Brock Street Irish Red | Brock Street Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
Brock Street Brewing Company
Ontario, Canada

Style: American Amber / Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by Electros on 09-01-2015

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Ratings: 10 |  Reviews: 3
Reviews by StonedTrippin:
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3.52/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

the only beer i had from these guys while in canada this week, its very sweet, hard to drink even a whole pint of for me, but it does have some appeal even with that said. its really dark for the style, a deep brick red shade, and more rich in body than a lot of these too. i like all the malt substance and flavor here, it seems to bring a lot more character than i am used to in the style, which i generally shy away from because the beers tend to be boring in this regard, so nicely done there. the issue for me is all the residual sugar, i get caramelized grain, sweet cherry and raisin, and brown sugar, all piling up to be quite intense. i generally think of the irish red as being on the drier side, but that just isnt the case here, and with the bigger body, this one really lingers long. a good toasted nuttiness and a long boiled concentration of flavors, characteristic yeast for the style too, but this is a style of beer i want to be able to session on, and this example of it is quite the opposite. nice contrast to a lighter lunch, but they could dial this one back just a bit and improve it radically i reckon...

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Photo of ConradKenney
2/5  rDev -45.7%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of DaveBar
4.25/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Purchased at the brewery around the $3.00 mark for a 473ml can. Served at 4deg C in a draught glass.

A- Opens well and pours a 1/2" off white head that films out within a couple of minutes. Very dark brown/red colour. Super dark but it is filtered clear.

S- Oodles of malt and caramel

T- Roasted good. Super malty base. Just well blended. Nice caramel over tones. Touch bitter at the end but that is expected from this amount of roasted malt.

M- Dry.

O- Nice blend. Balanced well so that the roasted malt does not stick out at you. Will buy on sight when I see it

Food Pairing

This wonderful little brew went well with....... Lamb lollipops with a chocolate sauce. A touch of couscous on the side with dates and cinnamon or if you want change the dates in for raisins. Some veggie stock (or chicken) and a dollop of olive oil. Add the couscous slowly boiling liquid and simmer- 5mins


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Photo of ikidunot
3.67/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JVan
4/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Electros
3.53/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Package: 650 ml bottle.

Appearance - Red amber. Small head.

Smell - Floral, malt, grainy, caramel.

Taste - Malty, grainy, crisp, dry.

Mouthfeel - Light, refreshing, easy on the palate, still decent flavour.

Overall - A decent Irish Red. Nothing wrong with there offerings, I just haven't had my socks knocked off yet. I will continue trying there brews.

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Photo of BrewWizardsCafe
4.23/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Bf_89
3.74/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Beervis
3.82/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of DaPan
4.02/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Brock Street Irish Red from Brock Street Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.68 out of 5 with 10 ratings