Brewed by Porterhouse
Style: Irish Ale
Dublin, Ireland
Serve in English pint


on tap

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RATINGS: 360   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.11/5   EST. CALORIES: 126   ABV: 4.2%
Cold filtered and kegged. Also available bottled.
"At last an Irish Red Ale with a traditional hop flavour to balance the fruit character of the yeast and the luscious caramel flavour notes delivered from the malts used, as opposed to artificially added."
Ingedients: Pale, Crystal, Wheat and Chocolate Malts; Galena, Nugget and East Kent Golding hops.

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IPAsavedMYlife (346) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - OCT 21, 2010
I had high hopes for this beer. I poured it, nice color with quickly disappearing off white head. Watery which would explain the 4.4% ABV. Slight taste of red goes down smooth. Wouldn’t be a bad daily drinker, but at $3.99 a 12 oz, I doubt ill be making the purchase again. Best part about this beer was the pull off cap!

BeerCast_Rich (1906) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 20, 2010
[keg at the Porterhouse, Covent Garden] Standard Irish-style nitro’d red ale – thick, dark red appearance, hefty creamy white head. Served very cold and has tart dark flavours with almost no aroma. As it warms the hop bitterness comes out and some more developed malt character with it [28032010]

nick76 (4399) - Tampa, Florida, USA - OCT 9, 2010
The aroma is pretty good but not exactly like most red ales ( not that that is a bad thing). There is plenty of grassy, hay like hops, a bit of yeast, and honey. The taste is like the aroma with malt of front and hop bitterness at the back end. The palate is thin for the style but smooth from carbonation. Overall a good beer but that’s about it.

jikvig (269) - NORWAY - OCT 1, 2010
Had this one at the Porterhouse in Temple Street A thick, creamy head, really delicious! A floral dominated aroma with a well-balanced bitternes to it. Good use of the hops. The aftertast last for a long while, and I could taste it a few minuttes after I was done. Not a bad beer at all, just not exceptional.

sebletitje (10080) - Enghien, BELGIUM - SEP 26, 2010
ambre, blanche malt caramel et pale, léger citron, fleur, corps est léger, note qcq fruit; pomme. Bouche est fine et vraiment légère. Bon pour le style sans vraiment sortir du lot.

brokensail (16449) - Dublin, California, USA - SEP 10, 2010
A: The pour is a burnt orange/amber color with an off-white head. S: Sweet and slightly toasty malts with a bit of caramel. The hops are nearly absent from the nose. T: Nothing really stands out in this beer. Slightly sweet with caramel notes and a bit of toasted bread/malt. Very light earthy hops. M: The mouthfeel is similarly unassuming. Medium in body and carbonation. D: Not at all bad, but there’s nothing here that makes me want to drink this beer again. It’s fairly bland and uninteresting. I’m not trying to be a "typical American" here and need some monster ABV, but some nice flavor would be a good start.

pete4999 (1445) - Buffalo, New York, USA - AUG 16, 2010
On tap at Porterhouse in Dublin, Ireland. Surprised this one isn’t rated a bit higher, to be honest. I thought that outside of the porters/stouts, this one was the best I tried. A bit of caramel/toffee sweetness but a nice hop backbone. One of the better reds I got to taste on my trip.

obguthr (6369) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - AUG 10, 2010
Malty barley nose. Amber color, medium head, good lacing. Tart malt and full of flavor. It’s not exotic, but it isn’t supposed to be. What it is is a well crafted and made irish red.

smith4498 (3647) - Winter Springs, Florida, USA - JUL 29, 2010
Pours clear amber color with off white head. Aromas of caramel and biscuit malts with some grassy hops. Caramel malt and iced tea flavors with some hop bitterness.

hellbilly (3249) - scottsdale über alles, Arizona, USA - JUL 23, 2010
bottle from papago consumed 7/10/10... dark coppery reddish amber with a sandy off white head. the aroma is of toasted caramel, mild chocolate-coffee-nuttiness-thing, some umami and a ton of spicy dry earthy hops. the flavor is nice and malty with notes of chocolate, nuts, caramel, a ton of spicy hops and a tingly dryness on the finish. the medium body is a little astringent (biscuity) and very crisp. 7/4/7/4/15/3.7

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