Galway Bay Brewery Reviews




culchiem
3.5
Galway Bay/ Cigar City Phaethon
Draught at ATG. Hazy orange with a medium head. Aroma is a bucket of fruit. Flavour is fruit, chalky hop, mild bitterness, lovely.
Sunday, August 28, 2016

chrisv10
4.2
Galway Bay Two Hundred Fathoms (2016)
Bottle "2016". Black with medium brown head. Aroma is roasted malts, chocolate, coffee, liquorice and whiskey. Flavour is roasted malts, chocolate, coffee, liquorice, whiskey, sweet, hop and medium bitter.
Sunday, August 28, 2016

h0ppingmad
4.1
Galway Bay Goin’ out West
On tap @Salt House in Galway, pours a clear golden color with a frothy white head. Nice aroma of citrus and hops. Taste is similar, hoppy, citrus, pine, slight orange peel, low to medium bitterness with a dry finish. Light body and medium carbonation.
Tuesday, August 23, 2016

h0ppingmad
3.9
Galway Bay Stormy Port
On tap @Salt House in Galway, pours dark brown with a thin off-white head. Sweet aroma of roasted coffee and malts. Taste similar, roasted malts, initially sweet but finishes bitter. Medium body with light carbonation.
Tuesday, August 23, 2016

h0ppingmad
4.1
Galway Bay Buried At Sea
On tap @Salt House in Galway, pours black with a thin off-white creamy head. Nice aroma of chocolate, roasted coffee, and malts. Great taste that is sweet, malty, creamy, slight caramel, with a smooth finish. Full body and light carbonation.
Tuesday, August 23, 2016

garthicus
3
Galway Bay Goin’ out West
Tap. Appearance: rusty red, medium thick white head. Aroma: strawberry and pine hops, quite mild. Flavour: Big pine, sticky, strawberry flavour, quite a lot of perfume like notes, the alcohol is certainly detectable, big bitter sweet sticky finish. A rare ’average’ for GB.
Tuesday, August 23, 2016

culchiem
3.2
Galway Bay Goin’ out West
Draught at Brewdock. Blood orange with a thin head. Aroma is chalky marmalade hop. Flavour is marmalade, dry sharp hop, a bit of a blunt instrument this.
Saturday, August 20, 2016

culchiem
3.7
Galway Bay Scarecrow
Draught in Brew Dock. Pale gold with a medium head. Aroma of resin and hops. Flavour is lemon zest, malt , grapefruit, very refreshing.
Saturday, August 20, 2016

allmyvinyl
3.4
Galway Bay Buried At Sea
500ml bottle shared with Ashton McCobb. Pours black with a thin tan head. Aromas of chocolate, nuts and biscuit. Taste is more of the same. Creamy texture, decent finish.
Thursday, August 18, 2016

AshtonMcCobb
3.4
Galway Bay Buried At Sea
Bottle from Dicey Reilly in Ballyshannon. Appearance - opaque black with an olive sheen. Nice crema head. Nose - soggy cereal and light nutty chocolate. Taste - tasty chocolate, crunchy biscuit. Palate - close to medium bodied with a creamy texture and a fairly good finish. Overall - a solid example of the style.
Monday, August 15, 2016

AshtonMcCobb
3.9
Galway Bay Of Foam and Fury
Bottle from Dicey Reilly in Ballyshannon. Appearance - hazy but bright orange. Generous head. Nose - apricot and orange notes. Some fruitcake. Some tropical too. Resin at the back. Taste - bitter orange and plant stalks. Light cake in the middle. Blood orange or pink grapefruit on the finish. Palate - close to medium bodied with a creamy texture and a long dry finish. Overall - great beer.
Monday, August 15, 2016

allmyvinyl
3.8
Galway Bay Of Foam and Fury
500ml bottle shared with Ashton McCobb. Pours hazy golden orange with a thick white head. Aromas of peach and passion fruit. Taste is very bitter, pithy grapefruit, green plant stalks, blood orange. Bitter finish.
Monday, August 15, 2016

MrTipple
3.6
Galway Bay Acid Mother Gose
Lime juice, ripe citrus fruits, acidic, grain malts. Clear gold, small, frothy, white head. Medium sour. Acidic sours continue, lime, lemon, sours and bitterness intensifies, dry, sour finish. Decent Gose, nice citrus flavours throughout. Keg at The Brew Dock, Dublin.
Thursday, August 11, 2016

