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

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RATINGS: 882   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.06/5   EST. CALORIES: 129   ABV: 4.3%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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2.9
Nikokaoja (321) - Ljubljana, SLOVENIA - MAR 18, 2017
16. 3. 2017, Ljubljana, Gas station. 3rd one in row, so measurement was not done by protocol. Will have to try it again to rate it properly. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3
drjay44 (3774) - 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

2.5
Marduk (8093) - 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.

3.5
agent_persik (761) - 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.

4
mandrilo00 (124) - CROATIA - FEB 24, 2017
Odlično......................................

3
ContemplateBeer (2089) - 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.

2.8
damzz (510) - 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

2.9
izikk (466) - Cieszyn, POLAND - FEB 7, 2017
Aromat słodowy, karmelowy. Barwa bursztynowa, piana wysoka, ładna. W smaku słód, karmel, kawa. Goryczka niska, lekki chmiel.

3.3
matzou (188) - 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

3.4
Oxytocin (175) - 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


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