Burly Irish Ale | The Vermont Pub & Brewery

BA SCORE
30%
Liked This Beer
3.49 w/ 60 Ratings
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
The Vermont Pub & Brewery
Vermont, United States
vermontbrewery.com

Style: Irish Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.20%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
A slightly caramel, medium bodied smooth Irish Red Ale. Rich, creamy and mellow. A VPB favorite for 23 years! Designed to be a session ale at 4.2% ABV. Very lightly hopped to enhance the appeal for the masses. A true crowd pleaser. We have proudly served over a half million pints of this popular ale to our loyal customers!

Added by BeerAdvocate on 09-25-2003

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#37,921
Reviews:
18
Ratings:
60
Liked:
18
Avg:
3.49/5
pDev:
12.32%
Alströms:
-
 
 
Wants:
0
Gots:
10
Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
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Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.75/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

This was poured into a pint glass. The appearance was a dark red to brown with a nice layer of white foamy head. Dissipates at a nice pace. Moderate lace. The aroma started off with some toast, and caramel malts. Sly roast comes out as it warms. The flavor copies the aroma nicely. Light red delicious apple sweetness comes in for a sly balance. Crisp toastiness and malts in the aftertaste and finish. On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a nice smooth semi-creamy mouthfeel. Low carbonation. Overall, nicely done Irish red ale that I could have again.

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Photo of JamieDuncan
3.84/5  rDev +10%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of BranfordBound
3.79/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Had at Vermont Pub & Brewery. Pours a kind of ruddy brown color, clear, with a thin head. No lacing.

Caramel and peat in the aroma, not much in the way of hops, per the style. Taste is very caramel malt forward, doughy, notes of smoke and peat, finishes with a slightly dry earthy bitterness.

A well made Irish Red that isn't overly sweet like all the other commercial examples of the style. Surprisingly flavorful given the low ABV.

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3.62/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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3.53/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Sound_Explorer
3.36/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of ParnellJoseph1138
3.54/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of fitzy84
3.44/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Had on a sampler flight. Served in a 3 ounce glass. The beer had a reddish tint to a somewhat brown colored beer with thin lacing on the sides. Aromas included malts mixed with a light spice, caramel, and some fruit, like cherry. Taste followed the nose and was generally bittersweet with some extra earthy flavors not in the nose, such as nuts. Decent mouthfeel made this drink slightly creamy while keeping a crisp carbonation. Overall, not a bad drink with your meal.

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3.54/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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3/5  rDev -14%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Miccal
3.86/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of harpus
3.5/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of agreenman19
3.59/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of psweendogg
3.29/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of amalburg
3.74/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of founddrama
3.36/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A toasty roasty red ale. One of the first VT beers I ever had and still one of my all time favorites. Even if it's because of nostalgia.

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3.57/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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3/5  rDev -14%

Photo of vdub191
3.75/5  rDev +7.4%

Photo of fastestmanalive
3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of Socialiste
3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of PittBeerGirl
3.75/5  rDev +7.4%

Photo of markgugs
2.75/5  rDev -21.2%

Photo of Morockm
3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of Viperman1316
3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

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Burly Irish Ale from The Vermont Pub & Brewery
Beer rating: 30% out of 100 with 60 ratings
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