MrTipple
3.4
Galway Bay Via Maris
Light tropical fruits, mango, passion fruit, molasses, pale grain malts. Pale, hazy gold, small, creamy, white head. Light bitter. More of the fairly light tropical fruits, passion fruit, mango, maybe some papaya, pale grain malts, lively carbonation, quite bitter finish. Decent Session IPA, too fizzy for me, but once it warms up, very nice aroma. Keg at The Brew Dock, Dublin.
Thursday, August 11, 2016

MrTipple
3.5
Galway Bay Scarecrow
Farmhouse, yeast, pale grain malts, sweet citrus fruits, orange. Slightly hazy gold, small, creamy, white head. Light bitter. Citrus fruits, lemon, bitter lime, lively carbonation, yeast, grain and cereal malts, lively carbonation, bitter and acidic finish. A very fizzy Saison, nice aroma and palate though, easy, light, suitable for beginners in this style. Keg at The Black Sheep, Dublin.
Thursday, August 11, 2016

MrTipple
3.6
Galway Bay Stormy Port
Toasted malts, milky americano coffee, dark chocolate, dry cacao. Hazy, very dark brown, small, creamy, beige head. Toasted malts, some light coffee, light sweet grain malts, dark bread, soft carbonation, lightly bitter in the finish. Nice Porter, would love to try this on cask as its too fizzy for me. Keg at The Black Sheep, Dublin.
Thursday, August 11, 2016

MrTipple
3.6
Galway Bay Buried At Sea
Intense toasted malts, filter coffee, dark chocolate. Black, small, creamy, beige head. Light sweet. Dark chocolate, toasted malts, sweet filter coffee, molasses, soft carbonation, medium bodied. Nice Sweet Stout, well-balanced, nice aroma and palate. Keg at The Black Sheep, Dublin.
Thursday, August 11, 2016

MrTipple
3.3
Galway Bay Pilot 014 - Dortmunder Lager
Intense Lager yeast, pale grain malts, bread and biscuit. Clear that, medium, creamy, white head. Light bitter. Grain and cereal malts, more biscuit, lively carbonation, sweet malts in the finish. Decent Lager, tasty and easy drinkable. Keg at The Black Sheep, Dublin.
Thursday, August 11, 2016

MrTipple
3.4
Galway Bay Full Sail
Subtle tropical fruits, mango, pale grain malts. Clear that, small, creamy, off-white head. Light bitter. Light tropical fruits, more mango, passion fruit, light papaya, fairly lively carbonation, bitter and dry in the finish. Decent IPA, too fizzy for me, but nice tropical fruits in aroma and palate. Keg at The Black Sheep, Dublin.
Thursday, August 11, 2016

MrTipple
3.3
Galway Bay Aikau Amber
Caramel, bread, sweet grain malts. Clear amber, small, creamy, off-white head. Light sweet. Very lively carbonation, grain, bread malts, caramel, some floral notes coming up, straw. OK Amber Ale, way too fizzy for me, but flavours are quite nice. Keg at The Black Sheep, Dublin.
Thursday, August 11, 2016

MrTipple
3.2
Galway Bay Ale
Caramel and bread malts very light toasted malts. Dark, hazy brown, small, creamy, white head. Light sweet. Intense grain and cereal malts, bread and caramel, light bitterness coming up in the finish. OK Irish Ale, nice maltiness throughout. Keg at The Black Sheep, Dublin.
Thursday, August 11, 2016

stjamesgate
3.6
Galway Bay Acid Mother Gose
On tap at Black Sheep, Dublin. Pale bright gold with creamy two fingers. 4 Barrelly tartness with vague lime. 3.75 Ryvita, some red wine barrel, Balsamic cut, and Rose’s lime bite. 3.75 Round, light, and cloying. 3.5 Lime hits hard but it’s all artificial. Why gose and not kettle sour, I couldn’t say (edit: the salt; but I don’t taste it.) Cloying mess. Quite while you’re ahead, GBB. 3.5
Tuesday, August 09, 2016

Evilkniamhel
3.8
Galway Bay Full Sail
Bottle courtesy of allmyvinyl. Cloudy gold. Nose of pine resin, moss, mango, floral. Taste is smooth, fruity, well-rounded with a nice bitter kick underneath.
Sunday, August 07, 2016

allmyvinyl
3.8
Galway Bay Full Sail
Bottle thanks to Ashton McCobb. Pours clear golden with a thin white head. Aromas of mango, resin, a touch woody. Taste has a limey bitterness, more resin. Light sweetness. Tangy finish.
Sunday, August 07, 2016

chrisv10
3.5
Galway Bay Stormy Port
Tap. Very dark brown with small beige head. Aroma is roasted malts, caramel, chocolate, little coffee, hop and a little liquorice. Flavour is roasted malts, chocolate, little bread, caramel, little coffee, little liquorice, hop, medium sweet and a little bitter.
Sunday, August 07, 2016

