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Caffrey's Irish Ale - Thomas Caffrey Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
75
okay

120 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 120
Reviews: 84
rAvg: 3.24
pDev: 20.68%
Wants: 10
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Thomas Caffrey Brewing Co. visit their website
United Kingdom (Northern Ireland)

Style | ABV
Irish Red Ale |  3.80% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 04-03-2001)
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2.61/5  rDev -19.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2.5

Pours from a 500ml can.

A- clear, dark mahogany, pours a creamy off white head. Head thickness starts well, but thins out to 0.5cm very quickly.

S-almost none.veeery faint roasted malts.

T-initially sour with hint of orange, before the sweetness sneaks in, as well as some sweet roasted malt.

M- oily texture, thin body, nil carbonation, short finish.

O- the taste and aroma are pretty bland, but its the mouthfeel that ruins this its like beer flavoured water!

chogm54, Jul 26, 2014
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4/5  rDev +23.5%

Limanuljaska, Jul 16, 2014
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2.4/5  rDev -25.9%

No taste whatsoever. Weak consistency but still totally under my expectations. Bitterness is completely nonexistent.

Alex-Alkis, Jul 10, 2014
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3/5  rDev -7.4%

cfalovo97, Jun 20, 2014
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2.95/5  rDev -9%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Can: a big green 440mL can, and yet somehow it still comes across as a classy number. Minimalist but well designed.

Appearance: super creamy pour - very white to start but slowly changes to a clear amber colour. Medium thick white head that leaves some lace as it ever so slowly drops. Looks good!

Aroma: what aroma? Not much there at all. I know it's a mid strength, but one would expect a bit more than just a light toffee malt on the nose. Disappointing after the pour.

Taste: follows the nose, I'm afraid. It does have those trademark red ale characteristics of earthy hops, toffee-caramel malts and a touch of some barley, but it is simply far too weak for my liking.

Aftertaste: not much here either - disappears from the palate too quickly for an expensive red ale.

Mouth feel: mouth feel is light to moderate in body with a lower carbonation. Slightly smooth, but not as creamy as the full-strength versions.

Overall: the best way to describe this beer is with but one word: boring. If it was in fact a premium 5%+ beer it would probably be alright. The right flavours are there, they are just way too muted. Add to that a price tag over AU$75 for an equivalent case of 24 x 330mL, and you've gotta be joking.

SmashPants, Jun 09, 2013
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3.73/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Caffrey's Irish Ale @ 3.8% , served from a 440 ml nitro can purchased for $3.25

A-pour is almost milk white from the can into that cascading Guinness beer trick of changing color into a clear amber with a nice medium size head leaving a thick lace film along the pint after each sip

S-mild caramel malt

T-tart barley water tasting brew , smooth on the palate

MF-low/mild carbonation , somewhat weak body at 3.8% , has a dry finish

Ov-I'll drink a Guinness Draught or Kilkenny Irish Cream before this brew again ,
only tried because of St.Patrick's Day ,

prost LampertLand

LampertLand, Mar 17, 2013
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Caffrey's Irish Ale from Thomas Caffrey Brewing Co.
75 out of 100 based on 120 ratings.