Monday, August 24, 2009

Moylan Irish Red Ale and death from beer

Flavius: Sorry Meterman more bad news for the bottle. The medical journal Lancet reported that approximately 4% of all deaths worldwide are related to alcohol. It is also thought that costs associated with these complications account for over 1% of a countries GDP. For Canada that means over $13 billion dollars a year.
Meterman: Cheers to that!

Moylan's Irish Red Ale

Ratebeer 3.04 48th percentile
Beer Advocate B

Taste +4

I know this sounds odd but it almost tastes red. Is is possible for colour to have a taste? Right out of the glass its starts with a slight bitterness mixed with good carbonation. The nose is lush with sweet caramel and flowery hops. After the initial bitter/fizz leaves, it is on to the next phase which is a full, thick caramel malt sweetness. Upon further tastings, one can pick out slight earth flavours and peanut butter. Just when you think it is all over, you are hit with a stealth hop bitterness. The bitterness is very tame.

Aftertaste +1

The tongue tingling from the bitterness/alcohol doesn't last very long.

Alcohol Content +1 6.5%

Value +1

This is a great bitter/sweet ale, in the Irish style. I plan to get it again.

Ingame Enhancement +1

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Overall 8/10

Anything by Moylan's brewery reeks of quality. If you like your ale's a little on the sweet side, try this one. Other notable Irish red ales include Smithwicks and Caffrey's.

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