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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fonefan (51126) - VestJylland, DENMARK - NOV 24, 2011

Bottle 500ml.

Clear medium to dark red amber colour with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, nutty, caramel, berry notes, light to moderate hoppy, grass, dusty. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20111105]

yespr (47567) - 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 (38423) - 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.

joergen (29216) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUN 14, 2014
Bottle at Papsø. Clear orange coloured with a small off-white head. Fruity aroma of caramel, grass and hops. Fruity flavour of hops and grass with notes of caramel. Hoppy finish.

oh6gdx (26485) - Vasa, FINLAND - DEC 26, 2013
Bottled (thanks laiti!). Amber colour, mediumsized off-white head. Aroma is a bit sulphury along with some floral and earthy hops and a bit bready notes as well. Flavour is floral, metallic, a bit vegetably and grainy with mild bitterness. Very watery feel to it.

cgarvieuk (25989) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 7, 2014
Bottle at home... Copper... Thin white head... Soft sweet toffee nose... Soft dry roast little toffee... Musty toffee malts.. Lught bitter roast

omhper (25750) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - OCT 29, 2010
Bottled at Bull & Castle, Dublin. Copper colur, rich airy head. Marked roasty aromas with overripe fruits, dough and grass. Mid sweet with light-medium body and well rounded mouthfeel. Peaty and roasty, lightly salty. Mildly bitter finish. Pleasant and hugelydrinkable with some depth.

Rasmus40 (21990) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - NOV 5, 2011
Clear brown with an off-white head. Aroma is sweet, malty, caramel and fruity. Flavor is medium sweet and light bitter. Dry and light bitter finish. 051111

saxo (19522) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - NOV 5, 2011
Bottle @ fonefan tasting. Nice head with good duration. Color is brown. Aroma and taste are caramel, malt, bread and hops.

Oakes (18851) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 28, 2011
Bottle @ John Hewitt, Belfast. Deep red colour. Thick head. The aroma is of rich caramel. Deep earthy caramel, toast, biscuits. Full body - a rich and characterful example.

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