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RATINGS: 29   MEAN: 3.1/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.04   IBU: 20   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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Long Ireland’s first release. This beer is old world Irish ale; this isn’t designed to be an Irish Red. It’s brewed with ingredients based on how beer was brewed a few hundred years ago in Ireland. Since Ireland is an island, ingredients weren’t always readily available. The Irish brewers used ingredients that they were able to get locally. This beer is made with 4 different malts and a big serving of honey and oats that give it a sweet but smooth flavor. Its 5% a.b.v. And 20 I.b.u.’s.

Formerly at 6.4% and brewed at New England until the opening of their own plant.


3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jtclockwork (8189) - , New Jersey, USA - MAY 17, 2010
Bottle at Pilsner Pete’s RBSG. Nice all around beer. Pours a dark reddish brown. Nose is floral hops, sweet caramel. Taste is pleasantly hoppy with a touch of juniper.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
zdk (1809) - New York, New York, USA - APR 27, 2010
Growler fill from PJ Beverage: red/brown color, sweet caramel, sugary. apricots and some burnt sugar. arouma is grainy. smooth mouthfeel and nice carboonation. Nice hoppy bite, and pine notes. Also getting some throat-tingling pepper notes towards the middle. Nice. I’m expecting some nice things from this brewery. Hopefully, they’ll ramp up distributions.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JAF737300 (1291) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 1, 2010
Pours a deep amber with some nice notes of malts. The malt rolls into a decent base with some light hops that finish it at the end.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
tgncc (2769) - Bellmore, New York, USA - MAR 27, 2010
The aroma is honey, caramel, nuts. The appearance is a red/gold color, more gold, white head. The flavor is toasted malt, caramel. The finish is a vague noble hop bitterness. Medium bodied. Not bad.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
beerbill (3372) - Laurel, New York, USA - SEP 12, 2009
Growler filled and consumed the same day. Pours a mostly clear transparent brown with a moderate off-white head that lasted through the first quarter of the glass and left very little lace. Mild aroma of malt and roasted nuts. The flavor is a bit more pronounced than the aroma with malt and some honey sweetness which holds on through the finish. No problems here.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Cletus (6354) - Connecticut, USA - AUG 31, 2009
Pours brownish red with a tan head. Smells of sweet malt, some floral hints, caramel. Tastes of caramel and sweet with some rosey hints on the finish.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JoeMcPhee (8357) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 26, 2009
Deep amber beer. The nose is quite nutty and sweet with a fairly prominent crystal malt character. Fairly chewy but not underattenuated. Sweet and simple. It’s fairly typical for the style, but it’s well-made.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
setauketone (10) - setauket, New York, USA - AUG 12, 2009
I tried this beer on tap at Stony Brook Beverage from their Growler Bar and think I have found my new favorite. The honey warms the pallet on the way down and the overall impression is fantastic. I only can hope it never gets compared to Killians, because that would be an injustice to such a fine beer as this one!

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
notalush (4824) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 15, 2009
Growler fill from Big Z - lightly hazy, reddish copper ale - very fine carbonation that fails to kick up a head (just a ring of fizz around the edges) - somewhat estery aroma, with medium sweet caramel, toffee, roasted nuts, and a toasted maltiness - low carbonation, medium body - the flavor starts out with sweet toffee and caramel, followed by some fruity esters - a tangy character that borders on acidity develops through the middle, as does a mild bitterness - nutty finish, with some lingering smooth maltiness - decent and quite sessionable, but probably not something I would buy again.


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