Irish Red Ale - Garrison Brewing Company
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3.48/5 rDev +4.8%
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.
10-10-2013 20:13:52 | More by JohnnyBarman
British Columbia (Canada)
3.64/5 rDev +9.6%
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.
08-15-2013 21:20:21 | More by souvenirs
3.1/5 rDev -6.6%
I tried one of these while on a vacation to their brewery in Halifax in August 2012. Compared to the few reds I've had, this was a pretty pedestrian offering; nothing offensive yet nothing to write home about. I found myself wishing I'd ordered something else instead and that's kind of disappointing.
09-03-2012 20:22:04 | More by Mdez
Irish Red Ale from Garrison Brewing Company
77 out of 100 based on 62 ratings.