Dark ruby red in colour and pours with a dense lasting white head.
The malt aroma is immediately present and lasting with a tiny hint of roast barley, with an unmistakable fruity and almost herbal quality to the aroma due to the late addition of Mt. Hood hops.
The addition of a pinch of roast barley during the brewing process lends a distinctive bite which is balanced by a crisp medium bitterness. The caramalt flavours follow all the way to the end.
This Red stands out in this beer style category. The malt body is as impressive as a bock, albeit in a uniquely Irish way. With an incredibly smooth malt body complimented by caramel tones and perfectly balanced in bitterness, this Irish Red is much more complex that it’s mainstream rivals.
Fermentation Top fermentation
|The wonderful malty caramel notes and flavours found in our Irish Red come from a healthy addition of caramalt to the mashing process. The sweetness generated is balanced with dryness of the crystal malts. Visually the Red colour is intensified by the finest roast barley, while
subtle hop additions in the kettle give just the right bitterness and aroma to craft this distinctive Irish Red Ale.
|Serving Temperature 6-8°C
Food Pairing Pairs well with baked and roasted main courses from the oven such as beef hotpot. Also excellent with winter soups. Delicious accompaniment to mature cheddar or soft goats cheeses.
Glass O’Hara’s tulip glass or O’Hara’s conical glass.