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Brewed by Hilden
Style: Irish Ale
Lisburn, County Antrim, Northern Ireland
Serve in English pint

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RATINGS: 41   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.05   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 159   ABV: 5.3%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask & Bottled;
The second of the Belfast Quarter Beers is a rich warming, premium beer. A classic red Irish ale with a full bodied flavour. The area Belfast knows today as the Cathedral Quarter is based largely around St. Anne’s Cathedral. Before its modern re-invention, the area was best known as a trade and warehousing district. With the decline of Belfast’s traditional industries, arts and cultural organisations took the opportunity to establish themselves in the area. Today the area continues to revitalise, placing itself at the centre of Belfast’s social and cultural scene.


3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
harrisoni (14138) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - MAY 25, 2014
Chriso May 2014 tasting. Clear gold lasting white head. Clear gold. Some peach. Not perfect. But ok.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
RichardGretton (4294) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - APR 20, 2014
Bottle. Amber beer with a strongish head. The aroma is mainly malty, and the flavour is also fairly sweet with some mild roastedness. Overall quite a sweet beer with some bitterness, average. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Lonick (781) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 5, 2014
Bottle @All My Vinyl Tasting, Edinburgh. Pours amber/red. Soapy, grassy big sweet caramel finish, not my bag.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
allmyvinyl (4244) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 1, 2014
Bottle at home. Pours clear copper, no head. Aromas are soapy caramel. Taste has a light spice note, then massive caramel. Watery finish. Not good.

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
McNeillR (1326) - SCOTLAND - FEB 28, 2014
Stale pale red, no head. Soft soapy malt nose. Peppery initial taste, very watery finish. Tinny bitterness on the linger. Pants.

Bottle, James via Beers Of Europe, All My Vinyl Tasting

3.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Stuartyboy (720) - SCOTLAND - DEC 29, 2013
Bottle from the Bridge House jdw Belfas limited aroma a golden Amber ale with some light biscuity malt some light honey sweetness and mild hop bitterness gives a beer classic of the style of an irish ale

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
culchiem (2629) - Berlin, GERMANY - AUG 15, 2013
Bottle. Rusty amber with a short white head. Aroma is malt caramel and some hay. Flavour is dry sweet, fruity with a spice base and a lingering dry palate

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
dantheman278 (1361) - SCOTLAND - JUL 13, 2013
Bottle at home. Dark orange amber, thin head fades to nothing. Softest damp pine, light spice, sweet malt nose. Slightly sweet honeyed malt, bland malty body, pretty flat, soft musty bitter finish. Fine, very average.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ianwelby (541) - SCOTLAND - JUL 5, 2013
Clear amber-coloured beer with a frothy head and aroma of caramel and floral hop. It’s lively on the tongue with a hit of spicy sweetness up front and the finish is bitter but a touch flat. Has a nice body to it though.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Sizzler80 (464) - Dublin, IRELAND - OCT 26, 2012
Rusty pour with a very thin head. Aroma: all very faint. Hops, lemon, malt, grass and a small musty smell. Taste: initially pretty good but it turns almost stale. You get the hops, citrus and malt but it turns a bit sour, particulary when it warms.


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