slightly citrus taste and some hints of caramel.


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