1. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  2. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Slane's Irish Ale - Diamond Knot Brewery

Not Rated.
Slane's Irish AleSlane's Irish Ale

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.

36 Ratings
no score

(send 'em beer!)
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

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: pezoids on 03-01-2005)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Usefulness | Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50  | next › last »
Ratings: 36 | Reviews: 19 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by Nerudamann:
Photo of Nerudamann


3.93/5  rDev +16.3%

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.

03-24-2012 22:55:27 | More by Nerudamann
More User Reviews:
Photo of NWer


4.25/5  rDev +25.7%

02-13-2013 19:01:37 | More by NWer
Photo of chinchill

South Carolina

3.11/5  rDev -8%

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.

02-08-2013 22:51:40 | More by chinchill
Photo of tdm168

North Carolina

3.25/5  rDev -3.8%

08-06-2014 17:14:55 | More by tdm168
Photo of MikeW51

2.75/5  rDev -18.6%

03-17-2012 23:18:23 | More by MikeW51
Photo of bigbluebeerguy


3.63/5  rDev +7.4%

Bomber (obtained through excellent trade with beertunes) poured into a pint glass. Hazy, rusty red with a two finger cream colored head, solid lacing.

Smell is an unusual combination of sour and sweet. The sour to me seems like a malt vinegar, the sweetness is most definitely caramel. A touch of hops and a little breadiness there as well.

I really like the taste of this beer. Slightly acidic at first, followed by the hop hit, then a big dose of melted caramel, and finally a slightly dry, bitter finish.

Mouthfeel is good. Medium bodied with seemingly the right amount of carbonation. A little sticky with just a slight aftertaste.

Drinkability overall is good. Seems to get a little sweeter and heavier as it warms, but I will definitely see if I can get another one of these in trade.

05-13-2010 23:45:12 | More by bigbluebeerguy
Photo of froghop


3.5/5  rDev +3.6%

pours a clear brown with a red tint, a medium size off-white head, and good lacing.

smell is of malt, some sweetness, roasted nuts, and toffee.

taste is smooth up front, brown sugar, malt, caramel, and some spice in the back, ends a little on the dry side.

04-29-2010 03:21:24 | More by froghop
Photo of flagmantho


3.53/5  rDev +4.4%

Poured from 22oz bomber into a pint glass.

Appearance: deep amber hue with a touch of haze and a finger of ivory foam. The color has a richness which I really like.

Smell: nicely balanced aroma of biscuity and toasty malt. There's also a hint of tartness and a hint of caramel in the background.

Taste: nice combination of light caramel malt and some biscuitiness. The biscuit flavor is not overwhelming, which it can sometimes be in beers of this style. Hop bitterness is there, but hop character is extremely low; flavors tend toward the earthy. Overall, a nice red ale.

Mouthfeel: medium body with a satisfactory level of carbonation. Feel is slightly silky as it goes down; nice.

Drinkability: pretty solid. It is refreshing and well-balanced. I'd have this again, although I doubt I'd make a session of it.

05-08-2010 01:42:38 | More by flagmantho
Photo of irishgreensoda


3.25/5  rDev -3.8%

03-28-2013 14:05:50 | More by irishgreensoda
Photo of deedric


3.53/5  rDev +4.4%

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.

10-26-2012 01:08:15 | More by deedric
Photo of abcdefghijkyle

New Jersey

2.75/5  rDev -18.6%

10-24-2012 21:17:15 | More by abcdefghijkyle
Photo of bvermilion


2.5/5  rDev -26%

03-31-2012 04:22:50 | More by bvermilion
Photo of tpacek

New Jersey

3/5  rDev -11.2%

07-09-2014 14:55:50 | More by tpacek
Photo of Bfarr


3.78/5  rDev +11.8%

Clear red amber with big foamy tan head with good retention and no lacing. Lightly floral lager aroma with light tea. Big malty tea and caramel sweetness with light hops and a good finish. Thin silky mouthfeel with light fuzzy finish.

Clear strong flavor throughout though a slightly off lingering acidic feel about halfway through. Smooth and easy drinking.

