Slane's Irish Ale - Diamond Knot Brewery

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Slane's Irish Ale
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Reviews: 21
Hads: 41
rAvg: 3.6
pDev: 9.17%
Wants: 0
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
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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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Reviews: 21 | Hads: 41
Reviews by jdense:
Photo of jdense
3.97/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 oz bottle from By The Bottle, Vancouver WA, shared with beer buddy poured into pint glass 3.17.2010.

Clear light red body, some trails of carbonation visible, with one finger white head medium dissipation with some lacing present. Taste is malt forward, caramel, with some smokiness and floral hops. Taste is caramel up front, a bit of smoke in the middle, pretty sweet (cherry, raisins) with some floral hops at finish but not real bitter on backend. Medium mouthfeel with decent effervescence. Pretty drinkable. Worth seeking out for fans of the style. (558 characters)

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Photo of NWer
4.25/5  rDev +18.1%

Photo of chinchill
3.18/5  rDev -11.7%
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. (480 characters)

Photo of tdm168
3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

Photo of Beardo
3.41/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of MikeW51
2.75/5  rDev -23.6%

Photo of Izzi
4.02/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of DKRowden
4.05/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured into a pint mug from the brewpub @ mlt. It's appearance is a clean amber/red. The smell is a lil faint but there are hints of caramel malt sweetness and a slight fruity nose. The taste is a ramp up of the nose bringing more caramel malt sweet flavor parallel to the style and a tiny crisp hop finish. Very clean drinkable smooth mouthfeel. Overall very enjoyable. (370 characters)

Photo of bigbluebeerguy
3.58/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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. (794 characters)

Photo of froghop
3.5/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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. (258 characters)

Photo of flagmantho
3.53/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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. (816 characters)

Photo of irishgreensoda
3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

Photo of deedric
3.52/5  rDev -2.2%
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. (477 characters)

Photo of abcdefghijkyle
2.75/5  rDev -23.6%

Photo of bvermilion
2.5/5  rDev -30.6%

Photo of tpacek
3/5  rDev -16.7%

Photo of Mighty_Miguelito
4.5/5  rDev +25%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Nice dark color, nearly brown. Great taste and smooth feel, very drinkable. I could smell the hops but the malt is dominant in the taste. I will continue to enjoy this through the Summer. (187 characters)

Photo of Bfarr
3.73/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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. (359 characters)

Photo of loren01
4.14/5  rDev +15%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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. (373 characters)

Photo of foghornleghorn22
3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of philbertk
3.76/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 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. (869 characters)

Photo of AndrewMichael
3.25/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

22 oz bottle poured into a can glass, malty as expected but solid beer. (71 characters)

Photo of fishguyac
2.75/5  rDev -23.6%

Photo of olympuszymurgus
4.1/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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. (498 characters)

Photo of RockinRob925
3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

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Slane's Irish Ale from Diamond Knot Brewery
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