RATINGS: 54   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.23/5   SEASONAL: Spring   IBU: 30   EST. CALORIES: 168   ABV: 5.6%
For Slane’s Ale™, we blend 5 grains and 2 hop varieties to produce a luscious ale whose smooth flavor is complimented by both C02 and Nitrogen/Creamer dispensing. Its beautiful deep ruby color is accented by the tight, creamy head produced by either of these methods. Since Diamond Knot uses no filters or pasteurization to clear our products, you are guaranteed every sip of full ale flavor!

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Aml42000 (622) - Washington, USA - FEB 12, 2012
This poured a deep reddish copper with an off white head. The nose was a blast of roasted nuts. The palate is heavy on the malt, and the hops are present, but extremely mild. Bitter finish.

5000 (6862) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - NOV 26, 2011
Bottle   Copper with a deep red tinge, thing sudsy off-white head, sparce lacing.   Malty nose, a little mealy and nutty.   Low hop, if at all.   Some cereal.   Really nutty and mealy on the tongue, semi-sweet, with faint wet cardboard and overcooked vegetable on the finish.   Has a certain malty aspect that seems very cereal like.   Body and mouthfeel are moderate.   Not as interesting as other reds.   A little too mealy and cereal like for my tastes.   Prefer Brian Boru over this one.   Not bad, but just not my style I think.

AmEricanbrew (6878) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - FEB 11, 2011
[email protected] D-Knot.Clear copper color/ beige sheen. Spicy caramel, soap, mild pit fruit aromas. medium bodied. Sweet spicy caramel, mild pit fruit, dark raison flavors.

Nena (963) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 20, 2010
Bottled. Orange amber pour with an off-white head. Slightly bready and very butterscotch laden aroma. Has a lot of buttery diacetyl and a sour whey taste that dominates. Underneath, I can catch hints of malty toffee and bready malt, but the more I sipped, the more the sourness came to dominate. The diacetyl alone wasn’t unbearable, and a certain amount of it added a nice butterscotch character, but the soured aspect was too much for me.

philbertk (1873) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUL 8, 2010
UPDATED: JAN 23, 2011 Diamond Knot Brewing Company--Slane’s Irish Style Red Ale--2010 22 oz. Bottle. 6.60% ABV. 30 IBU’s. (3.0 / 5.0) Mild lace off white head. Sediment dusting. Clear bright hazy amber red color. Malty floral fruity mild hop front. Slightly sour sweet fruit malty peat hint red ale rich mild cream body. Puckery dry sweet sour mild hop end. Odd Irish-Peat? Smoke? Off, but not infected. Sampled 7/6/2010. 2 @ $3.99 Each. Diamond Knot Brewing Company--SLANE’S Irish Style Red Ale--2011 22 oz. Bottle. 6.60% ABV. 30 IBU’s. (4.0 / 5.0) Fizzy mild lace off white head. Clear rich dark deep mahogeny red color. Slightly smoky mild toasted malty mild hop front. Earthy slightly crusty roasted dark fruit rich malty smoke peat hint body. Cloying toasted malt mild hop end. Subtle tasty Irish Red. Sampled 1/21/2011. Purchased for $3.49 at The Ballard Market, Seattle on 1/21/2011.

riversideAK (6261) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - JUN 8, 2010
On tap. Nose is buttery, caramel, toffee, earthy, a little toast and roast. Not sure if the butter is a line cleaning issue or actually a problematic beer, as DK usually has solid qc IMO. Pours dark reddish auburn, a little foam on top. THe flavor also is malty with bread, toast, toffee, caramel, earthy hops. A little butter in the flavor as well. WIsh it did not have the butter, as the malty notes were interesting and enjoyable. Will have to revisit.

MrRoss (646) - Delta, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 2, 2010
From Pt Roberts (WA) Marketplace. Poured a cloudy, cola-coloured body beneath a thin, tan head. Aroma was of roasted malt. The taste was initially sweet and moved to a bitter finish. Nice! Mouthfeel was solid and smooth. I don’t like Irish ales as much as in the past, but this one ain’t half bad.

bhensonb (15601) - Woodland, California, USA - MAY 30, 2010
Bomber from Whidbey Beer Works. Pours very dark ruddy amber with a foamy off-white head. Aroma is creamy/malty. Mildly sweetish. Med. body with frothy carbonation. Flavor is pretty toffee tinged. Not all that sweet and there’s some hop underlayer that keeps it ok. But that caramel/toffee aspect sticks around.

Ibrew2or3 (8807) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - MAY 29, 2010
Bomber pours deep clear copper with off white head. The aroma has loads of chewy sweet smelling kettle caramelization with a touch of dark fruitiness in the background. The taste is similar with ample amounts of sweet caramel followed by a modest level of crystal malts and some dark fruitiness. There’s a light roasted malt note leading to some drying astringency to help balance out the sweetness.

robforbes (2260) - Bremerton, Washington, USA - APR 28, 2010
pours a clear brown with a red tint, a medium size off-white head, and good lacing. smell is of malt, some sweetness, roasted nuts, and toffee. taste is smooth up front, brown sugar, malt, caramel, and some spice in the back, ends a little on the dry side.

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