overall
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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: 868   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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3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
VengefulOdin (193) - , Missouri, USA - JUL 23, 2011
Pours a dark ruby red moving to amber. Has a nice frothy tan head, with some surprising lacing. Aroma has a caramel / malt / burnt sugar thing going on. I get a little bit of smoked malts as well. Taste isn’t bad, somewhat middling. There’s a big toffee note in the beginning of the beer but it’s chased away by more smoked malt character in the finish. Taste is somewhat sweet. There’s no real hop character to speak of. This beer calls itself an Irish Red but with the smoked character it feels more like a 60 schilling or something similar. Overall it’s not a bad beer but there isn’t anything drawing me back, either. Somewhat mediocre.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Oxytocin (36) - - JAN 21, 2017
from tap (nitrogen), clear chestnut with a creamy off white head hoppy, caramel, light bitterness in finish, well balanced taste oily to watery texture, medium to full body

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
PowY (385) - AUSTRIA - JAN 20, 2017
From tap. Clear copper with a creamy beige head. The aroma is malty - caramel - and lightly hoppy with floral notes. Medium watery body with a light sweetness and a light to medium bitterness along with a very, very light acidity. The taste is again malty, dark bread, some caramel with very faint hints of mild coffee, along with a mildly bitter hop presence and some very light fruity notes - apple and pear. For the low ABV quite full of taste.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Maracuja05 (936) - Mainz, GERMANY - JAN 15, 2017
12-01-17 // 500ml bottle shared at home. Nice amber coloured beer with a small head. Taste is sweet caramelly malty and nice herbal hop bitter. Good balanced.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Crit (3895) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 10, 2016
Brown, tan head.Pleasant carmel malt nose.Very light sweet malt profile, nutty notes.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ljthiessen (1199) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - DEC 8, 2016
Bottle. Clear reddish brown pour with a small beige head. Aroma is caramel, a little metallic, slight biscuit notes, not bad. Taste is thin, metallic, some sugary sweetness and a weird medicinal bitterness in the finish. Aroma is what I would expect, but flavour really falls flat.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tezminator (106) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
VamboladeTolly (1732) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Oleg85 (171) - Yaroslavl, RUSSIA - NOV 2, 2016
Соверше& беспонт& пиво. Аромат, правда, неплохо& но вкус неприят& и горький. Хотелос& вылить.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Thomas_W1 (630) - 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

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JorgeLee (1924) - 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.


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