Carlow Brewing Co. O’Hara’s Irish Red (4.3%)

O'Hara's Irish RedI wasn’t expecting much from this, though I’ve no idea why.
As it happens this is an alright red ale, definitely better than I thought it would be, but drinkable rather than great.
Pouring a deep mahogany red, the smell is bran flakes and red fruit.
This is a malt heavy beer, the malt being all toffee and digestive biscuits, Soreen and a dab of honey.
There’s a decent crunchy red autumnal leaf hopping, its chestnut and nettle hedgerow thing adding a bitter bite to the burned sugar syrup finish.

Source: Flavourly

About Simon Williams

Founder of CAMRGB. Member of The British Guild Of Beer Writers. Leftist bigmouth. Old and grumpy.
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