Galway Bay Brewery Reviews




Gangstergafje
5
Galway Bay / White Frontier Change of the Guard
The beer has a lovely relish amber color infusion. The color already reminds me of tropical fruits like grapefruit and peach. The beer is nice and cloudy. The beer pours a fast disappearing layer of white foam. The smell is filled with tropical fruit. I smell citrusy aromas of grapefruit, passionfruit, some strawberry and orange. It’s great. There is a lot of sweetness, combined with a natural fruity sourness. The hops give their share of bitterness, to make it complete. One of the best beers of this type I know. The taste is just as great. The grapefruit is clearly present and fills the intensive aftertaste. This results in a sweet, bitter and sour inferno. The taste also has a touch of strawberry and passionfruit. The balance is extremely good. A strong bitterness with natural sweets and sours. I love it.
Friday, June 24, 2016

aleksander9
4
Galway Bay Two Hundred Fathoms (2016)
Dark chocolate, banana (speedway stoutish) and fruity whiskey. Balanced beer.
Wednesday, June 22, 2016

ShivanDragon
4.4
Galway Bay Of Foam and Fury
botte from European Local Swap 2/2016, thanks Beersiveknown, 500ml
pours clear bright orange/copper with a light yellow head. Aroma of resin, pine, citrus, hoppy. Taste firmly bitter, heavy sweetness, pine, resin, grassy, mango, tropical fruits, oranges, oily texture, low carbonation, peach, light caramel, quite bitter however in the aftertase it switches to a sweet note. great beer !

Monday, June 20, 2016

Beersiveknown
3.6
Galway Bay / White Frontier Change of the Guard
keg at brewdog
big sticky, pithy, boozy, warming spicey hazy dark ruby beer with beige lacing. Pine and pith, sweet malt and bitterness - don’t need much of this but good to see a turbocharged Irish red ale ;)

Saturday, June 18, 2016

Beersiveknown
3.4
Galway Bay 303 - Tart Pale Ale W/Azacca Hops
keg at brewdock
clean an easy drinking tart ale. APA character very mutes, pretty much a straight forward tart kettle sour. Good thirst quencher but nout exciting.

Saturday, June 18, 2016

Beersiveknown
3.6
Galway Bay Aikau Amber
keg at brewdock
Fairly easy drinking, digestive biscuit malts, some citrus and berry flavours but hops not overly assertive. A little tannic. Decent enough American amber.

Saturday, June 18, 2016

Beersiveknown
3.3
Galway Bay Solemn Black
keg at the brew dock
Big full bodied, piney sticky, heavy, quite earthy roasty, confused, simcoe not very assertive here, the c-hops do all the talking. A little boozy for my liking, heavy without the drinkability often associated with the syle.

Saturday, June 18, 2016

hansvf
4
Galway Bay Solemn Black
In black sheep, Dublin. Ruikt lekker hoppig. Mooi donker, prima dicht schuim laagje. Mondgevoel is top, lekker dik. Smaakt ook prima. Hoppig en gebrand.
Thursday, June 16, 2016

hansvf
3.9
Galway Bay Heathen
Bij black sheep in Dublin. Zwart, dun schuim. Ruikt licht zurig, zoals bedoeld. Smaakt ook zo. Niet verkeerd voor een niet belgs zuur bier.
Thursday, June 16, 2016

hansvf
3.8
Galway Bay Full Sail
Ruikt heerlijk hoppig en smaakt goed bitter. Prima ipa tje. Nasmaak ietsjes minder..
Wednesday, June 15, 2016

hansvf
3.7
Galway Bay Stormy Port
Zwart of erg donker bruin. Ruikt rokerig. Smaakt ook zo. Prima porter, maar niet bijzonder. Rerate van de tap: geur en smaak 1 puntje omhoog.
Sunday, June 12, 2016

elbernays
3.8
Galway Bay / White Frontier Change of the Guard
Schooner at against the grain. Pours red with off white head. Citrus, grapefruit nose. Syrup grapefruit bitter finish. This is a sipper.
Friday, June 10, 2016

Johnstledger8
3.4
Galway Bay Solemn Black
Fraught. Pitch black with a thin frothy light beige head. Aroma is of pine, dark chocolate, dark fruits, some coffee, grassy, blackcurrant. Taste is of resinous pine, blackcurrant, berries, dark fruits, oats, chocolate and coffee. Light oily mouthfeel, medium carbonation.
Thursday, June 09, 2016

hansvf
3.4
Galway Bay Ale
Vrij donkerrood, dik schuim. Ruikt typisch Irish Red, moutig. Beetje veel carbo maar smaak is prima. Iets mindere nasmaak.
Monday, June 06, 2016

