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Slane's Irish Ale - Diamond Knot Brewery

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Slane's Irish AleSlane's Irish Ale

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36 Ratings
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Ratings: 36
Reviews: 19
rAvg: 3.38
pDev: 15.38%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Diamond Knot Brewery visit their website
Washington, United States

Style | ABV
Irish Red Ale |  6.60% ABV

Availability: Spring

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Beer added by: pezoids on 03-01-2005

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Ratings: 36 | Reviews: 19 | Display Reviews Only:
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3.25/5  rDev -3.8%

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3/5  rDev -11.2%

Photo of fishguyac
2.75/5  rDev -18.6%

Photo of dmorgan310
3.5/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of foghornleghorn22
3.75/5  rDev +10.9%

Photo of RockinRob925
3.75/5  rDev +10.9%

Photo of Metaltildeath
3.5/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of ecoons
3.56/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A great red. Whenever I have one of these I think, "How is this different from Killian's?" Because if you can't brew a red that is better than the offering from the kings of pisswater what the hell are you doing brewing? The mouth feel could be a little rounder. It is overly hopped for my tastes. But not so much that I won't drink it. Nice balanced red good for sippin and watching some baseball or Firefly.

Photo of Mosul
2/5  rDev -40.8%

Photo of irishgreensoda
3.25/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of NWer
4.25/5  rDev +25.7%

Photo of chinchill
3.11/5  rDev -8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Poured from a 22 oz bottle into a pint glass.
Pours a deep reddish-amber with a decent off-white head that is pretty durable and leaves great lacing.
Smells notably hoppy on top of a mild malt base, but with a very faint musky note.
The taste starts malty and good, but the musky off-flavor appears mid-taste and lingers into the mildly bitter aftertaste.
Mouthfeel: very smooth a bit buttery; near medium body is slightly watery; medium carbonation.
O: Promising but flawed.

Photo of jucifer1818
3/5  rDev -11.2%

Photo of deedric
3.53/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a bomber courtesy of pstutzman...
Ever-so slightly cloudy reddish color with a boatload of creamy colored head (it may have sat too long in the bottle) which dissipated ever-so-slowly. Healthy lacing. Smelled of biscuity malts with a hoppy hint. Taste of malt, hops, dusky-smoky in the middle with a hint of alcohol burn on the throat. Mouthfeel was good, nice balance of density and carbonation. Overall a enjoyable beverage - more enjoyable as the bottle emptied.

Photo of abcdefghijkyle
2.75/5  rDev -18.6%

Photo of facundoCNB
2.95/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

a clean brownish red with tons of fluffy head (overcarbonated) and a ton of lacing. smells of faint malts, sulfur, slight hint of caramel. taste is of a subtle malt base with slight bitterness. faint sweet nutty/fruity flavor.
medium body, very carbonated (might have been sitting at the store for some time).
i'm giving this a 3 in hopes that a fresh bottle may do this beer justice. it looked great, but went straight downhill.

Photo of carrollmel7
3.25/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of kylehay2004
2.73/5  rDev -19.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

A: no head to speak of on a murky brownish amber body.

S: musty caramel malts, nuts, herbal hops, lots of sour cherry.

T: sour malts, a little smokey, some caramel but very difficult to draw out from the sourness. Nut notes.

M: medium body and moderate to high carbonation.

Overall: this one is way too tart and neglects the well rounded malt content you look for in the style.

Photo of nickfl
2.58/5  rDev -23.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

A - Pours with one finger of off-white foam on top of a hazy, amber-brown body. The head settles rapidly and leaves light lace.

S - Light, musty hops, a hint of caramel and a vegetal note lingering in the background.

T - Some bready malt up front with a hint of toffee. The malt flavor turns sour in the middle and has a bit of a tart cherry note with moderate bitterness in the finish.

M - Medium body, moderate carbonation, and a dry finish.

D - Not good, the malt character is shallow and unimpressive while there is also a sour note in the flavor profile that isn't helping things much. Drain pour.

Photo of Pencible
3.5/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: This poured a clear dark gold with some white head.
S: It smelled like tart apples and wild yeast, with some apricot and burnt barley and coriander.
T: It tasted like bready yeast and spicy rye and burnt barley, with a bit of tart apples and coriander. It had a fairly clean bittersweet aftertaste.
M: It was slightly thick with moderate carbonation. Decent body.
D: This had a kind of strange scent and taste, but not bad. The body was ok, and it was bland enough to be pretty easy to drink. Didn't fit the style very well, and not really enjoyable. Meh.

Photo of ChainGangGuy
3.25/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

22 ounce bottle - $3.99 at Total Wine & More in Kennesaw, Georgia.

Appearance: Pours out a clear, dark tan-hued body with a two fingers worth of just barely off-white foam.

Smell: Toasty, caramel-scented maltiness with a scant hint of fruit, a slight, slight touch of earthy hops, and a few drops of clean booze.

Taste: Toasty malts wrapped in a crust of sugar with some caramel flavor going on, but also some alcohol coming into play early on. Sliver of apple skin. Fairly low hop character, but enough bitterness (along with the alcohol) to balance things out. Dry, reasonably malty finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium carbonation. Slight creaminess to the mouthfeel.

Overall: So-so. For me, I'd have preferred it with a little less alcohol.

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2.5/5  rDev -26%

Photo of Nerudamann
3.93/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass.

Look – light brown/medium amber in color, clear, with about half a finger’s worth of khaki-colored foam that dissipates quickly.

Smell – slightly hoppy, but with an odd “other” kind of taste within it. Maybe it’s syrupy or musky…hard to tell exactly.

Taste – in the taste, there’s a bit of a malty taste at the beginning, which melds quickly into a more bitter taste and feeling from the hops. The finish is the same “other” type of taste that I felt in the aroma, but is nonetheless still as illusive.

Mouthfeel – pretty well-balanced, but leans a bit more on the watery side.

Overall – very interesting brew to taste, sample, and think about.

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3.25/5  rDev -3.8%

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2.75/5  rDev -18.6%

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Slane's Irish Ale from Diamond Knot Brewery
79 out of 100 based on 36 ratings.