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

bottled
common

on tap
available

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 863   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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2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 10/20
mribm (460) - Ocala, Florida, USA - AUG 16, 2002
This bottle of beer had a nice brown head, with lots of lace. It had a very mild malt smell and taste and seemed to be highly carbonated. I couldn’t taste much at all in this beer, and it was my first beer of the day. Not as strong flavored as I expected, but not bad either.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
daalamar (405) - new albany, Indiana, USA - DEC 5, 2002
I am a little disappointed. I was expecting ssomething heavier and more malty. What I got was a very watery weak brown ale. Aroma was nice, nutty with malt sweetness ans smoke. Appearance waas transparent brown with an off-white head that does last and leaves a nice lacing. Thats about all I have to say about this one.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Uglyradio (791) - Greenville, South Carolina, USA - FEB 15, 2003
This one pours a deep, clear, reddish brown color with a small, off-white lingering head. It has a nice malty aroma of sweet caramel. Medium bodied, medium carbonation with a slightlysweet malty flavor up front and a dry finish with no after tastes. A little light on flavor, this is a typical red ale, nothing outstanding.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
ericnixon (744) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 24, 2003
Nice deep ruby color with this. The taste had this weird smokey flavor to it. the palate was kinda sorta watery.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rickgordon (3853) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - APR 19, 2004
Bottled. Mahogany colour. Malty, slight nutty flavour with some roastiness. Just some bitterness in the finish.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Cornfield (5570) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - JAN 27, 2005
Unlike the ratings that I’ve been glancing at, my bottle of Molings came without a head. Nice deep reddish-brown color, though. The smell is very sweet, almost caramel candy-like, with some roast barley undertones. A sticky drink, this has a sweet caramel taste with little else but some fruitiness to balance it out. To me, this drink is more interesting than it is good.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
braudimusprime (75) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 13, 2005
Fairly typical Irish ale, with a nice berry note in the otherwise dry flavor. Unfortunately it’s overcarbonated; too bad because it was on its way to being a nice brew.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
joergen (26389) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAR 17, 2005
Red colour with a small beige head. Sweet malty aroma with notes of grain. Malty flavour with notes of grain and caramel, with a hoppy finish. Very drinkable, but an average beer.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
roder60 (1289) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 29, 2005
Pours a deep dark brown red color with a nice amount of foam slightly offwhite head. Aroma is sweet malty, slightly caramely and a tad bit of almost belgian spices. Flavor is very watery with a slight fruit flavor that quickly dissapears and replaced by a mostly dry finish. Overall, a decent watery brew.

2.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
UnsofistaCat (241) - Garden City, Michigan, USA - JUL 2, 2005
UPDATED: JUL 5, 2005 Nose was practically absent. Amber red, with small lace. Pretty boring, I was expecting more. Grassy taste offset by some bitterness. I detected no sweet malt finish as promised.


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