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


on tap

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RATINGS: 889   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 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ruigo (3080) - - MAR 22, 2013
Pours a dark brown colour with a thin brownish head. A little bitter at start that quickly vanishes and leaves a pleasing taste.

Bamsen78 (5617) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - JAN 18, 2018
Draught @ Fox & Hounds, Sønderborg. Pours nearly clear dark amber with airy off-white head. Clear aroma of malt, with notes of carmel and touches of fruit and yeast. Bitter, roasty and slightly metallic flavour, with sweetish notes of yeast, malt and caramel and hints of fruit. Bitter, hoppy aftertaste with estery notes. Nothing particularly exciting but not bad for the style.

georgibonchev (28) - - JAN 1, 2018
Aroma is ok but nothing special. I really really like the red appearance. Taste is good. Good finish.

samjdix (74) - - DEC 31, 2017
One of the worst smelling beers I've had. Perhaps a dodgy bottle but tasted relatively ok. Musty gone-off chocolate smell. Slightly better malty coffee taste but in general too biscuity for me.

Dbcwi88 (94) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 31, 2017
Keg at dublin airport. Red fruit And caramel nose. Lovely roasted caramel hit in taste and refreshing hop bitterness. Great one

Grumpelmies (431) - GERMANY - NOV 12, 2017
UPDATED: NOV 12, 2017 Draft @ The Duke, Dublin. Red with a small-sized head. Aroma of malts and caramel. Taste is malts, toffee and caramel. Some hoppy bitterness. Medium carbonation. Alright.

Maits (600) - ESTONIA - OCT 29, 2017
Deep amber, brown cloudy beer with fluffy beige head. Aroma is burnt bread, caramel, malts and acorn maybe. Taste is malts, caramel, bread. Little bit bitter aftertaste. Overall descent dark irish ale.

Mister_Li (1634) - GERMANY - OCT 28, 2017
Klares, dunkles Rot mit durchschnittlicher Schaumkrone. Malzig, reichlich Karamell, Röstaromen, etwas Schokolade, leicht herb.

jamesie1857 (1986) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - SEP 1, 2017
500ml bottle from Iceland - deep amber bruin body, off white head. lots of caramel in the nose and taste, nice and fruity.

BojanM (44) - Banja Luka, BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA - SEP 1, 2017
Crveno-bakarna boja, zućkasta pjena koja brzo nestane. Aroma susenog voća i trava. Blago gorko, osjeti se malo na dim. Ukus ruma i duvana. Na kraju, nista posebno.

Holmen2 (4302) - NORWAY - SEP 1, 2017
Bottle shared with JMD on board Fridtjofen at Tau slipp og båtbyggeri 01.09.17. Dark copper. Pale brown head and lacing. Aroma of dried red berries. Fine taste of medium dark malt, dried red berries and noble hops. Taste is lingering on.

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