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Sunburnt Irish Red - Eight Degrees Brewing

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Sunburnt Irish Red
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22 Ratings
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Ratings: 22
Reviews: 6
rAvg: 3.67
pDev: 10.35%
Wants: 0
Gots: 6 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Eight Degrees Brewing visit their website
Ireland

Style | ABV
Irish Red Ale |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
New from May 2011

Like an Irishman on holiday in the Canaries, this beer has a red tint but with a chilled out mellow feel.

A traditional Irish style with a twist, it has subtle caramel notes balanced with a pleasant fragrant aroma from New Zealand and Australian hops. Goes really well with roast beef, lamb or a traditional Irish stew, but beware: keep out of direct sunlight.

(Beer added by: JohnfromDublin on 05-19-2011)
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Photo of oldglory78
4/5  rDev +9%

Quite a nice red Irish ale. Sweet, maybe a little too sweet but not too strong in alcohol so could use this one as a session ale. Nice for a change from my usual IPA or APA. Not unlike 5am Saint from Brewdog. More understated. All in all a decent beer from a very good brewery. Would recommend.

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4/5  rDev +9%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

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4/5  rDev +9%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

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3/5  rDev -18.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

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3/5  rDev -18.3%

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3/5  rDev -18.3%

Photo of Kremlock
3.8/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: No head with a light amber colour. Clear with no particles

S: Caramel and citrus at the same time on the nose.

T: Smooth biterness and well balanced with the malt. Picked up on some crystal and hints of roastyness. A bit of a nutty taste, very pleasant.

M: Smooth, well carbonated and crisp.

O: This is a great balanced Irish Red. The bitterness and malt are well balanced and the yeast used is very clean. Leaves a lot of room for the nutty and caramel flavours to come through.

Photo of fionn13
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of mdagnew
3.78/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

330ml bottle bought from Drinkstore, Dublin...

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

Aroma - Nice strong caramel maltiness, some light 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, some light spicy hops, light nutty sweetness, maybe a faint hint of nutmeg and cinnamon, some biscuitiness, some light prune and fig notes...

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

Overall - A pretty decent Red Ale although maybe not as hoppy as i would like.. recommended though...

Photo of mnixon86
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of LeathChuinn
4/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This was from a 330ml bottle served in a half pint glass.

A: The colour is a reddish/orangey brown, slightly hazy, with a thin off-white head. There isn't much lacing.

S: Aroma is malty with some sweet fruity scents noticeable. Red apple is there for sure.

T: Beer is malty, fruity and nutty with tastes of almond slice cake, toffee, plum and hazelnuts.

M: pleasant light-medium and easy to drink.

O: This is a very nice beer.

Photo of Eramen
3.95/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - Pours a rusty amber, it's quite dark; also we have a moderate head which slowly dissipates as it is enjoyed.

S - Cinnamon and herbal, fruits, wood or charcoal, and the malts, it is a pleasant, light and airy aroma.

T - Quite malty indeed, with sweet cinnamon, mild spice, figs and dark fruit, there is a sufficiently hoppy bite towards the end for balance.

MF - Light-medium bodied, with enough carbonation to keep it interesting.

O - Very pleasing to drink, a little different from the rest of the current Irish red ales brewed in Ireland - certainly a good thing! All the best to this brewery!

Photo of StJamesGate
3.68/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Hazy muddy oxblood with a creamy, crated taupe head that rings. Toasted hazelnuts and red apple on the nose.
Cinnamon apple cake malts with cedary spicy hops. Resiny finish and tight bitter linger.
Light to medium, crisp, some chew.

Loses the American hops on tap, ending up less tasty, yet more true to style.

My 600th review.

bottle
(3.9; 4.00 3.50 4.00 4.00 4.00)
23/07/2011
Deep rusty orange-red with speckles of sediment and a loose off-white head that fades to film. Toast and toffee with undertones of spiced plum and maybe dried orange peel on the nose. Dark toast and red berry with mild spice, cinnamon oil and clementine hops. Compote finish, tight linger. Medium, chewy, some fizz.
I guess maybe Howling Gale was so American, I was expecting a hopped up amber, something like 5AM Saint. This ain't that. Malt lead, lots of toast and dark fruit, understated hops which are still there, easy if unchallenging drink. Not the most exciting style, maybe, but that doesn't mean they're doing it wrong.
2nd tasting: Spicy NZ hops come on much stronger. Balanced and characterful red.

Sunburnt Irish Red from Eight Degrees Brewing
84 out of 100 based on 22 ratings.