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Slane's Irish Ale | Diamond Knot Brewery

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Diamond Knot Brewery
Washington, United States
diamondknot.com

Style: Irish Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.60%

Availability: Spring

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Added by stirgy on 03-01-2005

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#38,879
Reviews:
21
Ratings:
49
pDev:
14.37%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
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Gots:
4
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Ratings: 49 |  Reviews: 21
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4/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of NickThePyro
3.5/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of 6thstreetbrewpub
3.77/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Wijibo
3.91/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Smooth, not too hoppy.

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Photo of vabeerguy
3.74/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BeccaH
3.5/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of AlaskaAg
3.77/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Donkster46
3.46/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Mighty_Miguelito
4.5/5  rDev +29.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Nice dark color, nearly brown. Great taste and smooth feel, very drinkable. I could smell the hops but the malt is dominant in the taste. I will continue to enjoy this through the Summer.

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Photo of DKRowden
4.05/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured into a pint mug from the brewpub @ mlt. It's appearance is a clean amber/red. The smell is a lil faint but there are hints of caramel malt sweetness and a slight fruity nose. The taste is a ramp up of the nose bringing more caramel malt sweet flavor parallel to the style and a tiny crisp hop finish. Very clean drinkable smooth mouthfeel. Overall very enjoyable.

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Photo of AndrewMichael
3.25/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

22 oz bottle poured into a can glass, malty as expected but solid beer.

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Photo of Izzi
4.02/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Beardo
3.41/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of tdm168
3.25/5  rDev -6.6%

Photo of tpacek
3/5  rDev -13.8%

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2.75/5  rDev -21%

Photo of Taphouse_Traveler
3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

Photo of foghornleghorn22
3.75/5  rDev +7.8%

Photo of RockinRob925
3.75/5  rDev +7.8%

Photo of Metaltildeath
3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

Photo of ecoons
3.54/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A great red. Whenever I have one of these I think, "How is this different from Killian's?" Because if you can't brew a red that is better than the offering from the kings of pisswater what the hell are you doing brewing? The mouth feel could be a little rounder. It is overly hopped for my tastes. But not so much that I won't drink it. Nice balanced red good for sippin and watching some baseball or Firefly.

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Photo of Mosul
2/5  rDev -42.5%

Photo of irishgreensoda
3.25/5  rDev -6.6%

Photo of NWer
4.25/5  rDev +22.1%

Photo of chinchill
3.37/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Poured from a 22 oz bottle into a pint glass. (Revisited in March 2016 - averaged ratings).

Pours a deep reddish-amber with a decent off-white head that is pretty durable and leaves great lacing.
Smells notably hoppy on top of a mild malt base, but (sample 1 only) with a very faint musky note.
The taste starts malty and good, but (sample 1 only) the musky off-flavor appears mid-taste and lingers into the mildly bitter aftertaste.
Mouthfeel: very smooth a bit buttery; near medium body is slightly watery; medium carbonation.

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Slane's Irish Ale from Diamond Knot Brewery
Beer rating: 3.48 out of 5 with 49 ratings
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