Irish Red Ale | Garrison Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Garrison Brewing Company
Nova Scotia, Canada
garrisonbrewing.com

Style: Irish Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
This classic beer style was inspired by centuries of Celtic brewing history. Specialty kilned malts such as dark caramel and munich dominate the Irish Red resulting in a ruby red colour and smooth malty taste.

20 IBU

Added by PiratePete on 10-07-2003

BEER STATS
Ratings:
78
Reviews:
38
Avg:
3.34
pDev:
17.07%
 
 
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Photo of halivera
3.6/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JoshuaCCampbell
3.93/5  rDev +17.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of 22Blue
3.52/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of DoubleMalt
3.53/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Ryften
3.84/5  rDev +15%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JayQue
3.52/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

An OK red ale. Had it at Black Rock Bistro in Parrsboro Nova Scotia. I assume it was on tap. Pours mostly clear reddish amber color with a small white head. Average retention and some lacing. Smell and taste meet all the basics. Sweet caramel malt and enough grassy hops to keep it from being too sweet. Mouthfeel is crisp but a bit light. Some balance, but could be as bit happier. Not bad Red Ale.

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Photo of chinchill
3.85/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Bottle purchased at the brewery in Halifax and consumed the same day.
Pours a surprisingly reddish red-brown with a decent head and lacing.
Sweet aroma resembles a bakery. The flavor is more average but still nicely malty and well above average.
Good, lively carbonation for the medium bodied ale.

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Photo of Grogsky
3.82/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Mousel
3.47/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of btg95
3.55/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Lare453
3.46/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jjmbenoit
4.84/5  rDev +44.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

My favourite Irish red beer.

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Photo of UberGeek314
4.8/5  rDev +43.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Excellent craft beer. If you are a fan of red ales, this is an excellent choice, and if you're in NS it's local.

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Photo of Danielr26
2.63/5  rDev -21.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

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Photo of SchoonerNS
3.51/5  rDev +5.1%

Photo of DamageCase76
3.25/5  rDev -2.7%

Photo of muskiesman
2.75/5  rDev -17.7%

Photo of Tfergus
2.75/5  rDev -17.7%

Photo of Loveofbeer
4.5/5  rDev +34.7%

Photo of murphius1118
3/5  rDev -10.2%

Photo of krome
4/5  rDev +19.8%

Photo of Derf36
3.75/5  rDev +12.3%

Photo of lgmol
3.5/5  rDev +4.8%

Photo of DreamDeath
3/5  rDev -10.2%

Photo of Jeffry-Mazerolle
2.25/5  rDev -32.6%

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Irish Red Ale from Garrison Brewing Company
3.34 out of 5 based on 78 ratings.
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