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Brewed by Garrison Brewing Company
Style: Irish Ale
Halifax, Canada
Serve in English pint

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on tap
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RATINGS: 97   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.9   IBU: 20   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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This classic beer style was inspired by centuries of Celtic brewing history. Specialty roasted malts such as crystal and carastan dominate Irish Red Ale resulting in a ruby red colour and smooth malty taste.


3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
northropfrye (2375) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - FEB 24, 2015
Deep red colour not much head or lacing. Dried fruit aroma biscuity. Sweet malty taste a touch of cocoa. Overall pretty basic red ale. Not bad but not interesting either. Acceptable.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
YigSvartka (145) - Manitoba, CANADA - FEB 3, 2015
Translucent copper brown. Many visible bubbles Small head. Pleasant aroma consisting of malt, caramel, and dried, candied fruit (particularly cherry). Thin and relatively smooth. Caramel, dried cherry, malt, and a wee bit of tart, with a mildly hoppy and dry finish. Also not overly sweet as the flavours may insinuate, due to the dry balance. Quite good for the style.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
UXO (536) - CANADA - JAN 3, 2015
Pours clear red-tinted medium amber with a short off-white head diminishing rapidly to a thin skim, no lacing. (3/5) Nose is caramel malt, bready yeast, maybe slight nuttiness. (6/10) Taste is mild sweet, moderate bitter. (7/10) Medium body, low sustained carbonation, lingering sticky toffee and bitter finish. (4/5) Pretty straightforward red - not a lot to say about it. Had it, move on. (12/20)

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
shdougan (48) - Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, CANADA - DEC 9, 2014
Pours a clear dark red with a tan head that didn’t stick around too long. Some aromas of bread, syrup, and caramel. Has a light-medium body with quite a bit of carbonation. Very malt forward with a slight roasted flavors as well. Medium bitterness. This isn’t a terrible beer, but definitely not on my watchlist.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
DomD (131) - Halifax, Nova Scotia, CANADA - DEC 6, 2014
Poured from bottle. Malty bread aroma. Pours clear red with slightly off white head. Light bitter taste. Light body, with average carbonation. Good easy drinking beer.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
shorlin (709) - St. John’s, Newfoundland, CANADA - NOV 28, 2014
Decent reddish brown, but head is fizzy and fading. Points off. Aroma is malty, biscuit and caramel a little. Taste is better than the aroma; malty again but a little stronger with a longish toffee finish. Feel is actually good, not thin. Overall, not a bad beer if you’re somewhere for one and this is on tap. But I’d move on after one.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Travlr (14198) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - SEP 2, 2014
Sample at Atlantic Beer Festival Moncton. Clear golden amber color. Aroma of burnt caramel. Taste is toffee, butterscotch.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
monk191 (1181) - California, USA - JUL 31, 2014
A fine red, nothing memorable however. Pours a nice clear amber. Smells a bit of tropical fruit. Taste is basic, a bit of fruit, with a balanced finish. Had in the bottle at the brewery.

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
exeter (431) - calgary, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 17, 2014
poured a bright amber-red 2 inch tan head lasts a bit then goes to a glass lacing ring. Sweet toasty caramel grains up front is then balanced with a rush of cedar and citrus tastes from the hopping...finishes wet and slightly dry with a great biscuit after taste

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
vadie (883) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 18, 2014
Rouge claire avec une petite mousse beige. L’arôme faible du malt. Le goût est très maigre aussi. Un peu de malt, très peu amertume.


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