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


on tap

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RATINGS: 102   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.92/5   IBU: 20   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
chinchill (4208) - South Carolina, USA - JUN 5, 2016
Bottle purchased at the brewery in Halifax and consumed the same day. Pours a surprisingly reddish red-brown with a decent head and lacing. Sweet aroma resembles a bakery. The flavor is more average but still nicely malty and well above average. Good, lively carbonation for the medium bodied ale.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
cmacklin (816) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 27, 2016
341ml bottle. Pours a clear red-brown with a small, fizzy, short lived, beige head that leaves spotty lacing. Sweet aroma of toasted malt, caramel and biscuit. Sweet flavour of roasted malt, caramel, biscuit and nuts with a dry, mildly bitter finish. Medium body with a watery texture and average carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
tmalaher (129) - Calgary, CANADA - MAR 19, 2016
Nice dark red color. Little to no foam. Flavor is initially sweet and caramel, but changes to slightly bitter. Ok, but Average.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Palidor19 (3152) - Brandon, Florida, USA - JUN 16, 2015
On tap on Canada, it's a smooth beer that focus only low make and hops for easy drinking. Brown red with a soft feel. On tap ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
RhetoricalAns (837) - Red Deer, Alberta, CANADA - APR 20, 2015
Clear red amber pour, thin off-white head that leaves a thin residue. Biscuit and caramel aroma, flavour. Medium body.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
northropfrye (3214) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
YigSvartka (276) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
UXO (1461) - 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)

   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
DomD (251) - 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.

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