McGargles Granny Mary's Red Ale
Rye River Brewing Company

McGargles Granny Mary's Red AleMcGargles Granny Mary's Red Ale
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From:
Rye River Brewing Company
 
Ireland
Style:
Red Ale - Irish
ABV:
4.4%
Score:
81
Avg:
3.52 | pDev: 12.22%
Ratings:
41
Status:
Retired
Rated:
May 25, 2019
Added:
Jun 27, 2014
Wants:
  2
Gots:
  18
SCORE
81
Good
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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2.99/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3
by stcules from Italy

Dark red colr, white foam, one finger.
Smell of red sruit, maltiness and fruitiness, a bit too full.
A bit more baknca├Čed 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
 
3 by HeWhoHasBeer from Germany on Dec 23, 2018
 
2.83 by F_riedrich from Germany on Oct 31, 2018
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3.24/5  rDev -8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25
by tigg924 from Massachusetts

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
 
3.71 by sebgrossi from Germany on Dec 11, 2017
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3.12/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
by bark from Sweden

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
 
3.52 by clarknova from Germany on Jul 28, 2017
 
3.65 by yaron73 from Israel on May 08, 2017
 
3.79 by samEBC from Belgium on Mar 28, 2017
 
2.5 by ThisSeasonsWaifu from Sweden on Mar 16, 2017
 
3.49 by Silke_Neryn from Sweden on Mar 06, 2017
 
3.66 by Rollmeaway2loadout from Illinois on Nov 27, 2016
 
3.41 by IRONRakkasan from California on Sep 20, 2016
 
3.58 by npendres from Wisconsin on Sep 06, 2016
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3.96/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by moose1980 from Germany

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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3.74/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
by jeffdr123 from Florida

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
 
3.61 by rfgetz from New Jersey on Jul 05, 2016
 
4.09 by drstalker from Illinois on Jul 02, 2016
 
3.4 by DrMindbender from South Carolina on Jun 30, 2016
 
4.03 by Giangio from Italy on May 24, 2016
 
2.82 by Sammy from Canada (ON) on Mar 27, 2016
 
3.82 by Robertas from Lithuania on Feb 24, 2016
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4.34/5  rDev +23.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by Curiosibeer from Germany

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
 
2.84 by sherillc from Canada (ON) on Jan 19, 2016
 
3.5 by BdM from Netherlands on Oct 28, 2015
 
3.79 by Jason_cs from Florida on Oct 15, 2015
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4.08/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
by Stinkypuss from Pennsylvania

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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3.09/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25
by Thisdrinkinglife from Switzerland

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
 
4.12 by user785335 from Florida on Sep 07, 2015
 
3.85 by AirBob from Massachusetts on Apr 20, 2015
 
3.75 by Bartos from Florida on Apr 13, 2015
 
3.31 by innominat from Ireland on Apr 12, 2015
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3.72/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
by Dbutera1282

It was ok just ok

Mar 23, 2015
 
3.44 by Alanmd on Mar 13, 2015
 
2.83 by JoeMans from New York on Feb 05, 2015
 
3.48 by MartinCalvino from Spain on Sep 19, 2014
 
4.16 by beerinabottle from Ireland on Sep 17, 2014
 
3.75 by dryndantheman from Ireland on Aug 29, 2014
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3.92/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4
by NilocRellim from Minnesota

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