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58
style
Brewed by Carlow
Style: Irish Ale
Bagenalstown, Co. Carlow, Ireland
Serve in English pint

bottled
common

on tap
available

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 863   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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3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
thepegjett (1260) - Cambridge (via Winnipeg), Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - MAR 15, 2008
Very nutty and smokey aroma, with a dark red color. Bitter smokey flavor. I really enjoy this beer. I don’t know what it is, but I like drinking it.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Viper666 (3276) - Richelieu, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 14, 2008
Bouteille 500ml étiquetée sous le nom de « Moling’s Traditional Celtic Beer », courtoisie de Hogtownharry. De couleur rouge-brune et claire. Nez malté de caramel aux petites notes rôties, léger de biscuits, de pain et de houblon herbeux, (rappelant le thé) aux faibles notes terreuses et florales ainsi que des notes fruitées (agrumes) et des traces de tabac de cigarette. Mince-moyenne en bouche avec un pétillement moyen (notes croustillantes) et une texture légèrement crémeuse et aux petites notes aqueuses. Notes fruitées (agrumes) accompagné d’un léger goût de tabac de cigarette ainsi que des notes de grains de malt lors de l’entrée en bouche auquel se rajoute un goût de caramel moyennement sucré et aux notes rôties ainsi qu’un léger goût de pain grillé et de biscuits au miel. Parallèlement, l’on retrouve une moyenne amertume asséchante de houblon floral, légèrement herbeux (thé et herbe mouillée) et aux notes terreuses jusqu’en finale. Post-goût moyen et un peu sec, moyennement amer de houblon floral et herbeux avec des notes de tabac de cigarette et des traces de noix.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bov (12145) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - MAR 13, 2008
pours a clear reddish-brown colour under a robust pale beige foam; nice lace; earthy and biscuity maltiness; some notes of ginger bread and a touch of berries; medium-bodied and with a fair earthy bitterness; rather high carbonation; quite dry biscuity and fruity finish - a nice one

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
GuinnessGal (93) - Virginia, USA - MAR 6, 2008
I will choose this over Killians Irish Red as I prepare for St. Patty’s Day. Pours with a deep red brown topped by a medium thick head with lots of lace. A nice hoppy flavor with a touch of sweet maltiness.

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jbuzz (816) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 3, 2008
A tasting at Three Callers Milwaukee. A good, not great Irish. Nothing stands out yet nothing offended either. Worth a try.

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
bigrond (1499) - factoryville, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 24, 2008
had this at a ber fest. Nice beer, but nothing special. I would have to say this was a very average beer.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
GRM (3809) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 20, 2008
Brown bottle, 500 ml, labelled as "Moling’s Traditional Red Ale", purchased at the LCBO, savoured on February 20 2008; eye: dark caramel with a reddish hue and pale caramel reflections, nice voluminous creamy beige head, clear, no effervescence, lacing; nose: grainy malt, light hops, light peat, lights spices; mouth: a bit thin, a bit of grainy malt, a bit of caramel, a bit of peat, a bit of hops, a bit of spices on the tip of the tongue, finale in grainy caramelized malt, a bit of astringency, mildly bitter, slightly sweet, mildly carbonated; overall: correct FRANÇAIS Bouteille brune, 500 ml, étiquetée comme « Moling’s Traditional Red Ale », achetée à la LCBO, savourée le 20 février 2008; œil : caramel foncé avec une teinte rougeâtre et des reflets caramel pâle, belle mousse crémeuse beige abondante, claire pas d’effervescence, dentelle; nez : malt granuleux, léger houblon, léger tourbe fumé, léger épices; bouche : un peu mince, un peu de malt granuleux, un peu de caramel, un peu de tourbe fumé, un peu de houblon, un peu d’épices sur le bout de la langue, finale en malt caramélisé granuleux, un peu d’astringence, moyennement amère, très légèrement sucrée, moyennement carbonatée; en résumé : correct

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
bierkoning (12683) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - FEB 4, 2008
Bottle from Tbone_, thanks! Dark amber color. Cinnamon, butterscotch, cookies and the slightest hint of peaty smoke in the aroma. Sweetish, malty, slightly peated flavor with cardemon and cookies. Some nutty bitterness in the aftertaste. Warming ale with a somewhat sticky mouthfeel.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
aerosol999 (113) - Quebec, CANADA - JAN 29, 2008
Bottle reads Molings: Appearance: Nut brown colour, low head disappears quickly. Aroma: Dried fruits figs cherries leather and bread. Flavour: Bready and biscuity with a goodly dose of floral hops some leather and tobacco. Mouthfeel: Light bodied witha prickly mouthfeel. Overall: Bready smoky and leathery and lots of complex fruit esters. Reminds me of a trappist beer without the sweetness or alcoholic zap. Easy drinking finishes dry and moreish. It would be great with cheddar and apples.

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tiggmtl (4544) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 22, 2008
(Moling’s Traditional Celtic Beer) Floral hops are notable over the sweet caramel malt in the straightforward and pleasant aroma. Clear, deep amber coloured body is topped by a foamy, off white head that stands well and leaves some patchwork lacing. Caramel malts up front along with some fruity esters and floral hops are balanced superbly by moderate bitterness. There’s enough flavour here for all but the most jaded of beer geeks, while you could probably still serve it to an adventurous macro drinker. Medium body with lightly prickly effervescence. I’ll forgive it for being not terribly exciting as on the whole it’s a very well-made beer that goes down well. A very pleasing surprise. Tulip glass. Cellar temperature. Bottle (LCBO, Nov-07).


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