Brewed by Galway Bay Brewery
Style: Irish Ale
Galway, Ireland
Serve in English pint


on tap

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RATINGS: 57   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.12/5   IBU: 33   EST. CALORIES: 126   ABV: 4.2%
Also available bottled
Bay Ale is a copper coloured, traditional ale with malt and hop aromas and a smooth and well-balanced flavour.
Hoppy, yet malt-forward this ale strikes a great balance. Using Northern Brewer, Bobek and Willamette hops alongside a strong malt backbone this beer is both for savoring and thirst-quenching, depending on your mood.
Speciality Malts - Brown, Crystal & Munich
Hops (33 IBU) - Northern Brewer, Bobek and Willamette(Note: Change of Hop from Perle to Northern Brewer)

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mjik83 (1572) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - JUN 2, 2017
33cl flesje via Mans, Margraten Alcoholpercentage van 4,4% Uitgeschonken in Seef glas Uiterlijk: donkeroranje/amber met kleine schuimkraag Aroma en smaak: neus is fruitzurig, caramel, moutig, rood fruit Conclusie: niet zo enthousiast

bierkoning (13349) - La Tropica/Doarp, NETHERLANDS - MAY 31, 2017
Bottle. Dark amber color. Malt, caramel and floral notes and a hint of butter in the aroma and flavor. Sweetish. Friendly.

MonsterMagnet (1444) - NETHERLANDS - APR 23, 2017
Bottle, pours a nice clear deep amber with an off white head. Malty with some hops, rather boring really.

tricksta_p (4631) - Steenwijk, NETHERLANDS - APR 15, 2017
Bottle from Speciaalbierpakket. Magnum and Williamette hops. Aroma is bready malt, caramel, some toffee with a slight hint of dried fruits. Flavour is moderate sweet and bitter. Body is medium. A bit dull this one, mostly just crystal malts, not bad but it lacks character.

jamestulloch (4108) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 8, 2017
Bottle from Nina’s Mini Market. Clear ruby/amber body with tiny flecks floating beneath a medium off-white head. Lively fizz. Aroma of stewed apple, caramel, tea and wood. Flavour of toffee, woody malt and earth. Medium body with a smooth texture. Soft fizz. Sweet and very enjoyable - much better than previous reviews suggest, which admittedly are from over three years ago. This bottle was hopped with Magnum and Williamette.

fellebag (1475) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAR 25, 2017
Bottle 50cl. Small white layer disappearing. Dark red brown color. Aroma is wood, sherry barrels, chocolate, cocoa. Taste is some sweet with raw cocoa.

Benzai (15579) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - MAR 12, 2017
Tap @ The Black Sheep, Dublin. Clear light amber color, average sized off-white head. Smell and taste malts, light hops in the background and a light malt bitter finish. Decent body and carbonation. Ok beer.

mr_h (5476) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - MAR 8, 2017
500ml bottle (bb 13 Dec 2017) at home on 8 Mar 2017, from The Cave, Great Western Road, Glasgow, nutty, toffee malt aroma, amber brown with a good creamy beige head, caramel, toffee, !light spice, creamy, long dry finish.

Johnstledger8 (1190) - Dublin, IRELAND - JAN 8, 2017
Bottle. Pours a dark amber with a mostly fading light beige bubbly head. Aroma is of toffee, red fruits, floral, grassy. Taste is of red fruits, berries, forest fruits, toffee, grassy, hint of citrus, grassy, bread notes. Oily mouthfeel, soft to medium carbonation.

BlackHaddock (7312) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - NOV 14, 2016
500ml bottle between three on an Irish tasting evening at home on 11th Nov 2016. Slight red hue to the deep amber body, off-white head on all three glasses. A little more malty aromas and flavours in this Irish Red (as you’d expect), some decent hop action going on too though. So toffee and caramel verses a grassy/woody, bittering hop combination.

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