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Brewed by Bridge Road Brewers
Style: Irish Ale
Beechworth, Australia
Serve in English pint

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RATINGS: 65   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.98/5   EST. CALORIES: 159   ABV: 5.3%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Originally brewed for Beechworth’s annual Celtic festival, the Celtic Red Ale is now a Bridge Road staple.

The Celtic festival is held in november each year and aside from the music, having a few ales is a big part of it.

The Celtic Red Ale is classed as an Irish Red Ale in beer speak. It presents a wonderful deep red hue and a creamy off white head. The Red Ale has a big malty body owing to the use of caramalised malts and roast barley. The flavour is slightly roasted with smooth notes of chocolate, toffee or Jaffa, bringing back childhood memories of the occasional Jaffa that was actually consumed and not just thrown at the back of someone’s head. The malts are back up with the use of noble hops to provide a good lick of bitterness. At 5.3% this one is sure to make you merry.

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3.3
localbarman (8) - AUSTRALIA - JAN 13, 2018 does not count
Bottle. Aroma of malt and caramel. Off white head that lasts. Deep amber in colour. Light to medium bitterness with some sweet after notes. Moderate carbonation.

3.8
the_beergery (177) - - DEC 21, 2017
UPDATED: DEC 21, 2017 This is quite a surprise! 330 ml bottle poured into glass, where it appears a deep red amber hue, topped with thin but persistent froth. Aroma is quite subtle, but it is malty in a caramel toffee way. Taste is a rich mix of caramel, toffee, milk chocolate and the, interesting indeed. Mainly sweet without bitterness. Nicely carbonated with a creamy mouthfeel.

3.3
varanid99 (1399) - AUSTRALIA - DEC 10, 2017
Deep red with a quickly fading light tan head. Choc-toffee aroma, similar taste - sweet, toffee, milk chocolate

3.4
Keagan1984 (5) - - JUN 17, 2017 does not count
Weak head. Strong toffee taste with aroma of black currants. Hint of smokiness. Would drink again.

3.6
Tezminator (304) - AUSTRALIA - JAN 6, 2017
Aroma of malt and faint caramel with dark fruits. Taste is mostly malty with some sweet caramel and (perhaps) dried fruit. Faint bitterness. Not the best red ale I have had, but a very nice beer.

3.5
DavidAust (275) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - NOV 28, 2016
darkish beer. Coppery brown. Light shows through. Off white head - about a finger and a half. Retained froth OK but no lacing. Smelt wonderful. Malts, with an undercurrent of bead and dark fruits. Was there a hint of smoke? Not sure. Flavour was sweet and I enjoyed it, but not quite up to the promise of the aroma. Good drop which restored my faith in Red Ales, but not a wow beer.

2.8
KeefOz (1950) - Tarragindi, AUSTRALIA - JUN 4, 2016
Poured a clouded deep coppery brown with a one- to two-finger dense foam head that retained very well and laced poorly. Carbonation high and fine. Aroma of chocolate, smoke and malt, all nicely distinct and strong. Taste of sweet dark fruits (raisins, currants) with no real bitterness; taste not match the aroma. Light body, a bit thin. Smooth, light, slightly creamy with a thin, slightly sweet but bland finish.

3.3
Pointclick (35) - AUSTRALIA - DEC 16, 2015
smells of berries/currants. pours an amber colour a decent sized head. taste a little bitter, mainly sweet with berries. its very easy to drink for me. i do enjoy it. only if it was more easily avail. received in a 24 mixed pack for xmass.


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