Carolina Beer Co. Limerick Irish Red

RATINGS: 47   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.84/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
Red ales were once common in Ireland but disappeared from there many years ago. American microbreweries have reinvented and reshaped the style, but the soul of the Irish Red Ale is still, and always will be, Irish! The newest Cottonwood brew has a deep ruby color reflecting the dominant caramel malt taste profile. Irish is brewed an extra two hours in the kettle which brings out the roasted malt taste, an almost a toasted overtone. A taste of this Fine Irish Red Ale and you will see why those leprechauns are always smiling.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Butters (4049) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - MAY 9, 2014
On draft at Carolina ale house. Nice clear reddish amber pour with Good off white head. Decent malty caramel notes but with a bright citrus hop character for balance. Pretty good and refreshing.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
freekyp (2042) - Thomasville, North Carolina, USA - DEC 31, 2013
UPDATED: APR 11, 2014 On tap at Carolina Ale House. A run of the mill red ale that pairs well with pub grub. Easy drinking and balanced, but nothing stands out. Brewed for the masses, beer knurds should look elsewhere for flavor. Might be a good gateway beer. All that said, it is brewed skillfully and without flaws, and is a pretty reddish brown in the pint glass.

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   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
maxwelldeux (4372) - Snohomish, Washington, USA - MAR 12, 2013
Draught at CAH under the name "Ale House Red." Pours a clear brown color with a slight red tinge. Nose is almost nonexistent. Taste has a bit of grains to it. Meh.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kayres (849) - , Georgia, USA - MAY 6, 2012
Right to style. Dark orange to brown and clear. Thin tan head. Slightly sweet malty nose. Smooth medium bodied nutty bit sweet. Nails the style ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ret12 (453) - Maryland, USA - MAR 11, 2012
This was a decent irish red but nothing special, slight hop flavor with a heavy malt backbone.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
basspro76 (426) - New York, USA - JUL 2, 2010
Drank from the tap at the Galway Hooker Bar in Lake Norman, NC. Ruby red pour with a thin white head. Light aroma of sweet malts. Taste is dry, bready and thin.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
drowland (7917) - Georgia, USA - JUN 11, 2010
6/9/10. On tap in the Charlotte airport. Orange-red pour. Generic malty beer aroma. The flavor is bread, crackers, some dry malts, and not much else. Not as bad as the brown, but not awesome.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
dmac (5905) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - MAY 10, 2010
12 oz bottle from a coworkers beer of the month club. Poured a thin rust colored body with a tiny foamy whtie head. Aroma of sweet wet grains, caramel, toffee and maybe even a touch of raisin. The body is far to thin and watery with a light touch of carbonation. Flavor of super soggy grains, wet grass, rotting caramel. Blah.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hopscotch (10901) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - APR 25, 2010
UPDATED: APR 27, 2010 Draft This beer rocks!... Clear copper ale with a small, creamy, white head. Great, long-lasting retention. The aroma is simple, but fantastically malty pure caramel and toasted malt. Medium-bodied with sparkling carbonation. The flavor is a direct reflection of the nose sweet caramel and toasted malt with just enough bitterness to prevent sickly sweetness. Crisp, but malty, finish. Just the way I like it. This brew is just plain getting it done for me. Cant get enough. Reminiscent of the now-retired Lake Tahoe Crystal Bay Red Ale - RIP. Underrated... although I AM drinking this fresh; from clean draft line; and close to the source. Regardless, HUGE drinkability. World class malt bomb!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
chicagobears (460) - Elk Grove Village, Illinois, USA - JAN 30, 2010
Red/amber pour into Sprecher pint glass. Faint aroma of caramel and roasted malts. A medium body with some bisquit in the flavor and a faint bitterness. A smokey roasted finish. Easy drinking.

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