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style
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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2.7
lovemyipas (544) - nw burbs, Illinois, USA - MAR 17, 2008
pours a dark caramel color with a one finger fluffy cream colored head. aroma is toasted malt and a touch of hops and nuts with a little dark fruit. has a light to medium body with good lacing and carbonation. flavor is the same as aroma with dust. i will pass.

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alobar (3857) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 16, 2008
Reddish brown color with no head. Not much aroma. Some hops, but not much better. A decent Irish Red-not much to brag about, but nothing to offend either.

2.5
zach8270 (4021) - Henrietta, New York, USA - MAR 16, 2008
(draft @ The Old Toad - Rochester, NY) Copper color with a thin white head. Aroma is smoky and a little malty with some earthen notes. Flavor is a little sour at the start with flavors of boiled vegetables, stale biscuits, and some dampness. Metallic finish. Not very good.

3.4
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
Viper666 (3289) - 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
Bov (13005) - 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
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
jbuzz (838) - 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
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
GRM (4108) - 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


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