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Brewed by Hanlonís (prev OíHanlonís)
Style: Irish Ale
Newton St Cyres, England
Serve in English pint

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RATINGS: 37   MEAN: 3.16/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.1   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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Cask; Regular.
A voluptuous traditional Irish Red Ale, this is a rewarding drink that makes real fans of many of those who, trying it for the first time, are taken by its unique and individual strength of flavour. It is a superb example of a uniquely Irish brewing style which blends the dry smokiness of Irish stout with the warmth of a bitter ale - and what a colour!


3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Pizd (429) - Merseyside, ENGLAND - NOV 23, 2013
(Cask): Ruby amber colour, medium off white head. Aroma of malt, tarty fruit, caramel. Flavour is similar notes with a slight sweaty sock finish. Not bad overall but unimpressed.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Quack-Duck (7517) - Down South, GERMANY - OCT 13, 2013
draught at the Wellhouse, Exeterr. Hazy amber colour, mid-sized head. Malty base with hints of chocolate, grassy-resiny hoppy flavours, ecpecially towards the finish.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
tampierre (680) - Pilsen, CZECH REPUBLIC - MAY 26, 2013
Cask ; Devon ; UK ; Malt,toast and strong fruity aroma ; Dark red color with smaller lasting head ; Medium sweet taste with bitter finish ; Pretty good.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
wheresthepath (1467) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - APR 28, 2013
[Cask at the Hope Tap (JDW), Reading] Reddish amber with a moderate white head. Toffee, fudge, stewed apple and (oddly) tomato juice, with a rather metallic bitterness to finish. Itís got a nice smooth creamy mouthfeel, but the flavours are rather muted. Not great.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Nocturne (632) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - APR 20, 2013
Cask. Deep copper shade with light gold head. Light malty and fruity aroma. First impressions taste-wise are dominated by very vivid toffee notes, with sticky red fruit and a hint of vanilla following. Loving the toffee character. This was rather tasty.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
maeib (8391) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - APR 18, 2013
Cask conditioned handpump Becketts Bank Leeds 15/04/13. A darkish brown coloured beer with a little off-white wisp of head. A sweet and malty ale. Hints of caramel. Low hopping. True to style, Good enough.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
slushbrew (4) - South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - APR 18, 2013 does not count
UPDATED: JUN 21, 2013 A realy good Irish red ale. It?s deep burnished copper colour is a delight to the eye. It has a mix of toffe and fruit aroma resulting in a smooth mouthfeel

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
RichTheVillan (2125) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - APR 18, 2013
Cask at JDW Charlie Hall; dark copper pour with off white head, fruity aroma, biscuit malt flavour, toffee some bitterness.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SarkyNorthener (1416) - Walsall (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - APR 16, 2013
Cask@Moonunderwater, Wolverhampton. Burnished copper beer as described on the tin, with large head and good lacing. Aroma is faint toffee. Taste is malts, toffee and a touch of bittering hops. Not bad.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Leighton (9848) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 28, 2013
Cask at the Cleveland Arms, London. Pours clear amber with a fine, frothy off-white head. Bready malts in the nose, faint toast and fruity sugars. Light to medium sweet flavor with lots of simple, bready malts, light dryness, some orange citrus, faint toffee. Light bodied with fine carbonation. Sweet finish with mellow, leafy bitterness, nips of dry toffee, dry andtoasty bread. Simple, fine.


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