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Caffrey's Irish Ale - Thomas Caffrey Brewing Co.

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Caffrey's Irish AleCaffrey's Irish Ale

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123 Ratings
very good

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Ratings: 123
Reviews: 87
rAvg: 3.26
pDev: 20.25%
Wants: 12
Gots: 3 | 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:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 04-03-2001

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Ratings: 123 | Reviews: 87
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3.5/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Saigon (can)

I am neutral on this beer.

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3.64/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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4.4/5  rDev +35%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Had this once in NYC on tap, caught me off guard.

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4/5  rDev +22.7%

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3.96/5  rDev +21.5%

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3.25/5  rDev -0.3%

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3.72/5  rDev +14.1%

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3.59/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

way better on draft than, in nitro can

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3.25/5  rDev -0.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -0.3%

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2.59/5  rDev -20.6%
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!

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4/5  rDev +22.7%

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2.4/5  rDev -26.4%

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

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3/5  rDev -8%

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3.25/5  rDev -0.3%

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3.5/5  rDev +7.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +30.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +38%

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3.75/5  rDev +15%

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3.25/5  rDev -0.3%

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3.5/5  rDev +7.4%

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3/5  rDev -8%

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3/5  rDev -8%

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3/5  rDev -8%

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2.94/5  rDev -9.8%
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.

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Caffrey's Irish Ale from Thomas Caffrey Brewing Co.
75 out of 100 based on 123 ratings.