Carlow Reviews




artemb
3.7
Carlow O’Hara’s Double IPA
Look: clear amber with strong fluffy white head. Aroma: caramel, toffee, pine, spicy herbs, minty lollypop. Taste: moderate sweet with moderate bitterness, salt. Flavour: citruses, herbs, pine, toffee, caramel. Some alcohol in the finish. Good.
Friday, September 30, 2016

slowrunner77
3.1
Carlow O’Hara’s Barrel Aged Series Leann Folláin (Irish Whiskey)
A little on the weak side, but pleasant. Light Irish whiskey character and dry roasty Malts.
Thursday, September 29, 2016

stravale
4
Carlow O’Hara’s 20th Anniversary Imperial Stout
Bottle from O’Brien’s, Athlone [310816]
Pitch black, thin tan tim, slight lacing
Aroma of deep rich dark malts, dark chocolate, slight savoury, dab of dark fruit, hint of alcohol
Taste of rich dark malts, soft savoury malts, dark chocolate, dab of port wine, slighly spicy, getting a vague hint of hazelnut, soft herbal note which is unusual (sort of a dull mint leaf ?), complex, nice
Palate - Very soft carb, fairly full body, smooth, alcohol well hidden. Finish is a bit dry, smooth rich dark malts, dark nutty malts, some leafy hops in the linger
Overall - Bit different to other imperial stouts I’ve had - it’s good.

Sunday, September 25, 2016

metalspice
3
Carlow O’Hara’s Irish Pale Ale
Gyllenbrunt med lavt skum. Noe frukt i duften sammen med karamell. Lite annet enn bitterhet i smaken. Veldig ordinær.
Saturday, September 24, 2016

mithe
3.5
Carlow O’Hara’s Irish Pale Ale
(tap 0,5l @ Erin’s Flag (Brno))
Aroma: Pure hops, english character, later malty sweet.
Appearance: Clear, golden color. Medium, white head.
Taste: Light sweet, very bitter, english hops, later malty.
Palate: Medium body. Creamy texture. Long bitter finish.
Overall: Nice, clean, english pale ale.

Saturday, September 24, 2016

Emeister84
3.3
Carlow O’Hara’s Barrel Aged Series Leann Folláin (Irish Whiskey)
Aromas of dark chocolate, cocoa powder, light whisky. Black with an off-white head. Pretty dry, a good bit of chocolate flavors, Irish whisky, nutty. Full bodied.
Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Beerhunter111
3.7
Carlow O’Hara’s Barrel Aged Series Leann Folláin (Irish Whiskey)
75cl bottle. Sehr dunkel orange braune Farbe, geringe bräunliche schaumkrone. Geruch trocken röstmalzig, Kaffee, etwas Schokolade. Geschmack mild trocken röstmalzig, Kaffee und Schokolade, nett!
Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Koelschtrinker
2.1
Carlow O’Hara’s Barrel Aged Series Leann Folláin (Irish Whiskey)
Laff malziger Antrunk. Milde trockene Whiskynoten, laff bleibend. Zum Ende etwas alkoholisch. 10/7/6/7/7
Wednesday, September 21, 2016

SinH4
3.1
Carlow O’Hara’s Barrel Aged Series Leann Folláin (Irish Whiskey)
Brown color with tan head. Aroma is sugary, molasses, coffee, baileys. Taste is molasses, more slight sugarness, rather dry, a bit bitter. Low carbonation. A bit watery. Ok, but nothing too special.
Wednesday, September 21, 2016

abirres
3
Carlow O’Hara’s Irish Red
Castaña cobriza de tonalidades rojizas, limpia sin sedimentos y transparente. En nariz, maltas caramelo, grano tostado, herbal, diacetil bajo. En boca, carbonatación media-baja y sensación ligeramente oleosa. Sabor dulce maltosa, a frutos rojos con un final seco y ligeramente amargo.
Tuesday, September 20, 2016

