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


on tap

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RATINGS: 885   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 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Quevillon (3036) - Boisbriand, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 28, 2007
Bouteille de 500 ml, acheté au LCBO d’Ottawa (Rideau et King Edward), sous le nom de Molings Traditional Celtic Beer. Ambrée un peu foncée, petit collet. Légé arome de noix malté, avec un légé parfum floral. Goût de malte aqueux, un peu de soupson de caramel. plutôt ennuyant!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
yarry (528) - Waterdown, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 27, 2007
500ml bottle, 4.3% a/v (As Molings Traditional Celtic Beer) Pours deep copper read with a nice tan head. Citric malt nose with malt backing. The taste is Nice, malty and roasty with caramel undertones. Nicely balanced with hops. A bit thin on the mouthfeel but its not a large detriment. Nice beer!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
caledonian (367) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 27, 2007
Branded Molling’s Traditional Red Ale. Dark copper with a mildly frothy head. Seems a bit thin, but there’s a definite distinct malt and hops presence during the finish. Slightly bitter. Quite drinkable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
HogTownHarry (6611) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - OCT 26, 2007
Bottle (500ml). As Molings Traditional Celtic Beer. I like the look of it - clear dark ruby with an average foamy beige head - 3+. Weak aroma of lemony tea and mild caramel malt, somewhat bitter drily floral. I acutally quite like the taste - medium roast sweet caramel malt, a whisper of iodine and hessian, nice tangy, minerally finish - reminds me of a lighter Wee Heavy. Lightly carbonated body, crisp, quick finish, a slight sticky afterpresence. I may have to buy some more of this, it’s a solid malty session fall brew.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jercraigs (10302) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 26, 2007
Bottle from the LCBO as Carlow Molings Traditional Red Ale. Ruby tinged brown body with moderate beige head. Earthy not quite smokey note to the malty aroma. Earthy malty flavour with just enough balancing bitterness throughout. Bit thin at times but its a quaffable moderately flavoured brew. Decent example of the style.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
radiomgb (2686) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 26, 2007
Amber-brown in colour, thin off-white coloured head, some light lacing. The aroma is grainy, some light sweetness, light caramel malts. The flavour is thin and watery, lightly grainy and toasty, some caramel sweetness. Thin bitter mouthfeel, medium/light body, medium carbonation. Finishes grainy, bitter, very light sweetness. Not great, too thin. The grains take over at times.

500ml bottle shared by <a href=http://www.ratebeer.com/ViewUser.asp?U target=blank> DougShoemaker, thanks Doug.
Opened on October 19, 2007.
Best before June 28, 2008.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
blankboy (7634) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 26, 2007
Bottle. Labelled ’Carlow Molings Traditional Red Ale’. Pours a clear very deep ruby with lots of bubbles and a large mostly-lasting off-white head. Aroma of sweet caramel malt, fruit, light spices, buttery toffee (diacytil?) and a hint of hops -- not bad. Flavour of caramel malt, some fruit and mild hops -- could stand to be more flavourful and I’m not getting any of the "distinctive smokey like finish". Medium bodied. Not very exciting but it’s not bad, I’d have it again.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
JesseM (1158) - Margaritaville, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 24, 2007
500ml bottle. Pours a deep ruby red, with a very small rocky beige cap. Aromas are of caramalt, with some nice hops, but it’s pretty faint. The taste is huge on the caramalts, with a slight metallic edge. I really don’t pick up much hops at all in this. Mouthfeel is a little rough, but not anything too harsh. It’s a tad unbalanced. There’s a small hop bite in the finish, followed by a metallic aftertaste, and I definitely didn’t detect any of the advertised smokiness. Not totally undrinkable, but nothing spectacular. I wish I could find a truly great Irish Ale.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Cartoonkhaki (1257) - Brantford, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 23, 2007
Had as Moling’s Traditional celtic Beer... Deep red with off white head. The head retains well and things out to ring the glasses edge. Aroma is malty and has a bread and butter thing going on with it. Flavour has something artificial in it... like a burnt plastic, very very faint though. There is a sweet malt flavour with nice lingering bitters. Body is moderate. Decent beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
mds (2250) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 22, 2007
Bottle. Pours a dark copper-auburn body with a bubbly white head. The aroma has light DMS, bread, and some caramel. Tastes toasty with caramel malts and faint vegetal notes.

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