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Buckley's Golden Ale | Carlow Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
Carlow Brewing Company
Ireland
carlowbrewing.com

Style: Euro Pale Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 3.90%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by kojevergas on 03-11-2011

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2
Ratings:
7
Avg:
2.65
pDev:
20%
 
 
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look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

A difficult beer to categorize; there aren't exactly a wealth of Irish Golden Ales to be found. I'm told this was available on cask in the Bull & Castle, Dublin, at one point. I had it there on draught in March 2011. The following review is taken from notes.

A: One finger, thick head of fair retention. Not particularly impressive.

Sm: Caramel; a bit devoid of hops actually. Fresh barley. Medium strength scent, all things considered.

T: Body is strangely built, especially for a self-proclaimed "Golden ale". Finish has some slight cream. It's just the notes from the nose, balanced in standard form. Nothing special, really.

Mf: Nicely crisp. Wet and smooth, but not necessarily overdone.

Dr: Decent but overpriced, even by Dublin standards. A disgrace to golden ales, if we're talking the Belgian variety. A passable Euro lager.

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Buckley's Golden Ale from Carlow Brewing Company
2.65 out of 5 based on 7 ratings.
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