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J.W. Sweetman Irish Red Ale

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Brewed by J.W. Sweetman
Style: Irish Ale
Dublin, Ireland
Serve in English pint

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RATINGS: 17   MEAN: 3.38/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.21   EST. CALORIES: 129   ABV: 4.3%
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A style of ale that Ireland is famous for, our Red is brewed with wheat, crystal, chocolate, munich and pale malts. A well balanced, mild and easy drinking Irish ale with a smooth malty sweetness and hints of caramel.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BeerViking (2294) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 26, 2014
Tap at the brewpub, deep mahogany with a fine head, faint choc and malt nose, nutty malty and slightly sweet body. Decent.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MannyGoldberg (160) - Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 20, 2014
Keg at the brewpub in Dublin. Red/amber with a very thin head. Nose is mild roastiness with some liquorice. Taste is very light spiciness, some mild coffee, plenty of sweet maltiness. Mouthfeel is quite full, with decent carbonation. Good stuff.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Erzengel (2341) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - APR 25, 2014
on tap. Smooth in the beginning. The beer starts malty with earthy hints, that gets more intense to the mainpart. Floral-smooth, caramel. The aftertaste is smooth, floral, sweetish-bitter. Nice for a Red Ale. 10/12/11/10

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
elbernays (399) - Dublin, IRELAND - DEC 20, 2013
Pint at sweetmans. Caramel nuts not much bitterness. Carbonation is low. Unbalanced, and body too light

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
maneliquor (2995) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - OCT 30, 2013
Tap at the brewery. Pours like a red ale should. Ruby red with a small, firm beige head. Nose is light floral hops and light toffee biscuit. Balance comes through well on this one. Floral hops with a sweet caramel base and dough. Solid

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
liamagester (17) - Swords, IRELAND - OCT 27, 2013
I thought this was too highly carbonated for a red ale. After pouring nicely the head took on a life of its own and grew up out of the glass, with various shades of off white. Strong malt flavor up front, and malty finish with little bitterness. Would have preferred more of a balance but it’s not a bad drink at all, just a bit gassy.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
decaturstevo (4872) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - SEP 8, 2013
Dark red/amber pour with creamy off white head and lace. Aroma is caramel malt and earthy hop tones. Caramel malt and earthy hop flavors with a decent bitter finish. Medium body with good carbonation. Nice beer at 4.3%, easy drinker clean and crisp.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
culchiem (2408) - Berlin, GERMANY - SEP 3, 2013
Murky red with a thin tan head. Aroma is light roast malt. Flavour is fruity malt, medium bitter base on a creamy texture

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beersiveknown (2740) - NORTHERN IRELAND - AUG 25, 2013
Keg at jw sweetman
Pale chestnut, offwhite head. Slight watermelon on aroma, light body, raspberry tartness?, creamy texture

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
stravale (2041) - Near Carrick-on-Shannon, IRELAND - AUG 15, 2013
Keg @ J W Sweetmans, Dublin [140813]
Dark amber, clear, dense white thin head
Aroma - Soft caramel malts, some soft spicy hops
Taste - Caramel malts, soft spicy bit peppery hops, slight herbal notes, toffee malts
Palate - Light body, bit oily, smooth, bit soapy mouthfeel. Finish - soft spicy caramel malts
Overall - Nice easy going beer, just not as good as others in their range


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