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


on tap


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RATINGS: 21   MEAN: 3.33/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.2   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
decaturstevo (5039) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
culchiem (2530) - 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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beersiveknown (3001) - NORTHERN IRELAND - AUG 25, 2013
Keg at jw sweetman
Pale chestnut, offwhite head. Slight watermelon on aroma, light body, raspberry tartness?, creamy texture

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
stravale (2103) - 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

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
ciaranc (881) - Dublin, IRELAND - JUL 26, 2013
On draught at Sweetmans. No notes, from memory. Amber pour, off white head, looks great. Nose is not as pronounced as the rest of the range, toasted malt, hints of caramel. Flavour is more toasted malt and a little toffee sweetness. Quite light bodied, highly carbonated and not much of a finish. OK.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dreamflower (577) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - JUL 24, 2013
On tap at the brewpub in Dublin. A decent Irish Red Ale. Not very complex, but enjoyable session ale. I liked it.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
northropfrye (2215) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - JUL 17, 2013
Dark red colour, slightly malty aroma and taste. A nice little red ale, but nothing too spectacular.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ACD (639) - Dublin, IRELAND - JUL 10, 2013
Keg at JWS. Deep ruby with nice white head. Aroma gives caramel, some red berries and some earthiness. Caramel hits first up on tasting, followed by some nice fruitiness, earthy notes, and a bit of an orangey hop bite. Lingering caramel and earthy hop notes. Not a favourite style of mine, but this is one of the better ones out there.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
garthicus (2672) - Dublin, IRELAND - JUL 8, 2013
Appearance: amber red, medium off white head. Aroma: sweet, some decent (and unexpected) hoppiness in there, malty too with a slight floral edge to it. Flavour: Biscuit caramel at first, good amount of hops then shines through, floral again with a decent sweet malty finish. If only more Irish ales were like this the reputation might be raised. Nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
goozen (2941) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - JUN 23, 2013
Tap at J.W.Sweetman, Dublin: Amber coloured brew with an fine somelike American hoppy taste and great hints of caramel.

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