McGargles Granny Mary's Red Ale
Rye River Brewing Company

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Rye River Brewing Company
Irish Red Ale
3.52 | pDev: 12.22%
May 25, 2019
Jun 27, 2014
McGargles Granny Mary's Red AleMcGargles Granny Mary's Red Ale
Notes: Granny's Red Ale is an aromatic, malt driven Irish Red Ale focusing bringing through Vienna, Munich and aromatic caramel malts. The result is an enveloping malt aroma of biscuits, roast, caramel and a hint of cranberries.
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Reviewed by stcules from Italy

2.99/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3
Dark red colr, white foam, one finger.
Smell of red sruit, maltiness and fruitiness, a bit too full.
A bit more bakncaìed taste, malt present but not too much. A light biscuit and an unexpected hoppiness.
Then, some honey, oat cookies. A bit too heavy and not too elegant.
May 25, 2019
Rated: 3 by HeWhoHasBeer from Germany

Dec 23, 2018
Rated: 2.83 by F_riedrich from Germany

Oct 31, 2018
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Reviewed by tigg924 from Massachusetts

3.24/5  rDev -8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25
Pours clear amber in color with minimal head. Taste is dried cedar, toasted malt and caramel. Light bodied, low carbonation and sweet. Makes for a solid, slightly above average ipa. Decent but I prefer others in the style.
Aug 14, 2018
Rated: 3.71 by sebgrossi from Germany

Dec 11, 2017
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Reviewed by bark from Sweden

3.12/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
The colour is red-brown, the liquid clear. The two finger head is brownish, it sinks down to a thick lid leaving some lacing on the glass.

The smell is sweet and malty with notes of caramel and toffee. Some fruity bitterness. Red berries and rye bread. Hints of plastic in the background.

The taste is at firs dry and bitter. Growing notes of caramel and red berries/ripe apples. Light to medium body. Hay, raspberries, brown toast and prunes in the aftertaste. The finish is semi-sweet with red berries, distinct toffee and a touch of dried apple rings.

The carbonation is mild to medium strong; the bubbles small and short-lived. The liquid is semi-smooth and a little harsh.

Quite clean, distinct and balanced flavours.
Sep 18, 2017
Rated: 3.52 by clarknova from Germany

Jul 28, 2017
Rated: 3.65 by yaron73 from Israel

May 08, 2017
Rated: 3.79 by samEBC from Belgium

Mar 28, 2017
Rated: 2.5 by ThisSeasonsWaifu from Sweden

Mar 16, 2017
Rated: 3.49 by Silke_Neryn from Sweden

Mar 06, 2017
Rated: 3.66 by Rollmeaway2loadout from Illinois

Nov 27, 2016
Rated: 3.41 by IRONRakkasan from California

Sep 20, 2016
Rated: 3.58 by npendres from Wisconsin

Sep 06, 2016
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Reviewed by moose1980 from Germany

3.96/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Pours a super dark raspberry hue with a dense beige head and heavy lacing. Smells like a nice balance of malty sweet and fruity hops, along with an additional faint smokiness. Sweet upfront with a bittersweet, and again smoky, ending. Decent enough body for 4,4%. Not too bad at all.
Aug 19, 2016
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Rated by jeffdr123 from Florida

3.74/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
If toffee apples were made into beer, they would taste like this. Got this Irish beer at an Irish pub in Disney Springs. Sweet, sweet, sweet.
Jul 08, 2016
Rated: 3.61 by rfgetz from New Jersey

Jul 05, 2016
Rated: 4.09 by drstalker from Illinois

Jul 02, 2016
Rated: 3.4 by DrMindbender from South Carolina

Jun 30, 2016
Rated: 4.03 by Giangio from Italy

May 24, 2016
Rated: 2.82 by Sammy from Canada (ON)

Mar 27, 2016
Rated: 3.82 by Robertas from Lithuania

Feb 24, 2016
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Reviewed by Curiosibeer from Germany

4.34/5  rDev +23.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Granny Mary's Red Ale presents itself as a fiercy lady, who doesn't believe in dolphins, but believes in good beer, And also defends that "you can't choose your family, but you can choose your beer. And we have chosen this one, at an Irish Pub, in Trier (Germany). This Irish Ale is absolutely magnificent! It is brewed by the Rye River Brewing Company (Kilcock, Ireland). The colour is red and shiny. Smell is lightly hopped and sweety. As for the flavour, malty, sweety and hints of caramell.
Jan 27, 2016
Rated: 2.84 by sherillc from Canada (ON)

Jan 19, 2016
Rated: 3.5 by BdM from Netherlands

Oct 28, 2015
Rated: 3.79 by Jason_cs from Florida

Oct 15, 2015
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Reviewed by Stinkypuss from Pennsylvania

4.08/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
Pours a red color with pretty good clarity. Plenty of soapy head and lacing with consistant tightly beaded bubbles. The aroma is nutty with some caramel notes, just a touch of hops. The taste has more caramel, nut, and muted fruit. Just slightly bitter. The malts are lightly toasted and the beer has a richly well rounded malty taste. There is only a very slight balancing bitterness. Good hard water. Full bodied ale with ample medium carbonation. Overall, this is a great Irish Red. This brewery is nailing some European styles effortlessly.
Sep 14, 2015
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Reviewed by Thisdrinkinglife from Switzerland

3.09/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25
The appearance showed a very dark deep reddish colour with a slight thin white head.

A really nice aroma of pale malts, caramel and toffee, lovely.

Taste: A light bodied taste of caramel that lingers on the tongue. Not a strong taste, a bit grainy, but an easy enough beer to drink, easy and light on the palate, and light bitter finish. Clean and nicely balanced.A good introduction to the McGargle Family range of beers.
Sep 13, 2015
Rated: 4.12 by user785335 from Florida

Sep 07, 2015
Rated: 3.85 by AirBob from Massachusetts

Apr 20, 2015
Rated: 3.75 by Bartos from Florida

Apr 13, 2015
Rated: 3.31 by innominat from Ireland

Apr 12, 2015
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Rated by Dbutera1282

3.72/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
It was ok just ok
Mar 23, 2015
Rated: 3.44 by Alanmd

Mar 13, 2015
Rated: 2.83 by JoeMans from New York

Feb 05, 2015
Rated: 3.48 by MartinCalvino from Spain

Sep 19, 2014
Rated: 4.16 by beerinabottle from Ireland

Sep 17, 2014
Rated: 3.75 by dryndantheman from Ireland

Aug 29, 2014
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Reviewed by NilocRellim from Minnesota

3.92/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4
Poured from the bottle.

The beer was transparent and had a deep copper hue. Slightly sweet, malty smell, sort of like sweet bread. Balanced bitter taste with a clean malt body and a faint barley aftertaste. Very balanced and very clean flavour.

Very typical red ale beer, but done very well.

Would I buy it again? Yes.
Aug 05, 2014
Rated: 3 by RAHYNS from Scotland

Jul 10, 2014
McGargles Granny Mary's Red Ale from Rye River Brewing Company
Beer rating: 81 out of 100 with 41 ratings