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


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RATINGS: 46   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.06   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 159   ABV: 5.3%
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dervock (661) - Emu plains, AUSTRALIA - SEP 12, 2014
Bottle - pours copper with a white head. Caramel malt with hints of hop. Caramel malt dominates the taste, dry finish. Creamy mouthfeel.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Garrat (1314) - Suffolk, ENGLAND - AUG 18, 2014
Bottle.Light brown no ed,smells sour and lemoney,taste of malt lemon sour and scary spice,dry

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
stravale (2543) - Near Carrick-on-Shannon, IRELAND - JUN 17, 2014
Bottle from Tesco, Enniskillen [180614]
Dark amber, clear, large frothy off white head, some lacing, good colour
Nose of soft caramel, soft fruits, mellow, no off aromas
Taste of soft sweet fruity caramel, some bit earthy berry fruits, bit of a spicy note in there, mellow, no faults
Palate - soft carb, medium body, bit oily, soft sweet malts, slight bitterness. Finish as main flavour, clean tail.
Overall - Easy going...one of this brewery’s better ones

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
madmitch76 (18998) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUN 14, 2014
25th May 2014
Tasting at the ever gracious ChrisO’s. Clear gold beer, good white head. Palate is light and crisp. Light tangy fruits - little sourish orange and dried fruits. Trace of soap. Light dry finish. Just about meets the mark.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Stuu666 (7325) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 7, 2014
Bottle at James’s. Pours clear copper, sweet, dry toffee, bit flat and musty.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
harrisoni (15649) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - MAY 25, 2014
Chriso May 2014 tasting. Clear gold lasting white head. Clear gold. Some peach. Not perfect. But ok.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
RichardGretton (4449) - 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

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Lonick (792) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 5, 2014
Bottle @All My Vinyl Tasting, Edinburgh. Pours amber/red. Soapy, grassy big sweet caramel finish, not my bag.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
allmyvinyl (7017) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
McNeillR (1834) - Edinburgh, 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

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