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Irish Red Ale - Garrison Brewing Company

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Irish Red AleIrish Red Ale

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Ratings: 66
Reviews: 38
rAvg: 3.35
pDev: 17.01%
Wants: 0
Gots: 7 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Garrison Brewing Company visit their website
Nova Scotia, Canada

Style | ABV
Irish Red Ale |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: PiratePete on 10-07-2003

This classic beer style was inspired by centuries of Celtic brewing history. Specialty kilned malts such as dark caramel and munich dominate the Irish Red resulting in a ruby red colour and smooth malty taste.

20 IBU
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Ratings: 66 | Reviews: 38
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4.8/5  rDev +43.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Excellent craft beer. If you are a fan of red ales, this is an excellent choice, and if you're in NS it's local.

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2.63/5  rDev -21.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

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3.51/5  rDev +4.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -3%

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2.75/5  rDev -17.9%

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2.75/5  rDev -17.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +34.3%

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3/5  rDev -10.4%

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4/5  rDev +19.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +11.9%

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3.5/5  rDev +4.5%

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3/5  rDev -10.4%

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2.25/5  rDev -32.8%

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3.5/5  rDev +4.5%

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3.25/5  rDev -3%

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3/5  rDev -10.4%

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2.25/5  rDev -32.8%

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3/5  rDev -10.4%

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3.47/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap at the Waterfront Wharf in Halifax, just a stone's throw from the brewery, on a cool and rainy fall day.

Poured into a Garrison pint glass. Certainly holds up to its name with its clear bright ruby-copper hue. Decent half inch of head, recedes into a thick ring with lots of lacing.

Nose is faint, and doesn't offer much. Malty, caramel, a bit of fruit and mild hops actually. Smells like your standard big market red ale.

The taste is thankfully a touch better, with a nice malt profile, bit of grain, tea-herbal hops, and mild fruit and spiciness.

Thinner bodied, sharper carbonation than I'd like.

Decent red ale, certainly highly drinkable, but neither is it among Garrison's better brews. Still, when it's consumed within sight of the harborfront, it adds a certain something to the experience.

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3.25/5  rDev -3%

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3.64/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

341ml bottle poured into a pint glass. Part of a 6-pack bought at the NSLC in Hantsport, NS... not much else there for craft beer, so I figured I'd give it a try.

A: brown and clear, with three fingers of fluffy tan head.
S: grassy hops and roasted malts.
T: Nice balance of hops and roasted malts. Very drinkable.

Overall: Good but not amazing.

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4/5  rDev +19.4%

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3.5/5  rDev +4.5%

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3/5  rDev -10.4%

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3.5/5  rDev +4.5%

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Irish Red Ale from Garrison Brewing Company
78 out of 100 based on 66 ratings.