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O'Hara's Irish Red - Carlow Brewing Company

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O'Hara's Irish RedO'Hara's Irish Red

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BA SCORE
80
good

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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superspak

Michigan

3.58/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

330 ml bottle into pint glass, best before 1/31/2015. Pours fairly crystal clear ruby red color with a 2 finger fairly dense light khaki head with good retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Spotty foamy lacing clings down the glass, with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of caramel, toast, pear, apple, raisin, brown bread, brown sugar, light roast, and herbal earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance of malt, yeast ester, and earthy hop notes; with decent strength. Taste of caramel, toast, roasted malt, pear, apple, raisin, brown bread, brown sugar, floral, grass, and herbal earthiness. Fair amount of earthy herbal/roast bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of caramel, toast, roast, pear, apple, brown bread, brown sugar, floral, grass, and herbal/toasted earthiness. Nice balance and solid robustness of bready/roasted malt and earthy hop flavors; with a good malt/bitterness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and light-medium bodied; with a very smooth and crisp mouthfeel that is good. Alcohol is very well hidden with no warming present after the finish as expected of 4.3%. Overall this is a solid Irish red ale. Good balance and solid robustness of malt, yeast ester, and earthy hop flavors; and very smooth and crisp to drink. A pleasantly enjoyable offering.

Serving type: bottle

03-24-2014 02:39:30 | More by superspak
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mfl620ks

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +13%

03-23-2014 23:16:21 | More by mfl620ks
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MPSTARR

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

03-17-2014 23:01:43 | More by MPSTARR
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Dschleinz

Arizona

3/5  rDev -15.3%

03-16-2014 07:24:02 | More by Dschleinz
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poskok

Croatia (Hrvatska)

3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

03-10-2014 21:33:54 | More by poskok
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triskadekaphobia

Ireland

3/5  rDev -15.3%

02-27-2014 16:47:02 | More by triskadekaphobia
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flyingpig

United Kingdom (Scotland)

3.28/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

500ml Bottle from O'Reilly's in Lisnaskea (£2.39):
Dark caramel amber with a thin, beige head that turned to a soapy lacing after about thirty seconds and looked slightly wavy around the circumference.

Light, earthy malts and a faintly sweet aroma with some sugar coming through. There is a little caramel and some toasted malts as well but the smell is quite a light one overall.

Toasted malts and caramel start things off, followed closely by some background sweetness, some bread and a light bitterness with some basic, earthy flavours as well.

Medium body & carbonation about the same, there is an earthy bitterness throughout and hints of sweetness, although these are few and far between. Smooth bodied and with a slight tang but overall the balance is quite good.

Sadly this was another fairly average Irish offering that seems to be a common feature of the beers I have tried from the country, albeit with a few exceptions. An okay beer but not one that would warrant a second try really.

Serving type: bottle

02-06-2014 15:36:57 | More by flyingpig
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valkyre65

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

02-01-2014 01:41:21 | More by valkyre65
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innominat

Ireland

3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

01-14-2014 19:46:20 | More by innominat
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DamageCase76

Ontario (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

01-11-2014 14:48:27 | More by DamageCase76
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Molson2000

Ontario (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +20.1%

01-07-2014 20:18:57 | More by Molson2000
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OKCNittany

Oklahoma

3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

01-02-2014 04:58:22 | More by OKCNittany
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Pog-Mo-Thoin

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

12-31-2013 00:02:21 | More by Pog-Mo-Thoin
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ygtbsm94

Virginia

3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

12-06-2013 16:54:15 | More by ygtbsm94
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pipinmalikonj

Croatia (Hrvatska)

2.5/5  rDev -29.4%

11-21-2013 12:04:15 | More by pipinmalikonj
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dcmchew

Romania

3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

11-06-2013 17:41:20 | More by dcmchew
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archero

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

11-05-2013 06:01:31 | More by archero
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jaydoc

Kansas

3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

11-03-2013 16:12:53 | More by jaydoc
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Yngvi

Iceland

3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

10-29-2013 13:39:42 | More by Yngvi
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MacarthurParker

Ethiopia

3/5  rDev -15.3%

10-28-2013 22:04:11 | More by MacarthurParker
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Didier

New Hampshire

2.5/5  rDev -29.4%

10-19-2013 00:18:44 | More by Didier
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dmorgan310

Panama

3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

10-12-2013 00:13:49 | More by dmorgan310
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NeMe

Italy

3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

10-05-2013 23:17:46 | More by NeMe
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LJWalker

Alabama

4.25/5  rDev +20.1%

10-05-2013 05:30:49 | More by LJWalker
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MarvinSnyder

West Virginia

3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

10-04-2013 19:18:56 | More by MarvinSnyder
O'Hara's Irish Red from Carlow Brewing Company
80 out of 100 based on 312 ratings.