AshtonMcCobb
3.9
Galway Bay Full Sail
Bottle from Dicey Reillys, Ballyshannon. Appearance - golden with a decent thin head. Nose - big mango and orange note, light resin and lime. Taste - more mango and lime. More resin. Palate - light to medium bodied with a creamy yet tangy texture and a long dry finish. Overall - a great example of the style.
Sunday, August 07, 2016

chrisv10
3.4
Galway Bay Acid Mother Gose
Tap. Clear golden with small white head. Aroma is malt, lemon, sour, hop and spices. Flavour is malt, fruit, hop, spices, sour, lemon, acid, tart, little dry, vinegar , little sweet and medium dry.
Wednesday, August 03, 2016

AshtonMcCobb
3.7
Galway Bay Stormy Port
Bottle from Dicey Reilly in Ballyshannon. Appearance - dark brown to black with red chinks. Nose - toffee and chocolate. Fruitcake. Taste - toffee, molasses and liquorice. Crunchie Bar. Palate - medium bodied with a creamy rich texture that follows through the finish. Overall - a nice complex porter.
Monday, August 01, 2016

AshtonMcCobb
3.6
Galway Bay Ale
Bottle from Dicey Reilly in Ballyshannon. Appearance - deep amber to brown with a lovely fawn head. Nose - red fruit, wood and biscuits. Taste - more of the same. Some orange fruit too. A touch of popcorn on the finish. Palate - close to medium bodied with a creamy texture and a long dry balanced finish. Overall - exactly as an Irish Red Ale should drink. Enough taste to keep it interesting while being extremely drinkable.
Monday, August 01, 2016

chrisv10
3.6
Galway Bay Buried At Sea
Tap. Very dark brown with small beige head. Aroma is roasted malt, chocolate caramel, lacto and hop. Flavour is roasted malts, chocolate, coffee, caramel, lacto, medium sweet, hop, little liquorice and a little bitter.
Monday, August 01, 2016

chrisv10
3.7
Galway Bay Of Foam and Fury
Tap . Hazy amber/orange with small off-white head. Aroma is malt, fruit, hops, citrus, grapefruit and pine. Flavour is malt, fruit, hops, grapefruit, pine, medium sweet, peach and bitter.
Sunday, July 31, 2016

Rotin
3.2
Galway Bay Diving Bell
Draught at the Brew Dock, Dublin. Cloudy, mahogany colored. AROMA- sweet, caramel, strudel, cherries, sherry, touch of whiskey. FLAVOR- sweet, caramel, some dates. Medium to fuller bodied.
Too sweet, too much caramel.

Sunday, July 31, 2016

Rotin
3.6
Galway Bay Of Foam and Fury
Draught at the Brew Dock, Dublin. Quite clear, pale amber colored. AROMA- citrusy, tropical fruit, touch of spiciness. FLAVOR- neutral, moderately bitter, very fruity, light alcohol presence. Fuller bodied.
Good.

Sunday, July 31, 2016

Rotin
3.3
Galway Bay Acid Mother Gose
Draught at the Brew Dock, Dublin. Clear, deep gold colored. AROMA- sour, vinous. FLAVOR- dry and very sour, white wine, must. Medium bodied.
Good.

Saturday, July 30, 2016

chrisv10
3.6
Galway Bay Full Sail
Tap. Hazy amber with small off-white head. Aroma is malt, fruit, hops, citrus and grapefruit. Flavour is malt, fruit, hop, grapefruit, pine, little sweet and medium bitter.
Saturday, July 30, 2016

chrisv10
3.5
Galway Bay Aikau Amber
Tap. Clear dark amber with small tan head. Aroma is malt, caramel, toasted, berries and hop. Flavour is malt, caramel, toasted, medium sweet, hop, grapefruit and medium bitter
Saturday, July 30, 2016

garthicus
3.9
Galway Bay Acid Mother Gose
Appearance: cloudy orange, small white head. Aroma: sour, battery, acidic, lemon. Flavour: tart, battery and lemon, grapefruit , long sharp bitter finish. Great palate cleanser. Lovely.
Friday, July 29, 2016

garthicus
4
Galway Bay Scarecrow
Appearance: vibrant orange, small white head. Aroma: catty hops, grapefruit, lemon. Smells great. Flavour: deep dank lemon, some grapefruit, a little grass with a decent long fruity finish. Lovely.
Friday, July 29, 2016

