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Brewed by Clocktower Brewpub
Style: Irish Ale
Ottawa, Canada
Serve in English pint

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RATINGS: 40   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.06/5   ABV: -
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
A Ruby-hued Irish red ale with a blend of 5 different imported malts. Toasted flavors with hints of toffee and chocolate are balanced by a strong hop presence from American and British specialty hops.

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2.8
Boutip (6325) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - APR 17, 2017
Can: Poured an amber color ale with a medium size off-white foamy head with OK retention and limited lacing. Aroma of grainy malt notes with light caramel notes. Taste is a mix of dry grainy notes with some light dry caramel notes. Body is about average with good carbonation. Not very exciting.

3.4
omhper (24970) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - FEB 9, 2017
Keg (Clocktower Red, 5.3%) at Clocktower Elgin St, Ottawa. Clear copper colour, small head. Toasty nose with a wealth of spicy, citrusy hops. Medium bodied with dense, rounded mouthfeel. Malt sweet with peat and bread. Long floral resiny bitter finish.

3.6
n1940 (131) - Dunbar, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 11, 2016
473 ml can from lcbo. Quiet pour with moderate carbonation and an aroma of malt with hints of musty fruit. The beer has an attractive burnished bronze hue, ecru head, and lots of lace. It has a smooth malty start with hints of hop dryness emerging in the middle. There is a long finish with toffee and caramel flavours blending with soft fruit notes at the end. Very drinkable!

3.5
lesifflebiere (1866) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 10, 2016
Belle mousse brunante, sur un liquide relativement foncé et opaque, un peu de conifères en nez mais aussi une bonne dose de caramel. Bouche bien plus amère que prévu, ce qui est bienvenu étant donné l’extrême rondeurs des malts. De ce fait, les houblons laissent échapper des notes quasi tropicales qui jurent (avec succès) avec le noisetté. Avec bonheur, on se rend compte qu’il ne s’agit pas ici d’une autre ennuyante rousse irlandaise. Passablement réussie.

3
AleRider78 (1046) - Winchester, Ontario, CANADA - APR 7, 2016
At the Bank st. brewpub location. Pint arrived with barely any head at all, most likely way it was poured from tap. Has a very dark colour, deep reddish look. Has a hoppy aroma for sure. Same can be said for the flavour, as the hops are fairly strong. A bit of a sweetness on the palate and a pretty good, smooth mouthfeel. Not too bad. As an update, had the Cask version. Much more hoppy when not carbonated. Barely any head leads to weak lacing. Has a dark amber appearance. Still nice and bitter, not as flat as you would expect. Slightly wet mouthfeel. Still pretty good.

3.3
rarbring (2294) - Linköping, SWEDEN - APR 26, 2015
Aroma: Smelling weakly of malts, coffee and soil.
Appearance: A reddish brown clear ale, a warm off-white head, some lacing and curtains.
Taste: Tasting of brown bread, caramel and grape-fruit peel.
Palate: Little carbonation, soft texture, medium body, dry finish.
Overall: More an american red to me, must be some C hops in it.
Note: On-tap in Clarence Street Reviewed 2012-03-23.

3.3
GonZoBeeR (3061) - ste-catherine, Quebec, CANADA - APR 6, 2015
Aroma:light butter, grapefruit... Appearance:dark redish, good beige head... Flavor:grapefruit, malty...

3.3
solidfunk (8838) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - OCT 22, 2013
Looks good - they got the head and Lacing right, combined with ruby clear pour. Finishes on bitter side with even a little wooden astringency. Creamy texture. Evident barley crisp here as well. Soft carbonation. Tap at brewpub.

3.2
asheft (3062) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 31, 2013
[Cask] Complex nutty and sweet roasty aroma with some red fruit hops. Hazy red-dark brown under a thin film of off-white. Sweet and bitter chocolate and fruit flavour. Pleasant and unexpected roasty note. Medium body, low carbonation, lingering medium bitterness.

3.2
BreWedge (531) - goose bay, Newfoundland, CANADA - JUL 20, 2013
On tap @ Clocktower Ottawa. Pours a dark translucent red with a moderate off-white head. Aromas are sweet, grainy malts, some hay and barnyard but some mild hop aroma came through as the beer warmed. Taste surprisingly had considerably more hop presence than the nose would indicate but still plenty of caramel-like malts. While I normally call a bitterness as either citrus or pine-oriented, this one is different, more generic? Smooth and creamy on the palate, plenty of carbonation, and a gentle lingering bitterness. Not too shabby. ---Rated via Beer Buddy


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