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

bottled
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RATINGS: 297   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.


3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
FatPhil (9594) - 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 (3646) - 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 (6137) - 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 (4502) - 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.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mansquito (3551) - Nueva York, New York, USA - AUG 29, 2007
Has a creamy off white head like all other Irish ales on tap. Brownish red color to it. Mostly bready with some floral aroma. Rather malty right up front and there are definitely hops as well. Balanced well enough, but not one of the best Irish ales, which I drank.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
oh6gdx (20902) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 23, 2007
Draught@The Porterhouse, London. Amber colour, mediumsized creamy and thick beige head. Wooden and slightly fruity hoppy aroma. Flavour is flowery and wooden along with some slight hoppy and caramelly hints. Refreshing, but nothing that special.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
RoyceH (1196) - Hesperange, LUXEMBOURG - AUG 13, 2007
Tap, Porterhouse London. Dark copper with a thin creamy white head. Slightly malty hop, low on aroma. Mouth is quite alcoholic (?) with strong malts. Quite smooth, slightly dry on palate.


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