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


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RATINGS: 863   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Creedence (287) - Montreal, Quebec, - NOV 17, 2013
500ml bottle enjoyed after work watching the football! Pours a very nice deep, dark brownish red with a one finger frothy beige head that leaves a nice lacing and a little clinging head. Aroma is slightly metallic with an amount of caramel and a little straw and bread (improved as the beer warmed up a couple of degrees). Taste is better, a delicate balance of bready sweetness and redcurrant bitterness. Aftertaste is abrupt, mostly light caramel, with medium body and reasonably lively carbonation. A pretty decent red ale, but nothing entirely remarkable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tezminator (81) - AUSTRALIA - NOV 18, 2016
Aroma of caramel and roasted malt. The same applies to taste, added with certain sweetness. Some floral and herbal notes with moderate bitterness. What a beautiful balanced beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
VamboladeTolly (1658) - Tartu, ESTONIA - NOV 11, 2016
[email protected], Tartu. Pours clear copper-amber with nice beige head, Stays. Aroma: caramel, malty, milk chocolate, sweetish. Taste: bitter, smooth roastiness, dry hay, caramel candy. Medium body. Soft carbonisation. dry bitter finish. Nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Oleg85 (128) - Yaroslavl, RUSSIA - NOV 2, 2016
Соверше& беспонт& пиво. Аромат, правда, неплохо& но вкус неприят& и горький. Хотелос& вылить.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Thomas_W1 (590) - Rastatt, GERMANY - OCT 21, 2016
Flasche 0,5l: Kupfer, Kastanienbraun, klar, feine Rerlen, etwas mittelporiger beiger Schaum; deutliche Süße in der Nase, Malz, Malzzucker, deutliche Röstaromen, dunkle Früchte, Karamell, etwas Schokolade, frische Hopfennoten; kräftiger Körper mit leichter Süße, deutliche Würze, Röstmalz, kräftige Röstaromen, cremig, kräftige Kohlensäure, leichte Säure, angenehme trockene Bitterkeit, Kaffee; angenehmer trockener Nachgang mit deutlichen Röstaromen

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JorgeLee (1850) - Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 17, 2016
Bottle, in the hotel at Ellen’s wedding. Ruddy brown colour, thin white foam. Sweetish malts, toasted, toffee, hint of fruit, bit of diacetyl, not overly bitter. Having it on bottle not keg helped the flavours survive the nitro creaminess I think. Easy drinking ale, decent enough.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
abirres (78) - Salamanca, SPAIN - SEP 20, 2016
Castaña cobriza de tonalidades rojizas, limpia sin sedimentos y transparente. En nariz, maltas caramelo, grano tostado, herbal, diacetil bajo. En boca, carbonatación media-baja y sensación ligeramente oleosa. Sabor dulce maltosa, a frutos rojos con un final seco y ligeramente amargo.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
neur0 (1153) - GERMANY - SEP 10, 2016
(Flasche) Es hat Nussbaum braune Farbe, scheint filtriert mit einer bräunlichen Schaumkrone. Das ist fruchtig, Erdbeere, Pflaume, Alkohol, etwas nussig und Honig. Der Geschmack ist anfangs sehr schlank, dann bitter und dann samtig. Es schmeckt nussig, holzig und die starke Bittere bleibt am Gaumen kleben.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MrJamesMcEwan (210) - SCOTLAND - SEP 9, 2016
Colour is deep dark copper. Aroma is caramel and toast. Flavour is roast malt, toast, earth, caramel and hops. Palate is thin. Overall the aroma is nicer than the taste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
GhostS (84) - Chișinău, MOLDOVA - AUG 17, 2016
medium and sweet aroma - well caramelized malt, oak barrel, fruit tree wood a bit burned, sweet berries in alcohol. moderate dry taste - a lot of caramelized malt/sugar, flowers, honey, black bread crust, some yeast. very good and balanced!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
markomagi (15) - ESTONIA - AUG 11, 2016
Appearance is nice and aroma is good. The taste is not my cup of tea - it was just too bitter.

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