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

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RATINGS: 885   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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rauchbier (3934) - Isle Of Beer, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - MAR 16, 2002
Run of the mill. Its red, its Irish and its an ale. Aroma is malt toffe and caramel, flavour is chewy malt, bread and fruit. Aftertaste is spicy but slightly syrupy.

3
bluemeow76 (693) - Lewis Center, Ohio, USA - NOV 13, 2002
Ahhh... weird. Plastic-y tasting with brown sugar tones. Very odd acidic flavor, dark honey color. Lacing on top throughout.

3
IPFreely (1470) - Sanborn, New York, USA - OCT 17, 2003
Deep ruby red color, off white head. Relatively sweet all around. Slight hop bitterness at the end. Pretty nice.

3
AndersR (196) - Århus, DENMARK - APR 18, 2004
Amber colored. Tons of smoke in the aroma. Also in taste the smokey aroma is too dominant.

3
larsniclas (7217) - Billdal, SWEDEN - MAY 8, 2004
Bottled. Dark amber with a creamy head. not much aroma. rather dry with fine bitterness and some toffee.

3
sayravai (4711) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUN 18, 2004
UPDATED: FEB 23, 2008 (Bottled) Clear, deep ruby red with a medium, quite tight and lasting head. Neutral, grainy-caramely-malty aroma with some roastiness and hints of woody hops. Neutral-malty, roasty flavor with an ashy-sourish finish and mild, nutty hops. Light to medium-bodied, a bit thin palate with medium, a bit foamy carbonation. A neutral and slightly ashy brew with not much flavor ... pretty dull overall. (Bottled, rated 6/18/2004, was 5-4-6-3-13=3.1) Slightly hazy, deep red color with small head. Mild, caramel-malty, slightly wineous and oaky aroma. Dry, roasted-malty, slightly smoky toffee flavor with medium bitterness and coffee in the finish. Quite long and dry aftertaste. Medium-bodied, dry palate with reasonably balanced carbonation. A nice-looking and pretty enjoyable ale.

3
jtw (1170) - farmington, Michigan, USA - AUG 5, 2004
deep dark red. yucky aroma of metal and malt, with some sour hops. after a crappy smell i didn’t expect the taste to be as good as it was--balanced between caramel malts and light hops with a little bit of roastiness in the finish. a tad watery but enjoyable anyway.

3
NosirIwont (2592) - Husum, DENMARK - OCT 15, 2004
Bottle. Red/brown colour. Dense beige/white head. Fruity and malty aroma. Actually pretty nice, but with a not-so-nice disturbing element, which I can’t seem to identify. Very (sour) bitter flavour. Dry and slightly metallic. Malty. Not a lot of body.

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Dorqui (2261) - Brescia, ITALY - NOV 22, 2004
UPDATED: SEP 13, 2007 Bottled. Little lively, good foam but in the complex one firm beer. Rich aroma and elegant color.

3
tbookman (618) - Ephrata, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 24, 2004
Medium brown color with a reddish tinge. Sweet, moderate flavor with a hint of hops & bitterness at the finish. Not a bad session beer.


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