04-11-2011 21:46:27 | More by Bfarr
Photo of loren01


4.18/5  rDev +23.7%

A: Pours a nice clear red color, small head slight lacing down the glass
S: Sweet melon like scent, earthy hops
T: Bready caramel flavors. Also some sweet melon flavors. Pretty good earthy hoppiness at the end
M: Medium bodied, good amount of carbonation. Finish is a little dry
D: This is a pretty good beer, not my favorite style but I would get this beer again for sure.

03-10-2011 00:52:28 | More by loren01
Photo of foghornleghorn22


3.75/5  rDev +10.9%

04-22-2014 01:33:54 | More by foghornleghorn22
Photo of philbertk


3.8/5  rDev +12.4%

Diamond Knot Brewing Company--Slane's Irish Style Red Ale--2010 22 oz. Bottle. 6.60% ABV. 30 IBU's. (3.0 / 5.0) Mild lace off white head. Sediment dusting. Clear bright hazy amber red color. Malty floral fruity mild hop front. Slightly sour sweet fruit malty peat hint red ale rich mild cream body. Puckery dry sweet sour mild hop end. Odd Irish-Peat? Smoke? Off, but not infected. Sampled 7/6/2010. 2 @ $3.99 Each.

Diamond Knot Brewing Company--SLANE'S Irish Style Red Ale--2011 22 oz. Bottle. 6.60% ABV. 30 IBU's. (4.0 / 5.0) Fizzy mild lace off white head. Clear rich dark deep mahogeny red color. Slightly smoky mild toasted malty mild hop front. Earthy slightly crusty roasted dark fruit rich malty smoke peat hint body. Cloying toasted malt mild hop end. Subtle tasty Irish Red. Sampled 1/21/2011. Purchased for $3.49 at The Ballard Market, Seattle on 1/21/2011.

07-09-2010 02:12:36 | More by philbertk
Photo of fishguyac


2.75/5  rDev -18.6%

06-30-2014 00:03:47 | More by fishguyac
Photo of olympuszymurgus


4.1/5  rDev +21.3%

Let it be known I'm a fan of this beer. Irish Red is not my preferred styley but this is an extremely drinkable interpretation. I hear word this is from an old family recipe.

A brilliant dark tawny with effervescent carbonation in a fairly clear beer.
Smells of toffee, hint of diacetyl, malty sweetness, dextins, slight smokiness.
Starts sweet, diacetyl barely apparent, bit of caramel, barely any evidence of hops, sweet finish turns dry, leaving the mouth watering for more.
Really well done.

04-14-2010 01:52:12 | More by olympuszymurgus
Photo of RockinRob925


3.75/5  rDev +10.9%

04-07-2014 00:52:25 | More by RockinRob925
Photo of twelveinches


4/5  rDev +18.3%

12-13-2011 06:48:52 | More by twelveinches
Photo of facundoCNB

New Jersey

2.95/5  rDev -12.7%

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.

08-29-2012 23:51:07 | More by facundoCNB
Photo of barleywinefiend


4/5  rDev +18.3%

Poured a very deep, clear red color with a small white head. Nose is dry, caramel, hops, bready a bit. taste is dry, booze, like a big amber, caramel, toastiness. Some sugar and syrup perhaps. Mouthfeel is sticky, big, sweet and dry. pretty good overall.

03-14-2010 03:35:09 | More by barleywinefiend
Photo of beertunes


3.6/5  rDev +6.5%

After sending a few of these out in recent trades, I realized that I hadn't reviewed this myself. Poured into 10oz glass. Poured a very slightly cloudy red with about a half-inch of off-white head head that had good retention and lacing.

The aroma was nicely sweet malt with a pleasant hop tang on the finish. The flavors were very similar, although there was a slight funky flavor that didn't show up on the nose. The hops were stronger on the finish than indicated in the scent.
The body was pretty typical, and drinkability was nice and easy.

Overall, a nice, pleasant brew. Nothing special, but very enjoyable, try it if you see it.

05-15-2010 20:45:06 | More by beertunes
Photo of dmorgan310


3.5/5  rDev +3.6%

05-26-2014 14:46:28 | More by dmorgan310
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50  | next › last »
Slane's Irish Ale from Diamond Knot Brewery
79 out of 100 based on 36 ratings.