Galway Bay Brewery Reviews




stravale
2.8
Galway Bay / Cigar City Ceasefire (Brigid)
Bottle from Supervalu, Longford [240217]
Golden amber, soft haze, thin bubbly head
Aroma of tart dull lemon, hint of sweet fruit, not much going on
Taste of fairly tart lemon fruit acid, some vague fruit in there, very light pale malt base, no rhubarb, no sloe, almost like a bland lager with fruit acids thrown in.
Palate - Medium carb, light body, acidic. Finish is dry, light fruit, dull acidic lemon
Overall - Just tart acid, dab of fruit, found this boring tbh. Disappointing collab - they should have done a stout

Friday, February 24, 2017

mixer006
4
Galway Bay Stormy Port
Pours a deep black, off white head. Aroma is dark malt, light coffee. Taste is lovely and rich, nice carbonation to lift it. Great porter.
Thursday, February 23, 2017

Johnstledger8
4.3
Galway Bay Two Hundred Fathoms (2016)
Draught. Pitch black with a foamy lasting light brown nitro looking head. Aroma of liquorice, vanilla, dark chocolate, coffee, dark fruits, blackcurrant. Taste is of whiskey, liquorice, chocolate, vanilla, oats, lactose. Thick oily mouthfeel, medium carbonation. 8.5.9.4.17 Bottle. Pitch black with a slowly fading brown bubble head. Aroma is of treacle, dark chocolate, whiskey, caramel, vanilla, coffee. Taste is of coffee, dark chocolate, vanilla, dark fruits, figs, raisins, plum, blackcurrant, treacle. Syrupy mouthfeel, soft to medium carbonation. 8.4.9.4.17
Sunday, February 19, 2017

Johnstledger8
4.1
Galway Bay Of Foam and Fury
Bottle. Pours a hazy orange with a lasting fluffy off white head. Aroma is of tropical fruits, mango, passionfruit, pineapple, citrus, grassy. Taste is of more tropical fruits, citrus, orange, grassy, biscuit. Oily mouthfeel, medium carbonation.
Saturday, February 11, 2017

thejackpacker
2.5
Galway Bay Harvest Altar
Draught at pub in Sligo. A very tasty beer that just loses it in the aftertaste which is far too bitter.
Friday, February 10, 2017

thejackpacker
3.7
Galway Bay Althea
Draught at pub in Sligo. An incredibly bitter ale that somehow doesnít linger on the tongue. Nice.
Friday, February 10, 2017

culchiem
3.1
Galway Bay / Whiplash Touching The Scald
Draught at ATG. Bark brown with a tan head. Aroma is dark caramel. Flavour is burnt toffee, malt and forest fruits. Sweet finish.
Friday, February 3, 2017

androman
3
Galway Bay / Cigar City Ceasefire (Brigid)
20cl on tap at Oproer, Utrecht. Nose is lemon ice tea. Body is clear pale, head is small, white, frothy, fully diminishing, no lacing. Aroma is lemon, green tea, sour apple, dextrose. Medium sweet, medium fruity and citric sour. Finish is medium lasting apple juicy medium sour. Light body, dry texture, lively carbonation. Not that easy due to sourness, interesting, not my style but not bad.
Thursday, February 2, 2017

culchiem
3.3
Galway Bay Careen
Draught at Brewdock. Deep gold with a medium head. Aroma is grainy malt. Flavour is citrus malt, grain, a little metallic hop. Long full bitter dry finish.
Saturday, January 28, 2017

rosenbergh
2.9
Galway Bay Black Forest Cherry Porter
500 ml bottle. BB 10/11/17. From my Northern Irish Secret Santa. Thanks Steve (Beersiveknown)!
Reddish brown color with a small tan head. Cherries, diacetyl, lactose and some sweetness in the aroma. The flavor is sweet malt, diacetyl and some cherry notes. Diacetyl is a bit disturbing.

