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


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RATINGS: 49   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.11/5   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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Dogbrick's rating

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dogbrick (12247) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - NOV 28, 2012
Sample at Oslo in Galway. This beer pours a clear amber color with a medium off-white head that dissipates quickly. Short strings of lacing on the glass. Aroma of malt and slight hops. Light-bodied with flavors of caramel malt and grassy hops. The finish is sweet with a short malty aftertaste. Slightly above average overall. Slightly above average overall.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Johnstledger8 (989) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BlackHaddock (6629) - 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 youd expect), some decent hop action going on too though. So toffee and caramel verses a grassy/woody, bittering hop combination.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MrTipple (3923) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 11, 2016
Caramel and bread malts very light toasted malts. Dark, hazy brown, small, creamy, white head. Light sweet. Intense grain and cereal malts, bread and caramel, light bitterness coming up in the finish. OK Irish Ale, nice maltiness throughout. Keg at The Black Sheep, Dublin.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
AshtonMcCobb (5912) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 1, 2016
Bottle from Dicey Reilly in Ballyshannon. Appearance - deep amber to brown with a lovely fawn head. Nose - red fruit, wood and biscuits. Taste - more of the same. Some orange fruit too. A touch of popcorn on the finish. Palate - close to medium bodied with a creamy texture and a long dry balanced finish. Overall - exactly as an Irish Red Ale should drink. Enough taste to keep it interesting while being extremely drinkable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
hansvf (788) - - JUN 6, 2016
Vrij donkerrood, dik schuim. Ruikt typisch Irish Red, moutig. Beetje veel carbo maar smaak is prima. Iets mindere nasmaak.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
allmyvinyl (9810) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 21, 2016
Keg at Tapped. Leeds jaunt. Pours hazy amber with a thin white head. Aromas of caramel, toffee. Taste is similar. Dry finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Padchenko (291) - Dublin, IRELAND - JAN 6, 2016
Copper coloured red ale. Toasted hoppy flavour. Medium bitterness with caramel tones. Tasty beer

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
gegwilson (3519) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - AUG 31, 2015
Keg in the Brew Dock, Dublin. Amber with an off white head. The taste is malty toffee and stewed fruits. OK for what it is.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Iznogud (3045) - CROATIA - JUL 17, 2015
Bottle, 500 ml courtesy of and shared with Miro. Pours unclear amber with off-white head. Bit nutty in aroma. Bit roasted, caramel, light hops.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
jredmond (7861) - New York, New York, USA - JUL 9, 2015
Draft at the black sheep with the family. Pours a hazy red body with thin lacing. Mouthfeel is medium with notes of dry malt, spice, light sugar and caramel.

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