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

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RATINGS: 90   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.88   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.


2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
monk191 (874) - 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 (283) - 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 (661) - 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.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Hidden_Pooch (286) - Stratford, Prince Edward Island, CANADA - MAY 28, 2014
On tap. Wasn’t really impressed, but not really offended either. Taste kind of earthy with caramel, nuts. Had kind of a medium bitterness. I never really enjoy the aftertaste of reds and this one is like the others. I just find it hard to want to go back for more, but alas I must finish every beer.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
darrennelson12 (358) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 6, 2014
On tap at Garrison; nice ruby red color. This one was my least favorite of the beers I tried. Overall OK, but a little hoppy and malty for a Red Ale. Not sure if I would buy again

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
AgentAle (627) - Alberta, CANADA - MAR 27, 2014
Aroma is a rich caramel malt character. Taste is a rich maltiness paired with a nice hopiness. Clear amber body with a creamy head that retains fairly well.

1.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 5/20
Masterkush7 (504) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 4, 2014
Pours a red brown with light stable head. Aroma of malt and nuts with hints of earth. Mild taste - very mild. Smooth but nothing much there other than malty hints.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ben4321 (3846) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - OCT 20, 2013
Location: Draft at Maxwell’s Plum, 7/7/13

Aroma: The aroma is fairly typical, with earth, some caramel, and toasted malts
Appearance: It pours an amberish color with a fairly small, off-white head
Flavor: The taste is malt-forward, with average sweetness, and a light, earthy hop bitterness
Palate: The body is light-medium and it has a decent mouthfeel overall
Overall Impression: This one was decent, but not very exciting. It’s on-style well enough I guess. A forgettable beer for sure.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
plaugher (160) - Nova Scotia, CANADA - JUL 30, 2013
341ml bottle into a tumbler. Pours a transparent ruby/amber with not much in the way of head. Smooth and light on the palate, not much in the way of flavour. A bit malty. Not much to it.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
pictoman (472) - British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 11, 2013
Poured from a 341mL bottle. Clear amber colour with nice beige head. Caramel malt aroma with light biscuity malt taste and creamy texture. Simple, but effective.


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