DSG
2.3
Carlow O’Hara’s ’Opsession
Bottle sample at a tasting at Tom L’s place. Thanks Tom L. Golden. Aroma of weird leafy hops, a bit floral and citric. Grainy flavor, slightly sweetish, with a bit of bitterish hops. Light-bodied.
Saturday, September 17, 2016

piwnepodroze
3.9
Pinta / O’Hara’s Lublin to Dublin 2016
Zarówno aromat, jak i smak to ciekawe połączenie paloności, czekolady i nut śliwkowych. Piwo jest gęste i ultra gładkie, gorycz jest niska, a pijalność ogromna.
Thursday, September 15, 2016

darioklc
3.1
Carlow O’Hara’s ’Opsession
Probao ju u točenom obliku u Hollywoodu. Ima dosta elemenata IPA-e poput mirisa voća, gorčine u okusu, ali nekako mi ipak ne leži kao druge Oharas IPA-e. Sve je nekako premlako, možda bi bilo dobro za one koji se tek privikavaju na ovakav tip pive.
Wednesday, September 14, 2016

mateuszk
3
Carlow O’Hara’s 20th Anniversary Imperial Stout
First - gushing alert! Bottle. Aroma of dried fruits, some coffee, liquorice and roasted malts. In taste dry, lightly sweet with chocolate and roastiness. Medium to high body, huge carbonation, roasty and warming finish. In overall, rather simple for imp stout plus unfortunately gushing, not bad but expectations were much much higher.
Tuesday, September 13, 2016

sound67
3.2
Carlow O’Hara’s Hop Adventure Aramis
Bottle, 500ml. *** Colour: Slightly hazy golden yellow, with a huge, fluffy white head. *** Nose: Mild caramel, pinewood, herbs, very mild lemon. *** Mouthfeel: Light to medium body. A bit watery. Modest carbonation. *** Taste: Slightly sweetish opening with caramel hops, some mild pinewood, musty citrus and herbs. More typical IPA flavours towards the middle: Pine, very mild resin, floral hops. Floral finish, more bitter than before, with a hint of citrus. Aftertaste is floral, but bitter. *** Impressions: Single hop IPA that’s closer to the EPA style (Timothy Taylor Landlord e.g.), i.e. maltier than some. Nice flavours, though the big citrus notes are missing. More like a hoppier bitter.
Tuesday, September 13, 2016

KW92
3.2
Pinta / O’Hara’s Lublin to Dublin 2016
Butelka.
AROMAT: Mało intensywny. Subtelna paloność, czekolada.
WYGLĄD: Barwa czarna, nieprzejrzyste. Piana drobna, średniej wysokości.
SMAK: Wytrawne. Czekoladowo-kawowe. Spore nasycenie.
OGÓLNIE: Poprawne.

Monday, September 12, 2016

Tjomleif
4.1
Carlow O’Hara’s Leann Folláin
0,5l bottle. Extremely enjoyable, what a great unexpected find. Overall a superb stout.
Sunday, September 11, 2016

16erBlech
3.5
Carlow O’Hara’s Irish Pale Ale
0,33l bottle from Merkur. Malty taste, bittersweet finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Saturday, September 10, 2016

neur0
3.1
Carlow O’Hara’s Irish Red
(Flasche) Es hat Nussbaum braune Farbe, scheint filtriert mit einer bräunlichen Schaumkrone. Das ist fruchtig, Erdbeere, Pflaume, Alkohol, etwas nussig und Honig. Der Geschmack ist anfangs sehr schlank, dann bitter und dann samtig. Es schmeckt nussig, holzig und die starke Bittere bleibt am Gaumen kleben.
Saturday, September 10, 2016

Marduk
3.6
Pinta / O’Hara’s Lublin to Dublin 2015
500ml bottle. Pitch black color. Huge size, brown head, stays. Dusty, cocoa beans, roast, grainy and even some chicory in aroma. Sweet, coffee, lactose, malty in taste. Stale coffee with sugar in aftertaste. Soft carbonation. Very nice brew.
Friday, September 09, 2016

FatPhil
3.4
Pinta / O’Hara’s Lublin to Dublin 2015
500ml bottle - thanks Marduk!
Nice milky coffee aroma. Milky palate, nice roast coffee taste too. bitterness quite dry, but fitting for the beer. Nice one. Smoothness very nice in a cocoa context.