chrisv10
3
Galway Bay Pilot 014 - Dortmunder Lager
Tap as "Dortmunder". Clear golden with medium white head. Aroma is malt, caramel, grainy, hop and grass. Flavour is malt, caramel, hop, grass, grainy, little sweet and a little bitter.
Friday, July 29, 2016

flying_pig
4.3
Galway Bay Full Sail
500ml Bottle from McCambridges of Galway, Ireland (€3.99):
Great stuff, a truly excellent beer from Galway Bay & probably the best Irish beer that I’ve tried to date; I really enjoyed this one. The beer got off to a great start with plenty of hops & a solid caramel sweetness helping to level things out before the tropical fruits started to appear around the middle to the beer. I found the beer to have plenty of variety with some citrus & zesty flavours featuring alongside an earthy bitterness at times but the beer was still a very easy one to drink; outstanding stuff & I can’t wait to crack open their double IPA now & see if that can go one better than this.

Friday, July 29, 2016

Scrumpy369
3.8
Galway Bay Buried At Sea
Bottle in ireland. Pitch black colour, medium brown head. Nose is cafe de leche. Taste is low sweetness, low bitterness. Hint of coffee. Sou sticky aftertaste. Creamy mouthfeel. Nice, just don’t like the sourness.
Friday, July 29, 2016

sevefan
2.5
Galway Bay Buried At Sea
Bottle from KWM Wines Kilkeel. Slightly on the watery side with a sweet smokey tobacco coffee mix. Good fizz on the pour with a toffee coloured head that quickly disappears. Easy to drink sweet tasting stout. If only it had a greasier mouth feel.
Thursday, July 28, 2016

Ascelja
3.5
Galway Bay Diving Bell
#764
Tap at Brew Dock. Hazy mahogany body, low off-white head. Very nice aroma of apples, honey, nuts, raisins, cherry-liqueur, cinnamon. Like strudel. Taste is very sweet, slightly bitter. Caramel, cherries, flowers, alcohol, unspecified dark fruits – definitely another than aroma. Sticky full body, moderately carbonated.
Slightly unbalanced taste, but I just like this strudel aroma!

Thursday, July 28, 2016

Ascelja
3.6
Galway Bay Of Foam and Fury
#763
Tap at Brew Dock, Dublin. Lightly hazy, light amber body, moderately high yellowish head. Aroma of pines and tropical fruit. Taste is semi-sweet and slightly bitter. Alcohol, pines, tropical fruit, solid malty backbone. Full body, high carbonation.
Good IIPA, but no miracle.

Thursday, July 28, 2016

Godzillalad
4.1
Galway Bay Acid Mother Gose
Banging sour with lots of its namesake on the nose, pours clear and a nice dark amber. The sour taste is followed by a sweet aftertaste and lingers
Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Johnstledger8
3.5
Galway Bay Acid Mother Gose
Draught. Pours a clear amber orange with a fading off white bubbly head. Aroma is salty, lime, hint of caramel, citrus, apples, floral. Taste is of lime, salt, caramel, juicy apples, tannic. Dry finish, oily mouthfeel, medium carbonation.
Wednesday, July 27, 2016

flying_pig
4
Galway Bay Buried At Sea
Pint on keg at The Salt House, Galway, Ireland (€5):
This one was a very nice first beer from the Galway Bay Brewery & one that I was happy to have tracked down after much searching in the city’s bars that day. The beer was a very well-balanced, smooth offering that started with quite a lot of chocolate flavours coming through & a decent amount of sweetness too; an excellent stout & one that I’d be happy to go back to in the future.

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Ascelja
3.6
Galway Bay Acid Mother Gose
#762
Tap at Brew Dock, Dublin. Almost clear deep golden body, small white head. Aroma of white wine, malts. Taste is dry, very strongly sour. White wine, bread, sour berries. Medium body, high lively carbonation.
Great sour ale!

Monday, July 25, 2016

MartinT
3.7
Galway Bay Full Sail
My Bottom Line:
Very citrusy from beginning to end, this IPA also satisfies with floral angles and leafy bitterness in a lean and bubbly mouthfeel.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-A sheet of foam tops the msty beige.
-Orange pulp and lime are clearly evoked.
-The leafy bitterness is lengthy.
-Drinkability is relatively high (for the style).

On tap at The Beer Market, Dublin.

Friday, July 22, 2016

MartinT
3.6
Galway Bay Stormy Port
My Bottom Line:
Roasty malts and their chocolate accents move into minty hops and their bitterness in this satisfying Porter.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-A veil of foam covers the brown-hued black.
-Maltiness lasts for quite a while, which I appreciate.
-Molasses are found under the roast.
-Charred meat notes are found as well.

On tap at The Beer Market, Dublin.

Friday, July 22, 2016