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

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RATINGS: 878   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.


3.3
ALIBALI (2201) - Kiel, GERMANY - AUG 10, 2017
Gab die Nitro Variante vom Fass beim 2016er Norderstedter Craft Beer Day. Das merkt man natürlich besonders an dem samtigen Mundgefühl. Ansonsten nicht viel los an der irischen AleFront. Stoutlastig, solide und mit guter Trinkbarkeit ausgerüstet.

3.3
SarkyNorthener (4675) - West Bromwich (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - AUG 6, 2017
Bottle thanks to mother in law. Chestnut beer with medium head. Aroma of caramel, malts, earth and autumn leaf. Taste is earthy, yeast, caramel, malts and a little smoke. Decent.

2
putrik (30) - - JUL 29, 2017
UPDATED: JUL 29, 2017 En medelmåtta bland irländsk öl. Red Ale-smaker som är moderata och ger ingen större upplevelsen

2.4
Michael27 (2102) - Berlin, GERMANY - JUL 17, 2017
UPDATED: JUL 17, 2017 Aus der Flasche getrunken (Händlerlieferung). Eher Kupferbraun mit feiner Schaumkrone. Interessante Röstmalznoten. Etwas rauchig im Nachtrunk.

2.7
kybo92 (84) - Zadar, CROATIA - JUL 17, 2017
Nista posebno, kupio u plodinama, ocekivao vise.............................

3.3
trapped (3240) - New York, TURKEY - JUN 29, 2017
Draught @ Albion. Clear brown with reddish tint against the light, creamy beige head, fruity caramel aroma, low carbonation, medium bitter roasted malt taste, smooth body, long roasted malt finish. Very smooth and easy to drink.

2.4
janubio (883) - SPAIN - JUN 20, 2017
Amber colour,, small head witih medium retention and minimum lace. Aroma of caramel and red fruits, bust mostly lime and sulphur. Medium body, with thick textures and averages carbonation. Astringent finish. Taste is somewhat medicinal, with red fruits and caramel. Sulphur. Sorry, but I can’t nothing exceptional in this one to make me repit it.

3.1
freretoc (1935) - Besançon, FRANCE - MAY 24, 2017
Bue en bouteille de 33cl au Kilarney à Besançon. Couleur ambrée, mousse et effervescence moyenne Nez sur le malt et le caramel Attaque caramélisée pointe amère mais qui tombe tout de suite juste bonne.

2.8
Thomatito (132) - SWITZERLAND - MAY 14, 2017
0,5l bottle. Nose: roasted malts, slight peat, piny. Taste: raisins, roasted malts, grassy bitterness.

3.2
BeerRenter76 (1019) - Texas, USA - MAY 9, 2017
Originally rated on 12/18/08. An irish red but it had a brown body? a thick tan cap that quickly disappated. Aromas and flavors of sweet malts, caramel, and a light touch of smoke, some hops made a brief apperance. Overall it was o.k., but kinda average.


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