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

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RATINGS: 288   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.


2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
r464 (1914) - Earth, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 11, 2014
Dirty malt, kind of earthy overall. Dark toast and char. This may have been a bad one, but it was too dry, trashy, and thin.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
VastActiv (2768) - Oulu, FINLAND - MAR 29, 2014
Tap at Black Door, Helsinki. Originally rated 2011. Colour is reddish copper with small white head. Aromas and flavours: Caramel, sweetness and malts.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
zacgillbanks (2244) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - FEB 23, 2014
Bottle from Rehills, Newcastle. A red-amber beer with a sweet malty and roasted flavour, toffee and red fruit notes with a nutty finish.

3.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
tightslice (171) - Redwood City, California, USA - FEB 20, 2014
Format: Bottle from Whole Foods in Redwood City, CA
Appearance: Brownish raisin red with fizzy head
Aroma: Honey, caramel, chocolate, raisins, dark fruits
Taste: Honey malts with dry, slightly bitter finish
Texture: Watery
Overall: A rich aroma of honey, chocolate and raisins become muted, watery and overall underwhelming in the taste.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
trapped (744) - New York City, TURKEY - FEB 14, 2014
Drought. Reddish amber with creamy large beige head, sugary cinnamon aroma, low carbonatoon, a bit flat and weak taste, abrupt finish. Disappointing to taste considering the way it looks,

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
high_on_hops (611) - Burlingame, California, USA - FEB 1, 2014
Pours a nice shade of red with an off-white head and lacing. It has an aroma and flavor of amber malts with a balanced caramel finish over a medium body.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Marko (3904) - Split / Zagreb, CROATIA - DEC 26, 2013
As Dublin Red, on tap at Dva Tona Bar, Split.
Darker amber body. Off white "nitroish" head. Weak malty nose, notes of peach and maaaybe caramel. Quite smooth (no surprise there) malty taste. Caramel, simple maltiness, some woody notes. Quite light bitterness. Not entirely bad, the point of this style still eludes me, but hey, simple, pleasant, maybe would work as a gateway beer, and, unlike so many beers of its kind, have a point like that.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
imdownthepub (10124) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 18, 2013
Keg at The Porterhouse, Covent Garden, London. Brown to amber with short white head. Cardboard notes from the start, dry, thin malty. Not very good.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
kwik-lime (1290) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 15, 2013
Nicely balanced with some fruit coming through as well. Goes down easily, pleasant session beer.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
77ships (3681) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - NOV 28, 2013
Sampled draft @ Delirium Hoppy Loft. Pours dark amber with a creamy & milky off-white head. Nose has an interesting touch of mint, floral with some Chinese medicinal herbs. Taste it touch mint, iron (which is also a note I got in their Hop head beer, interesting), grass, grains, lightly sweetish, metals & faint Chinese herbs. Touch watery mouth feel, not very exiting but manageable & okay brew.


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