Irish Red Ale | Stewart's Brewing Co.

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Brewed by:
Stewart's Brewing Co.
Delaware, United States

Style: Irish Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.60%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
This World Beer Cup bronze medalist (2000) is one of our most popular house beers. Sweet malt flavor dominates the taste, while caramel undertones deliver an enjoyable compliment. A highly drinkable beer.

Added by Todd on 06-24-2005

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Ratings: 15 |  Reviews: 6
Reviews by Druss157:
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3/5  rDev -16.9%

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Photo of mdaschaf
3.6/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Had at Brews by the Bay.

A: Poured a clear reddish-brown with a small off-white head on top.

S: Very sweet, loads of caramel and a but of earthy/piney hops.

T: Extremely sweet, especially on the finish. Some caramelized malt with a slight nutty flavor.

M: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Very clean and easy drinking.

O: A solid irish red ale. Not a style I drink a lot of, but maybe I should put it in the rotation more often.

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Photo of Rifugium
3.5/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

First had: on tap at their brewpub

Poured a clear, rusty brown with a small cap of white head. Light aroma, sweet and malty. Sweet caramel malts in the taste, toasty, nutty, with subtle fruit notes. Pretty simple, not much more to say. Medium-bodied, maybe a bit thin, but pretty good overall.

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Photo of Gavage
3.79/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: clear copper in color with a nice two finger head. Some moderate lacing develops.

Smell: very mild caramel is all you can pick up.

Taste: moderate caramel sweetness, some ripe fruits, and mild bitterness. Not overwhelming on the tastebuds, but solid.

Mouthfeel: smooth from the start to finish. Medium bodied. Relatively clean aftertaste, just some maltiness briefly lingering on the tongue.

Drinkability: easy drinking irish red. When I order a beer in this style, this is what I expect - mildly flavorful and not complex. Worth a try.

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Photo of ROGUE16
4/5  rDev +10.8%

Photo of jmdrpi
3.3/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

on draft at the brewpub

dark red hue with off-white colored head. caramel sweet malt aroma, a touch of earthy hops. taste is pretty sweet, thin to medium bodied.

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Photo of InspectorBob
3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of tgbljb
3.6/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Sampled at the brewpub. Presented as a slightly reddish-amber beverage with modest white head. Smell is very mild with a slight hop presence to be found. Taste is also very mild with a slight sweetness and a bit of hops. Finish is more dry than sweet, but nothing that really stands out. An OK beer, but nothing spectactular.

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Photo of StaindProject86
4.25/5  rDev +17.7%

Photo of LehighAce06
3/5  rDev -16.9%

Photo of MsRif
3.5/5  rDev -3%

Photo of pwoody11
3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of WDJersey
4/5  rDev +10.8%

Photo of THECPJ
4/5  rDev +10.8%

Photo of doulos31
3.11/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

My first beer sampled at event in Delaware. Golden red/brown color. Really purty with nice big head. Smooth tasting but rather mild/weak. I'm not a big fan of the style and this beer didn't help "the cause" much...hardly better than a Killians, from my memory. Disappointing.

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Irish Red Ale from Stewart's Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.61 out of 5 with 15 ratings