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Luck Of The Irish | Russell Brewing Company

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Luck Of The IrishLuck Of The Irish

Brewed by:
Russell Brewing Company
British Columbia, Canada

Style: Irish Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Winter

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by CookstLiquor on 03-01-2013

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Reviews: 5 | Ratings: 15
Photo of CalgaryFMC
3.94/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Tasting notes: Certainly a classic Irish red ale flavor, well-crafted and workmanlike but unspectacular. Minimal hop emphasis, just a slight grass note in the finish. Big malty toffee and chocolate nose. Mellow toffee biscuit, quite sweet yet not unbalanced. A hint of cacao and raisin. Mildly tannic. Really does recall an upscale version of Kilkenny or the like. More body and depth but same sweet malt emphasis. My ratings might be positively skewed because I often enjoy this style.

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Photo of Bunman3
3.73/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

This is a very agreeable and extremely quaffable Irish Red. It looks and smells very agreeable - capped with a tawny head and plenty of bready malt aroma. The taste is a nice mix of faint chocolate, caramel malt, with just enough finishing hops. Not the most distinctive Russell big bottle I've sampled, but pleasant nonetheless.

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Photo of biboergosum
3.73/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

650ml bottle, my first Irish-themed brew of the year, as we slog our way through early March, to hopefully pass the Ides, and finally to THAT day.

This beer pours a clear, medium red-brick amber colour, with two fingers of puffy, tightly foamy, and somewhat creamy beige head, which leaves some rearing swamp beast lace around the glass as it evenly subsides.

It smells of bready and doughy caramel malt, biscuity toffee, a touch of chalky cocoa powder, and a tame leafy, earthy hop bitterness. The taste is more fairly sweet grainy and bready caramel malt, a reduced toffee cracker essence, bitter chocolate, a hint of sour milk, and still understated, yet plain earthy, leafy, and wet grassy hops.

The carbonation is quite low and unobtrusive, what with its restrained frothiness, the body punching at a decent middleweight, and showing off some certainly agreeable smoothness - a suggestion of airy creaminess arising with time. It finishes well off-dry, the biscuity caramel and toffee blockading this rustic country lane, for the people, you see!

Yeah, an Irish ale, through and through (say that while eliding the leading 'h' sounds) - the focus is the malt, with mere afterthoughts spent on the balancing hops, so, in the end, it isn't. Whatever, it's easy to drink, and not think too hard about, so it'll fit in just nicely in the coming weeks.

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Photo of LampertLand
3.72/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Russell Brewing 'Luck of the Irish' Red Ale @ 5.0% , served from a 650 ml bottle purchased for $7

A-pour is a dark amber from the bottle to glass with a medium size off white head leaving a streaky lace along the stein

S-hints of chocolate malt & earthy hops

T-crisp & clean tasting to start with a mellow slight bitter finish

MF-low mild carbonation , weak medium body

Ov-ok beer , probally better after a couple more

prost LampertLand

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Photo of CookstLiquor
3.51/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 650ml bottle. Pours a really clear mahogany colour. The nose is all about earthy hops and malty/chocolatey notes. The flavours are again chocolate/cocoa malt and earthy hop notes. It's very crisp and dry on the palate with a pleasant bitter finish. It feels a bit thin.

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Luck Of The Irish from Russell Brewing Company
3.71 out of 5 based on 15 ratings.
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