Friday, September 09, 2016

MrJamesMcEwan
3.2
Carlow O’Hara’s Irish Red
Colour is deep dark copper. Aroma is caramel and toast. Flavour is roast malt, toast, earth, caramel and hops. Palate is thin. Overall the aroma is nicer than the taste.
Friday, September 09, 2016

Szopeen
3.7
Pinta / O’Hara’s Lublin to Dublin 2016
Nieprzejrzyście czarne, z ładną, beżową pianą. W aromacie dominuje kawa, jest też trochę czekolady. W smaku podobnie, przede wszystkim kawa, jest palone, delikatnie kwaskowe od ciemnych słodów. Piwo bardzo gładkie, nisko wysycone, dobrze pijalne.
Thursday, September 08, 2016

darioklc
3.2
Carlow O’Hara’s Freebird White IPA
Točena iz Hollywooda. Dosta dobra IPA, iako nije nešto najbolje u Oharas svijetu. Imaju i bolje IPAe. Nije mi baš nešto preuzbudljivo miješat Wit i IPA stilove. No, ako naletite da se ovo negdje toči, obavezno probajte!
Thursday, September 08, 2016

BenOver
2.9
Carlow O’Hara’s Notorious Red IPA
Pours amber, slightly red with a medium white top, not creamy. Aroma is very mild and very non invasive. Strong malty and only classic hoppy bitter aroma. The beer is very carbonated with a slightly sour to bitter finish, lacking some body. Quite an OK beer.
Monday, September 05, 2016

danioofp
2.6
Pinta / O’Hara’s Lublin to Dublin 2016
I expected something more from this stout, but it tasted like average stout. Nothing less, nothin more.
Monday, September 05, 2016

Drake
3.6
Carlow O’Hara’s Irish Pale Ale
Keg at World of Beer Charlottesville, 3/29/16. Hazy orange, thin creamy white head, good retention. Aroma of citrus, earth, pale malts. The taste is pale malt and citrus hops. Medium bodied, mild lingering bitterness.
Monday, September 05, 2016

anfractuosity
3.9
Carlow O’Hara’s Leann Folláin
Very nice beer! Good head retention. Aroma of chocolate/smoke/spiciness. Delicious.
Sunday, September 04, 2016

MarkoNm
2.9
Carlow O’Hara’s Notorious Red IPA
Pours a hazy coppery color, topped with a small and non-lasting tan had. Biscuity malty nose with some resin feel, as well as slight peach notes. Medium bitterness with solid malty backbone. Short bittery aftertaste. Medium body. Ok.
Sunday, September 04, 2016

Moebbels
2.9
Carlow O’Hara’s Freebird White IPA
A hazy yellow body with a small white head. Mild nose with notes of citrusy hops, herbs and spices. Mildly sweet and somewhat grassy taste with a medium bitter finish. Lively carbonation and palate. Decent but a bit grassy, also phenolic and reminds of a very hoppy witbier.
Saturday, September 03, 2016

sound67
3.8
Carlow O’Hara’s Double IPA
Bottle, 500ml *** Colour: Dark hazy amber, with a big, off-white head. *** Nose: Caramel, toffee, mild citrusy, spicy hops. *** Mouthfeel: Full body, creamy. Soft carbonation. *** Taste: Orange, orange peel, caramel, a hint of cinnamon - medium dry. Sweetish middle of toffee, herbs and a pine note. Pine comes to the fore in the finish, with mild resin, and in the long aftertaste. *** Impressions: This one takes to a long time to reveal its IPA character, being predominantly malty until the finish. Full-bodied, heavy stuff; the alcohol is noticeable, but not annoyingly so. Not the most typical Imperial IPA, but a complex, satisfying strong ale.
Friday, September 02, 2016

