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Watch City Shillelagh Irish Red Ale

Watch City Shillelagh Irish Red Ale
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RATINGS: 13   MEAN: 2.97/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.9/5   IBU: 13   EST. CALORIES: 126   ABV: 4.2%
Shillelagh Irish Red- The often-overlooked 2nd Irish contribution to the world of beer is given the royal treatment here at Watch City. Our Red is bathed in glorious nitrogen gas, allowing it to be served with that distinctive cap of white creaminess resulting from its dispense through a Stout faucet. A mildly malt-accented ale, with a touch of roasted malt to imbue it with reddish tones, it reigns supreme around St. Patrickʼs Day. Smooth from first sip to last gulp, it is nicely balanced by its toastiness and complimentary fruitiness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hivemind (840) - New York, New York, USA - SEP 8, 2013
On tap at Cambridge Common in Mass 01.12.2013. Red-amber pour, whispy head. Nose and palate both have light hop profile; easy drinker with a non-grainy texture to it, which is nice for a red.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
williamstome (1495) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 13, 2013
Amber pour. Aroma is sort of malty. Flavor is toasted malt balanced by hops. Smooth pour like a dry stout. Okay.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
argo0 (12500) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 29, 2009
Nitro. Crystal clear amber body with creamy beige head, nice lacing. Aroma is medium sweet, caramel, berry, light floral/earthy. Taste is medium sweet, berry, caramel, some earthy/floral. Soft light-medium body, low carbonation.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
chriso (7513) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 12, 2009
On tap at Watch City, Waltham MA, 5 November 2009 @ 4.4%. ABVs here seem to be all over the place - often different on the pub beer list from the Ratebeer figure and sometimes from the figure on the Watch City website too. Reddish amber colour. Modest head for nitro pour. Smooth and handsome but low on taste and body. Inoffensive but very average.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
jhumphries69 (1034) - Tyrone, Georgia, USA - JUN 18, 2008
On draft at brewpub. Pours a deep amber with some brown highlights and a small, tan head. The aroma is some malts and some spicy hops. The flavor is very mild - some bready malts. Not much going on here. The mouthfeel is almost flat - I think CO2 would have been much better than nitrogen here. Overall, an under-flavored Irish Red Ale - the weakest brew in the line-up on the day I was there.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fbennett (293) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 31, 2006
Poured a deep red hue that leaves a thick tan head. The body and color is beautiful on this red ale. The aroma is very weak, I can’t make out alot of the flavors in this red ale. Some slight caramel, a citrus background but not much going on here. The taste mimics the aroma, watery not much going on in terms of flavors besides the citrus slightly sweet finish. The deScription on the menu says "this beer goes great with food". I can see that if you don’t want a beer to compliment your food and to just stay in the background which could be the intention. Overall a weak offering from Watch city

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jcwattsrugger (11670) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - MAY 29, 2006
on tap-pours a creamy tan head that laces, although laces is an understatement, it’s more like wall covering on the sides of the glass. Color is red . Aroma is faint malt. Taste is medium malt, some hops, mild carbonation. Takes on the characteristics of a cask, I then found out it’s nitrogen pushed.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
ClarkVV (4607) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 7, 2005
On nitro at Watch City, 8/31/2005 with Duff. Very thick, off-white, creamy head sits well-retained, of course, on top of a rusty auburn and copper body, light cloudiness to it, though it settles fairly clear. Aroma is very difficult to discern. Light yeast, nutty grains, toasted bread and a touch of buttercream. Flavor is lightly buttery, with a sourish sort of element, creamy, mildly sweet malt and some ripe peaches and nectarine like notes. Brown bread finish, more nuttiness and light cinnamon and dough. Consistency is loose, quite watery and ends bland, with a short finish, mostly yeast and lightly astringent acidity. Medium-light body.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
duff (5484) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - SEP 1, 2005
Tap@Watch City Brewing, Waltham, Ma. This must have been served through a widget. Creamy head on top and slight mahgonay/amber. Not much of an aroma, slightly caramel? nuts? Mouthfeel is creamy and bland, slightly sweet, with a nutty character. A bit bland, not a favourite style of mine.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
dirtymike (2016) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - MAY 8, 2005
Deep amber in color with a medium off-white head. Aroma of bread, malt and floral hops. Starts sweet and malty, ending dry with a tart like finish.

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