Gazington
4
Galway Bay Of Foam and Fury
A really good DIPA, gives a strong citrus/pine aroma and a sweet orange taste. Hints of the alcohol but not over-powering.
Friday, June 03, 2016

Gazington
3.6
Galway Bay Buried At Sea
A nice chocolate stout, I found it to be mild in the aroma and a bit watery in body but you can get the hints of chocolate milk.
Friday, June 03, 2016

Gazington
4
Galway Bay Full Sail
A decent IPA, dry hopped for a great aroma. This to me is what you expect from a straight up IPA, great nose and taste.
Friday, June 03, 2016

Gangstergafje
4.3
Galway Bay Buried At Sea
The beer has a perfect stout appearance. The color is black to the eye and ruby red in the light. The beer is so dark, that I can’t tell wether it is clear or cloudy. The beer pours a nice layer of soft foam, with the color of roasted almonds. The smell of the beer is mild. There is a little aroma of chocolate and roasted barley. There could be more roast and smoke. It is a little mild now. It misses some depth. The however compensates for the mild smell. There is a rich chocolate flavor, and lovely touches of roasted barley, coffee and some oakwood and smoke. The rich toasty bitterness with the sweet chocolate is make a lovely combination. The palate is nice. Milky and soft. A little more creaminess would have been nice. Beers like this make me remember how much I love stout. I wish more Dutch brewers would make beers like this. Beautiful.
Wednesday, June 01, 2016

Gangstergafje
3.7
Galway Bay Via Maris
The beer has a normal IPA look. The color is amber orange. The beer has a touch of cloudiness. On top, a nice layer of soft white foam is poured. The smell is also typical for an IPA. There are some strong citrusy hop aromas, that fill the glass. There is also a smell of some grassy hops. There is also some pine in there. The smell is very fruity and fresh. The taste is slightly less. The fruitiness is lost in a strong bitterness. The beer is a little out of balance towards the bitter side. The fruity citrus tones are there, but in the distance. The finish is very dry. This could have been better.
Wednesday, June 01, 2016

stjamesgate
3.8
Galway Bay Althea
On tap at Against the Grain, Dublin. Hazy dark gold with steady white froth. 3.75 Orangeade, light lime, and a bit of grain. 3.5 Wheetina, then juicy yellow Starburst, papaya, and herb with a humming linger. 3.75 Lt-med, soft, round. 4 Hazy and juicy - next to Whiplash, are we getting a New England trend going in Ireland? And while the aroma hops lead, there’s not much to back them up: no malt character, a dim nose, and a bit flaccid. I can moderate expectations for Via Maris as second runnings, but a new flagship APA needs more going for it. 3.75
Wednesday, June 01, 2016

Bov
3.8
Galway Bay / White Frontier Change of the Guard
@Solothurner Biertage 2016; courtesy of Nicolas Roberti - light hazy amber beer with a little foam left; fair hoppy aroma of peach and apricot; full-bodied, sweet, sticky and very bitter; sharp, spicy and bitter hoppy fruity finish; piney
Wednesday, June 01, 2016

MrBishop
5
Galway Bay Two Hundred Fathoms (2015)
Bottle bought at Teeling Distillery and drank after Springsteen gig in Dublin. Looks like engine oil with aroma of apple and whiskey. Smooth but intense with whiskey finish. Top marks all round. Now, how can I ship some bottles home?
Sunday, May 29, 2016

culchiem
3.2
Galway Bay Solemn Black
Draught at Beerhouse. Jet black with a thin tan head. Aroma is dark berries. Flavour is sweet malt, dry bitterness, pine hop base, sugary finish.
Saturday, May 28, 2016

toscanoigor
4
Galway Bay Stormy Port
Cerveja escura, marrom, quase preta, com espuma bege de média duração. Aroma de café e chocolate. O sabor acompanha o aroma, mas muito mais intensamente e com mais complexidade, adicionando notas frutadas. Final amargo, na medida certa. Ótima porter, refrescante.
Saturday, May 28, 2016

elbernays
3.2
Galway Bay Beneath the Brambles
Half at gasworks. Pine, Berry aroma. Flavour is light biscuit with a blackberry finish. Almost like a cordial. The berry flavour was good.
Saturday, May 28, 2016

elbernays
3
Galway Bay Solemn Black
Sample at gasworks. Deep black pour. Roast malt aroma, lactose, pine. Flavour was sweet with some bitterness. More on the Stout side of a BIPA.
Saturday, May 28, 2016