Saturday, January 28, 2017

Johnstledger8
3.3
Galway Bay Careen
Draught. Pours a lightly hazy orange with a fading sudsy off white head. Aroma is of grains, light citrus, grassy, biscuit, bread. Taste is of biscuit, floral, grassy, citrus. Watery mouthfeel, medium carbonation.
Friday, January 27, 2017

Beersiveknown
3.5
Galway Bay Althea
keg at brewdock/ bottle from winerack
mid amber-blonde, generic tropical hop aroma, medium bodied, plenty of malt flavour, lacking some hop immediacy but decent quaffer.

Thursday, January 26, 2017

Beersiveknown
2.1
Galway Bay Acid Mother Gose
keg at brewdock
ridiculously acidic with little else flavour wise, lime and acid, acid is quite acrid making it a struggle to drink - should have been blended and not sold neat.

Thursday, January 26, 2017

Beersiveknown
3.8
Galway Bay/ Cigar City Phaethon
bottle from the winerack
Full bodied, pithy, sticky, medium carbonation, sweet fruit, papaya, mango, moderate bitterness. Juicy. This is more like it.

Thursday, January 26, 2017

Beersiveknown
3.6
Galway Bay Harvest Altar
keg at brewdock
pithy bitter US hopping on a sweet malt background. Medium body and carbonation. First time on bravo works wuite well in this

Thursday, January 26, 2017

Beersiveknown
3.3
Galway Bay Black Forest Cherry Porter
keg at brewdock
medium body, low carbonation. pretty teeth jarringly sweet, low cherry contribution, dry, bready,malty, definitely porter but not enough black forest

Thursday, January 26, 2017

Beersiveknown
3.4
Galway Bay Banished Sun
keg at brewdock
rich, thick, heavy, chocolate, cocoa, warming, vinous, boozy, slghtly burnt malt autolytic note at the back, small pour is enough

Thursday, January 26, 2017

Beersiveknown
3.1
Galway Bay / Cigar City Ceasefire (Brigid)
Bottle at home from the winerack
hazy muddy amber-brown with thin lacing. Earthy herbal aroma. Very sharp from the fruit, though actually lactic acidity on the low side. A bit messy, vegetal, dry. Expected more.

Thursday, January 26, 2017

catchj
3.8
Galway Bay Full Sail
One of my most drank Galway bay beers. Itís extremely clean and fresh, great hop profile.
Wednesday, January 25, 2017

stjamesgate
3.9
Galway Bay Banished Sun
On tap at Brew Dock, Dublin. Tan crust over jet black. 4 Big cocoa powder and a bit of red currant. 3.75 Cocoa, blackberry, a touch of ash, sweet licorice, and a coffee finish. 4 Medium, chewy, round. 4 Big cocoa, no heat. Chewy - thatís the malts for 8%. Strong, fruity, and sweet - a mince pie beer. Could probably do the same at 5.5%, but good for it. 4
Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Taboada
3.7
Galway Bay / Cigar City Ceasefire (Brigid)
330 mml bottle as part of one European local Swap, many thanks Beersiveknown. Tasted on the 01/01/2017. Hazy orange colour with a tiny white head. Aroma of rhubarb and lemon. Taste is dry with strong shubarb presence. Medium sour finish. Next one please!
Wednesday, January 25, 2017

stravale
3.6
Galway Bay Banished Sun
Keg @ Salthouse, Galway [141216]
Black, tan edges, dense beige head
Aroma of soft roasted malts, dark malts, soft nose
Taste of soft smooth roast, dark malts, light coffee, bit light in flavour for 8%
Palate - Medium carb, bit too fizzy, medium body, soft sweet, soft bitter coffee roast, quite smooth. Finish of dark malts, soft dark plain chocolate
Overall - Nice smooth porter

Sunday, January 22, 2017

Gangstergafje
4.6
Galway Bay Beneath the Brambles
This beer is a specialty. Blackberry IPA?! Iíve never heard of it. The specialness starts already with the looks. The color of the beer is a pale peach. Itís a very cloudy beer. It even has a milky appearance. The beer pours a small amount of foam, which collapses quickly. The looks are amazing and unique. Than the smell. At first it is a normal pale ale smell. Some citrus fruit, some passion fruit and such. After a few deep sniffs a delicious delicate and well balanced blackberry aroma is unveiled. This aroma is quite unique for a beer. I love that the beer is this fruity, without intervening with the beery aspects, like for example a rather clearly does. This fruitiness is very natural. The taste is just as great. Again, there are those first IPA like fruity flavours of citrus fruits, peach, passionfruit and some hops. This fruitiness blends to a delicious and unique fresh bramble flavour. Iíve never experienced anything like this. WOW. The blackberry is clearly present when you look for it, but itís very gentle if you donít look for it. What an unique brew this is. I love the Galway Bay Brewery.
Saturday, January 21, 2017

