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


on tap

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RATINGS: 326   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.09   EST. CALORIES: 132   ABV: 4.4%
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.

GKillian's rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
GKillian (525) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - MAR 10, 2011
Pours amber; head is thick and foamy, like fluffy clouds; foamy lacing as well. Pleasant caramel notes; also hints of wheat and smoke. Balanced taste with a nod toward the bitter hops. A bit harsh going down.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
cervmagpt (460) - PORTUGAL - OCT 13, 2015
Review based on the BJCP2015 guidelines (style 15A). Bottle 33 cl - Batch unknown. AROMA: moderate-low malt aroma with caramelly notes and slight diacetyl. clean fermentation profile and no hops discernible. APPEARANCE: dark ambar to reddish copper. translucent. low beige head with average retention. TASTE: very little caramel flavour with a roasted presence. medium-low bitterness with a dry and somewhat roasted finish. clean fermentation profile. PALATE: medium-light to light body with moderate carbonation. OVERALL: a good irish red ale more balanced towards roasted and dry finish, but still a good style example.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Cunningham (5946) - Halden, NORWAY - OCT 9, 2015
Well it was not bad, but it was nothing to write home about either. Done.
Amber color with a thick off white head. Good lacing. Looks very nice. Some roast, mild fruity and some toffee. Tad sweet and a moderate bitterness. Ok the flavor do not vanish fast. So nothing wrong with it. Just not my cup of ale.
[On tap @ source]

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
alex_leit (789) - Minsk, BELARUS - OCT 6, 2015
Bottle 0.33 l. Copper-red color with weak foam. Aroma: jam, caramel, slightly toasted malt. Taste: sweet and malty, caramel and fruity, light hop bitterness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
olio (8090) - Tampere, FINLAND - OCT 3, 2015
33 cl bottle @ Kasteel de Breckt, Baarlo.
Pours red color with a large head. Caramel malts and pine on the nose, nutty. Nutty and malty flavor, orange and some wooden notes. Decent.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
flying_pig (1209) - SCOTLAND - JUN 22, 2015
Pint at The Porterhouse, Covent Garden, London (4.10):
Not a bad tasting beer, pretty much as you would expect from the style and the brewery without it truly excelling or standing out from the crowd. The beer had quite a good balance and a nice, easy-going flavour with some good earthy malts and sweetness but its probably not one Id seek out again.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DuffMan (8205) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 13, 2015
Bottle. Hazy deep red-orange, off white head. Toasty sweet caramel, vague fruit nuances, lightly bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
teddybeer (2857) - Madrid, SPAIN - MAY 28, 2015
Brown/dark reddish color with a light beige head with medium retention and moderate lacework. Aroma has notes of toasted malts with some dry fruits. Flavor with eartthy notes, some caramelish and dry fruits, toasted malts as well. Slightly caramelish and bittery final.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
King_Alex_II (758) - SWITZERLAND - MAY 25, 2015
Clear copper color with nice foam head. The smell is ambery but not convincing. The taste is well carbonated, malty sweet but not too well done. Not too special. Little dry aftertaste.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
SinH4 (1255) - Garching, GERMANY - MAY 25, 2015
Clear amber color with big head. Aroma of caramel malts, toffee, a bit berries. Taste is dry, very dry, bitter caramel, a bit nutty. Carbonation is rather high for a classic ale. I like Red Ales and I like dry stuff, but this one?s a bit too dry for a red ale balance. Pleasant aftertaste though.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Manslow (433) - Warsaw, POLAND - MAY 19, 2015
Pitew 2014r butelka 0,33l. Kolor ciemnobursztynowy, piana średnio mocna. Aromat owocowy z odrobiną orzechw. Smak karmel i owoce, trochę metaliczy. Nagazowanie dobre. Piwo pijalne, dobre.

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