MrBishop
4.1
Galway Bay Buried At Sea
Keg at The Beer Market Dublin. Tan head. Instant hit of chocolate. A nice mouthful.
Thursday, May 26, 2016

MrBishop
4.2
Galway Bay Stormy Port
Keg at The Beer Market Dublin. Fine looking and tasting stout. Hints of chocolate and coffee. Very drinkable.
Thursday, May 26, 2016

cgarvieuk
4
Galway Bay Two Hundred Fathoms (2016)
Bottle at bow... Dark black... Thin tan lacing.... Dark chocolate roast malts nose... Soft rich roast.. Big chocolate... Light soya.. Sweet chocolate roast.. Bitter chocolate linger... Brullee... Nice rich body
Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Godzillalad
4.1
Galway Bay Heathen
On tap from the Oslo, it poured with a delicious head. Fruity aroma from a dark brown pour. Medium sour but with such a low abv I could drink this all day. Crisp finish boom
Saturday, May 21, 2016

garthicus
3.7
Galway Bay 303 - Tart Pale Ale W/Azacca Hops
Appearance: cloudy orange, medium head. Aroma: candy, lemon, some baking apple skins. Flavour: Tart, lemon drops and sweet strawberry candy, good sharp hop finish. Very enjoyable.
Tuesday, May 17, 2016

beerbomb65
4.3
Galway Bay Two Hundred Fathoms (2016)
bottle at home from O’briens in Galway. A jet black pour with a nice creamy tan head. Quite an intense aroma of espresso coffee and whiskey. Nice mouthfeel and really good flavour of coffee, cocoa, whiskey, vanilla bean paste, liquorice, toasted nuts and some fruitiness too. Balanced quite well, not a massive hit of alcohol but you know its there, slight oaky/whiskey aftertaste. Great beer.
Monday, May 16, 2016

Beersiveknown
3.8
Galway Bay Two Hundred Fathoms (2016)
Bottle at home from the wine rack
quite light bottled, moderate carbonation, fruity, low booziness, coca, licorice, fresh & fruity, unusually light in body but excellent flavour. Lots of whiskey character without the booziness

Saturday, May 14, 2016

Johnstledger8
3.7
Galway Bay Althea
Draught. Pours a cloudy amber orange with a fading off white head. Aroma is of pine, grapefruit, grassy, citrus, peach. Taste is of grapefruit, peach, citrus, melon, some exotic fruit flavours. Oily mouthfeel, medium carbonation.
Friday, May 13, 2016

blackandwhite
3.8
Galway Bay Full Sail
Looks really good in the glass, nice deep orange. Leafy hop aroma, alot of carbonation. Bitter finish.
Friday, May 13, 2016

blackandwhite
4
Galway Bay Stormy Port
Pour a a dark chocolate black with a nice head which fades quickly. Nice malty taste with a slight citrus kick from the hops. One of the best Irish porters out there.
Friday, May 13, 2016

garthicus
3.9
Galway Bay Althea
On tap at the Brew Dock. Appearance: vibrant cloudy orange, small off white head. Aroma: tropical fruit skins, peach, hint of cat pee (good thing), smells great. Flavour: Tart mango skin, peaches again, lemon rind, really great balance of fruity and sour flavours, long mouth tingling hoppy finish. Delicious.
Thursday, May 12, 2016

garthicus
4.4
Galway Bay Two Hundred Fathoms (2016)
Batch 0182. Bottle. Appearance: pitch viscous jet black, rich, attractive mocha head. Aroma: I can smell it from an arms length; rich chocolate truffle, espresso, warm wood and leather, decent whiskey in there too, lucious vanilla pod. Smells incredible. Flavour: I need a moment...... Wow, an absolute explosion of espresso and rich dark chocolate but with a good sweetness cutting through it, wonderful creamy frothy mouthfeel with wood, leather and smoke, has a remarkable flavour balance between the alcohol and the whiskey barrel. Long, tantalising coffee and honeycomb finish. Just superb. Just SUPERB!
Saturday, May 07, 2016

garthicus
3.6
Galway Bay Beneath the Brambles
On tap at the brew dock. Appearance: ruby red/orange with a small white head. Aroma: sweet mango hops, pineapple and some blackberry. Flavour: Very ripe mango, lemon peel and cloves, decent long hoppy blackberry flavour. Good.
Wednesday, May 04, 2016

stravale
2.8
Galway Bay Beneath the Brambles
Keg @ Gasworks Bar, Dublin [290416]
Murky orange red, thin head
Aroma - very little on the nose, hint of soft fruit
Taste - Bitter zest hops, tasted like Full Sail with a load of berries thrown in that’s dulled the flavour, murky muddled flavour
Palate - Soft carb, full body, clumpy mouthfeel. Finish is very bitter, quite dry
Overall - Not keen on this - bit of a mess. Could have been so much better

