McGargles Granny Mary's Red Ale
Rye River Brewing Company

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Red Ale - Irish
Ranked #173
Ranked #43,485
3.54 | pDev: 12.15%
Rye River Brewing Company
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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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stcules from Italy

2.99/5  rDev -15.5%
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
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tigg924 from Massachusetts

3.24/5  rDev -8.5%
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
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bark from Sweden

3.12/5  rDev -11.9%
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
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moose1980 from Germany

3.96/5  rDev +11.9%
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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Curiosibeer from Germany

4.34/5  rDev +22.6%
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
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Stinkypuss from Pennsylvania

4.08/5  rDev +15.3%
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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Thisdrinkinglife from Switzerland

3.09/5  rDev -12.7%
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
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NilocRellim from Minnesota

3.92/5  rDev +10.7%
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
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metter98 from New York

3.44/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On-tap at 57 The Headline, Dublin, Ireland

A: The beer is clear reddish amber in color and has a slight amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a quarter finger high creamy beige head that died down, leaving a thin head covering the surface and a coating of bubbles down the sides of the glass.
S: Light aromas of pale malts are present in the nose.
T: The taste has flavors of pale malts and subtle hints of sweetness and tea.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer is easy to drink. Ti doesn't have any strong aromas or flavors so it might make for a good ale to wash down a meal with.

Jun 27, 2014
McGargles Granny Mary's Red Ale from Rye River Brewing Company
Beer rating: 81 out of 100 with 41 ratings