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

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RATINGS: 40   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.05   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 159   ABV: 5.3%
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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.


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fonefan (35220) - VestJylland, DENMARK - NOV 16, 2011

Bottle 500ml.

Clear medium amber colour with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, caramel, nutty, dusty, light roasted, earty notes. Flavour is moderate sweet and bitter with a long duration, spicy hops, malty. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20111105]

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
oh6gdx (20602) - 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.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
madmitch76 (15309) - , 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
cgarvieuk (14652) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 7, 2011
bottle at home ... huge thanks to stephanos for this unexpected mail package ... copper ... thin lacing ... soft sweet fruit malt nose ... soft fruity toffee ... unexciting but well balanced and i really enjoyed this...

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
saxo (14089) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - NOV 5, 2011
Bottle @ fonefan tasting. Nice head with good duration. Color is amber. Aroma and taste are caramel, malt, nuts, fruits and hops.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dedollewaitor (14036) - Odense, DENMARK - NOV 5, 2011
Bottle @ Ulfborg, Early Winter Tasting, 2011. Pours copper with a small white head. Citrus and bread. Dry and bitter. Clean, easy and quenching.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
harrisoni (13828) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - MAY 25, 2014
Chriso May 2014 tasting. Clear gold lasting white head. Clear gold. Some peach. Not perfect. But ok.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
yngwie (13693) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - NOV 5, 2011
Bottle. A clear, dark golden body and a minimal sized white head. Weak aroma with caramel maltyness and a touch of dried fruits. Weak flavor too, some caramel maltyness and the same generic dried fruits as in the aroma, and also a little bitterness. Bitter, caramel finish. Medium body, quite dry. A decent beer, but really boring. 111105

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rasmus40 (11340) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - NOV 5, 2011
Clear dark amber with an off-white head. Aroma is sweet, malty and fruity. Flavor is medium sweet and moderate bitter. Dry and light bitter finish. Pleasant and soft. 051111

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
chrisv10 (11234) - DENMARK - NOV 5, 2011
Bottle from Rasmus40. Clear amber with small off-white head. Aroma is malt, caramel and fruit. Flavour is malt, caramel, fruit, toffee, hops and a little bitter.


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