Brewed at Hilden

Style: Irish Ale
Craigavon, Northern Ireland
Serve in English pint


on tap

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RATINGS: 71   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.98/5   EST. CALORIES: 129   ABV: 4.3%
bottle,regular (originally #1)
McGrath’s Irish Red is named in honour of the ’Mighty’ Master McGrath, the greatest greyhound to have ever raced and who won the hare coursing Waterloo Cup 3 times in 1868, 1869 and 1871. Owned by the 2nd Baron, Lord Lurgan of Lurgan, Co Armagh Master McGrath became the town’s most famous sporting hero being renowned both nationally and internationally. During his racing career he was defeated only once in 37 course meetings. A medium bodied traditional ale, combining the caramel sweetness of the malts with toasted biscuit notes, balanced carefully by the earthy hops, finishing slightly dry but smooth on the palate. To be savoured on its own is a must...however it can equally be enjoyed when paired with meat or game dishes.

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evadoit's rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
evadoit (37) - meath, - NOV 19, 2013
cereal, coffee, resin, earthy, woody, red, light body, average carbonation, really lovely recommend

redders1974 (1694) - Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - AUG 8, 2017
Bottle from home bargains. Pleasing colour with tidy head. Taste caramel leather dark fruit drying finish.

beeebon (504) - Cornwall, ENGLAND - AUG 6, 2017
Pours a rich mahogany colour with tan head. Aroma is rich caramel malt, slightly roasty with a slightly herbal hop note. Taste is rich, medium to strong sweet but also lig, ht to medium bitter, light to medium body, Slightly watery and thin but with soft to medium carbonation. Finish isfairly medium

BlackHaddock (7956) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - JUL 31, 2017
330ml bottle: BBE Nov 17. Shared between five at the Shrewsbury monthly tasting in Chez Sophie on 24th July 17, cheers Mike for this offering. Red hue to the amber body, weak off-white covering for a head. Aroma had a malty front with some hedgerow fruits following. Taste was again malt forward and fairly sweet until those berries from the hedgerow apper to give a mild bitter finish.

undercurrent25 (2246) - Barnton, Cheshire, ENGLAND - JUL 28, 2017
Pours a dark red colour. Taste is quite malty with something that tastes a bit like rye. Wuite good

minutemat (6210) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - JUL 24, 2017
330ml bottle @ monthly tasting, Chez Sophie July 17, thanks to Mike. Many thanks! Pours a reddish amber, thin off-white head. Aroma bears some light malty tones. Taste is smooth, lightly sweet malt, a bit nutty with some soft berry fruit creeping in. Alright.

Ascelja (1888) - Neratovice, CZECH REPUBLIC - JUN 24, 2017
Bottle. A bit hazy red to dark amber body, medium white head. Aroma of sour cherries, red berries, caramel. Taste is sour, tart, lightly bitter. Cranberries, red currant, wild cherries, caramel, honey. Medium body and carbonation.
Pleasant red ale.b

Rotin (1885) - Neratovice, CZECH REPUBLIC - JUN 22, 2017
Bottle 0.5l. Clear, reddish amber colored. AROMA- cherry, red berries, caramel. FLAVOR- a bit sour, dry, lightly tart, strawberry, red berries, earthy hoppy tones. Medium bodied.
Quite good.

Dervock (1506) - AUSTRALIA - DEC 19, 2016
Bottle- pours deep ruby with a small white head. Aroma is nutty, caramel and a bit of roast malt. Taste is nutty malt with a slight drying but not much of a finish.

Zita (6331) - Assentoft, DENMARK - DEC 10, 2016
light sweet malty aroma,golden, clear, tan foam, light sweetness, medium bitterness, light body, oily feel, flat, bitter,

Hansen (8618) - Assentoft, DENMARK - DEC 10, 2016
Dark amber and clear. Has an off-white head, lasting. Sweet, toasted aroma, notes of odd smoke. Flavor starts light sweet, finish bitter and a bit astringent.

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