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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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Ratings: 357
Reviews: 194
rAvg: 3.55
pDev: 13.24%
Wants: 12
Gots: 23 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Carlow Brewing Company visit their website

Style | ABV
Irish Red Ale |  4.30% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: merlin48 on 02-22-2005

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4/5  rDev +12.7%

Very dark ruby pour with a one-finger beige head. Strong aroma of bready malt and dark fruit. Flavor has bread and caramel malt and cereal grains upfront backed by a touch of earthy hops. Light to medium bodied and very smooth mouthfeel. Grain flavor develops very nicely as the beer warms. Finishes with a nice lingering sweet malt taste.

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3.52/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a reddish brown with a medium lasting beige head with good lacing. Aroma and Taste is of toasted caramel malt, mild fruity notes, yeast and bready with some mild bitterness. A medium body, smooth with moderate carbonation on the palate. Has good toasted caramel malt yeast flavor with mild bitterness on the end. A good drinking and enjoyable brew in my view.

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Rich red color with small white head. Aroma of caramel malt and fruits. Taste is sweet caramel and roasted. Decent beer.

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3.41/5  rDev -3.9%
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!

O'Hara's Irish Red from Carlow Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 357 ratings.