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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madsberg (11776) - Søborg, DENMARK - JUN 8, 2014
Bottled. Dark amber coloured. Unclear. dense light beige head. aRoma. LIght herbs, caramel, sweetness. Flavour. Caramel, sweetness, grass, light herbs. Thin bodied. Ends grassy bitter.

Stuu666 (14806) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 8, 2014
Bottle at Craig’s. Pours copper amber, bitter and malty, dry toffee, biscuit.

Handsy11 (25) - IRELAND - JUN 8, 2014
- 500ml bottle - Colour: deep red - Head: off-white bubbly head when poured which disappears within a few sips - Aroma: light, caramelly - Taste & Texture: real "stouty" taste off this ale. Strong caramel aftertaste. Found this quite a heavy ale - Verdict: would drink again, but not a lot of them ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

JanLaursen (3372) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUN 8, 2014
Flaske, tak Papsøe. Orange-rød med et lavt off-white skum. Dufter let metallisk. Noter af karamel, kiks, jord, blomster. Let i kroppen. Kort i smagen.

yespr (47533) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JUN 8, 2014
50 cl bottle. Pours cloudy orange with a small off white head. Aroma is toasted malty. Roasted malty and breadish. Bitter, grassy and light herbal. Dry into the far finish.

Ungstrup (38383) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JUN 8, 2014
Bottled. An amber beer with a beige head. The aroma has notes of malt, caramel, and metallic hops. The flavor is sweet with notes of metallic hops, caramel, and malt, leading to a bitter finish.

CloakedDagger (2774) - - JUN 8, 2014
Bottle 50 cl. Pours a clear amber with a smallish, off-white head. Rustic, nutty aroma with some greasy, British hops. Light body, lowish carbonation, some caramel and nuts, slightly metallic with a decent hop dose in the finish. Fairly straight for what it is. 080614

Miksu (5052) - Jyväskylä, FINLAND - MAR 18, 2014
0.5 l bottle, thanks hanniku! Reddish amber color. Fairly fruity and berryish aroma with caramel, pine resin and toffee. Resiny, caramelly and minerally taste with toffee and bitter burnt caramel. Lots of caramel which is not my favourite taste.

McNeillR (2329) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 12, 2014
Firm clear amber, simple contrasting bubbly wee white head. Nervy malt, easy sweetness and lightly soily nose. Straightforward stuff here - simple caramel sweetness doesn’t mask a dry tang although some listless hops. Decent carbonation and a clean dry finish. metallic and lightly bitter.

Bottle, The Vineyard, Belfast

stravale (3135) - Co. Westmeath, IRELAND - FEB 11, 2014
Bottle from Supervalu, Longford [090212]
Copper red, white frothy head, some lacing
Aroma - slight roast, quite vegetal, cereal, quite odd
Taste of caramel malts, soft old red fruits, some toasted malts, bit vegetal
Palate - Medium carb, light to medium body, light sweet bitter. Finish as main flavour, slightly dry
Overall - Not a great Irish Red, rather over priced considering the quality. Very disappointed

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