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


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RATINGS: 17   MEAN: 3.24/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.18/5   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
pfriesen (113) - Richmond Hill, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 13, 2009
Growler - Red Brown Ale , no head and low carbonation, dark toffee aroma, serving up loads of dry roast malt, sharp finish

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
herrbrown1974 (427) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 20, 2012
On tap at volo. Dark amber, active white head. Aroma is sweet, dark chocolate, caramel, orange peel, dark fruit. Grainy body. Flavour kind of disappoints compared to the aroma. Mild dark chocolate with a bitter hoppy dry finish. Other than that, not much standing out. Kind of uninspiring.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Radek Kliber (7165) - 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 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Sammy (11230) - 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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
HogTownHarry (6376) - 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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Spab (3434) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
blankboy (7268) - 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.

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