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Irish Red Ale - Picaroons Brewing Co.

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Irish Red AleIrish Red Ale

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41 Ratings
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Ratings: 41
Reviews: 21
rAvg: 3.63
pDev: 15.15%
Wants: 0
Gots: 2 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Picaroons Brewing Co. visit their website
New Brunswick, Canada

Style | ABV
Irish Red Ale |  4.80% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: PiratePete on 11-10-2003

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Photo of PorterPro125
3.62/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Serving Type: 500 mL Bottle

A- Pours a copper-red colour topped by a 2 finger creamy white head that seemed to disappear fairly quickly. Minimal lacing left on the glass. Overall, a great looking Red Ale!

S- The aroma of this brew is fairly sweet with lots of bread/biscuity notes. There is also a tangy/spicy citrus that leaves a bit of a tingle in the nose. Nothing overly exciting but a great smelling ale nonetheless!

T- The taste is a bit more forward on the sweetness and is almost fruity in nature. However, there is a spicy hoppiness (also noted in the nose) that comes in towards the finish and balances the taste quite well. This is one of the better tasting red ales I've had and I attribute that to the hop notes in this brew. Very nice indeed.

M- Fairly low carbonation and an extremely silky smooth mouthfeel. This (In my opinion) suites the style extremely well and I have to say I really enjoyed the smoothness of this ale.

O- Irish Red Ale is one of the better Picaroons brews I've had the pleasure to try, even though I'm not a big fan of the style. It's a great looking ale, the taste is extremely well balanced, and the mouthfeel is intensely smooth. That being said, the aroma is somewhat lacking but that doesn't prevent this beer from being great. Two thumbs up, Picaroons! I really enjoyed this brew and I encourage anyone who can access it to do so.

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3.96/5  rDev +9.1%

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3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

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3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

Photo of johnnnniee
3.27/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Bottle from the brewery store in Fredericton.
Pours a beautifully clear reddish amber color with a decent sized frothy tan head that shows great retention. Aromas of caramel and toffee with a hint of earthy hops. Diacetyl rest, what's that? The flavor is rich and malty with lots of caramel, butterscotch and toffee. Burnt sugar and light earthy hop flavor to counter the maltiness. Medium body with a moderate level of carbonation. The diacetyl fits a bit better with this style than some of the others I've had from them, a bit too much for my palette.

Photo of biboergosum
3.57/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

500ml squat bottle, the same sort used by Gahan - must be a regional style and/or supplier preference thing. Oh, and nice to see this brewery's wares available in Alberta - it will cut down on the number of 'nopes' I have to utter on a weekly basis.

This beer pours a clear, dark red brick amber hue, with three fingers of puffy, tightly foamy, and somewhat creamy ecru head, which leaves very little in the way of lace around the glass as it evenly recedes.

It smells of semi-sweet biscuity caramel malt, sharp drupe fruit, root beer syrup, a twinge of juicy sour citrus, and earthy, leafy hops. The taste is more of that sweet and sour fruitiness straight off - apple, pear, cherry, and generic citrus - bready, mildly crackery caramel malt, hard toffee, soft earthy spice, an oily nuttiness, and more weedy, leafy, and faintly spicy hops.

The carbonation is fairly low-key in its workaday frothiness, the body an adequate medium weight, and plainly smooth, a minor creaminess arising as it warms. It finishes well off-dry, the caramel malt, muddled bittersweet fruit, and fading zingy hops playing us out.

An agreeable enough version of the style - rendered well by its malt, fruit, and noble hop characters. Simple, and not worth getting all geared up for, but worth a go if your tastebuds tend towards that end of the spectrum.

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4/5  rDev +10.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

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4/5  rDev +10.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

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4/5  rDev +10.2%

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2.75/5  rDev -24.2%

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3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +17.1%

Photo of spinrsx
3.11/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

500ml Bottle - thanks to frenchy for this one

Appearance - Clear reddish-brown colour with a large size fizzy beige coloured head. There is an average amount of carbonation and there is some good lacing. The head lasted for almost 5 minutes.

Smell - Malts, caramel, cooked vegetables, pears, hops

Taste & Mouth - There is an average amount of carbonation and most of the taste is made up of caramel, light hops, and malts. There is also a pear juice sweetness, some odd cooked vegetables, and a bit of a vinegar/rusty flavour. It ends with a malty slight bitter aftertaste.

Overall - Either I'm not a fan of Irish Red Ales or this was a poorly made beer. There was just too many odd flavours going on to make this one enjoyable.

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5/5  rDev +37.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +24%

Photo of fostachild
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

have had numerous times before...

pours a dark, somewhat clear red/brown colour. 3/4 of an inch of white head - decent retention.

smell was bitter, had some malt and hops, roasted aromas.

taste had sweet malt and was roasty. okay carbonation and drinkability.

overall it had that typical scent/flavour found in all picaroons but was enjoyable enough and wasn't too bad of a batch.

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Irish Red Ale from Picaroons Brewing Co.
82 out of 100 based on 41 ratings.