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Dungarvon Irish Red Ale | Bushwakker Brewing Company

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Dungarvon Irish Red AleDungarvon Irish Red Ale
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Dungarvon Irish Red AleDungarvon Irish Red Ale

Brewed by:
Bushwakker Brewing Company
Saskatchewan, Canada

Style: Irish Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
An Irish Red or an American Amber Ale, rich, buttery, with low hop aftertaste. Very red.

19 IBU

Added by Sammy on 06-16-2004

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Ratings: 15 |  Reviews: 7
Reviews by trevorwideman:
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4.05/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Had this on Tap at the Osborne Freehouse in Winnipeg. Thanks to rudge75 for recommending his own brew and telling me where to find it!

Poured a nice orange-red colour, with an unusual head. Large bubbles stick to the outside of the glass while there's almost nothing in the middle of the glass. Slight lace, not much at all. A bit cloudy off the pour, looks great. Very malty nose, but the taste is what surprised me. I'll admit I have very little experience with this style, but it had a really nice hop bite. Very grapefruity! The only time I've tasted grapefruit like that was in an AIPA. Very pleasant bitterness. Not a very sweet beer, which is fine by me. A bit thin and soft in the mouth than I'd like. I always love a good "bite". It also was very filling. Lovely brew though, nice to find a beer of this caliber in Winnipeg. I'd be jealous of Regina except for the fact that we stole your brewmaster!

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Photo of Sammy
3.86/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Beautiful auburn colour. An Irish in the summer, yum. Very Good complex combination of spices, malt, and carbonation. Cinammon. Light mouthfeel. Could pass for a Unibroue spicey brew. Best of the 3 Bushwakkers tried this night. Thanks Osborne Freehouse.

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Photo of jcubz
3.86/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Phyl21ca
3/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Bottle: Poured a lightly hazy dirty amber color ale with a medium foamy head with good retention and minimal lacing. Aroma of dry caramel malt with light residual sweetness level is somewhat bland. Taste is not the most exciting with a bland dry caramel malt base with not much else. Easily drinkable which I guess is the point.

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Photo of TimeLincoln
3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

Photo of Seanv
3.97/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle. Pours a dark rusty almost amber color. Heavy looking body. Thin film of a head. Some popping bubbles at top of glass. Heavy malt nose. Some fruitiness as well. Very malty taste. Very well balanced hop content. Sweet malty, fresh bread aftertaste. Near perfect carbonation level. Medium body. Nice hoppy bite. This is the red ale I hold all others up against.

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Photo of bunruh
4/5  rDev +14.9%

Photo of BigBry
3.44/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

650 ml big bottle, directly from the Bushwakker off-sales fridge.
Poured slightly hazy, reddish amber with a minimal white head, no real retention or lace.
Aroma of some caramel malt and maybe a bit of herbal hops.
Taste is pretty average, malt base not overly hoppy.
Middle of the road carbonation and body.
Easily drinkable, average beer.

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Photo of NorthernSoul
3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

Photo of Noxious26
4.05/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

650ml bottle poured in a pint glass (twice).

Hazy, orange-red amber colour. Dense off white head builds to 1/2 inch at the pour then recedes to a thin layer across the top. Fine sheets of lacing.

Aroma is malty with sweet (fruit and toffee) undertones.

The flavour is really hard for me to describe. Each taste seems slightly different. Alternating malty sweet up front with a herbal hop bite towards the finish. Or kind of herbal and spicy up front with waves of sweetness breaking here and there with malty flavour taking over towards the finish with some toffee undertones. Dry aftertaste that sticks around for awhile. Towards the end of the glass, the sweetness fades away and leaves a more malty character with a bitter/dry finish and aftertaste.

Velvety smooth mouthfeel with subtle carbonation. Nice and full and round.

I have a bit of trouble deciding if I like this or not. Some sips I think it's great, others it's just average. I don't know why I'm affected this way. None-the-less this really fits the style description well and is the most flavourful Irish Red Ale I've tried to date. Definitely worth a try whether it's your style or not.

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Photo of Jotora
3/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of mistahmojoryan
3.84/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Ivanhoes_Backpack
3.75/5  rDev +7.8%

Photo of cyborg011
1/5  rDev -71.3%

Photo of fisherman34
3.45/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A dark red irish ale. The aroma is very bready indeed, with light malty hints. Tastes of freshly baked biscuits with a touch of butter and honey. The finish is a bit too drying for my taste, and maybe just a tiny bit on the watery side, but overall this is still very drinkable stuff.

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Dungarvon Irish Red Ale from Bushwakker Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.48 out of 5 with 15 ratings
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