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RATINGS: 36   MEAN: 2.97/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.96/5   IBU: 21   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Our flagship beer. The Celtic Ale is the first beer we released as a company, and its still one of our favorites. This beer is old-school traditional Irish ale; this is not designed to be an Irish Red. We brew it just how beer was produced 400 years ago. Like Long Island, Ireland is an island, too, where exotic ingredients werent always readily available so brewers used ingredients that they could get locally. Our Celtic Ale is brewed with four different malts, flaked oats, and honey, it has a smooth , dry finish with a low bitterness from Willamette hops.

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4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
setauketone (10) - setauket, New York, USA - AUG 12, 2009
I tried this beer on tap at Stony Brook Beverage from their Growler Bar and think I have found my new favorite. The honey warms the pallet on the way down and the overall impression is fantastic. I only can hope it never gets compared to Killians, because that would be an injustice to such a fine beer as this one!

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JAF737300 (1291) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 1, 2010
Pours a deep amber with some nice notes of malts. The malt rolls into a decent base with some light hops that finish it at the end.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mkobes (2142) - paramus, New Jersey, USA - SEP 29, 2012
Draft at beer authority. Deep orangish red in color with a little off white head. Malty toasty aroma. Toasty, nutty notes. Light hoppy malty flavor. Full bodied. Dry finish. Very drinkable.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beerscout (298) - New Windsor, New York, USA - JUL 18, 2013
Tap. Foamy white head with clear light amber color. Aroma of floral hops and toasty malts. Flavor was malty wheat and a little bit of walnut, balanced with some piney hops. Bitter finish. Medium body.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bulk_Carrier (5884) - Essex Junction, Vermont, USA - MAY 14, 2017
Poured into a mug, the appearance was a dark copper to light amber sort of color with a fingers worth of white foamy head that fell off at a decent pace. Subtle lace. The aroma blended some earthy to grassy hops, light herbal to floral qualities, hay, light toast, some nuts, sweet grains/oats, dried leaves, and had some maltballs at the very end. The flavor blended most of that but slightly left out the maltball part as it seemed more along the lines of just milk chocolate. A little bit of sweet wood came out here. Aftertaste was mainly the herbal to floral qualities with the chocolate and earthy to grassy hops. Finish was fairly smooth with the chocolate and earthiness. The palate was between light and medium bodied with a decent sessionability about it. Carbonation felt fine. ABV felt good. Overall, now thats a different Irish ale. I did have it in a mug, just like they would have back in the "day." Left me scratching my beard, but still, Id have this one again.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
zdk (1917) - New York, New York, USA - APR 27, 2010
Growler fill from PJ Beverage: red/brown color, sweet caramel, sugary. apricots and some burnt sugar. arouma is grainy. smooth mouthfeel and nice carboonation. Nice hoppy bite, and pine notes. Also getting some throat-tingling pepper notes towards the middle. Nice. Im expecting some nice things from this brewery. Hopefully, theyll ramp up distributions.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
notalush (5856) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 15, 2009
Growler fill from Big Z - lightly hazy, reddish copper ale - very fine carbonation that fails to kick up a head (just a ring of fizz around the edges) - somewhat estery aroma, with medium sweet caramel, toffee, roasted nuts, and a toasted maltiness - low carbonation, medium body - the flavor starts out with sweet toffee and caramel, followed by some fruity esters - a tangy character that borders on acidity develops through the middle, as does a mild bitterness - nutty finish, with some lingering smooth maltiness - decent and quite sessionable, but probably not something I would buy again.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JoeMcPhee (9426) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 26, 2009
Deep amber beer. The nose is quite nutty and sweet with a fairly prominent crystal malt character. Fairly chewy but not underattenuated. Sweet and simple. Its fairly typical for the style, but its well-made.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Maverick34 (3184) - New York, USA - AUG 2, 2010
Draught. Poured a clearish reddish amber. Smooth taste with some caramel and a clean finish. Good session brew.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BrewBoxer (2630) - New York, New York, USA - SEP 12, 2011
Deeo brown color. Some red. Real crisp with some rye and hay not sure what an irisj ale means, but this is not bad. Not as good as smithwicks


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