Brewed by Carlow
Style: Irish Ale
Bagenalstown, Co. Carlow, Ireland
Serve in English pint


on tap

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RATINGS: 886   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.06/5   EST. CALORIES: 129   ABV: 4.3%
A traditional light hop flavour balances the sweet malty caramel taste. The addition of a pinch of roast barley during the brewing process lends a distinctive roast bite which is balanced by a crisp dry medium bitterness.

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
drjay44 (3648) - Salida, Colorado, USA - MAR 5, 2017
330 ml. bottle. BBD 28 Oct. 17. Pours a medium, well retained ivory head, with extensive lacing over a clear light brown (SRM 18) body........nose is moderate malts, with mild toffee/caramel tones, minimal esters, no hops, balance to the malts.......taste is toasted malts, with very mild toffee/caramel, light grain, dry throughout, mild lingering hop bitterness on the finish, balanced......mouth feel, medium light body, no alcohol, hints of astringency, moderate carbonation. This is on the dry,moderately bitter end of the style. It is ever so slightly harsh, compared to other Irish Red Ales. A bit more caramel/crystal and a different, or slightly lighter hop quantity would correct. It is quite clean and continues as an easy drinker. BJCP 5/3/12/3/6

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Marduk (7486) - Reval, ESTONIA - MAR 4, 2017
500ml bottle. Clear dark copper color. Medium size, beige-yellowish head, stays. Sweet, caramel, dirty, damp old grass, malty in aroma. Caramel, herbal grassy hops which are very old, some old dried plums and/or raisins in taste. Milky, caramel and old grass in aftertaste. Medium carbonation. BB is good for another couple months, but whole thing tastes old. Poor brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
agent_persik (731) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - FEB 28, 2017
Dark brown colour, medium beige head. Aroma of malt, caramel, biscuit, nuts, hops. Sweet sour taste with mildly bitter finish and dry a bit ashy aftertaste. Thin to medium body and average carbocation. Quite drinkable beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mandrilo00 (72) - CROATIA - FEB 24, 2017

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ContemplateBeer (2083) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - FEB 11, 2017
Draft pint from The Irish Rover. Aroma: Mostly caramel biscuit with a little woodsy hop note. Appearance: Slightly hazy copper red with a foamy tan head that sticks around. Flavor: Biscuity, semi-sweet malts up front with earthy hops, more drying than bitter, coming in thereafter; the finish is semi-dry. Palate: Medium body, sticky texture, soft carbonation, abrupt finish. Overall: Dead simple, but clean and sessionable. I don’t think many people would nerd out over this, but it’s a nice beer to go with conversation and traditional Irish food.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
damzz (491) - Massachusetts, USA - FEB 8, 2017
Pours reddish brown with an off white head that leaves lacing. nose is slight malt. Body is light-medium. Taste is slightly sweet malt with mild bitterness.Light flavor profile 11.2 oz bottle BBY: 12/28/17

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
izikk (321) - POLAND - FEB 7, 2017
Aromat słodowy, karmelowy. Barwa bursztynowa, piana wysoka, ładna. W smaku słód, karmel, kawa. Goryczka niska, lekki chmiel.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
matzou (185) - SPAIN - FEB 5, 2017
Caramel malt sweetness, acidulated candy ? Red ruby body. Opening taste is sweet then balanced by hop bitterness. Medium light body medium carbonation. Nice

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Oxytocin (100) - AUSTRIA - JAN 21, 2017
from tap (nitrogen), clear chestnut with a creamy off white head hoppy, caramel, light bitterness in finish, well balanced taste oily to watery texture, medium to full body

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
PowY (655) - AUSTRIA - JAN 20, 2017
From tap. Clear copper with a creamy beige head. The aroma is malty - caramel - and lightly hoppy with floral notes. Medium watery body with a light sweetness and a light to medium bitterness along with a very, very light acidity. The taste is again malty, dark bread, some caramel with very faint hints of mild coffee, along with a mildly bitter hop presence and some very light fruity notes - apple and pear. For the low ABV quite full of taste.

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