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O'Hara's Irish Red - Carlow Brewing Company

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80
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312 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 312
Reviews: 183
rAvg: 3.54
pDev: 13.28%
Wants: 12
Gots: 8 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Carlow Brewing Company visit their website
Ireland

Style | ABV
Irish Red Ale |  4.30% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: merlin48 on 02-22-2005)
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EPseja

New Jersey

4.55/5  rDev +28.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Time to review the undisputed champion of my blind Irish Red tasting... http://beeradvocate.com/forum/read/2095926

Served from a 12oz. bottle in an O'Hara's pint glass at between fridge and cellar temperature.

A - More of an auburn than a red really, but vibrant when viewed against the light. Pushes up a nice, fluffy off-tan inch-thick head. Lacing is sporadic, but comes in full rings. Head retention is respectable.

S - Wonderfully biscuity malts with a hint of honey and a wisp of perfumey peat. Quite heady.

T - Sweet and malty up front, with a porter-like richness that's quite surprising for this style. Quickly moving to the back of the tongue and the throat with a satisfying cocoa-powdery dryness that gets you all ready for the next sip. Simple, yet delicious.

M - Substantial body on the way in, with perfect expansion and carbonation tingliness. Swallow is slick and voluminous without being gassy. No shortness of sensation here.

D - I've never come across an under 5% ABV beer that has as much flavor and substance as this one does. This is a true session beer by any definition, and puts most peers I've had in its category to shame. I could drink it all day, and I think I plan to this St. Patrick's Day.

Serving type: bottle

02-16-2010 20:44:35 | More by EPseja
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O'Hara's Irish Red from Carlow Brewing Company
80 out of 100 based on 312 ratings.