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

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RATINGS: 289   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 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jackl (4560) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - FEB 12, 2013
Keg @ Porterhouse. Brownish red color with a small off-white head. The nose is very faint, and I’d be generous to describe it having notes of caramel, brown sugar, toast, and light singed grass. The taste is amazingly simple - caramel. Not much else. Some light bitterness. Active, swishy carbonation on the tongue. Overall, not bad, just completely forgettable.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
presario (4608) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 30, 2013
Bottle. Red. Thin scent. Flavour is equal parts vanilla, cardboard and metallic note.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
scarletfire65 (939) - Rockaway Park, New York, USA - JAN 19, 2013
Draft at Gingerman. Clear deep amber pour with a tight, creamy off white head. The flavor profile is caramel malts and earthy hops. One dimensional, but nicely balanced. Coarse husky grains on the finish, lagerish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
maxwelldeux (3542) - Everett, Washington, USA - DEC 22, 2012
Bottle. Pours a clear amber color with a smallish head. Nose has a lot of malty caramel in there. Taste has a hint of sweetness without being overpowering. Interesting, and almost with a bite to it.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Beersiveknown (2850) - NORTHERN IRELAND - NOV 30, 2012
Bottle at home from drinkstore.
light chestnut with slight white head formation. Sweet caramel and herbal nose. Astringent, sweet, thin, medium carbonation, papery.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dogbrick (7882) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - NOV 30, 2012
Sample at Porterhouse Central. The beer pours a clear reddish-amber color with a medium eggshell white head that dissipates steadily. Partial rings of lacing on the glass. The aroma consists of caramel malt and hops. Light body with flavors of earthy malt, toffee and hops. The finish is sweet with a short malty aftertaste. Decent overall.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
patricks110 (1620) - Alberta, CANADA - NOV 3, 2012
Very grainy and bland overall. The pour is a bright golden amber with a fluffy sticky off white head. The nose is grainy, light caramel malts, cereal malts and a mild hop. Really not much going on, but a nice mild and bland malty brew.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
Gerbeer (1723) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 22, 2012
330 ml bottle. Pours a clear red/brown with very little head. Aromas of dry cereal and grass. Flavor of toasted malt, grass/hay, sugar water, and biscuit. Slightly acidic. Not much to write home about.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
reebtogi (4146) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 9, 2012
330ml bottle pours a pale amber color with a finger of white head that leaves some decent lacing on the glass. Aroma is caramel and grass with a touch of citrus. Taste is a sharp grassy hop bitterness with an underlying caramel malty sweetness and a hint of citrus bitterness in the finish. A decent red ale, but something just isn’t quite right, but cannot put a finger on it.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
drowland (5989) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - OCT 3, 2012
10/3/12. 12oz bottle. Light red/amber pour with a small khaki head. The aroma shows a ton of oxidation, wet cardboard, hints of mintiness, as well as touches of sweet, burnt caramel. Oxidized flavor as well with bits of mint, sweet caramel, and a bit of chocolate. Methinks this is an old bottle.


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