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

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RATINGS: 34   MEAN: 3.14/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.08   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.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
dantheman278 (1358) - 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 (405) - 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 (434) - 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.

2.7
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
garthicus (2651) - Dublin, IRELAND - OCT 23, 2012
Bottle. Appearance: Dark orange. Little to no head. Aroma: Grassy, lemon, a little hoppy, quite grassy, caramel. Flavour: Caramel, spice, a little flat, some weird sweetness going on, sickly, grassy finish. I’m wondering was there something wrong with this bottle.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kiwianer (3317) - Otorohanga, NEW ZEALAND - OCT 6, 2012
The head is medium, the color dark-brown. It smells barley, sweet. The taste is malty, sweet a bit darkmalty. Ok. 10/8/8/8/-/8

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
prawlie (1077) - Berkshire, ENGLAND - SEP 8, 2012
Half pint from cask at the Great British Beer Festival 2012. Clear dark copper colour, almost no head. ’Strange’ pine taste, with a hint of fruit. Dry and a little bitter. An alright drop, but seems previously to have been overrated. A bit watery.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
dutchbeerpages (1553) - Wilnis, NETHERLANDS - AUG 24, 2012
Brought as a gift from my mom from ireland. Deceives, more flavor than i Expected. Interesting aftertaste.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
oh6gdx (20216) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 21, 2012
Cask@GBBF2012. Amber colour, small off-white head. Aroma is wood, malts, caramel and some fruity, wooden and herbal notes. Flavour is fruity, wooden, floral and some mild nectary notes.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
planky84 (1907) - , Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 20, 2012
Cask at GBBF, 2012. Amber pour with a white head. Caramel and malt aroma. Caramel and toffee malt flavour. Malt laden fruit edged finish.

3.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
goozen (2873) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - AUG 13, 2012
Cask at GBBF’12, London: Clear amber coloured brew with an fine sweet caramel taste and fine sweet bitter finish. And also notable to ment, mine first review from Northern Irish beer.


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