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Bay Ale - Galway Bay Brewery

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Reviews: 5
Hads: 21
Avg: 3.7
pDev: 13.51%
Wants: 0
Gots: 7 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Galway Bay Brewery visit their website

Style | ABV
Irish Red Ale |  4.40% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: kojevergas on 03-10-2011

Bay Ale is a copper coloured, traditional ale with malt and hop aromas and a smooth and well-balanced flavour. Hoppy, yet malt-forward this ale strikes a great balance. Using Perle, Bobek and Willamette hops alongside a strong malt backbone this beer is both for savoring and thirst-quenching, depending on your mood.
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Reviews: 5 | Hads: 21
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Photo of innominat
3.14/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of NilocRellim
3.62/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

NOTE: recipe is constantly changing at the brewery. Review is for a Bay Ale drank in April, 2015.

Poured a cloudy, dark red/mahogany colour.

Minimal aroma, very faint sweet malts.

Clean, light, mellow sweet malt flavours. Very basic, yet nice, Irish red ale.Very session-able.

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Photo of beerinabottle
4/5  rDev +8.1%

Photo of gtermi
4.25/5  rDev +14.9%

Photo of metter98
3.81/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Cask at Against The Grain, Dublin, Ireland

A: The beer is hazy yellowish amber in color and has no visible carbonation. It poured with a half finger high frothy off white head that died down and left a collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Light to moderate aromas of tea leaves are present in the nose.
T: The taste is similar to the smell and has lots of tea-like flavors.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied on the palate and has a low amount of carbonation.
O: This beer has the most in the way of tea-like flavors compared to any of the other beers I've had in the style.

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Photo of IronTom
4.05/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mdagnew
4/5  rDev +8.1%

500ml bottle bought online from Drinkstore.ie

Poured a nice mahogany red colour... Creamy tan head poured quite thickly then faded slowly to thin layer... very light carbonation... some decent wispy lacing...

Aroma - Nice strong caramel maltiness, some light spicy fruitiness (figs and raisins), biscuity hints, light molasses hints, some nice nutty sweetness, light peppery hops, faint toasted bread notes...

Taste – Lots of nice caramel maltiness, fruity spicy and peppery hops bitterness, light nutty sweetness, maybe a faint hint of nutmeg, some biscuitiness, some light prune and fig notes...

Feel - Nice and smooth... Medium bodied... Very, very quaffable - a superb session beer...

Overall - A very good Irish Red ale.... definitely recommended...

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Photo of BrandonZp5
4/5  rDev +8.1%

Photo of Eucrid
4/5  rDev +8.1%

Photo of kojevergas
3.27/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Served from tap into Bay Brewery pint glass at the Salthouse pub in low altitude Galway, Ireland.

A: One finger head of fair cream and very poor retention. Copper colour. Clear.

Sm: Caramel, toffee, cream, barley.

T: Lovely cream lacing from the open bleeds into the body which is rather hoppy with the notes from the nose. Cream on the finish. Well built; adequately balanced.

Mf: Nice coarseness and smoothness balances, but it ought to be more dry. Way too heavy for its relative simplicity.

Dr: Expensive, but nicely done. All around worth a go, just to say you've tried it.

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Photo of Pgawish
4.89/5  rDev +32.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Awesome flavor, easy on the stomach for those of us who have sensitive ones

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Photo of RXUYDC
4.14/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Nunya
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

Photo of msanborn
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

Photo of ronanohall
2.5/5  rDev -32.4%

Photo of funkel81
3.84/5  rDev +3.8%

Photo of dryndantheman
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

Photo of Popadeaux
4.44/5  rDev +20%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Had a pint at Oslo on 05/08/15, at the Original Brewery location in Salthill. Had just driven from Dublin in a car with the steering wheel on the wrong side of the car, on the wrong side of the road in construction traffic and needed a tall cool one. Galway Bay fit the bill!
Thank you Allen! The food was great also!

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Photo of Eramen
3.25/5  rDev -12.2%

Photo of Richie71
3.93/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Polasiuss
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

Bay Ale from Galway Bay Brewery
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