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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Embrouille (2848) - SWITZERLAND - JUL 6, 2008
UPDATED: NOV 20, 2008 Bottled 33cl. It pours a beautiful deep amber beer with a creamy, nicely lasting lightly tanned head. Wheaty smoky nose. Sweet smoky taste. Wheat, licorice, nutmeg, mince pies, berries, incense, banana, cloves and ginger showing up. Nicely balanced. Decent bitterness. Extremely pleasant mouthfeel. Beautiful lacing. Strong sweet smoky finish. Draught 50cl in Penny Farthing in Aarau, Switzerland. Wonderfully balanced. Hints of mince pies, candy, pear and hops. Decent bitterness. Smooth. Inferior to the bottled version. 7/3/7/4/13 3.4

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
kieleszd (83) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JUL 6, 2008
Irish Earth. Something here taste specifiec to Ireland, its almost herbal. Aroma and flavor are very unique. Great lacy head. Taste is short but joyful. Excellent Marinade.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Miksu (5053) - Jyväskylä, FINLAND - JUL 3, 2008
0.5 l bottle. Amber-red color with thick head. Both aroma and flavor are mainly toasty, nutty and caramelly. Finishes dry. Fairly high carbonation. This is’t my style of beer at all but this is one of the best Irish reds I have tasted.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
SSSteve (4006) - - MAY 23, 2008
clear dark cola color with a small off-white head. some caramel and vegetal aroma. malty with traces of nuts and caramel flavor. some faint spices(licorice?). palate is thin and watery.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DandyWolfFloyd (1202) - Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 13, 2008
Good stuff! It has a caramel malt smell and taste. It has a sweet flavor. It is a reddish color, with a white head. It’s a complex finish sweet to hopppy. It’s another fine O’Haras product.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ebrowner88 (123) - Rice, Minnesota, USA - APR 5, 2008
Had on tap in Philly. Nice head that gives way to a faint lacing. Slightly malty and floral on the nose. A nice carmel and pineapple taste the ends with just the right amound of hoppy dry finish. A great session beer and one of the better in this style.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DougShoemaker (3147) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 3, 2008
Fresh leafy hops nose, some caramel and candied malt, clear ruby, with a small tight toffee head, nice lace. Taste is caramel, treacle, malt, hops and a good nuttiness as well. Well balanced, light bodied, a fine toffee creaminess, dry, bitter finish. Good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Duff53 (22) - USA - APR 3, 2008
Nice whitish head that went away fairly quickly. nice red anber color in the glass. Toasted slightly sweet taste. not bad

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
rustan (13) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - APR 1, 2008
underwhelming. pour light copper with 2 finger head. aroma unremarkable. palate thin and flat. flavor tawny, balanced and slightly acrid in the end. more of a session beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
drpimento (3529) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 18, 2008
Kind of like this beer. Poured with a nice head which mostly dissapated and some lace. Good reddish amber color. Mild malty and roasty aroma with little hops. Perhaps a little fizzy in the mouth which also leads to a sharpness on the tongue. Still, it’s not overly sweet and is drinkable. It gets even better as it warms a bit. Having a draft of this in Bodega Brew Pub downtown La Crosse, Wis.

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