marek_paruch
3.1
Pinta / O’Hara’s Lublin to Dublin 2016
Ogólnie mnie to piwo rozczarowało. Sytuacja podobna do American Black - dopóki się nie napijesz, to jest super, ale w smaku brakuje mu ciała i jest jakby niezdecydowane. Wygląd nie pozostawia praktycznie nic do życzenia. Zapachy są obiecujące - czekolada, kawa, śliwka oraz nieco zaskakująca nutka torfowa. Natomiast po pierwszym łyku robi się trochę przykro, ponieważ w smaku zostaje lekka czekolada wymieszana z kawową palonością i tyle.
Friday, September 02, 2016

hackobock
3.6
Pinta / O’Hara’s Lublin to Dublin 2016
September 1, 2016. Bottle.
Black with a large, slowly dissipating, creamy brown head. Aroma is roasted malts with ash, roasted coffee, cocoa, licorice and light toffee notes. Taste is bitter, roasted and light sweet. Finish is quite roasted and slight salty with ash, dark chocolate, coffee, licorice, a touch of soy, light malty sweetness shines through as well in the very end. Light to medium bodied, average carbonation, slightly dry finish.
Good, nice roasted notes but feels just a tad too thin.

Thursday, September 01, 2016

Werckmeister
3.1
Carlow O’Hara’s Irish Stout
0,1l from tap at Mels Diner. black colour, small tan head. smells of spices, light licorice, bit earthy. quite light smell. light to medium body, light carbonation, light mouthfeel. tastes of coffee, spices, some burned malts, a bit earthy. finishes lightly dry with earthy notes and some licorice. okksh, but I prefer a bit more body and taste.
Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Werckmeister
2.9
Carlow O’Hara’s Irish Pale Ale
0,1l from tap at Mels Diner. yellow light hazy, small white head. smells a but citric, parfumy, toilet cleaner.bit weird smell. light to medium body, soft carbonation, slick mouthfeel. tastes herbal, quite peppery, burned malts, rather cheawy, some Russian bread. finishes lightly bitter with notes of nettle and burned malt. weird one. not a big fan.
Tuesday, August 30, 2016

datrael
3.8
Pinta / O’Hara’s Lublin to Dublin 2016
Lublin to Dublin, Kołobrzeg to Kraków, ostatnie piwo nad Bałtykiem przed powrotem. W aromacie kawa, czekolada i śliwki wędzone, w smaku te same klimaty. Konkretne ciało ale też bardzo pijalne. Czarne z beżową pianą w kształcie obrączki. Jak dla mnie wzorcowy fes; solidny zapach, ładny wygląd, konkretne w smaku, z ciężkim ciałem, bez wodnistości, ale pijalne i wchodzące jak (w) masełko. Bardzo dobre piwo
Tuesday, August 30, 2016

pictoman
3.1
Carlow O’Hara’s Winter Star
Poured from 500mL bottle. Light copper brown with beige head. Nuts, cinnamon, caramel, coconut. Interesting experimental, not totally balanced, but good mix of flavours.
Tuesday, August 30, 2016

stravale
2.9
Carlow O’Hara’s ’Opsession
Keg @ Egan’s, Moate [240816]
Amber, clear, bubbly white head
Aroma of soft citrus, hint of caramel, light zest
Taste of light sweet caramel, some bitter zest, bit generic
Palate - Medium carb, fairly light body. Finish of light bitter zest, light sweet pale malt
Overall - Safe, easy going, but boring. Drinking this in the pub as the only craft keg option.

Monday, August 29, 2016

stravale
3.3
Carlow O’Hara’s Freebird White IPA
Bottle from Supervalu, Moate [230716]
Blonde, light white haze, thin white head, light lacing
Aroma - soft spicy, hint of citrus zest, light fruits
Taste is spicy, peppery hops, soft bitter zest, soft light sweet malt
Palate - Soft carb, medium body, fairly bitter and spicy. Finis has main flacour, has more peppery bitternes, quite a long finish
Overall - This a bit better than many of the other O’Hara’s beers - not bad at all

