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RATINGS: 30   MEAN: 3.06/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.01   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.


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!

3.6
   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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mkobes (2140) - paramus, New Jersey, USA - SEP 29, 2012
Draft at beer authority. Deep orangish red in color with a little off white head. Malty toasty aroma. Toasty, nutty notes. Light hoppy malty flavor. Full bodied. Dry finish. Very drinkable.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beerscout (298) - New Windsor, New York, USA - JUL 18, 2013
Tap. Foamy white head with clear light amber color. Aroma of floral hops and toasty malts. Flavor was malty wheat and a little bit of walnut, balanced with some piney hops. Bitter finish. Medium body.

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.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
notalush (4833) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JoeMcPhee (8411) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Maverick34 (2213) - New York, USA - AUG 2, 2010
Draught. Poured a clearish reddish amber. Smooth taste with some caramel and a clean finish. Good session brew.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BrewBoxer (1978) - New York, New York, USA - SEP 12, 2011
Deeo brown color. Some red. Real crisp with some rye and hay¥ not sure what an irisj ale means, but this is not bad. Not as good as smithwicks

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
scarletfire65 (943) - Rockaway Park, New York, USA - JAN 17, 2014
Bomber at home. Aroma of caramel malts, figs, raisins. A simple, flavorful, and very well balanced clear amber ale. Notes of berries and toffee. Quick, crisp, finish. Slight acidity.


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