Publican House Henry’s Irish Ale
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Brewed by Publican House Brewery
Style: Irish Ale
Peterbrough, Canada
Serve in English pint


on tap


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RATINGS: 16   MEAN: 3.24/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.1/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 168   ABV: 5.6%
Henry Calcutt, an Irishman, started Calcutt Brewery in the early 1860’s here in Peterborough. The brewery closed as a result of prohibition in the 1920’s. Henry is six feet under in Little Lake Cemetery beside the banks of the Otonabee River. Thought that it would be nice to name a beer after him.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Sammy (10891) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 1, 2009
Volo cask days 2009. This brewer has competent material. Here os a lower IBU ale that is a very drinkable cask. Medium brown colour, a bold taste with a bit of citrus and a little acidic in the finish. This would go well with food.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jercraigs (9681) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 18, 2009
2009-02-16. Dark red-brown body with a modest beige head, continuous curtain of beige lace down the glass. Mild tangy malt aroma. (6+) Flavour is similar modest malt core, light caramel, with a decent amount of hops and light citrus touches, mild malt tang. (7+) Bit of an odd herbal note in the finish. Average plus palate. Pretty decent. On tap at Volo, Toronto

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JoeMcPhee (9268) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 23, 2014
Can at Tall Boys. Deep amber brown pour with a thick white head. The aroma is quite sweet and toasty. Lift cocoa and brown malt with a bit of light herbal/spicy bitterness in the back. Well-balanced and pretty tasty. Lingering cocoa on the finish. They call this an Irish ale, but it’s a straight-up brown ale; a pretty well-made one at that.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mabel (8537) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 19, 2009
[1999-20090216] Tap. Lovely toasted chocolate bread aroma. Clear, dark amber brown body with a medium-lasting creamy light tan head. Toasted chocolate-hinted malt flavour has heavy grainy yeast throughout. Medium-full body. Drinkable.
Gonna party like it’s...
(@ Volo; Toronto, ON)

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
blankboy (7150) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 22, 2009
Cask at ’Volo Cask Days 2009’. Pours a deep amber-red with a small bubbly off-white head. Aroma, which is quite mild, of caramel malt and light grassy hops. Dull flavour of grain, caramel malt and light grassy hops. Average bodied. A dull, mediocre beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Radek Kliber (7086) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - JUN 1, 2009
Tap @ Volo
Appearance: amber looking brew , light fine haze , light , bright top noted as well.
Nose: earthy base with malty top. Hint of aromatic hop. Good aroma per se but I failed to note Irish character.
Flavor/Palate : Medium bodied with mild centre. Slightly thinner on sides. Some raw bitterness , leafy and citric. In character more to pale ale than malty caramel Irish one. Bah! 12-/20

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
HogTownHarry (6374) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - NOV 17, 2009
Cask. At Volo Cask Days 2009. Cloudy deep red with an average lasting frothy off-white head. Grassy and lightly roasty aroma, with crush appleseed bitterness - same in the flavour, only grainier ... average body, slightly bitter finish - pretty non-memorable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Boutip (5806) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 3, 2009
Bottle: Poured a deep clear burgundy color ale with a small foamy head with OK retention and minimal lacing. Aroma of pure malt with hint of sweetness, minimal hops even though ending is somewhat dry. Taste is also a nice mix between some medium sweet pure malt with a lightly dry ending. Good session ale with no adjunct and and full body. Nothing out of the ordinary but still a well crafted Irish ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
robinvboyer (4065) - Sturgeon Falls, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 2, 2009
Volo Cask Days 2009. Some great sweet malts in the aroma and flavor. A simple session ale, with lots of flavor.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Spab (3295) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 6, 2011
On tap at Volo. Pours a brownish dark red with small off-white head. Aroma is caramel, slight fruit and grain. Taste is caramel malt, and some sweet grains. Average body and carbonation. Fine but nothing special.

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