Brewed by Hallertau Brewbar & Restaurant
Style: Irish Ale
Auckland, New Zealand
Serve in English pint


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RATINGS: 16   MEAN: 3.08/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.99   EST. CALORIES: 126   ABV: 4.2%
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Hearty chocolate smells waft up from this traditional Irish Red as a surprisingly spicy hop bouquet brings its richness alive. It’s a subtle complexity. A mouth swill will anoint your palate with caramel and chocolate malts and a hint of Mocha. The malt is really given the lead role here – supported by the hops performing a delightful tingle in the mid-palate. The silky smooth flavour then slips off nicely to leave a very refined and long dry hop finish.

Pdubyah's rating

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Pdubyah (475) - Auckland, - JAN 8, 2013
This is like getting a gift voucher from your wife. Bereft. This has all the body of a soap sud, There’s no length, and nothing that you could actually enjoy on the taste buds. How can you produce a beer that promises so much and delivers just "meh".

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
beer-yum (713) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - AUG 31, 2014
An enjoyable brew that delivers more than expected and has a nice bitter finish to end.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kiwianer (3414) - Otorohanga, NEW ZEALAND - MAR 15, 2014
The head is good, the body copper. It smells flowery, malty, darkmalty. The taste is flowery, hoppy, bit malty, Medium

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Travlr (14471) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 20, 2013
Draft at the source. Hazy deep amber color, tan head. Aroma of caramel biscuit. Taste is toasted nutty caramel. Not bad.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
sm89walt (1783) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - AUG 2, 2013
Draught - The Food Truck Garage, Auckland. Poured a deep chestnut amber with a small and fading though lacy off-white head. Solid grassy hops, a nuttiness (predominantly on the nose) some caramel, yeast and aromatic fruits along with a light toasted malt component. Light to medium body, soft to medium carbonation and a medium intensity though lingering finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
DylansDad (363) - North Shore, Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - APR 19, 2013
Aroma: caramel, chocolate, hint of floral. Again, what I would call a Xmas cakey kind of note. Some spice. Taste is thick and malty at the front, then immediately thins out down the back of your tongue offering its spice and bitterness and a little warmth. Tastes good but I find the mouthfeel a let down

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
gam (3457) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - MAR 22, 2013
SMALL HEAD MISTY RED BROWN POUR AROMAS nutty chocolate toffe the flavours toffee chocolate some fruit resiny note fairly smooth bit a bit dull the finish best aftertastes malt some fruit okay sweetness but very average ale

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
horotane (18) - NEW ZEALAND - MAR 22, 2013
Perhaps it was this sampling of the beer, though it was thin - in head, in palate, in depth of flavour. Otherwise lovely assortment of malts, just not as provocative as its namesake.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Jimthechap (1885) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - SEP 6, 2012
So this does what it says on the label: it has definitely got a lovely reddish hue about it with a thinnish skim of off-white head across the top. Aromas of roasty malt that put you in mind of freshly baked bread, scones and maybe, just maybe a hint of cocoa. There’s spices discernible there that tend toward mace and cardamon. I see what the blurb on the bottle is getting at. It is silky and easy at first and the malts take centre stage becoming alternately chocolate and then caramel before giving way to soft, juicy autumn fruits. As it sits it reminds you of the fizzy charm of the carbonation and subtle hints of spice. This isn’t a loud shouty ale at all but a sweet, generous charmer like the Irish girlfriend you wish you had, but once possibly knew. Analogy aside it brings out the chocolate once again on the second taste and you’re in love all over again. I have a real like for this beer (as if you couldn’t tell).

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
omega (777) - NEW ZEALAND - FEB 6, 2012
A nice amber pour with a light carbonation. Palate was a little short, and was expecting more malt influence. Little astringent in the after taste.

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