Gangstergafje
3.9
Galway Bay Stormy Port
The beer looks like a beautiful porter. The color is pith black, with a dark almond foam head. The foam tends to collapse quickly, but a nice drape of foam remains on top of the beer. The smell of the beer is nice, bt a little mild. I mell some delicious roasted barley, giving aromas of coffee, chocolate and salted caramel. There is a lovely combination between salty aromas, roasty bitterness and sweet chocolate. The same applies for the taste. There is a delicious salted caramel flavour, which is quite unique for a íregular porterí. I havenít encountered it a lot. It.s in perfect balance with the darker roast flavours. It sure reminds me of a stormy port: a stormy dark bitterness together with a salty sea flavour. An excellent porter.
Saturday, January 21, 2017

Gangstergafje
4.5
Galway Bay Of Foam and Fury
The beer looks amazing. The color is a beautiful tropical redish orange. The beer pours a nice layer of soft, crispy white foam. The loos are very tropical. Itís clear, accept for a slight cloudy haze. The smell is divine. I smell delicious hoppy fruity aromas of citrus fruits, especially grapefruit, pineapple, peach and passionfruit. It is the delicious fruitiness of Irish IPAís, only very strong and very pure. I love it. Thee are so mann fruity tones in this beer. The taste has the same lovely fresh and fruity tones, with are strong at first and fade away ver slowly with drinking, to create a long and full finish. It dies out in a grapefruit flavour. There is a delicious hoppy bitterness and even a tiny almondy alcohol flavour. Even though the high IBU, the beer isnít extremely bitter because itís well balanced by sweet fruit flavours. The balance is uncanny, so good. This is sure one of the best beers of my two trips to Dublin.
Saturday, January 21, 2017

stjamesgate
3.8
Galway Bay Goiní out West
On tap at Black Sheep, Dublin. Taupe film over hazy orange. 4 Toast, caramel, orange plus some dank. 3.75 Lots more toast and caramel, some weedy grass, then rough orange, pine, and resin. 3.75 Medium, chewy, round. 4 Dank tank. Not so much ďWest CoastĒ as just 2011 - lots of kronik. But caramel and wood, too, which makes it all a muddle. Gets juicier as it goes but none of the current trend towards aroma-forward brightness. Wilts next to Trouble Gunslinger, the other ďWest Coast-styleĒ IPA. Just a little tooÖ English. 3.75
Friday, January 20, 2017

stjamesgate
4.2
Galway Bay Harvest Altar
On tap at Black Sheep, Dublin. Creamy pocked tan over ruby-oxblood. 4.25 Chocolate brownie and orange rind. 4.25 A ton of cocoa, some brown bread and wood, herbal bite, then clementine and resin with bitter linger. 4.25 Almost medium, crisp, oily + chewy. 4 Orange brownie! Kills the style. Just a bit thin, especially when it warms. High score is partially just delight for something different! 4
Friday, January 20, 2017

IPARuairi
3.4
Galway Bay Hexed
Draught in Brew Dock. Slightly cloudy, light appearance. Grassy and fruity flavours, solid DIPA thatís very drinkable.
Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Johnstledger8
3.6
Galway Bay Buried At Sea
Bottle. Pitch black with a fading brown bubbly head. Aroma is of chocolate, lactose, caramel, biscuit. Taste is of chocolate, hint of coffee, biscuit, caramel, lactose. Watery to oily mouthfeel, medium carbonation.
Friday, January 13, 2017

