Irish Red
Shannon Brewing Company

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Red Ale - Irish
Ranked #42
Ranked #33,739
3.74 | pDev: 13.1%
Shannon Brewing Company
Texas, United States
Reviews: 10 | Ratings: 58 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
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Darkmagus82 from Texas

3.77/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Served on tap in a pint glass
Appearance - The beer is served deep crimson red color with a tiny white head. The head fades fast to leave bit of leave on the sides of the glass.
Smell -The aroma is heaviest of a roasted malt smell mixed with a descent showing caramel and a bit of toast and roast.
Taste - The taste begins with a nice caramel and roasted and toasted malt with a little bit of herb and molasses. As the taste advanced a touch of toast and some light earth comes to the tongue to leave one with moderately toasty and toasty taste in the mouth.
Mouthfeel - The body of the brew is medium in thickness and has a carbonation level that is normal. Good and easy drinking for the style
Overall- A decent red with a good flavor.

May 24, 2020
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mjurney from Texas

4.04/5  rDev +8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Copper, hazy. Fast rising bubbles. Thick creamy head. Good head retention.

Very light aroma. Sweet, caramel, toasted, fruity.

Caramel malts, toasted, bready, slight roasted. Some fruity-ester, raspberry. Hop bitterness is low, leafy. Dry finish. Medium bodied, soft, medium carbonation, easy drinking.

It's a very good Irish Red.

Sep 09, 2018
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puck1225 from Texas

4.25/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Surprisingly good beer! One of the best Irish reds I have had. Poured a deep reddish brown with a thick foamy head and great lacing. Fragrant almost roses smell. Taste is toasted malt and warm spice. A feel good beer. Will buy again.

Nov 14, 2017
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Jbbdrinker from Texas

5/5  rDev +33.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This is a great full flavoredl beer. It is well balanced, although it leans towards the carmel malts. There is a bit of a spiced cream flavor. It leaves a delicious lingering beer flavor with a hint of warm alcohol.

Jan 20, 2017
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JohnDee from Texas

3.56/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a transparent reddish amber. Mildly sweet aroma. Pleasant flavor except for the hops, which are a little too assertive. Somewhat citrusy but tending toward grapefruit, which I tend to avoid. Light bodied and smooth with a refreshing feel. Agreeable aftertaste despite the hops being somewhat out of balance. Good but not quite as enjoyable as Shannon's stout or cream ale.

Jun 02, 2016
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NeroFiddled from Pennsylvania

3.78/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Shannon Brewing Co. "Irish Red"
12 oz. can, no freshness dating

Notes: A note of chocolate comes through... nice, it's not what I'd expect from an Irish-style red ale, really more of a brown ale, but I like it. It's pretty dark in color as well, but not to the point of becoming "russet". Malty in the nose with caramel, toast, darker almost-burnt sugar, and cocoa powder. Clean. The flavor follows with some spicy hops, which again is odd for the style. Pretty solidly bitter, the malt is well balanced. There's an edge of acidity that combines with the spiciness of the hops to lend a bit of harshness in the finish. A very nice dollop of yeasty fruitiness hits midway, appearing and disappearing quickly, and then returns gently in the lingering finish with more of a dark-skinned fruit note. Overall very nice with some interesting quirks.

Nov 05, 2015
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TX-Badger from Texas

3.5/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a deep red color with dark off-white head. Caramel, roasted malt, and bread on the nose; follows onto the palate. Medium bodied. Finishes with bread and toffee.

Sep 14, 2015
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FtWorth from Texas

4.27/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: deep copper/red hue, 1-2 fingers creamy white head

Aroma: distinct malty nose, warm raisin bread with hints of hops and smoked peat

Flavor: malty, toasted bread, mild molasses notes and a mild hop finish

Mouth feel: medium body with med-low carbonation

Overall: quite satisfying upfront malty flavor with moderate complexity and hops in the background making for a pleasant, balanced, clean finish brew

Final Opinion: If you like Irish ales, this is one that will please your senses. Now available in cans!

Aug 27, 2015
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burnerfinger from Texas

4.54/5  rDev +21.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

bought this at costco: served up in my Franconia glass:

a beautuful copper hue (per the label, verified by my) nice 2 finger head settles with NICE lacing and a thick film. rather cloudy held up to a light.

s very pleasant malt comes thru with a gentle hoppy background

t MMMMalty - sweet with just a touch of hops

m solid thick body

d good I will look for this going forward

Jul 09, 2015
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SageDHowell from Texas

4.08/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: Deep amber hue, highly crisp clarity. Off white, light oatmeal head with medium lacing. Traditional Irish Red Ale hue. 4.5

Aroma: Gentle hop aroma, caramel covered raisin bread, toasted brown sugar, lightly roasted peat, with a clove and black pepper lingering throughout. 4

Taste: Balanced with a toasted multigrain bread flavor. Malt peppered throughout the taste with slight brown sugar sweetness and a touch of copper and minerals in the finish. 4.25

Mouthfeel: Light Medium bodied with moderate carbonation and a crisp, slightly dry finish. 3.5

Overall: Satisfyingly balanced Irish Red Ale with a moderate complexity and low hop taste. Great flagship beer for Shannon Brewing and a great representation of the Irish Red Ale. 4

Shannon Irish Red — Year Round
Shannon Irish Red has a beautiful deep copper hue associated with fine Crystal Malts. This ale also has a wonderful malty start, a gentle hop aroma and crisp clean finish. Our red ale has aromatic hints of baking raisin bread — satisfying and perfectly balanced. Shannon Irish Red is our nod to Saint Patrick, the most recognized patron saint of Ireland. Just in case you are curious, we will NEVER brew a green beer.

Feb 02, 2015
Irish Red from Shannon Brewing Company
Beer rating: 84 out of 100 with 58 ratings