Sunday, May 01, 2016

stravale
3.7
Galway Bay 303 - Tart Pale Ale W/Azacca Hops
Keg @ The Gasworks, Dublin [290416]
Golden, clear, dense bubbly head
Aroma of soft sweet light sour fruits, old lemon, very good nose
Taste of old tart lemon - but not too tart, bit of dry cereal in background, intense flavour for abv
Palate - Soft carb, light body, nice soft tartness, slight sweet. Finish is soft tart, slight cereal, quite dry, rich fruity tangy linger
Overall - Really nice sour, very soft sour, good gateway for newbies trying sours

Sunday, May 01, 2016

stravale
3.3
Galway Bay Aikau Amber
Keg @ Gasworks Bar, Dublin [290416]
Dark amber, clear, nice dense off white head, good lacing
Aroma of soft sweet caramel
Taste of toasted malts, caramel toffee, soft caramel orange, very light zesty hops, soft herbal, soft fruits, bit unusual
Palate Soft carb, medium body, creamy, texture like English cask, light sweet, smooth. Finish of soft caramel
Overall - Soft easy drinking beer, nice caramel malts. Quite malty and not that hoppy - too expensive to session

Sunday, May 01, 2016

KyotoLefty
3.7
Galway Bay Full Sail
Bottle. Nose of citrus, dry minerals, a bit of honey, dry hopping leafiness, and a bit of ripe stone fruit. PRetty deep orange color with some red tints. Flavor is a bit sweeter than expected, mineral, dry lemon, leafy hops, a touch of toffee, bread, Sprite. Dry, cirsp, nice.
Thursday, April 28, 2016

hoptimusPrimed
3.9
Galway Bay Pilot 014 - Dortmunder Lager
Not a lager fan usually but enjoyed this. More taste than a lot of largers. From keg, Oslo, Galway
Saturday, April 23, 2016

Beersiveknown
3.1
Galway Bay Beneath the Brambles
Keg at brew dock
opaque dark reddish Amber. Fruity aroma. Big brash pithy bitterness, citrussy almost soapy hops, earthy, dry, sherbet, very bitter, no noticeable blackberry. A little ott to be properly enjoyed

Friday, April 22, 2016

Johnstledger8
3.5
Galway Bay Beneath the Brambles
Draught. Pours a cloudy pinkish orange with a mostly fading off white head. Aroma is of pine, grassy, oranges, hint of berries. Taste is of pine, blood orange, slight muskiness, citrus. Soft oily to chalky mouthfeel, medium carbonation.
Thursday, April 21, 2016

Johnstledger8
3.8
Galway Bay Foreign Extra Stout
Cask. Pitch black with a slow fading soft light brown foamy head. Aroma is of dark fruits, dark chocolate, liquorice, caramel, grassy. Taste is of dark fruits, roasted, nuts, biscuity, pine, chocolate. Chewy oily mouthfeel, no carbonation.
Tuesday, April 19, 2016

cold1
3.2
Galway Bay Full Sail
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Saturday, April 16, 2016

culchiem
3.1
Galway Bay Beneath the Brambles
Draught at Brew Dock. Cloudy blood orange with a thin head, good lacing. Aroma is grapefruit hop. Flavour is dry chalky bitter, a little fruit, some tart blackberry. Overall a bit too bitter for me
Saturday, April 16, 2016

nickd717
3.5
Galway Bay The Eternalist
Bottle thanks to my buddy Tom from Israel. Hey, I’ve been to this brewery. About 2 years ago to the day. Oh the drunken memories. Hazy reddish-orangish-amber with a small fading head. Clean aroma, lactic funk, oak, leather, and raspberry. Flavor is tart and biting. Clean berry flavor shines through. Lactic sour finish. Clean, crisp, light feel. Carbonation prickly. Not very complex or refined, but just a good, enjoyable sour beer.
Friday, April 15, 2016