Carlow O’Hara’s Winter Star

overall
40
47
style
Brewed by Carlow
Style: Spice/Herb/Vegetable
Bagenalstown, Co. Carlow, Ireland

bottling
unknown

on tap
unknown

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RATINGS: 65   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.05/5   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 24   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Limited edition seasonal, bottled, keg.
Cinnamon, fresh orange juice and coconut were added to this juicy Amber Ale to spice it up for the long winter nights. The hops and yeast lend a fruitiness that compliments the spice additions. Dual purpose Northern Brewer hops add to the spicy taste.

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3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
thewolf (12274) - Kolding, DENMARK - JAN 6, 2017
Bottle, [email protected], Middelfart. Pours clear golden amber with a small, staying, frothy white head. Aroma has sweet malts, caramel, light doughy, herbs and spice, mild citrus. Medium carbonation, fine dry and fairly creamy mouthfeel. Flavour has sweet malts, lots of vanilla, coriander, light cinnamon. Light spicy rye. Fairly bitter finish. A bit of a strange beast.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bamsen78 (5170) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - NOV 24, 2016
Draught @ Fox & Hounds, Sønderborg. Poura hazy amber with small off-white head. Clear aroma of hops, malt, orange and spice. Bitter, hoppy flavour with notes of bitter orange peel, cinnamon and malt, with touches of leaves amd yeast. Bitter and estery aftertaste with spicy touches. Okay but not top notch.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Rasmus40 (18367) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - NOV 14, 2016
Tap @ Taphouse, Copenhagen. Clear amber with an off-white head. Aroma is sweet, malty, caramel, yeasty and spicy. Flavor is medium sweet and light bitter. Sweet finish. 141116

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
guzgorog (785) - FRANCE - NOV 6, 2016
Robe ambrée/rousse, fine mousse blanche. Nez malt, caramel épices (canelle). En bouche, la canelle domine trop, le malt (caramel, biscuit) est malgré tout présent et la finale est légèrement houblonnée et amère. Pas très équilibrée, pour les amateurs de canelle...

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hallinghansen (2963) - Odense SV, DENMARK - OCT 29, 2016
Bottle. Clear golden body with a small white head. Rye, stale hops, spices. Industry beer.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
zvikar (5558) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - OCT 29, 2016
Brown, small head, fruity aroma, nice, bready, spiced flavor, fruity, tonka, chocolate, medium bodied.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
pictoman (975) - British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 30, 2016
Poured from 500mL bottle. Light copper brown with beige head. Nuts, cinnamon, caramel, coconut. Interesting experimental, not totally balanced, but good mix of flavours.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hrabren (1087) - Zagreb, CROATIA - APR 23, 2016
At Sheridan’s Irish Pub in Zagreb. Amber colored, off-white diminishing head. Malts, yeast, biscuit, cinnamon, gingerbread. Sweet with a gingerbread kick! Full Taste, enough body, medium carbonation. Nicely spiced, excellent, it was worth the money!

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
pivnizub (10312) - Bochum, Porúří, GERMANY - MAR 13, 2016
Bottle: Deep golden, clear, small off-white foamy layer; mild nose of dark to toasted malt with cinnamon in the background, orange peel and - as indicated on the label - barely detectable; mild bitter-sweet flavour, pretty light bodied; dry and thin finish of coconut and cinnamon flavours. Oh no…

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
fonefan (46063) - VestJylland, DENMARK - FEB 28, 2016

Draught @ Taphouse, Lavendelstraede 15, DK-1462 Copenhagen, Denmark.

[ As Carlow O’Hara’s Winter Star ].
Unclear medium amber color with a average, frothy to creamy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, caramel, nutty, dusty, fruity. Flavor is moderate sweet with a long duration, spicy, hoppy, caramel. Body is medium, texture is oily to watery, carbonation is soft. [20160122]


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