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


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RATINGS: 39   MEAN: 3.08/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.07/5   ABV: -
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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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
omhper (24328) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
n1940 (66) - 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!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
lesifflebiere (1763) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 10, 2016
Belle mousse brunante, sur un liquide relativement fonc et opaque, un peu de conifres en nez mais aussi une bonne dose de caramel. Bouche bien plus amre que prvu, ce qui est bienvenu tant donn lextrme rondeurs des malts. De ce fait, les houblons laissent chapper des notes quasi tropicales qui jurent (avec succs) avec le noisett. Avec bonheur, on se rend compte quil ne sagit pas ici dune autre ennuyante rousse irlandaise. Passablement russie.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
AleRider78 (873) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
rarbring (2288) - Linkping, 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
GonZoBeeR (3061) - ste-catherine, Quebec, CANADA - APR 6, 2015
Aroma:light butter, grapefruit... Appearance:dark redish, good beige head... Flavor:grapefruit, malty...

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
solidfunk (8245) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
asheft (3046) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BreWedge (512) - 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

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Viper666 (3278) - Richelieu, Quebec, CANADA - APR 5, 2013
Dguste en ft sur place (Bank St) sous le nom de "Clocktower Red". De couleur ambre et claire. Nez de grains de malt sucrs et lgrement rtis, lger de houblon herbeux aux notes florales avec des notes fruites (agrumes) ainsi quavec quelques traces de pain grill. Moyenne-mince en bouche avec un ptillement moyen ainsi quune texture lgrement huileuse. Lger got de levures fruites (agrumes) avec un got de pain grill lors de lentre en bouche auquel se rajoute un got de grains de malt lgrement sucrs et rtis puis en finale lon retrouve une lgre amertume asschante de houblon herbeux aux notes florales. Post-got moyen et un peu sec, lgrement amer de rti et de houblon herbeux avec des notes de levures fruites (zeste dagrumes). (5 avril 2013)

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