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


on tap

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RATINGS: 297   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.08   EST. CALORIES: 132   ABV: 4.4%
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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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SudsMcDuff (6108) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - MAY 31, 2013
Had on Draft @ the Porterhouse, Dublin City Centre .. . deep malts, sweet grain .. . mild bitterness .. . creamy mouthfeel .. . nothing crazy but quite nice for a red ale .. . . oh damn, i forgot to lock my avacado..

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Imaena (1917) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAY 6, 2013
Draught @ Porterhouse. This was one of the less impressive brews they served.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Lowenbrau (2348) - Asturias, Oviedo, SPAIN - APR 30, 2013
UPDATED: NOV 10, 2014 (Original Rate: 30-04-2014. Ar:5, App:3, Tas:5, Pal:2, Ovll:9, Avg: 2.4.)

330ml bottle. Malty, caramel,some toffee aromas. Pours amber, quite clear, some offwhite head, some lacing. Light to medium body, oily texture, average carbonation. Taste is malty, watery, some skunky. Quite poor.
330ml bottle @Deutschland, Oviedo. 02-06-2014.
Pours quite clear amber with nice off white head. Short head retention, some lacing. Malty, caramel, liquorice aromas. Medium body, soft carbonation, oily texture. Taste is smooth, little bitterness, malty flavous, subtle roasty ones. Pleasant and enjoyable.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Decman (21) - Dublin, IRELAND - APR 24, 2013
Poured from a 330ml bottle, Porterhouse Red Ale is an impressive blood-red colour. The aroma is faint, but I suppose with enough imagination you can make out something vaguely earthy. The taste definitely had a roasted hops zing to it, and a faint aftertaste of what I can only describe as "Marmite". Not bad, but forgettable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
HeistAlmighty (1156) - Saint John, New Brunswick, CANADA - APR 22, 2013
330ml bottle. Pours reddish orange with a moderate almond head. Aroma is not very strong but has fruit, nuts, some malt sweetness and some earthy hops. Taste is earthy, a bit like tree bark, some red fruit and a caramel finish. Body is medium and crisp. Overall, this worked rather well. Give it a try.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Creedence (282) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - APR 12, 2013
330ml bottle from Bradleyís, enjoyed at home. Pours a clear red amber with a thin bubbly off-white head. Nice woody aroma of nuts, red berries and roasty malts. Almost an element of Cadburyís Fruit & Nut about it. Medium sweetness to begin with, followed by a crisp bitterness and finishing with a nice, lightly rounded sweetness. Subtle caramel note comes through as you get through the beer. Quite woody and nutty again. A little too lively for a red ale, I think, but a nice dry finish to it all the same. A completely different beer to when itís nitroed on draught, but I like both for different reasons. Itís not as refreshing as the draught version, but itís got a bit more character about it. Decent red ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
popery (1499) - San Francisco, California, USA - APR 11, 2013
Pours a dull reddish brown. Nice, warm color. Some cloudiness. A couple fingers of off-white head. Good retention. Rich malty aroma. Lots of sweet bready malt and toasty caramel. Mild spicy hop character. Fairly simple aroma, but for a 4.4% abv beer, itís relatively big and rich. Taste is similar. Considering the strength of the beer, thereís lots of sweet caramel malt flavor and a good undercurrent of hops in the background. Carbonation is pretty low. Just a bit of prickliness. Kinda soapy. Finish is a bit mineral-ish, and the beer mostly dries out. Itís a nice, low abv red ale with a mild hop character and rich malt. Easy to drink.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jordinc (105) - Orlando, Florida, USA - MAR 18, 2013
On a Nitro tap. Red with nice creamy head. Malty aroma. Sweet, caramel, and hops. Pretty simple, but quite drinkable. Nitro makes it really smooth. I imagine it would feel a bit thin and bland without the Nitro.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jackl (5063) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - FEB 12, 2013
Keg @ Porterhouse. Brownish red color with a small off-white head. The nose is very faint, and Iíd 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
presario (4730) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 30, 2013
Bottle. Red. Thin scent. Flavour is equal parts vanilla, cardboard and metallic note.

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