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


on tap

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RATINGS: 64   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.16/5   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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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dogbrick (14300) - 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.

donalg (120) - Cork, IRELAND - DEC 24, 2017
Bottle from matsons in Cork. Pours Amber with white head. Aroma of dried fruit, toffee, caramel, biscuit. Flavours: dried fruit, toffee, caramel, biscuit, hint of pine and hint of chocolate. The flavour is like a mix of Irish red ale and a traditional English dark ale. Nice flavour and easy to drink. Great beer.

Koelschtrinker (22068) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - DEC 12, 2017
UPDATED: DEC 13, 2017 Dunkler, cremig malziger Antrunk. Moderat herb, weich, Noten von Schokolade. Etwas trocken werdend, süffig, mittellanger Nachhall. Nett. 10/8/9/9//9

Maracuja05 (2050) - Mainz, Rineland-Palatinate, GERMANY - NOV 13, 2017
02-09-17 // tasting paddle at Oslo Pub / the brewery in Galway, Ireland. Copper Brown coloured. Malty Body, slight roasted, mild bitterness.

RichardGretton (4861) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - NOV 9, 2017
Bottle. Amber beer with a strong head. The aroma is bitter with smoothness, and the flavour is bitter with hints of maltiness but good level of hops. Overall a nice smoothly bitter ale.

ZodiacM (1350) - NETHERLANDS - NOV 4, 2017
LCI. Uit de fles geschonken. Mwah, waterig bier, moutig met een wat metalige nasmaak. Irish Red is niet mijn favo bier voor thuis. In de kroeg smaakt ie prima wsl.

mike_77 (7232) - Breda, NETHERLANDS - SEP 17, 2017
Dark red brown colour with lacy head. Aroma and flavour have plenty of sweet red fruits and a light bitterness in the finish.

sebsky (389) - ENGLAND - SEP 10, 2017
330 ml bottle,bb 20/02/2018. Copper,hazy. Thin off-white head,minimal to no lacing. Nose - malt,caramel,bread. Taste - same as nose,sweet/sour,nicely fizzy.

mjik83 (1722) - 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 (13810) - 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 (1629) - NETHERLANDS - APR 23, 2017
Bottle, pours a nice clear deep amber with an off white head. Malty with some hops, rather boring really.

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