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O'Hara's Irish Red - Carlow Brewing Company

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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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MusicaleMike

Pennsylvania

4.18/5  rDev +18.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I poured this 11.2 oz bottle into my Carlsberg pint glass. The freshness date on the bottle reads 31/12/08. I am excited to try this beer out, since I have had their other beers and have been really impressed. This is some REAL Irish beer for ya...

A: It pours with two fingers of rocky, sticky, cream-colored head. The beers body is semi-hazy and deep amber (almost brown) in color, with red hues playing out in the background light. The head sticks a little as it fades.

S: Wow, this smell is unique. I haven't read any other reviews of this beer yet, but I can't imagine what other people think about the smell. Surely, people are not smelling french onion, garlic, butter and croissant in the malt like I am picking out. I know how ridiculous that sounds...Some floral hops, every now and then.

T: I really like the way this beer tastes. I am getting flavors of tobacco, smoke, toasted grains and sweet, overripe raspberries. Great aftertaste!

M: Very light in the mouth, yet the beer is definitely full-flavored. The sugars reach the back of the tongue as the beer is swallowed. Smooth, almost non-existent carbonation.

D: Drink! Drink it up! Easy as can be, if you enjoy the unique flavor. Low alcohol means that this beer could be had throughout the night.

Serving type: bottle

09-14-2008 21:21:06 | More by MusicaleMike
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3.43/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: Lovely reddish brown hue and soft carbonation, excellent looking red ale. Slightly off white small head.

Aroma: Brown Bread, Caramel, Earthy Hops and Very Soft Tones of Molasses

Body: High, Low body overall. Clean taste with a mild earthy/dirty hops tone and bitterness.

Taste: Nice overall flavor for a red ale, the caramel and brown bread notes began the ale which mellowed out and blended with the earthy hops flavor. The bitterness play it's part more in the middle of the ale and blended down towards the end bringing up a sweet cereal grain sweetness to finish.

Overall not a bad red all, it has it's own character and is one of the nicest traditional red ales I've had, very solid and should be searched out by all red ale fans, Cheers!

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S: Brown bread, faint nose. Sweet malty.

T: A little hoppy up front, sweet-ish, roasted malt, little smokey in the finish.

M: Smooth, creamy, light to medium body. Medium carbonation. Dryish finish.

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O'Hara's Irish Red from Carlow Brewing Company
80 out of 100 based on 312 ratings.