Johnstledger8
3.4
Galway Bay Ale
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.
Sunday, January 8, 2017

jamestulloch
3.6
Galway Bay Full Sail
Bottle from The Beerhive. Amber body with a light haze and a medium off-white head. Steady carbonation. Faint lacing. Aroma of biscuit, caramel and peach. Flavour of pine, orange pith and a hint of mango. Thin to medium body with a light, fizzy mouthfeel. Sharp and straightforward. Decent.
Friday, January 6, 2017

stravale
3.3
Galway Bay Black Forest Cherry Porter
Bottle from OíBrienís, Athlone [051216]
Black, tan head, large yeast particles
Aroma of roasted malts, soft burnt toast, light fruit
Taste of roasted malts, dark malts, dab of dark chocolate. Fairly rich malts, but expected a bit more flavour for the abv.
Palate - Soft carb, medium body, soft bitter roast, soft sweet. Finsh is quite dry, getting some very soft fruit notes now, roasted malt
Overall - Not keen on cherry, so good for me there is not much of it in here. OK. Bit underwhelming TBH

Friday, January 6, 2017

culchiem
3.7
Galway Bay Hexed
Draught at Brewdock. Cloudy orange with a medium head. Aroma of caramel and tropical fruit. Flavour is grassy hop, fruit rind, dusty bitter hop finish, very tasty.
Monday, January 2, 2017

Johnstledger8
3.7
Galway Bay Full Sail
Bottle. Pours a lightly hazy golden orange with a fading foamy white head. Aroma is of orange, grapefruit, mango, pineapple, citrus, caramel. Taste is of mango, passionfruit, pineapple, orange, caramel. Watery to oily mouthfeel, medium carbonation.
Monday, January 2, 2017

AshtonMcCobb
3.6
Galway Bay Althea
Bottle thanks to Paul. Appearance - golden amber with a decent head. Nose - grapefruit and pine. Taste - more of the same. Plenty of dry resin notes too. Palate - light bodied with a creamy texture and a long dry finish. Overall - a good example of the style.
Monday, January 2, 2017

Johnstledger8
3.7
Galway Bay Hexed
Draught. Cloudy orange with a foamy to lacy white head. Aroma is of citrus, grassy, caramel, exotic fruits, passionfruit. Taste is of citrus, melon, grassy, passionfruit, caramel, burnt bitter finish. Oily mouthfeel, medium carbonation.
Friday, December 30, 2016

PilsnerProfessor24
4.8
Galway Bay Full Sail
An very good beverage. I like it, it has enough amount of alcohol in it and tastes so damn good.
Wednesday, December 28, 2016

elbernays
4
Galway Bay Hexed
Draught at atg. Citrus, mango, passion fruit, bit of booze. Flavour is a caramel sweet with citrus, grapefruit, orange, lemon, with a bitter rind finish. Lovely.
Tuesday, December 20, 2016

garthicus
3.9
Galway Bay Banished Sun
On cask at The Black Sheep. Appearance: Coal black, small toffee coloured head. Aroma: coffee and candy sugar, deep deep forest fruit, a hint of leather. Flavour: light mouthfeel making way for whiskey and coffee, milk chocolate with some liquer notes, marzipan in the finish. Lovely.
Friday, December 16, 2016

ATP
3.6
Galway Bay Stormy Port
Przyjemnie pachnie, jest kawa, jest czekolada, jest lekki karmel. W smaku jest lekko, to w końcu nieco ponad 5 procent alkoholu. Przyjemna kawa i czekolada w smaku bez nadmiernej karmelowej słodyczy. Dobra rzecz, kolejny "nudny" w Polsce styl, ktůry u nas się szybko nie przyjmie.
Wednesday, December 7, 2016

rebelred
1.5
Galway Bay Black Forest Cherry Porter
I was really looking forward to this one , no taste of cherries and tasted like a íforeign extra stout and not a porter and very poor value at Ä4.75 from Bradleys off licence in Cork.
Sunday, December 4, 2016

elbernays
3.6
Galway Bay Banished Sun
Draught at alfie Byrnes. Pours black with reddish hue. Coffee chocolate notes creamy lactose chocolate flavour.
Sunday, December 4, 2016

