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Brewed by Porterhouse
Style: Irish Ale
Dublin, Ireland
Serve in English pint

bottled
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RATINGS: 280   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.08   EST. CALORIES: 132   ABV: 4.4%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cold filtered and kegged. Also available bottled.
"At last an Irish Red Ale with a traditional hop flavour to balance the fruit character of the yeast and the luscious caramel flavour notes delivered from the malts used, as opposed to artificially added."
Ingedients: Pale, Crystal, Wheat and Chocolate Malts; Galena, Nugget and East Kent Golding hops.


2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Daithi8640862 (24) - Dublin, IRELAND - APR 15, 2008
Lighter aroma than i expected and very smooth mouthfeel but quite a large hint of spiciness in the taste..a little too much to be well balanced.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
larsga (6120) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAR 25, 2008
Thin creamy offwhite everlasting head. Body is reddish brown. Light aroma, mostly malty with peppery hops. Watery metallic malty taste with a dry mealy edge. Roasty grainy aftertaste, quite long. Peppery hops. Nice, but not their best. (0.2l draft, Porterhouse Temple Bar, Dublin.)

3.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jbean (110) - Illinois, USA - DEC 23, 2007
Nitro draught at Porterhouse Dublin December 2007. Nice clear red with frothy cream head and nice retention. No discernible aroma present. Flavor is malty, with little bit of fruits and nuts. Flavor is overall pretty mild, but still enjoyable. Very creamy mouthfeel. Nice beer in a wonderful setting.

3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
FatPhil (8998) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - OCT 30, 2007
Keg (Porterhouse, Dublin) Reddy brown, nitro head. Nitro kills the aroma, but some sickly sweetness detectable.Flavour similar, slightly sour, but definitely a bit sweet. Not worth going out of ones way for - "red ale" is a stupid modern marketting concept, anyway.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Nekronos (3633) - Xalapa, MEXICO - OCT 24, 2007
NOt so red, not so good. I was just anoher beer, te first English ale in almos ten months, good to had it.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Carlus12 (361) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 10, 2007
Draught @ Porterhouse, London. Wonderful red coloured beer with thin creamy lasting head. Malty taste with nuts coming through the more you drink. Aroma is almost non-existent but can get some hops / dark fruits. Drinkable.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DownsouthGav (601) - Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 9, 2007
UPDATED: OCT 10, 2007 Draught @ Porterhouse, London. Deep antler red colour. Cream head. Cream/hoppy, lemon and peach nose. nice sweet and bitter after taste. Decent.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Rastacouere (6119) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 2, 2007
Considering the style, Scores ranging from 1 to 5, 5 being the most intense
Appearance:
Body:   Clear(1)->Murky(5) : 2     Pale Yellow(1)->Dark brown(5) : 3     Still(1)->Sparkling(5) : 2
Head:   None(1)->Large(5) : 2   White(1)->Tan(5) : 2   Lasting: 2   Lacing : 2
Aroma:
Intensity : 2  
Yeast : XX   Bread : XX   Apple : XX   Tropical Fruits : XX   Soap : XX   DMS : XX   Diacetyl : XX Sulfur : XX  
Malt : 3   Biscuity : 1   Hay : XX   Toasty : 3   Caramel : 1   Nuts : 2   Honey : XX   Cereals : 2   Grainy : XX
Hops : 2   Noble(1)->American(5) : 1   Leafy : XX   Spicy : XX   Floral : XX   Lemon/Lime : XX   Grapefruit : XX   Orange : XX   Herbal : XX   Grassy : 1   Pine/Spruce/Resin : XX  
Notes :   Peach/Apricot : XX   Earth : XX   Mint : XX   Butterscotch : XX   Smoke : XX
Flavor:
Initial Flavor : Dry(1)->Sweet(5) : 3   Finish Dry(1)->Sweet(5) : 3   Sourness : XX   Bitterness : 2   Complex : XX   Length : XX
Palate:
Light(1)->Full(5) : 2   Flat(1)->Fizzy(5) : 3   Clean : XX   Sharp : XX   Watery : 1   Oily : XX   Chalk : XX   Astringent : XX   Alcohol : XX   Mineral : 1   Oxidation : XX   Metallic : XX

Comments: Quite mild, leafy, toasty and generic amber ale.

1.7
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
ChrisThomson (522) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 30, 2007
Dublin-07. Copper colour with creamy beige head. A bit of malty/nutty taste, but not enough to convince me to ever drink this one again.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
badgerben (4385) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - SEP 15, 2007
Dark copper color with a medium head. Barely any discernable aroma. Very rich malt taste with a strong nuttiness. Chalky mouthfeel.


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