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RATINGS: 35   MEAN: 2.95/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.95/5   IBU: 20   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Long Irelands first release. This beer is old world Irish ale; this isnt designed to be an Irish Red. Its brewed with ingredients based on how beer was brewed a few hundred years ago in Ireland. Since Ireland is an island, ingredients werent always readily available. The Irish brewers used ingredients that they were able to get locally. This beer is made with 4 different malts and a big serving of honey and oats that give it a sweet but smooth flavor. Its 5% a.b.v. And 20 I.b.u.s.

Formerly at 6.4% and brewed at New England until the opening of their own plant.

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2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
mansquito (5739) - Nueva York, New York, USA - MAY 29, 2016
At the source: pours light amber with a whitish head. Aroma is light hops, light caramel, and toast. Lightly bitter. Not very sweet. Very easy. Nothing too complicated.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
SG111 (1485) - New York, USA - SEP 20, 2014
On tap. Reddish hue creamy head. Aroma is slightly skunky hops, malty cracker aroma. Flavor is similar. Hops, solid maltiness is very prominent. Decent mouthfeel. But not very good.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
scarletfire65 (1371) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 17, 2014
Bomber at home. Aroma of caramel malts, figs, raisins. A simple, flavorful, and very well balanced clear amber ale. Notes of berries and toffee. Quick, crisp, finish. Slight acidity.

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
DSG (12535) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - NOV 21, 2014
Bottle sample at a tasting at Stass place. Thanks zvikar. Hazy reddish amber. Slightly sourish aroma with a big of vinegar, yeast, malt, caramel and some overripe fruits. Sweetish-sourish flavor with malt, yeast, graininess, some fruitiness and a bit of harsh bitterness. Medium-bodied. Seems like something went wrong here.

1.7
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
howlinwlf (26) - Ronkonkoma, New York, USA - JAN 31, 2014
Poured 2 - 12 oz bottles into a tall .5 liter glass. The only impressive thing about this beer is the color. This beers color belies its flavor, making this a very disappointing ale. There was no head through the entire 6 pack. Barely an aroma. A very simple and unmemorable ale that lacks any malt or hops. This brew relies on its honey components, which in the end wind up tasting like tin. I would not buy this again.

1.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
zvikar (5537) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - DEC 29, 2014
Bottle shared at a tasting at Stass place. Pours orange to brown with a beige head, aroma of grain, dark bread, acidity, flavor is grainy with dark bread, oxidation, light bodied.

2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
Slipstream (2525) - USA - AUG 23, 2014
Nice pour with a big head. The aroma is fairly bland and yeasty, but it sweetens up as it warms. It is a pretty mild ale - there is a dash of grassy hops, and some muffin flavor, but the taste is pretty unexciting overall. It is based on an old Irish recipe, which is cool, but the result is a mediocre brew.,

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
penguinfinity (107) - North Carolina, USA - AUG 29, 2013
My wife picked this up on a whim in Long Island, and we enjoyed it at a party with a New Yorker, and it was okay. Analyzing it however, I find it just above average. The aroma is sweet, and it looks like a ale (it is) in the glass. The taste is a little more bitter than Id like, but very drinkable. For the palate, no distinct flavors come out and grab me. Overall its a good ale, but its nothing special.

1.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
kerenmk (4505) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - DEC 18, 2014
Bottle sample at a tasting at Stass place. Thanks zvikar. Hazy light brown. Candy and a little vegetal aroma, tarty taste but not in a good way and also vegetal. Light body, grainy undertones.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
bytemesis (7435) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - MAY 29, 2014
Bottle - bomber. Pours clear deep reddish amber with a medium quickly diminishing beige head, dissipates to a ring but laces fairly well. Aroma is very malty, nutty, toffee, caramel. Flavor follows, medium sweet, no real bitterness, malts coming at you from every direction, some honey as well. A bit of a lingering odd, a bit tart, finish, but otherwise not so bad. Medium body.


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