Gangstergafje
3.8
Galway Bay Aikau Amber
The beer has quite a nice look. The color is nice. Its a rather dark amber. The beer is quite clear, accept for a minimal tiny touch of cloudiness. On top of the beer, a nice frothy layer of crispy white foam is formed. The smell of the beer is very nice. I smell some strong fruit aromas of citrus and passionfruit. It is lovely sweet, balanced by a soreness and a hoppy bitterness. There might be some peachy sweetness in it as well. The fruitiness is somewhat lost in the taste. This is a bit to bitter and dry. The fruitiness is there, just a lot less strong. In stead there is a dry bitterness which contains only small hoppy aspects. The taste could have been a little better.
Friday, December 2, 2016

Gangstergafje
1.9
Galway Bay 303 - Tart Pale Ale W/Azacca Hops
The looks of the beer are not that special. The beer has a light, yellow color with a slight cloudiness. A little white foam head forms on top. The foam collapses fast. The smell is almost nonexistent. In the distance there is a slightly sour aroma that has some hints of sour apple, reminding a bit of cider. There is hardly anything else. The taste has slightly sour touches of apple cider to and a sour flavour reminding me of wild yeast. I hate wild yeast beers. On second assessment, the wild yeast aromaís are also present in the smell. I donít relay like this beer. The mouth sensation of the beer also isnít that great. It is very dry and tongue twisting. It screams for water to wash the dryness away. I canít recommend this one.
Friday, December 2, 2016

Gangstergafje
3.8
Galway Bay Kompass
The beer looks like expected: black weizener. Iíve never seen nor heard of it, but the beer fits the idea I get from it. The beer is black on the eye, with a little ruby red glow. It looks quite special. The smell is that typical for a weizener. It is sweet and soft with delicious citrus aromas. The smell has something creamy and is nicer than most weizeners. It lacks the sometimes to strong coriander aroma. The taste is much like the smell. There are delicate hop notes and a nice citrusy flavour. The beer has a lovely strong hoppy bitterness. It is more than just a good weizener. Itís a weizener, with with Irish balls.
Friday, December 2, 2016

elbernays
3.6
Galway Bay Black Forest Cherry Porter
Bottle from McHughs. Pours black with reddish hue. Tan last head. Dark chocolate, coffee bean, cherry on nose. Flavour is sweet chocolate coffee with cherry background. A bit gassy on finish but overall a decent Porter.
Friday, December 2, 2016

stravale
3.8
Galway Bay Althea
Bottle from OíBrienís, Longford [271116]
Amber, clear, big frothy white head
Aroma of tropical fruits, citrus hops, fresh hoppy nose, sharp citrus zest, very fruity, no malt, good nose
Taste of citrus hops, tangy lemon, some bitter grapefruit, tropical fruits, juicy citrus zest, light pale malt background
Palate - Soft carb, medium body, tangy sharp citrus, bit sticky, rather bitter. Finish of sharp citrus zest, bitter citrus fruits
Overall - Very good - I like the light pale malt, thereís too much of this íbalance the hops with maltí idea with Irish pale ales which end up over malted cramping the vibrancy of the hops. This was far better than the awful Full Sail bottle I had last week (What happened there?)

Sunday, November 27, 2016

MarcoDL
3.5
Galway Bay Buried At Sea
Draft at Uiltje bar. Aroma of soft roasted malt, milk chocolate and cream. Flavor of soft cream, milk chocolate and a little roast. Solid.
Sunday, November 27, 2016

Johnstledger8
3.9
Galway Bay Banished Sun
Draught. Pitch black with a thick mostly lasting foamy light brown head. Aroma is of dark fruits, biscuit, liquorice, coffee, milk chocolate. Taste is of biscuit, caramel, dark fruits, figs, nuts, treacle, dark chocolate, slightly bitter finish. Light oily mouthfeel, soft to medium carbonation.
Saturday, November 26, 2016

Johnstledger8
3.3
Galway Bay Black Forest Cherry Porter
Draught. Pours an opaque dark reddish black with a fading light brown bubbly head. Aroma is of dark chocolate, cherries, treacle. Taste is of dark chocolate, caramel, cherry. Oily mouthfeel, soft carbonation.
Saturday, November 26, 2016