Elora Irish Ale | Trafalgar Ales & Meads

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Elora Irish AleElora Irish Ale

Brewed by:
Trafalgar Ales & Meads
Ontario, Canada

Style: Irish Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Trafalgar’s version of this brown ale is reminiscent of the old style of ale brewing. Brewed as an “anytime ale” this beer is smooth and refreshing. Willamette hops are used to provide a subtle background to the dominant grain flavors of the unique blend of four malts. It is best accompanied by rich full flavored dishes.

Added by pootz on 12-30-2005

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2.4/5  rDev -21.8%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

I got a bottle called 'Aarrgh!! Ale" with an ominous looking skull on the label. Its promoting a Pirate Festival coming to Toronto (pretty cool advertisement if you ask me). I was going to add it as a new beer then I saw 'Elora Irish Ale' written in tiny letter under the bar code.

It pours a mahogany ruby color with a head that lasts about 3 seconds. There is no lacing at all. The aroma is sweet, with some sage and some vegetal notes. The taste is sweet with a lot of off flavors. The sweetness isnt a natural malt sweetness, more processed tasting. In the background there is some spicy hop bite and also bits of cooked veggies and plastic. The mouthfeel is pretty thick with light carbonation. The finish is sweet and only tangentally bitter.

This beer is mediocre. Its too sweet and lacking in beer flavors (read: hop bitterness, natural malt flavors). Im sure this brewery uses malt extract.

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2.8/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

650 ML bomber. A hard pour revealed a clear copper-brown beer with virtually no head and weak carbonation. Aromas of musty fruit sweetness and graininess slight sour tones. Fair start with some burnt toffee sweetness, some roasty malts finishes abruptly with the fuggles hops coming through and a slight smokey woody bready taste. Mild sweetish and musty... The lack of carbonation gives the impression of a watery mouth feel..that’s too bad because this brew has potential but just doen’t deliver...nice taste, very drinkable but possibly too overly mild and understated to reveal the craft in its recipe...a nice ale not a great one> I like this ale but I don't know why.

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Elora Irish Ale from Trafalgar Ales & Meads
3.07 out of 5 based on 32 ratings.
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