Monday, August 29, 2016

molger
4.4
Pinta / O’Hara’s Lublin to Dublin 2016
Wyglad: czarne, nieprzejrzyste Piana: drobnopecherzykowa bezowa, ladny lacing. Aromat: po otwarciu butelki lekka wedzonosc, dopiero w Teku wybuch czekolady, kawy. Paloność. Smak: czekolada, kawa, Goryczka lekka do sredniej niezalegajaca. Odczucie gladkosci i pelni w sam raz. Lekko wytrawny finisz. Wysycenie niskie do sredniego. Jak dla mnie mega zbalansowane i pijalne. Chyba najlepsza odslona Lublin to Dublin. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Monday, August 29, 2016

ilya13911
3.5
Carlow O’Hara’s Irish Stout
Довольно специфическое, весьма плотное, больше напоминает эль
Monday, August 29, 2016

mateuszk
3.9
Pinta / O’Hara’s Lublin to Dublin 2016
Bottle. Black with small beige head. Chocolate, coffee, roastiness in full strength, realy great. Medium body, soft carbonation, medium bitter finish.
Monday, August 29, 2016

stravale
2.7
Carlow O’Hara’s Hop Adventure Aramis
Bottle from O’Brien’s, Athlone [050616]
Amber, clear, frothy white head
Aroma - Sweet pale caramel, no hops
Taste of sweet caramel malts, hint of honey, soft spicy herbal hops, soft bitter, not keen on this hop tbh
Palate - Soft carb, rather sweet. Finish has more bitter hops in the tail
Overall - Too much sweet malt cramps the hops which aren’t that great anyway. Not a fan of this.

Sunday, August 28, 2016

ATP
4
Pinta / O’Hara’s Lublin to Dublin 2016
Bohater wieczoru, gładki, mega palony, świetny kawowo-czekoladowy FES. Każdemu fanatykowi stylu można to śmiało polecić. Do tego delikatna wędzoność jakby. Chyba najlepsze piwo Pinty w tym roku.
Saturday, August 27, 2016

peponi
3.8
Pinta / O’Hara’s Lublin to Dublin 2016
Aroma: roasted dark malts, caramel, some peated notes, coffee. Appearance: jet black and brown head. Taste: roasted dark malts, coffee, caramel, weak peated notes, smooth and quite dry. Palate: medium body and medium carbonation, smooth roasted finish. Overall: Really good stuff, balanced and smooth.
Friday, August 26, 2016

altonbrownd
3.1
Carlow O’Hara’s Hop Adventure Galaxy
[25/05/16] Bottle with Pieter in Dublin. Nice golden body. Nose is grainy and herbal. Taste is grainy, malty with some hops and bitterness in there too. A bit all over the place.
Thursday, August 25, 2016

PlutonowyMan
3.4
Carlow O’Hara’s Irish Pale Ale
Kolor bursztynowy, zm?tniony. Piana ?rednio wysoka, g?sta, koloru ecru. Redukuje si? do?? leniwie pozostawiaj?c mnóstwo zdobie?. Aromat slodowy z mnóstwem owoców tropikalnych i cytrusów. W aromacie jest ca?kiem s?odko z miodowymi nutami. Smak: ponownie s?odowo??, tutaj jeszcze bardziej wyra?na i intensywna, dalej s?odkie tropiki, cytrusy wycofane. Jest s?odko ale nie ulepkowato jednak brakuje rze?ko?ci. Goryczka jest niska, owocowa, tylko na finiszu. Wysycenie ?rednie.
Thursday, August 25, 2016

yespr
3.4
Carlow O’Hara’s Freebird White IPA
From tap. Pours hazy yellow with a small white head. Aroma is peachy hoppy. Crisp hoppy, fruity. Mellow. Peachy and slight cittusy. Mild yeasty, vague estery. Crisp fruity finish.
Thursday, August 25, 2016

Borup
3.3
Carlow O’Hara’s Hop Adventure Aramis
From tap. Golden colour with a white head. Aroma and flavour of malt, hops, fruit, spice and bitterness.
Thursday, August 25, 2016

Borup
3.4
Carlow O’Hara’s Freebird White IPA
From tap. Hazy golden colour with a white head. Aroma and flavour of malt, hops, yeast, wheat and spice.
Thursday, August 25, 2016